CNET First Look
Gateway HD2201 - flat panel display - TFT - 22"The 22-inch Gateway HD2201 monitor boasts great movies and gamesperformance, includes both HDMI and DVI connections, and has a low price.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hello everyone, I'm Eric Franklin from CNET.com and today we'll be showing you the Gateway HD2201 22-inch display. The Gateway looks like a mini version of the company's XHD3000 Extreme 30-incher. It does not however include a screen rotation feature and as with the Extreme there are no pivoting or height adjustment options. But the screen does tilt back about 30 degrees. The foot stands about 10-inches wide and 7.5-inches deep. Unfortunately its light 14-pound weight even with the speaker bar makes it easy to push around. The bezel is a glossy black and its sides are less than an inch thick. The screen has a glossy coating that the glossiness made images appears smoother on the screen. The connection options include DVI, HDMI and VGA. The included speaker bar provides crisp sound and isn't distorted or tinny when playing music or watching movies. The onscreen display or OSD buttons are flat, touch sensitive and glow with a cool blue LED. Navigating the OSD's menu however is frustrating at times. Some of the options are buried deep within the menu system and can be a time consuming experience when you try to access them. We found that the Gateway has a low black level. We noticed that when watching Kill Bill Volume 1 that flesh tones look accurate. Also its low black level assures that the colors had the necessary depth. The 22-inch Gateway HD2201 can be found online for $240. And for an extra 40 bucks you can add an optional speaker bar. The NEC and the Samsung cost about $350 and $300 respectively online. The NEC has worst overall performance than the Gateway and although it has some useful photo viewing features it does not have HDMI. The Samsung's performance is more or less on par with the Gateway, but it skimps on HDMI. The 22-inch Dell has a great performance, a webcam, and HDMI, but it's more expensive at $350. Even at $280 with the optional speaker bar the Gateway HD2201 is the best value for a 22-inch monitor currently. Once again I'm Eric Franklin, this has been a First Look at the Gateway HD2201. ^M00:02:15 [ Music ]