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Gateway Intros HD Monitor

6/15/2006 01:28:00 PM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. — Gateway revamped its high-definition display line this week with the addition of a new 19-inch model.

The FPD1975W is the first of a series of HD widescreen monitors that Gateway will ship this year and in 2007, the company said. The FPD1975W is available immediately from Gateway.com with a $299 street price.

The unit features a High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is needed to play HD content through a monitor attached to a computer running Microsoft’s upcoming Vista operating system. HDCP also makes the unit compatible with cable and satellite high-definition services, Gateway said.