Summary: Like almost everyone else, failed after a year. Customer service is the worst I have ever seen. They basically said "try to find someone to fix it" I would never buy Gateway (or Acer, that owns Acer) again.
works with Mac but other than that, not worth the trouble
Paul Sullivan, Amazon
19 July 2009
Summary: This is the only 30" display (in May 2009) I could find that wd work with a 2008 iMac. (The Apple 30s cannot utilize the whole screen.) Quality is all right with mini DVI to DVI adapter. I read using the iMac and put reference material on the Gateway. The display for the first 1/2 hour has random pixels twinkling on and off against my black desktop like fireflies.
Summary: I have had this monitor for almost 1 year. Within the first 2 months, I had to return it because one day I turned it on and it was flickering away. I tried unplugging for a few hours and tried it again but it kept flickering even worse. After a few days of trying to diagnose and fix the problem, I called customer service and after being questioned for about 15 minutes, I was able to get them to send me a new one then returned the broken one in the same box without paying...
Summary: I bought my Gateway 30" Monitor through Amazon on March 17th. Just over a month later, the logic board in the monitor died, and was unable to display a picture. After fighting with the CSR for a Service Tag number so I could send it in, I was told only today (Almost another month after sending it in) that they won't repair it, and will cut me a check for the purchase price.
Summary: Ive had this screen for about 5 months now, Ive used all aspects of this screen and can give a fair honest review. The truth is the image that is displayed on the screen in full 2560x1600 is awesome , its great , the screen has a deep color pallet. The bad side is that the future like all touch buttons on the side panel for controlling the screen are really unresponsive which sucks.
Summary: This monitor has driver issues (as of 4/10/09) as well as a regular flicker in vista. Do not buy this monitor. Although its big, the lack of support and bugs make this a disposable $900 monitor. If this is the best gateway can do, then I wouldn't consider buying anything from them...based on other reviews here my viewpoint is common among actual owners.
Summary: I bought this beautiful display about a year ago. It was a wonder to work on and really gave me the real estate I needed for high resolution images, documents and it was a greal PIP display so I could watch CNN while working. Unfortunately it died. First was a cast over parts of the display followed by one quarter of the screen turning into multocolor vertical lines.
Summary: Pros: Great Monitor when working, Multiple Inputs, PiP, Works Great with Vista x64 and even Windows 7 x64 Cons: After less than a year of use Green tint over entire screen, flickering images, complete screen failure, horrible customer support. Have to agree with the other reviews. I've had my monitor for almost a year now and it has completely died on me (keeps telling me no available input despite having multiple inputs plugged-in, and even that image flickers with a...
Summary: As the other reviewer wrote, VISTA keeps looking for a driver on this monitor but apparently there isnt one available. Next known problem is the constant blackouts I was having along with other sceen issues, side button problems and poor build quality. After 2 bad units I gave up and went back to Dell and got their w3008 30".
Summary: I've had the XHD3000 since the beginning of 2008 and love the brightness, screen size, and wide variety of inputs. But in the month before its warranty expired, mine was been losing vertical lines from time to time before it warmed up and later it started flickering uncontrollably (regardless of input device or interface) for long stretches (go to product pictures above to see a photo I posted of the problem).