Gateway XHD3000 Quad HD display announced

So you've got yourself a nice fancy-pants TV that plays your high-def content pretty nicely. I'm sure it does at least 720p, or if you've got a nice one, 1080p. However, does yours go up to 1600p? I doubt it.

Gateway has taken the wraps off their new 30-inch XHD3000 Quad HD display today. I'm sure you're going to ask, "what is Quad HD?" They use this name because the monitor can display resolutions up to four times as high as a standard 720p TV. While you aren't going to find a lot of content that goes all the way up to 1600p, it will happily upscale from 1080p.

You don't just get high resolution with this new display, you also get plenty of input options. If you're a gamer, you've likely got more than one system to connect. Between the HDMI, single and dual-link DVI component, S-video, composite and VGA connections, you can have up to 6 different devices connected.

While having a good picture and lots of connections are great, poor sound is enough to turn people off on a product. However, Gateway is confident that their high-performance DXP powered speakers will be more than enough to keep you content. However, if you prefer a larger external speaker system, the XHD3000 will certainly accommodate it. You'll be able to pick up one of these displays direct from Gateway for $1,699.99.