The new Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW kills the Apple display

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  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Oh my goodness...the 20" Apple Cinema Display just got steamrolled. Badly.

    [​IMG]

    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
    - Price: $799. (before rebates)

    Compare that to:

    Apple 20" Display:
    - Size: 20" viewable
    - Dot pitch (smaller = better): 0.258 mm pixel pitch
    - Max/Native Res: 1680x1050
    - Brightness (higher = better): 250 cd/m2
    - Contrast Ratio (higher = better): 400:1
    - Response time (lower = better): 16 ms
    - Connections: DVI, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Firewire 400 ports
    - Price: $1,299. WTF?

    Good job ripping off your loyal (can we say a little too loyal?) customers, Apple. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sazar

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    yah I've been keeping my eye on the 2005...

    quite a few people have bought them actually...
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Heck, I wouldn't be surprised. I'd buy one too if I had the cash. [​IMG]

    Saw a review posted on Neowin. Check it out. The picture quality looks absolutely stunning.
    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=246836&hl=
     
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    .......SHIZ!!!! me wants. wonder if it'd even fit on my desk's monitor stand thingy..... would be a tight squeeze probably. maybe price will drop in a month or so. (hey, we can dream, can't we?)
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    Yeah you know the price will drop in a while it always does . !!!!

    Great lookiing screen thats for sure.
     
  6. NetRyder

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    I'm sure it will. If you're serious about it, look for coupon codes too. Those tend to bring down prices quite a bit.
    Rule of thumb: Never buy anything from Dell without coupon codes. [​IMG]

    Edit: Whoa...if you're lucky, you can grab this for $564 shipped. Looks like you can get a 25% off LCDs coupon from the Dellf promotion (I posted this here a couple of days ago). You can also watch this thread for coupons that people aren't using. Then use code BNV0GB8?VWLFTC to get an additional $35 off. And free shipping is standard.

    Damn.
     
  7. Sazar

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    I get calls for them every day on my extension :) its pretty funny actually...

    that and the inspiron 9200 are selling like hot potatoes
     
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    fishboy will like the review screens
     
  9. NetRyder

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    I read the reviews for the 9200, and while it's a little too big for my tastes (I wouldn't buy any 17" notebook, really), the battery life of the thing really amazed me. You don't usually see a notebook that powerful running for almost 5 hours on a single charge.
    Plus I like the fact that it has the same design and colors as the 700m. :)
     
  10. Sazar

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    the 9200 can be equipped with 2 internal batteries... the other laptops generally only have 1 internal and 1 modular for simultaneous use..

    also keep in mind it uses a pentium M v/s a p4... so battery life kicks up automatically...

    btw how long does the 700m you have last? my 600m lasts around 3.5 hrs - 4 hrs depending on the amount of work I do... only thing I am unhappy about is that I was used to the toshiba's key placement and this one is a little different... but I LOVE the sXGA display... the higher resolution ROCKS... ;)

    might write a review when we get our new digital camera...
     
  11. NetRyder

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    The 700m is my dad's. I have the 5100 which I got a year and a half ago. [​IMG]

    I haven't tested the battery life during regular use. The only time I tried was on the drive to San Fransisco. I was able to watch two full two hour movies at full brightness, and there was still about 15-20% charge remaining. That's about 4.5 hours. I imagine if it were just used for word processing, internet surfing, email etc, it would easily be able to hit the 5-5.5 hour mark.

    Of course, this is with the 65WHr battery. Nobody should even consider buying the 700m without this battery. The smaller one would last for just about 3 hours. As I mentioned in my review though, the screen is the most brilliant part of the 700m - WXGA reflective. Really, really nice.
     
  12. Sazar

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    thats pretty kewl :)

    I have my power profile running a little heavier mainly coz I prefer the lcd contrast not to drop too much when I am logged on...

    I am just quirky like that :)
     
  13. NetRyder

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    Hehe, we went a little off-topic methinks.
    Sooo, anyone here on OSNN getting a 2005FPW? [​IMG]
     
  14. Sazar

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    if I can get the wife convinced..

    she has a dell preferred account, and has about 3g's left on it...

    :cool:

    we'll see... maybe once we pay off the notebook and the printer I'll use it to get the flatpanel... was looking @ the 2001fp first and foremost, but have changed my mind... the 2005 is the same price and better all round... and I do watch a lot of movies with it :)

    with my job, I earn bonus points that I can apply to an online store we have... I might still be able to "purchase" one that way after a couple of months...
     
  15. NetRyder

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    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    do you or your dad have a dell preferred account?
     
  17. NetRyder

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    No, both machines were bought on a credit card, and paid off by the end of the month. :)
     
  18. Sazar

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    same thing with the dell preferred account :)

    cept if you get teh no interest till 2006 or no payments for 90 days its a nice thing to have... you can still pay it all off @ once, no penalty...

    I'm just looking to pay off the laptop first and then go for something else...
     
  19. NetRyder

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    Yeah, that can be quite handy. :)
     
  20. indyjones

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    Ahhhh but the dell display does not have firewire ports ;) :D
    On a serious note now I want one but how can I justify it? hmmmm