Excerpt: As technology moves forward at a breakneck pace and as more individuals take on pro-level photography and video editing tasks, the need for larger LCD monitors with higher screen resolutions increases. Gateway has been relatively quiet on this front: A few releases here and there between R&D whitespace, then out of nowhere they deliver a gargantuan LCD with some of the most impressive stats seen in years.
Summary: You’d think that with all the extras it offers, the XHD3000 would be more expensive than the competition. In fact, at $1,700 it’s priced lower than 30-inch models from Samsung, HP, and Apple and is only slightly more expensive than Dell’s 30-inch. If you’re after maximum screen real estate and ultimate usability, the XHD3000 is well worth its asking price.
Pros: Nice, big picture; inputs aplenty; highly versatile.
Cons: Big investment; big power brick; gaming can be slow at native res.