At first glance, the Dell 2001/1901FP and 1905FP look identical. Our 2001FP has a slightly larger screen space and additional OSD controls, but everything has a very similar look and feel right down to the USB inputs on the side.

 Dell UltraSharp 1905FP
LCD 19" SXGA LCD (Active Matrix)
pixel pitch: 0.294mm
Anti-glare coating
Scanning Frequency Horizontal: 31-80kHz
Vertical: 56-75Hz
Response Time 20ms (Typical)
Viewing Angle 178 / 178 (Horizontal / Vertical)
Contrast Ratio 800:1 (Typical)
Compatibility 1280 x 1024 (Native)
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Warranty 3 years parts and labor

Notice that the specifications here are identical to the Samsung 193P. Although both monitors look very different, it's the panel that is important.

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One of our favorite features on the Dell 2001FP was the integrated USB hub. Oddly, even though we gave Dell so much praise for going the extra mile with this feature, we have never seen another LCD with a USB hub until today. We tested the USB connectors by plugging in a single high-powered USB drive, which powered up correctly. A USB to hub cable was included with the packaging. Below, you can see a side view of the Dell 2001FP (left) and the Dell 1905FP (right).

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  • hoppa - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    i hardly see the point in spending so much extra money going from 17" to 19" if you are not going to be afforded any extra resolution.
  • Thermopyle - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    "It's my personal belief that the transient time between two current generation LCD monitors is practically impossible in real world applications, but everyone has different levels of sensitivity on the matter."

    This sentence is confusing. I assume by transient time you mean response time, but I don't understand what the "transient time between two LCD monitors" means. Then you say the transient time is "impossible". Huh? What is impossible?

    The whole sentence makes me want to cry.
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    It is 5:4 not 4:3 - this has been updated.

    Dell did not have any samples of the 2005FPW for us. I am guessing if they don't have samples for PR, they are probably changing something on the monitor.

    Hope that helps,

  • drifter106 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    I am somewhat puzzled by this statement...

    We were not able to get a sample of the 2005FPW in time for this review

    I am sitting here looking at one and I know they have been out for some time. I am disappointed that you would make a statement like that. Could a better choice of words been used to substantiate as to why you chose NOT to include the 2005? The last thing I would hope to hear from this site is something that makes me doubt your authenticity.

  • Fionavar - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    Thanks for the review. I do want to echo someone earlier - where is the long for and much anticipated review of the 2005FPW? This monitor is clogging others boards with discussions and it would WONDERFUL to have something definitive from AnandTech!
  • REMF - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    i wouldn't touch a dell box, but i will happily buy their excellent screens.

    i wouldn't buy any M$ software, but they make bloody good mice.

    even bad companies (subjective opinion) can make great products.
  • Mojo027 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    I wish you guys wouldn't rip on the BenQ monitor so much, it's really a great monitor. You should be comparing the FP937 12ms monitor to these models, not the FP931 16ms...

    However, great article, and I'm sure the Dell models are great.
  • Gnoad - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    Why? Dell makes quality LCD screens and cheap basic computers for the average person. Just because we can build our own for the same price with twice the performance does't mean they're a bad company.
  • TwistyKat - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    I don't care how great it might be - I would never buy anything Dell.
  • Spacecomber - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    Like #11, I too found the sentence he or she quoted ambiquous.

    I'm glad to hear, as noted in the review, that there continue to be LCDs affordable monitors being produced that are closing the gap between a LCD that produces a full range of color and LCDs that are fast enough for gaming.

    It will be intresting to see if Dell can do a good job of keeping up with the demand for this monitor and resist the temptation to raise the price as its popularity grows. Anandtech's reviews no doubt carry a fair amount of clout when it comes to influencing consumers. I'm sure many others also noticed how quickly the NuTech L921G sold out just about everywhere and how the Viewsonic Q190MB went from being a bargain priced monitor to a premium priced model.

    My guess is that someone else is putting together the L921G for Nutech. It would be very interesting to know who this and who else they are providing monitors to.

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