Gateway FHD2303L Monitor

The Gateway FHD2303L monitor has appreciable overall performance and slick design for an affordable price. It lacks good ergonomic adjustment options and the OSD features are not well organized. The movie playback is not that great and it requires lot of fine-tuning and changes with the settings. The OSD is not easy to navigate and it is very difficult to find the essential features.

The Gateway FHD23090L is a 23-inch LED monitor with smooth glossy black chassis and soft corner. Translucent plastic is used to encase the bezel front which gives an overall beautiful and aesthetic look. The width of bezel is 0.9 inches and distance from bezel’s bottom to desktop is three inches. There is a silver Gateway logo at the bezel’s middle bottom. The initial depth of the monitor is 0.8 inches and it extends up to 1.8 inches considering the connection options and it can not be considered as thinnest of LED monitors. The complete width is around 22.1 inches and the rectangular foot stand is 4.9 inches deep and 13.4 inches wide.

There is a silver colored lining on the display’s neck which attaches on its right side to the foot stand and the panel can be tilted back 10 degrees and this causes lowering of left bezel which makes screen to be cross-angled which is not comfortable for viewing. There are VGA, DVI and HDMI ports at the back of the monitor. The OSD array has 4 buttons in form of crystal. The power button is present to right side of OSD array which is also in form of crystal and glows in white color while you power on the monitor.

You can access the menu by clicking the left button of OSD array. There are options for controlling gamma, contrast and brightness with OSD controls. The color options have cool temperature feature and ability to alter the RGB values separately. There are not many useful features in the menu.

The maximum resolution of the monitor is 1920×1080 pixels and it is a widescreen monitor with default aspect ratio of 16:9.

The performance of the monitor was very good when connected with Windows Vista Desktop. Though it does not display dark colors effectively, its overall performance is very good. It has good viewing angles and also performs very well with games. The power consumption is fair and efficient when compared to other LED based monitors. If you are looking for an affordable LED based monitor with elegant design and good performance, Gateway FGH2303L is definitely your best choice.

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