"Bad, bad, just plain bad, a step backwards for Dell"0.5 starson by patdb2300
Pros: sleek look, impressive when turned off
Cons: absolutely ugly when turned on
Summary: When I turned the monitor on I thought something was wrong and maybe this was just a defective monitor. I use a 1905FP at work and thought the 1907FP would be an improvement. After reading forums after forums, I have realized that the monitor is just crap. Where should I begin?
1. Ultrasharp, lol, how bout Ultranot, or Ultrablur. Moving my eyes around the monitor reading text is a nightmare, and my eyes strain so much trying to focus on the "ultrasharpnotness" I'll be blind in a week.
2. Is the brightness supposed to be so darn bright? Heck, a black screen shows brightness coming out from the top and bottom. The bottom edge of my screen looks like it's max bright and ther's fog over the text, and my brightness level is at 0.
3. Why does Dell say that the monitor has 700:1 contrast but it really is 500:1? Never like manufacturers being deceitful. And yes there is a viewable difference between these ratios, just look at a photo.
4. All my picture look ugly now, and photos are just miserable looking. If you are into any type of digital editing, or simply like to like at photos, stay far away from this monitor.
4. I hate the controls on the bottom, their a pain to try to navigate, like I'm supposed to intepret a - or + sign means left, right, up or down.
5. The monitor stand is wobbly, and if you plan on using this in an office setting, you almost feel like you are going to break it if you have to move the monitor from a fixed position. The 1905FP at my work feels industrial and easily moves around so I can show clients the screen.
6. So now I have to box this thing up and send it back. Gotta love the fact my 6 year old 15.8" viewable CRT is more brilliant and sharp looking than this piece of crap.
I'd rather pay $100 more for a better monitor than settle for this peice of junk. Saw the nice looking Opticlear NEC's, and wow I think they will be getting my business. Dell your on my @$%^ list.