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AndyD

Finally buckled and got one...for $550 thanks to a friend who bought a bunch during the crazy Dell deals :)

Got a couple of dead pixels that I really don't bother me but may still try to get a replacement. Other than that though, I fing love the thing. Games are handled very well in my opinion. Games tested: UT 2k4, United Offensive and Far Cry. Did not notice any difference between how the games played on my Viewsonic and how they play now on the Dell. Not sure what the hell others are talking about.

Even though I really couldn't afford to spend the money at this time (should have waited till bonus time :) ) I still don't regret it at all! I recommend this LCD to everyone, including gamers.

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amoeba
Finally buckled and got one...for $550 thanks to a friend who bought a bunch during the crazy Dell deals :)

Got a couple of dead pixels that I really don't bother me but may still try to get a replacement.  Other than that though, I fing love the thing.  Games are handled very well in my opinion.  Games tested:  UT 2k4, United Offensive and Far Cry.  Did not notice any difference between how the games played on my Viewsonic and how they play now on the Dell.  Not sure what the hell others are talking about.

Even though I really couldn't afford to spend the money at this time (should have waited till bonus time :) ) I still don't regret it at all!  I recommend this LCD to everyone, including gamers.

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Congratulations! 2001FP owner here myself (no dead pixels from Dell) and if I had it my way I'd have three :)

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iconboy

oh man :( im depressedd.... like 5 months ago this monitor on dell.ca was $1500 CND, a week ago it was $1099 and now it is $989 CND which i think is amazing. I have a visa with $2000 on it im trying to pay off and a dell laptop on dell financing im also trying to pay off. I really want 2 of these lcds as my current 19" samsung CRT is starting to die on me, but i dont have any cash! :( and my job at the moment is giving me enough to pay off bills +put money into my $4000 debt with a pay off timetable of about 5-6 months... what do guys think? i dont want to do another finance with dell as i have the laptop to still pay off, my current monitor will last at least another 6 months and i dont have cash to put into this...

i can put the monitor on my credit card... or wait 5 months and put it on my cc then, and maybe itll be cheaper... i dont have a problem waiting as i might just get a new comp in 7-8 months and a whole new setup with a new lcd would be awesome.... but my luck is i always wait til something gets cheaper and cheapr and then when i try to buy it is unavailable/discontinued!

what do u guys think!? ive been going crazy over my descision all day! :(

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Redestium
oh man :( im depressedd.... like 5 months ago this monitor on dell.ca was $1500 CND, a week ago it was $1099 and now it is $989 CND which i think is amazing.  I have a visa with $2000 on it im trying to pay off and a dell laptop on dell financing im also trying to pay off.  I really want 2 of these lcds as my current 19" samsung CRT is starting to die on me, but i dont have any cash! :( and my job at the moment is giving me enough to pay off bills +put money into my $4000 debt with a pay off timetable of about 5-6 months... what do guys think? i dont want to do another finance with dell as i have the laptop to still pay off, my current monitor will last at least another 6 months and i dont have cash to put into this...

i can put the monitor on my credit card... or wait 5 months and put it on my cc then, and maybe itll be cheaper... i dont have a problem waiting as i might just get a new comp in 7-8 months and a whole new setup with a new lcd would be awesome.... but my luck is i always wait til something gets cheaper and cheapr and then when i try to buy it is unavailable/discontinued!

what do u guys think!? ive been going crazy over my descision all day! :(

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Don't go further in debt man. Just wait it out until you can reasonably afford it, it will drop in price the longer you wait I bet as well--or be replaced by a better model.

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Dazzla

Haha, that's so cheap it's almost criminal!

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amoeba

This is my chance to buy my second one -- hrm! :)

Can I handle 3200x1200 res? :)

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Dazzla

I'm tempted but I'd have to buy a Dual DVI card, I couldn't handle DVI for one and VGA for another.

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Steven
I'm tempted but I'd have to buy a Dual DVI card, I couldn't handle DVI for one and VGA for another.

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me neither. :s

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the_snitch

DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT this is for US Dell only. In NZ dell this monitor is $1,579.50.

