Summary: The Gateway XHD3000 is a great monitor in that it has all the hook ups you will need for a complete platform. I use the HDMI for my PS3, the S-Video for DirectTV, The DB25 standard VGA for my old Windows NT box and the DVI input for my MacBook Pro. The DVI with MacBook Pro is were the problems start to arise.
Summary: I did all of the research, and after waffling back and forth I finally came back to the Gateway. This is the monitor you want if you are going to do anything else but the dual-link 2560X1600 connection from your modern graphics card. If you only need a monitor for your PC and nothing else, there are plenty of options, however this one is the only one I've found (because of it's consumer orientation) that provides such features as independent audio control for each input,...
Summary: I bought this monitor back in November 2008 and have been using it every day without issue. I run it at it's native resolution of 2560x1600 and don't experience any input lag while playing games. The monitor is on for about 12-15 hours per day and it has performed exceptionally well. I have not experienced any issues with the monitor(no dead pixels, stuck pixels, backlight bleeding, or glare).
Summary: I purchased one of their 30" HD displays model XHD3000 and it blacked out every hour. So I called them for a replacement and after telling me to try other computers (because I have spare computers to test their broken junk) and after screwing around with me for a week, they told me to send it back and they would replace it. Well, I'll just STARE AT THE WALL for two weeks while they wait for the return and ship out a replacement on the slow boat from China.
Summary: I've ordered 2 of these Gateway monitors from J&R. One was manufactured in January 2008 and the other in March 2008. Both are defective! They black out every hour before the picture comes back. AND GATEWAY KNOWS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM! Yet continues to sell this product. DO your online research and see how many thousands of people have been sold a defective Gateway monitor.
Summary: I love this monitor. At first I was disappointed to find out that the computer's video card for the computer I was connecting it to could not handle the highest resolution but I have it set to 1920 x 1200 and there is a lot of real estate on the screen. I use this in my office and I need to open several applications at once and this monitor allows me the space.
Summary: I bought this monitor directly from Gateway Feb. 2008. I paid list [...] and the speaker bar. So my monitor is almost a year old, and I haven't had any problems, concerns or second thoughts. It just works GREAT! I use it to game, watch TV, movie DVD's, etc., and the picture in picture is an added plus. My girl friend first said "it's TOO BIG!" It's not, and you get accustomed to the size very quickly. It's part of my two computer "Command Center" along with a 24".
Summary: Rich, bright colors. Some of the whitest whites I've seen. I bought it primarily for Photoshop work. The only adjustment, out-of-the-box, was to turn the factory brightness down, but that leaves a lot of head room for brightness losses over time. I use a Diamond (ATI) HD4870 1Gig graphics card on Vista 64 with an Intel Quad Core, and at 2560 x 1600 resolution, the window movements are smooth and fast.
Summary: When I saw the price drop it was time to take the leap. I read about 1 second black-outs but I've not seen that on mine. I also purchased an e-GeForce 8600GT to pair with it. I'm not a gamer so these match up fine. Not one dead or stuck pixel... and for a screen this size there are a lot of pixels. I use it many hours a day and I have not found one problem. The sound from the speaker / amplifier bar that runs across the bottom of the monitor is also very good.