Best LCD Flat Panel Monitor

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Hey, I haven't been around lately. Been busy with school and things. I am looking to get a nice new computer, with those amazing LCD monitors. I was wondering what you guys think is the best. Best in quality, price, color, etc all that stuff. I myself heard alittle about NEC, and Viewsonic. I think you guys might no better.....?

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  2. NetRyder

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    This! ;)

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    Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW:
    - Size: 20.1" viewable
    - Dot pitch (lower = better): 0.255 mm pixel pitch
    - Max/Native Res: 1680x1050
    - Brightness (higher = better): 300 cd/m2
    - Contrast Ratio (higher = better): 600:1
    - Response time (lower = better): 12 ms
    - Connections: DVI, VGA, S-Video, 4 USB 2.0 ports

    Top specs all around. :up:
    Of course, it depends on the size you're looking for and your budget.
     
  3. Bman

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    Oh yea, I forgot to mention I was looking for a 20" or larger one. Thank god to put that. Yea I was looking at this, and I do like Dell. I couldn't find any real reviews on it. Is this there newest LCD Monitor? I might be setting up a dual monitor with the LCD monitor I get, so yea.
     
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    Is this the exact same monitor here?
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Yeah, this is their newest, so you might not find any professional reviews yet, but it's a step up from the 2001FP which has been around for a while and has proven to be a solid, high-quality display. The 2005FPW is also 16:10 (widescreen) as compared to the 2001FP which is regular 4:3.

    There are a couple of user reviews on Neowin though. Here's a review of the 2001FP, and here's one of the 2005FPW.

    Edit:
    Yeah, that's the one. :)
     
  6. Bman

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    I checked out all the details about this monitor, Wow it's a amazing, and nice looking! It's not that much, well not as much as I thought it would be. So, I am assuming you have one right? Any problems with it of any sort?
     
  7. NetRyder

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    No, I actually don't have one myself (I use a notebook), but I've seen the 2005FPW with my eyes, and I can honestly say, the picture quality is superb.
    Not sure if there are any known problems with the display (the one I saw didn't have any defects). You might want to search around, but it seems to be fine from user-reviews that I've read so far.
     
  8. Bman

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    Another thing, on the dell website, one of the pictures show a thing underneath the monitor. I was wondering what it was. Do you know what it is?

    here...
     
  9. Bman

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    I am probably going to be looking around and such. I'll let you know if and when I get them. I'll make my own review on it! Thanks
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Oh, that's an optional add-on. It's the AS500 sound bar...a set of speakers that you can mount to the bottom of the display basically.

    Yeah, look around, make comparisons etc. A review at the end would be awesome. ;)
     
  11. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    You want any dispalay using the same Panel as either the DELl 2001FP or the DELL 2005FPW, as long as its using the same panel you can get away with not ordering from dell.

    Eitherway they are awesome screens and as soon as I have £1200 I'm ordering 2.
     
  12. Bman

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    I am not sure what you mean there? I want the same display? explain...
     
  13. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    The stats on the dell are as good or better than the apple cinemadisplay in every category and goes for quite a bit less.
     
  14. NetRyder

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    Comparison ;)
     
  15. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Very nice monitor Indeed but personally I would rather have TWO LG 17" monitors.

    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecplasma...asp?dpno=637281

    You order one and have a friend order another. Great specs for such a low cost monitor.

    Personally I have a Planar 1600x1200 monitor 400:1 contrast ratio at roughly 20ms but hey I bought mine nearly a year ago!


    Hannibal forever!!
     
  16. NetRyder

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    The 2005FPW display is manufactured by LG, by the way. ;)
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    ok u work for lg, i am sure of that lol
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Is it not LG Philips, the same as the Apple Cinema Display ?
     
  19. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    hey net how much is the 2005fpw
     
  20. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    HEHE nope I just dont see spending $800 for a 19" when I can spend less than $300 for a 17" AND.... yes its obvious sometimes Im cheap

    But if I were to buy a TOP NOTCH that monitor ROCKS!
    Hehe

    HANNIBAL FOREVER!