DELL UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch LCD

DELL UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch LCD

Just saw it, looks hot, its a 20" Widescreen, at a great price, and its 12ms response time :stuck_out_tongue:

The Dellâ„¢ UltraSharpâ„¢ 2005FPW 20.1-inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor is a wide aspect desktop display that redefines the performance of LCD displays with a stylish new Dell industrial design, and advanced functionality. It utilizes an Active Matrix TFT LCD that displays distortion-free, clear images with a maximum resolution up to 1680x1050 pixels and fast 12 ms response time.

Dell’s probably not yet very interested in providing full 19201080 or 19201200 resolution for those who also want to use computer LCD panel monitors for watching HDTV and HD DVD because most US consumers do not demand such features. Even though most people most knowledgeable and prolific posters at avsforum and other places always seem to be in the US.

This is a little cheaper based on LG.Philips LCD LM201U04, one of the latest 20.1-inch panels available to end users but has only 16ms response time.

http://lcd119.co.kr/lcd/read.cgi?board=5-09-1-09pro&nnew=2&y_number=5

For 1920*1200, not much choice.

http://lcd119.co.kr/lcd/read.cgi?board=5-09-1-09pro&nnew=2&y_number=10

23-inch 1920*1200 LM230W02-based one costs 2.x more but it’s sold out in a day again and again.

The quad-LCD display I saw at Samsung Eletronics looked impressive. I looked at it more closely since 32002400 is so much better than 16001200 especially for LCD computer monitors. It’s much cheaper than the IBM solution. If only graphics adapters for under US$100 supported that high resolution and that many display units.

You say the second costs 2x more, what about the first, the dell is only $720 plus there are stacklable coupons this week on it, can get it for $640 free shipping & no tax.

640 USD is still too much for 16001200 20-inch, but then it’s a wide panel so comparing a 16001200 with 16801050 isn’t fair. Wide-type monitors tend to cost a lot more. From a little more 4:3 point of view, I think 300 to 400 USD is a more appropriate price for 20-inch LCD monitors in the US market. Most electronics and computer things are 30-40% cheaper in the US than South Korea. 16001200 20-inch monitors cost around 500 USD for low-end to mid-range brand names that are what most people buy. Good CRT monitors used to cost 2x more in South Korea and 3-4x for high-end ones, like the Trinitron-based monitors. Samsung and Japanese HDTV sets still cost that differently for sizes over 40 inches.

The 20-inch one I linked above was on sale in August and soon sold out. For a little under 700 USD. They are all custom-made, not mass-made, using panels bought somewhere else.

Dell always gets the first things before anyone else. NEC, Samsung, and LG ship their drives first to Dell. From Dell:

Viewable Size: 20.1"
Display Type: Flat Panel Display / Active Matrix TFT - Desktop
Depth: 9"
Features: Automatic Setup Adjustment, Kensington Lock Slot, 100 mm VESA Mounting, Height Adjustable Stand Included
Height: Compressed: 15.3", Extended: 22.4"
Weight: 17.64 lbs
Width: 18.6"
Image Max H-View Angle: ±88°
Image Max V-View Angle: ±88°
Color Support: 16.7 Million
Compliant Standards: 100 mm VESA®, TCO '99; UL 60950, NOM , CE Mark–EN60950, IEC 60950 CCC , TUVGS , NEMKO, GOST, PSB, TUV–S, SASO; FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Mark–EN55022:1998, EN55024:1998, EN61000-3-2:2000, EN61000-3-3:1995 A1(2001), VCCI Class B ITE, MIC, BSMI, ICES–003, C–Tick; ENERGY STAR®, TUV Ergo
Connectivity Technology: Cable
Device Type: Flat Panel LCD Monitor with Height Adjustable Stand
Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight: 18.6" x 9" x 15.3" to 22.4" / 17.64 lbs
Enclosure Color: Midnight Gray
Image Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Image Brightness: 300 cd/m²
Image Contrast Ratio: 600:1
Max Resolution: 1680x1050 Pixels
Max Sync Rate (V x H): 75 Hz x 83 kHz
Port(s) Total ( Free ) / Connector Type: VGA / DVI-D / S-video / Composite / 4 x USB 2.0
Power Consumption Operational: 75 W (maximum), 55 W (typical)
Diagonal Size / Viewable Size: 20 / 20.1"
Compatibility: PC

It looks like a dedicated PC monitor. It has 4 USB 2.0 ports that my 20-inch doesn’t have. It doesn’t include a remote controller. 600:1 contrast ratio also looks good. Samsung has 1000:1 for 17 and 19 inch only.

Viewable size 2.5mm longer than diagonal size?!