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4.8 out of 10

Gateway FPD2185W

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Reviews and Problems with Gateway FPD2185W

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Overall 2
2.0

BAD QUALITY!!!!! :(

TUAN, Amazon
27 September 2013
  • Summary: These people sent me a broken monitor, very bad quality, don't buy anything from Coaster Computer. They cannot be trusted, untruthful, with very bad descriptions.
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Overall 8
8.0

I bought mine used for $20 and I love it

Gusergoo, Amazon
30 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought mine used for $20 so I was very pleased with the nice large picture and the fact that it can be used as a tv also. My screen has gone blank a few times. I just unplug the power from under it and put it right back in. Works great and not all that inconvenient, so if you have this problem, hopefully this info will help. I love mine.
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Overall 10
10

Long time ago but still a great monitor

Dogbert, Amazon
19 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought the FPD2185W monitor with a package in 2005 and it went until 2010 before it had the same problem that is mentioned all over the web. The capacitors failed and I took it to a local shop where my main man found the bad capacitors and replaced them them and it just crapped out again (April 2012) but for the very good reason that my repair man saved me a couple of dollars and didn't replace ALL the capacitors.
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Overall 6
6.0

Like the screen hate the icon

Ashley Harris, Amazon
12 January 2012
  • Summary: What I like about this is its clear picture and wide screen size for the price. But MAN why does the Gateway icon stay on the screen so long when I turn the thing on??? I'll turn on the monitor to send an email and I have to sit there for what seems like forever before the icon goes away telling me it's a ^%$# Gateway monitor!!!
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Overall 9
9.0

"One of the best, has excellent side angle viewing."

Sprint6, CNET
5 December 2011
  • Pros: Just an awesome monitor.
  • Cons: Mine lasted 2 years. So I loved the monitor so much I took a repair course for electronics. I repaired it. been working ever since. If you get into this situation, maybe I can help with yours. Sprint6@zoominternet.net.
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Overall 10
10

I've owned this monitor for years, it's great.

John Neal "Screaming Slave", Amazon
25 September 2011
  • Summary: I feel compelled to right a review in light of how many 1 stars this thing has. I've owned this monitor for a few years now. I bought it back in 2007 to use as both a replacement for my giant CRT and a cheap alternative for not owning an HDTV at the time. It was a great purchase. Picture quality is excellent. Size is great. Pretty light (although the base is heavy, but it keeps it very stable). Great viewing angles, highly adjustable high and angles.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Awesome screen vibrant colors."

Hemarr, CNET
29 June 2011
  • Pros: Works with all PC window XP, Vista and windows 7. Monitor has nothing to do with operating system. If it does not work for you on another PC then i would look at your video card, most likely its the culprit.
  • Cons: I would never ask Gateway for any support because all their support comes out of India. I have nothing against the Indians its just that they search their database to find problems you have and really never even seen the product you need help with. And th
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Overall 2
2.0

Ditto

Brent Butler, Amazon
23 November 2010
  • Summary: Count me as another in the crowd who loved this monitor for two years. Now I can only enjoy it if the only interaction I desire with it is watching the blue light in the power button flicker. When I contacted Gateway for an RMA, here is what I was told: gateway: "Find a local repair shop." me: "Sure, where can I find a list of authorized service centers." gateway: "We do not have that information.
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Overall 10
10

Great monitor still running

Jason J. Hatfield, Amazon
14 November 2010
  • Summary: I've had this monitor for 4.5 years now and it's still running perfectly. No dead pixels or other issues. The swivel feature is great!
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional Monitor

Lake4work, Amazon
29 October 2010
  • Summary: I've had this monitor now for over 2 1/2 years. It has an exceptionally clear picture, it's very attractive and trouble free.The stand that comes with it is very stable, and allows for up and down movement as well as front to back movement. Works very well as a gaming monitor because of it's fast response time. I purchased the speaker bar that mounts underneath, and it too works flawlessly with very good sound for a computer monitor.
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