Hot on the heels of its Gateway One all-in-one PC, the cow company today rolled out another whopper: a 30-inch Extreme HD display, calling it "quad HD" because it's four times the resolution of that garden-variety HDTV broadcast by the networks at 720p. Using that nomenclature, this high-rez screen would be 1600p.
Sure, that 2,560 x 1,600-pixel resolution is jam-up pretty, but Dell, Samsung, HP and the Cupertino Fruit Company have all been there and done that. Undaunted, Gateway is going for both computer users and TV addicts with this monster, providing a remote along with it, inputs out the wazoo, and an impressive spec list.
Everybody's bragging about contrast ratio, and Gateway claims a comparatively modest 1,000:1 number for this display (and a 6ms pixel response time). There are six inputs in the back, including HDMI, VGA, DVI, two component-video inputs, a composite-video input and S-Video for good measure. There's also a six-port USB hub on board. Our favorite spec, though, is the price: $1,700 takes it home.