Pros Image quality, 4 USB ports, adjustability, small footprint
Cons Can't think of any
Summary Got this used very cheap. I use it as a 2nd monitor connected to my Compaq 2195us in dual monitor mode. It's great to have the extra screen space to help with productivity. This is my first LCD monitor.
Text is sharp, image is excellent. I haven't really tried video except Hulu. However, I get some weird artifact that I think is a function of the video card. I haven't tried connecting this to desktop.
I like the feature of 4 USB ports. My laptop only has 2, but this monitor increases the # of usable ports to 5 (1 free on laptop and 4 on monitor).
The other great feature is the ability to adjust the screen position. I can raise the height, tilt the screen, and swivel. The base is sturdy and I'm not experiencing any wobble. The monitor can be removed from the base and mounted (VESA compatible).
With the limited space on my desk, I like how this has a small footprint.
This monitor has a 5:4 format, and these are probably going by the wayside now that widescreen has taken over.
Pros Image Quality, 8 MS Response Time, Analog and Digital Inputs, Linux and Mac OS X Compatibility
Cons Little Wobbly
"Great quality"on by Zaggles
Pros Ergonomics, 4 USB ports
Cons A bit pricey
Summary I love this monitor - it's my first flat panel, upgrading from a damaged CRT, so I guess anything would look great at this point. It was shockingly bright when I first hooked it all up but after I got it all adjusted it looks great. I love the fact that I can adjust the height and angles for better viewing, and the extra USB ports are great too. I've had it about two weeks, have had no problems with it at all. The price was a bit high, but you get what you pay for and this has definitely been worth it.
Pros Great display, lots of connectivity
Cons Wide-angle viewing not the best
Summary As of the beginning of 2007, the 1707FP remains the best 17" monitor you can get for the price. The CNET review pretty much nails it, as far as features and performance go (though I agree with others here that the stand isn't as wobbly as CNET suggests). Best price you can get on this thing these days is from Dell Outlet--they sell refurbished monitors there, but if there's one piece of computer equipment you can safely buy refurbished, it's the monitor. Mine was $169 and Dell shipped it to me within a week for free. It arrived looking brand new. (EBay prices were 20% higher, when you included shipping.) For $169, you just won't beat this monitor. Period.
Pros color, brightness, price
Cons none so far
Summary Ijust bought this monitor direct from dell for 203 dollars and free shipping, this is my 3rd dell flat panel monitor, great quality, no dead pixels, i own a dell 1905fp and 2001fp and this monitor is another great addition. price is right!