"Gateway monitors have known issues; they're lemons."
13 March 2013
Pros: They're cheap, for a reason.
Cons: Poor longevity, high failures after ~1 year, pixel drop-outs, picture quality declines. Theft deterrence often hangs up preventing use. Poor, very costly, customer support (they hook you with the low initial product cost).
Gateway FPD1975W 19 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor Review
24 February 2010
Summary: Perfect size for what I needed. Fast refresh rates, and as close to perfect color as I have seen in a widescreen of this size at a very reasonable price. Controls ate quite easy to use, but they have a very short time out, so if you need to think a little bit about what you need to modify, you, in all likelihood will have to hit the same control two or three times before taking any action.
Summary: I got this monitor for the wide screen and the color it is really a nice monitor. The colors are sharp and crisp and the wide screen makes it even better. There is nothing to dislike about this monitor.
Summary: This widescreen display came with my computer and died in approximatly 2.5 years. I always had problems with it, typically it compressed the screen image, which was resolved by turning it off then on again. One day it went all white, and never worked again. Thankfully I saved my old NEC lcd monitor which is more than 3 times as old. Gateway customer support confirmed the monitor was dead.
Summary: The Gateway FPD1975W 19 inch LCD Monitor (FPD1975W)is wonderful! It's super bright and it the perfect size. Any bigger would be too big, and any small too small. The only thing that is a little annoying is that whenever you turn on the computer the monitor has a menu that pops off that you have to turn off... but I bet there is a setting to turn off that feature.