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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  • Amol - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    and WHEN is the 2005FPw going to get reviewed? actually, nvm, i already got it :)
  • JoKeRr - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    always LOVES Anandtech's review on LCDs, definitely the best reviews out there. So I guess response time isn't everything in the end.

    and what's up with the backlite problem? how do u detect that??
  • archcommus87 - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    1280x1028? Last page...

    Great article.
  • phaxmohdem - Saturday, January 29, 2005 - link

    Time to upgrade my dual 17inch video editing setup! Sweet!

    *cough* first post! :)
  • igr11 - Saturday, September 3, 2005 - link

    Excellent article. I own the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP and I find few faults with the monitor. I was wondering if it is possible to post your Colorvision calibrated profiles (the ones you used in the article). I dabble in image editing, but can't afford a decent hardware profiling system.

  • rufwork - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - link

    "We noticed poorer than typical results when using the analog 15-pin D-sub connector with extremely bad streaking/interference errors. There isn't a large reason to use analog in our opinion, so this is not a huge issue in the long run. The DVI signal quality was superb, as expected on a digital connection."

    I'm stuck with this thing at work, nearly literally salvaged from the scrap heap to hook up to my hand-me-down laptop that sports a VGA out and a really poor 1366x768 resolution that makes the Ancient One an improvement.

    Hilarious reading through the gushing for what must have been a very solid square (!!) monitor -- over nine years ago -- and to see that Anandtech figured nobody'd see the limitations of analog use "in the long run", just like I'm using it now in 2014. Maybe I'll watch the Matrix too for old time's sake^H^H^H to push the 1905FP to its limits. ;^)

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