Gateway FPD2485W 24" HD LCD Reduced from £449.97 to £299.97 + 5% Quidco
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Gateway FPD2485W 24" HD LCD Reduced from £449.97 to £299.97 + 5% Quidco

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Found 12th Sep 2007
Just spotted this on Tesco Direct, seems a very good price for a 24" widescreen monitor.

Specs:

Viewable Area: 24" Widescreen, 16:10 aspect ratio
Panel Type: LCD Active Matrix TFT
Resolution: 1920 × 1200 (native and maximum)
Maximum Vertical Frequency: 75Hz
Maximum Horizontal Frequency: 80Hz
Dot Pitch: 0.270mm
Brightness: 500 cd/m²
Contrast: 1000:1
Response Time: 6ms (gray to gray)
Screen Treatment: Antiglare
Colors: 16.7 million
User Controls: On-Screen Display Menu Control Buttons, Power On/Off, Touch-Sensitive Control Buttons
Viewing Angles: 178° Left/Right, 178° Up/Down
Signal Inputs: Analog (VGA) 15-pin mini d-sub VGA, Digital (DVI-D) 24-pin DVD-D, Component (2), Composite, S-Video
Ports: 4-port USB hub integrated into the display
AC Power Input
Kensington Security Lock Slot
Certifications: PSE, UL, cUL, FCC Class B, NOM, CE, TUV/GS, VCCI, TCO '99
Display Stand: Included. Adjustable height, tilt and swivel.
Mount: Compatibile with VESA (4 × 100mm) compliant mounting solutions
Electrical: Normal operation: 125 Watts
Off (power-save): 5 Watts
100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions: 565mm (H) x 445mm (W) x 260mm (D) with stand
565mm (H) x 387mm (W) x 70mm (D) without stand
Weight: 9.1 kg with stand

It has had some pretty good reviews:

extremetech.com/art…asp

computershopper.com/rev…85w

First deal post so please be nice!

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Original Poster

Some better images:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q191/Scott_Pix/01425sz1i14956300.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q191/Scott_Pix/01425sz1i14956400.jpg

good price for a 24inch, but heard it might be only 1 year warrenty tho

Looks a good price, no HDMI but has the others.

I'd be tempted if not just purchased a 22"

Voted hot!

Dot Pitch: 0.270mm
Brightness: 500 cd/m²
Contrast: 1000:1

Very Impressive!

Great, wonder how long this deal will last :w00t:

Planning on getting the Acer 24" for around 255 pounds but this looks/reviews much better.

Hot!!

Anyone got any good Tesco direct discount codes as well? Tried all the Tesco direct ones but none work.

Wow what an incredible price for a screen like that

It uses an S-PVA panel, so will be superior to any of the cheap TN panel based 24 inchers.

2 x Component input = the first I've seen on an LCD monitor at this price point

darkovo

Looks a good price, no HDMI but has the others.I'd be tempted if not just … Looks a good price, no HDMI but has the others.I'd be tempted if not just purchased a 22"


It has DVI, which is essentially the same thing. Just use a DVI > HDMI lead.

Voted hot, nice price, shame I don't have the space.

Maybe the £36 3 year Tesco warranty on this is actually worth buying?

Also, should be £15 Quidco on this. Plus, if you have a clubcard there's at least a 500 point code (£20 in deals) knocking about.

There’s a review at Anandtech which is fairly positive. I sense it’s not as good as the Dell or BenQ but it’s cheaper than the Iiyama and Samsung so looks tempting; I’m not even going to consider the Acer in this class.

It does use a Faroudja DCDi signal processor which makes me wary. After briefly owing a Dell TFT Monitor/TV which also had such a chip I’m wary of such things now. I found the processing too intrusive and would rather not see it in a Monitor. It’s possible that my experience was not representative but if you have ‘sensitive’ eyes I’d be cautious.

Original Poster

Also, should be £15 Quidco on this.



I had a look at Quidco before I posted this deal but couldnt find Tesco Direct on there. Is it under something else?

According to the link below:
hardforum.com/sho…109

The model seems to have "INVERSE GHOSTING" problem. And Gateway is trying to get rid of them by selling in a low price.

boomboom

I had a look at Quidco before I posted this deal but couldnt find Tesco … I had a look at Quidco before I posted this deal but couldnt find Tesco Direct on there. Is it under something else?


Yeah, it's under 'Tesco'. :w00t:

Hmm tough call, I *am* after a reasonable size monitor that can also be used for Xbox 360 & HD sources so in that regards this looks great especially as it does proper 1080p. However the link talking about "Inverse Ghosting" and a video on Youtube demonstrating it are putting me off. On the other hand its a great price and the Dell it keeps getting compared to is £450 ish in price.

What are Tesco Direct like for returns? Any comparable deals out there?

Original Poster

Can you post the link to the Youtube video please? Would like to see this for myself

boomboom

Can you post the link to the Youtube video please? Would like to see this … Can you post the link to the Youtube video please? Would like to see this for myself


youtube.com/wat…JmI

I get the impression the later revisions of this monitor are better with regards to the ghosting but not fixed. I am referring to ]this thread posted earlier.

boomboom

Can you post the link to the Youtube video please?



Doing a search on the model number...

youtube.com/res…rch

...gives many videos describing issues on these early models.

Here's one specifically for ghosting...

youtube.com/wat…C_k

I love the first linked Youtube video when the theme for Ghostbusters starts playing. Then I remember I ordered one last night :-(

What about an LCD TV with VGA sockets? you can get one for asbout the same price that are better

Original Poster

What about an LCD TV with VGA sockets? you can get one for asbout the … What about an LCD TV with VGA sockets? you can get one for asbout the same price that are better



Not capable of 1080p you wont

For anything aside from simple Office use, it's just not worth it. Even for £300. Very wishy-washy and looked rather naff when some standard DVDs were watched on it.
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[SIZE=2]The iiyama one that compares in price is only marginally better. I'm resigned to never find a decent 24" monitor. Just gonna end whacking some brutish 37 LCD TV into my PC.[/SIZE]

patmoore

iiyama one that compares in price is only marginally better. I'm resigned … iiyama one that compares in price is only marginally better. I'm resigned to never find a decent 24" monitor. Just gonna end whacking some brutish 37 LCD TV into my PC


Do you have details / place to buy the iiyama please?

EDIT: Forget that I've seen details for the iiyama on the forum now. This Gateway would be much better for my needs if I was to buy a new monitor.
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