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Dell 2001FP

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Dazzla    5

First impressions are pretty damn good. I hit a stumbling block straight out of the box though, damn US plug! I had to jet into town and grab a converter, they'd shut the shop and I had to beg to be let in! Anyway, I got it all powered up without being blown up. Very, very, very first impressions are it's not as bright as the Samsung by default. Then after having a little play in the OSD it's set by default to be 50% bright :| stuck that up to 75% and it's nice, whites are white and blacks are still deep, deep blacks. There's far less ghosting then my Samsung, that being a 25ms monitor and this being a 16ms monitor; when pushed to the very extreme you can still see traces of it but that's me violently throwing my MX700 around :D

Build quality is very good, the VESA style way the screen fits onto the stand is cool, I haven't tried rotating it yet though. Although I barely used that feature on my Samsung so I guess I won't now either. The one thing I'm most pleased about is that there's not a single dead or stuck pixel :| it's 100% perfect (touch wood). 1.92million pixels and they're all operating perfectly, damn impressive!!

Here's some piccies...

Damn plug!!!!

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Weeeeee

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Newness!

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Face shot:

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Puuuuuurty :wub:

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A bit more info from my last forum post about this, there was a Color Profile from Dell included on their CD so I applied that and made it default and it does look better. The disadvantage being that it won't match the sRGB being used in Photoshop. I haven't noticed any difference in the color profiles yet but I'm sure I will. I also tried my hand at gaming, gave Call of Duty and Colin Mcrae Rally 4 a little run out, the difference between this and my Samsung 181t (25ms) was profound. There was no noticable ghosting at all on CMR4, comparable to a CRT I'd reckon :D Call of Duty there was a bit when throwing the mouse around, although it's hard to tell if it's the monitor or not because it was moving so fast. I also for the sake of it stuck on a few DVD's, I actually tried using the S-Video input as well which is included on the monitor so that was a cool little thing to play with; worked flawlessly :happy:

Cost me ?590 from eBay, the seller was in America (wake_me, I incurred no customs fees whatsoever and I tracked it all the way with DHL (International Priority)). I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to anyone else, ?260 ($460) saving over the Dell UK RRP so it's a bargain as wel:D:D

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abster    0

Congrats.

I have the same monitor! So far its been great but it really shines when you use it with a DVI interface!

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Ritalin    1

it's really nice... i love the shape of the leg or whatever that's called

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Knight'    0

Looks like a nice monitor Dazzy :) God damn, just wish it didn't have the Dell logo lol :'(

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rock30    0

This is an excellent monitor. I have 2 of them... :D The response time is great. I've used the S-Video in for my satellite TV and ran picture-in-picture... small TV window in the corner.

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Adrian    0

Nice review Dazzla, and nice screen !

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SMeK    0

you lucky sod

nice monitor

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dougkinzinger    0
Congrats.

I have the same monitor! So far its been great but it really shines when you use it with a DVI interface!

Right. Tis a fine monitor. Now you just need two more!! :D

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kombolcha    11

that's an amazing monitor i have the 19" version and so far it's good.

i just need the DVI adaptor, i'll try to steal my friend's he doesn't use it.

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Steven    80

Thanks for the review again Daz, I'm sure this will be my next screen. (Y)

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Finsta    0

Any ghosting?

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Steven    80
Any ghosting?

Reading the review usually helps answer those questions. :rolleyes:

I haven't noticed any difference in the color profiles yet but I'm sure I will. I also tried my hand at gaming, gave Call of Duty and Colin Mcrae Rally 4 a little run out, the difference between this and my Samsung 181t (25ms) was profound. There was no noticable ghosting at all on CMR4, comparable to a CRT I'd reckon Call of Duty there was a bit when throwing the mouse around, although it's hard to tell if it's the monitor or not because it was moving so fast.

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Oblivion    0

Beautiful Screen Daz :)

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sfalcon    0

I'm going to purchase the Dell Ultra Sharp 19in. Reading your review has helped cement my decision. (I'm assuming they're relatively the same, minus the s-video part i believe). Has anyone purchased through the Dell Outlet before? Seems I could save a chunk there, but is it worth it?

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Iain    0
Right. Tis a fine monitor. Now you just need two more!! :D

Shhhhh, make everyone jealous! :p

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matt95110    15

Damn thats a nice monitor. I should take advantage of my 20% discount at Dell before I get my ass fired from my job.

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rumbleph1sh    0
I'm going to purchase the Dell Ultra Sharp 19in.  Reading your review has helped cement my decision.  (I'm assuming they're relatively the same, minus the s-video part i believe).  Has anyone purchased through the Dell Outlet before?  Seems I could save a chunk there, but is it worth it?

not true..... the 1901fp is much different than the 2001fp

25ms response time and max resolution of 1280x1024 for starters

:D

EDIT: by the way, i own the 2001fp as well, and it is an excellent monitor. i would highly recommend it to anyone :)

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stncttr908    0

Damn you people. I can't afford this thing right now. Stop giving me reasons to blow my $899 on one.

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Steven    80
Damn you people. I can't afford this thing right now. Stop giving me reasons to blow my $899 on one.

Its not really 899 lol look on ebay you can get for about $700.00

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yanman    0

Dazzla, why are you so rich?! ROFL

Anyway, thanks a lot for the review, it was very helpful. I'll be sure to get one once i save up.

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Frank    3
i love the shape of the leg or whatever that's called

It is called a stand.

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kombolcha    11

i have mine on analog (VGA)

how much does a DVI cable cost?

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Dazzla    5

DVI cable should've come with it but they're only like $10.

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kombolcha    11

:| where can i get that from

i just checked outpost and a DVI-DVI cable costs $55

but isn't a VGA-DVI adapter just as good?

the back of my monitor (1900FP) has both a VGA and DVI input

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BxBoy    0

nice review and nice monitor.. (Y) i am jealous.. :(

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