Gateway announced a new 30-inch PC display today called the XHD3000 that delivers what Gateway is calling 1600p resolution. Gateway says that 1600p upconverting is available and the display has high-fidelity sound and connects to virtually any computer or video device.
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The XHD3000 delivers four times higher resolution that 720p HDTVs can. The native resolution of the XHD3000 is 2560 x 1600, which is the same resolution as every other 30-inch LCD display on the market. Gateway uses the Silicon Optix Realta HQV video processor and is capable of upscaling full 1080p content to 1600p.
The display has multiple inputs including a dual-link and single-link DVI, VGA, component, s-video, and composite interfaces as well as a HDMI input. The contrast ratio is 1000:1, brightness is 400 cd/m2 and the refresh rate is 6ms. Viewing angles are 178 degrees vertical and horizontal. The display also ships with a four device universal IR remote and includes an IR blaster for operating components which are not in line of site.
PIP functionality allows you to watch TV while working on the computer and included software allows you to adjust the PIP window size. The XHD3000 is available now via Gateway direct and resellers of Gateway products for $1699.99.