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4.7 out of 10

Gateway FPD2185W

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Reviews and Problems with Gateway FPD2185W

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Overall 3
3.0

"Great monitor if it cost around 50 bucks"

Thoreau69, CNET
24 February 2009
  • Pros: Worked like a charm for 2 years!!
  • Cons: It has 8 capacitors that go bad!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Gateway on a Mac

M. Macsuga, Amazon
13 December 2008
  • Summary: I purchased 2 of these 21" and 1 Gateway FPD2485W (24") for my Mac Pro. I got them because they where the second best for color for photographers under $1000. Apple Cinema`s being #1 under $1k. Well I have issues after 2 years. One the digital out will not work and had to switch to a analog cable. This worked for 3 months and now it goes black at random. I can turn it off and back on and it works or (mostly) doesn't. The other one is starting to flicker.
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Overall 4
4.0

"looks good but not so good"

tp82, CNET
8 December 2008
  • Pros: display (when working)
  • Cons: display went out a lot power button stopped working usb ports on the side don't work
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Overall 3
3.0

"$600 Piece of Crap"

Fundgirls2, CNET
28 November 2007
Overall 4
4.0

"Loved it until it died."

madair57, CNET
21 October 2007
Overall 3
3.0

"Nice picture but short life span for the money"

strypguy, CNET
7 August 2007
  • Pros: Image quality is hard to beat
  • Cons: short life span for an expensive monitor
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Overall 4
4.0

It had such potential... a pity. But for general purpose work isn't entirely bad.

Twiddles42, Amazon
30 December 2006
  • Summary: I work with graphics design. I read a number of reviews before buying this model, and gave it a try anyway. I found some similarities and some differences to what others were saying, but overall this monitor is a disappointment: First the bad points: 1. In order to see as much color range (gamut) as possible you have to tilt the thing slightly to the left. This alone makes working with images annoying and is a considerable design flaw.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Good Monitor but Annoying Sound"

mukeshnyati, CNET
6 September 2006
Overall 4
4.0

"Sad support !"

fsonline, CNET
28 April 2006
  • Pros: Beautiful Monitor... great resolution, super to have the wide format, and nice controls.... almost just what I had hoped for.
  • Cons: on the third day home, the "turn it to pivot" feature died on me. I contacted Gateway three times... or was it four? I got responses that all said the same thing,
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Overall 4
4.0

"Great value if you're not a web developer"

secretagent999, CNET
28 April 2006
  • Pros: Good bang for the buck if you're a gamer
  • Cons: Not a good bang for the buck if you're a web dev.
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