"A BIG Disappointment!"2.0 starson by ohreli
Pros: Bright, Fairly good adjustability (but see below).
Cons: TERRIBLE viewing angles, too dark colors, trouble with lighter shades of colors and greys, not as adjustable as older models.
Summary: I thought I would take advantage of Dell sale prices and upgrade my old 17" 1704fpt Dell monitor. I hooked this up side by side with the old Dell and the difference is shocking! Colors are too dark, and the greys are uneven and tinted--no amount of control tweaking could fix either of these issues. Looking at CNET's color charts, you can see that this monitor does not produce the most subtle, lighter shades across the entire color spectrum. And the adjustability is not as good as my 1704, either. As a budget monitor, I might have lived with these limitations, but the viewing angles are so bad that you are going to be slave to looking at the monitor dead center, or else you will lose at least half the brightness and get a big blurry red haze. Even sitting dead center you will see color shifts between the top and bottom of screen because of the narrow vertical viewing angle. Believe me, it's bad! (Even CNET admitted to this, though I am surprised they didnt dock the monitor more points because of it.) Next to this monitor, my 1704FPT looks like it must cost twice as much (it cost the same). Standing diagonally from both monitors, its night and day--and there are times you want to see the monitor without having to position yourself SO precisely! The online "buzz" is that the 1905 was way better, so if you really want to stick with Dell,and want 19", look for the 1905. It is worth the extra money, and maybe you can find one refurbished. If you want to settle for a monitor this bad, you can get no-name ones for less. The name Dell isnt worth the extra bucks if you are getting an inferior product!