It's been awhile since we've reviewed a Gateway monitor. The last one was the 19-inchand over a year ago I reviewed the . We skipped the FHD2401 model, as it didn't really offer much that was new.
The FHD2402 is a different story. The biggest change is its move from a 16:10 aspect ratio--with an accompanying resolution of 1,920x1,200--to a 16:9 aspect ratio and a lower resolution of 1,920x1,080. The reason for this change is to bring LCD computer monitors closer to HDTVs in terms of capabilities. A 16:9 monitor can display a full screen 16:9 Blu-ray or digital movie shot in 1.85:1, without stretching the image to fit the screen. A 16:10 monitor will need to stretch the same movie's image a bit to get it to full screen and without any black bars.
So, what you lose in pixel count, you make up in the monitor's capability to display undistorted images of movies. If this is important to you, then you're in luck, since the monitor industry seems to bethis 16:9 path. For the rest of you, you're only losing 230,400 pixels, so stop your whining!
Anyway, to see what I really think of the Gateway FHD2402, check my this page for more new reviews, usually every week--unless I'm off somewhere getting married or something along those lines.and remember to keep checking