A pretty **** deal considering that mean 1,080 US DOLLARS (X-rates.com) :angry:

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rock30

My Dell rep just told me the 2005WFP was replacing the 2001FP, and the lead time on it was much shorter than the 2001FP. He also gave me the same $599 price on both. I guess you might want to hurry if you're wanting a 2001FP and this is true.

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Steven
My Dell rep just told me the 2005WFP was replacing the 2001FP, and the lead time on it was much shorter than the 2001FP. He also gave me the same $599 price on both. I guess you might want to hurry if you're wanting a 2001FP and this is true.

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Replacing it because they want to compete with Apple's 20" but for way less money.

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Hawkeye
My Dell rep just told me the 2005WFP was replacing the 2001FP, and the lead time on it was much shorter than the 2001FP. He also gave me the same $599 price on both. I guess you might want to hurry if you're wanting a 2001FP and this is true.

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It seems odd that Dell would want to do this. The two monitors are not exactly catered to the same market. The 2001FP has 1600?1200 native resolution, which makes it a standard 4:3 ratio monitor. It has 16 ms response time. While the 2005FPW has a 1680?1050 native resolution and 12 ms response time, it is not a 4:3 ratio monitor, and is in fact a 16:10 (or for the picky math people, 8:5, but that isn't used much) ratio. This is a wonderful thing for widescreen DVD movies and for doing stuff in Windows, but I don't know many games that support that resolution, so I think it would be outrageous if they replace the 2001FP with the 2005FPW. The market is big enough for both of them to succeed.

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Winston

For some strange reason prices don't drop in australia :(, can someone in canada/america buy one for me and ship it over here :D

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dt26

I'm getting one for Xmas, bo wikkid

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]EGG[

Just to confirm guys, the new Dell 2005WFP Widescreen Monitor IS NOT replacing the 2001FP model.

"UPDATE: Dell has contacted FirstAdopter.com and said 2001FP is NOT being replaced. Dell sees the 2005FPW as a new addition to their product line as their "wide-screen" LCD monitor. The email is as follows -

The 2005FPW does NOT replace the 2001FP. It is a new addition to our product line. It is Dell?s first widescreen, but we do feel customers will still want a 20? standard 4:3 aspect-ratio monitor, so we are not discontinuing the 2001FP, nor will there be a ?firesale.?

http://www.firstadopter.com/fa/archives/000377.html

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rock30
Just to confirm guys, the new Dell 2005WFP Widescreen Monitor IS NOT replacing the 2001FP model.

"UPDATE: Dell has contacted FirstAdopter.com and said 2001FP is NOT being replaced. Dell sees the 2005FPW as a new addition to their product line as their "wide-screen" LCD monitor. The email is as follows -

The 2005FPW does NOT replace the 2001FP. It is a new addition to our product line. It is Dell?s first widescreen, but we do feel customers will still want a 20? standard 4:3 aspect-ratio monitor, so we are not discontinuing the 2001FP, nor will there be a ?firesale.?

http://www.firstadopter.com/fa/archives/000377.html

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Good:yes:. :yes:

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kainashi

going to try and get one for christmas. :) don't know if i will though. :(

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Redestium
Just to confirm guys, the new Dell 2005WFP Widescreen Monitor IS NOT replacing the 2001FP model.

"UPDATE: Dell has contacted FirstAdopter.com and said 2001FP is NOT being replaced. Dell sees the 2005FPW as a new addition to their product line as their "wide-screen" LCD monitor. The email is as follows -

The 2005FPW does NOT replace the 2001FP. It is a new addition to our product line. It is Dell?s first widescreen, but we do feel customers will still want a 20? standard 4:3 aspect-ratio monitor, so we are not discontinuing the 2001FP, nor will there be a ?firesale.?

http://www.firstadopter.com/fa/archives/000377.html

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Heh, could have fooled me--this is the 3rd time (I think) they've dropped the price in like a month and a half.

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JadeWolf324

anybody have any strange issues with ATI Cards and the DVI connection to the 2001FP?

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tomwarren
me neither. :s

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I use DVI on my left hand monitor and VGA on the right, it's fine :yes:

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salterbomb

the price continues to fall and i cry a little more each day. having no funds sucks.

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Hypoxiaicon

If they keep dropping I may buy one.

If not, ill get a Viewsonic VX912B X Series 19" for ?398.68 Including VAT at 17.5%:DD

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