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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  • jb1677 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    #13 Are the actualy dimensions for the panel itself documented anywhere? I have scoured the net but cant find them, just dimensions of the entire monitor.
  • REMF - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    the review is 'specifically' wrong on this fact, i bought one for the parents, great monitor, but it is indeed 5:4
  • jb1677 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    #8 The review specifically states that the panel is 4:3:
    "the UltraSharp 1905FP screen can pivot 90 degrees on its side to convert the 19" 4:3 aspect ratio into a 3:4 ratio instead"

    So its 4:3 with a non 4:3 native resolution?%!@?# Why do makers do this! Is there any maker that does not do this in a 19"? It seems that if you want a panel whos native resolution is the same ratio as its physical dimentions then you need to get a 15, 17 or 20, no 19's!
  • MAME - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    "Fast motion was on par with what we expected for this game; we certainly didn't notice any motion blur, but if the Dell 1905FP is your first LCD, then you will notice a difference immediately."

    What do you mean by "ifference"? Not as good as a CRT?
  • plewis00 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    #6 is right, 1400 x 1050 or above would be about right for a 19" panel, even 1600 x 1200, especially as we are seeing laptops with that kind of resolution, plus its the correct 4:3 aspect.

    I'm surprised about the USB hub comment, I had an AOC LM919 about 2 years ago and that had a 4-port hub on it and I'm sure I've seen NECs with them too.
  • headbox - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    I like an in-depth review, but taking apart a monitor is overkill.
  • Ozenmacher - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    No, I think its 5:4
  • jb1677 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    Correct me if I am wrong but the physical screen dimentions are 4:3 but the resolution is 1280x1024 which is not a 4:3 resolution. Will this not cause things to be displayed slightly "off"? A correct resolution would be 1280x960 or 1400x1050 etc etc.
  • Burbot - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    Am I the only insane person that considers 1400x1050 to be *the* right resolution for 19" LCDs? 17" is fine at 12x10. 21" is fine at 16x12. Can somebody get the pattern?
  • LtPage1 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    youve never seen an LCD with integrated usb hub? HELLO apple cinema displays. which also have firewire 400. otherwise, on par with the sites fantastic standard of quality.

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