Press Release Summary:
Suited for space-constrained environments, FPD1975W flat-panel, 19 in. display features High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) video content encryption chip for viewing high definition (HD) content when working with Windows Vista. Chip also makes unit compatible with cable and satellite HD video services. Along with 1440 x 900 resolution, LCD offers 700:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, and 8 ms refresh rate. It comes with EzTune(TM) software and VGA and DVI ports.
Original Press Release:
Gateway Extends High-Definition Display Line-Up with Debut of 19-Inch Widescreen LCD
Award-winning Gateway 21-Inch High-Definition Widescreen Display Sets the Stage for New $299 19-inch Widescreen LCD Compatible With Microsoft Windows Vista
IRVINE, Calif., June 15 -- Gateway Inc., the nation's third largest PC manufacturer, today extended its line of High Definition displays to include a new 19-inch Widescreen LCD flat-panel model.
The Gateway(R) FPD1975W 19-inch HD Widescreen LCD builds upon the success of the Gateway FPD2185W 21-inch HD Widescreen LCD to deliver the many benefits of high-definition viewing to home and business customers at a price of just $299.99. It is available direct from Gateway now by calling 1-800-GATEWAY or online at www.gateway.com.
Gateway plans to bring to market other HD Widescreen LCDs this year and in 2007.
Usually reserved for much more expensive products, the new Gateway 19-inch HD Widescreen display boasts performance features that enhance the customer experience, such as a high resolution and contrast ratio, High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support and advanced color calibration. The sleek design of the Gateway 19-inch HD LCD makes it ideal for space- constrained environments, such as homes, dorm rooms, offices, call centers, hospitals and retail sites.
"Our expanding line of Gateway High Definition Widescreen LCDs are helping customer do more with their PCs," said John Schindler, director, display product marketing, Gateway. "The new Gateway 19-inch High Definition Widescreen display delivers an outstanding viewing experience by making graphics, text and images incredibly crisp and vibrant. The larger widescreen format also boosts productivity, since customers can view multiple applications without having to toggle between them. In addition, this display will serve customers well into the future, since it is compatible with Microsoft Vista."
The Gateway 19-inch Widescreen Display offers investment protection and long-term functionality with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) via a Digital Video Interface (DVI). The HDCP video content encryption chip is required for viewing high definition content if the attached PC is running Microsoft's upcoming operating system, Windows Vista. HDCP support also makes the new LCD compatible with cable and satellite high-definition video services.
The new Gateway 19-inch Widescreen Display is based on much of the same award-winning design that has been lauded in the Gateway FPD2185W 21-inch HD Widescreen Display. Awards for that product include:
o PC Magazine's Editor's Choice award and recognition as one of the Best Products of Q1 2006
o Computer Games awarded it an Editor's Choice, calling it "The Monitor of the Demigods"
o ExtremeTech gave it their Approved Award
Advanced Performance for Entertainment and Productivity
The Gateway 19-inch HD Widescreen LCD's combination of superior high definition picture quality, large widescreen design and performance features makes it ideal for a range of entertainment, work and productivity applications.
Digital media hobbies, PC games, movies and other PC entertainment are enhanced by the display's incredibly stunning 300 cd/m2 brightness and fast 8ms refresh rate. Plus, the Gateway 19-inch HD Widescreen Display can highlight an array of video content via its VGA and DVI with HDCP ports. The DVI port provides an ideal viewing experience for everything from static digital pictures to high-definition-protected content and games. The display can receive input from a desktop or notebook computer, external cable or satellite box tuner, DVD player, PVR or game console.
Office productivity will be boosted by the feature-rich display, since computer users can view multiple applications or documents side-by-side. Professionals, such as engineers, photographers, graphic artists or those in healthcare, can clearly view detailed images and crisp graphics and information thanks to the system's high 1440 x 900 resolution and 700:1 contrast ratio. The system's advanced EzTune(TM) software provides on-screen PC controls for adjusting monitor settings and allows for software color calibration -- a feature that those in creative and design fields such as graphics and photography will appreciate.
Options Boost Flexibility, Usability
Gateway offers several options that extend the flexibility and usability of the Gateway 19-inch HD Widescreen display. The optional height adjustable stand can be raised, lowered, swiveled and tilted so customers can position it to meet their viewing needs. In addition, the stand allows the display to be rotated from landscape to portrait modes. Landscape mode provides enhanced viewing for widescreen functions, while portrait mode makes reading Web pages easier by eliminating the need to scroll to see the entire page and offers a better experience for displaying full-screen portrait photos. Integrated software automatically rotates the image when the display is repositioned from landscape to portrait mode and back.
The optional height adjustable stand also features an integrated USB 2.0 four-port hub making it easy to plug in a digital camera, MP3 player, keyboard, mouse or USB flash drive. The optional height adjustable stand is priced at just $69.99.
To complement the unparalleled viewing experience, Gateway offers an optional speaker bar that delivers high quality sound plus dual earphone inputs, making it ideal for educational, training and business environments, where two students or employees may need to view material simultaneously. The optional speaker bar is priced at just $39.99.
GatewayShield Protects the Display; Warranty Information
Under the unique GatewayShield comprehensive security solution,(1) Gateway provides the means for professional and home customers to protect their Gateway 19-inch HD Widescreen LCD. The system's EzTune software's anti-theft mechanism allows customers to protect the display by setting it to function only with a specified PC, disabling the full functionality if it is removed. In addition, the display comes with lock slots so it can be physically anchored to a desk or other large object.
Gateway supports its LCD displays with a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor. The company offers a wide range of extended service and support plans.(2)
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE:GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs, servers and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. Gateway is the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. See www.gateway.com/ for more information.
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(1) Internet connection required. Additional subscription charges may apply. Please see www.gateway.com/programs/gwshield for terms and conditions.
(2) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. Phone charges may apply for tech support.
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