"great value backed by Dell"4.0 starson by PhoenixClaw
Pros: sharp text and vibrant colors, adequat response time for movies and games
Cons: somewhat washed out contrast, degraded viewing angle
Summary: Dell's 12 days of deal prompted me to buy this. It was at least $100 cheaper than the competitors at comparable hardware specification.
I do casual 3D gaming and watch movies on my computer, so the 8ms response time up from the 1905FP was essentially the deal breaker. No noticeable ghosting when playing FPS or watching DVD movies. Text come out sharp and defined. A good balance of performance for a college student.
There's some light leakage on the edges when viewed from a certain angle. This may be the major complaint received. But I don't bob my head up and down when I read, so it really doesn't bother me.
Color fidelity is excellent, the auto detect feature works well in setting up the phase and contrast. One complaint I have is the blend contrast, images seem flat. Text could be darker.
The sleek styling is definitely a positive update from the rounded scheme of the older Dell LCD monitors, the modern styled stand raise the panel to flexible heights, eliminating the need for stacks of phone books. Tilt feature is neat but doesn't work well given the viewing angle deficiency.
Overall a good purchase for the money.Updated
I just checked my panel specs, I have the AUO one with the 500:1 contrast ratio. I am wondering if people who had viewing angle problem had either the Samsung or the AUO. Like the other reviewer had already mentioned, the pros and cons would depend on which panel you got. I thought mine was excellent. Text was sharp, color is bright and vivid. I am sticking by my review.