|DELL UltraSharp 1905FP Gray 19-inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor Grade B Condition|
|Dell UltraSharp 1905FP 19" LCD Monitor #467|
Federal Way, WA, USA
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|Elevate your picture viewing experience at office or at home with the gray Dell UltraSharp 1905FP flat panel LCD monitor. Get the refined picture quality you have always dreamed of with the 1280x1024 pixels resolution of this Dell 19-inch LCD monitor. With a 20 ms fast response time, this Dell flat panel monitor eliminates the ghosting effect, to deliver blur-free motion images. The 800:1 contrast ratio of the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP enhances the black and white levels, for an outstanding screen performance. This Dell 19-inch LCD monitor lets you have a clear view from any angle, as it easily swivels, tilts and pivots. Connect devices via the 4 USB 2.0 ports of this Dell flat panel monitor and share content at high speed. Included with a rubber sleeve, the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP offers a superior cable management solution.|
|Additional MPN||3204113, T6116|
|Product Line||Dell UltraSharp|
|Maximum Resolution||1280 x 1024|
|Response Time||20 ms|
|Refresh Rate||75 Hz|
|Synchronization Range - Vertical||56 - 76 kHz|
|Synchronization Range - Horizontal||30 - 81 kHz|
|Max Viewing Angle Horizontal||170°|
|Max Viewing Angle Vertical||170°|
|Analog Video Input Connector||1 x 15 Pin D-Sub connector|
|Digital Video Input Standard||DVI-D|
|Monitor Platform Source||PC|
Average review score based on 36 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
- Light weight
- Good picture, vivid well saturated colors.
- Easily pivots between horizontal landscape and vertical portrait orientation
- Easily pivots side to side, left and right, without the base moving at all!
- Easy to use on-screen display, always appears right side up, even in
- Monitor detaches from base with push of a single button.
- Detachable monitor also mounts to VESA wall mount (not included)
- Thin narrow case around screen, not big bulky border.
- Base has two vertical positions for monitor, up and down, high and low.
- Base holds cables neatly along vertical column
- Base also serves as convenient carrying handle
- Both DVI-D (digital) and VGA video input connectors.
- Built-in 4-port USB hub with two connectors on side and two on back
- Power supply built in, no external power brick
- Works well with PCs and MACs.
- When tilted into portrait (vertical) orientation, the two USB ports
(normally on the side) go up on top rather than down on the bottom. This may mean that longer USB cables are required when monitor is in that orientation.
This isn't much of an issue for the two USB connectors on the back.
- Computer evidently cannot determine monitor's orientation (landscape or portrait) through the DVI-D cable, so when you rotate the monitor between the two orientations, you must manually tell your computer to adjust the picture for the new orientation.
Overall, I give this monitor a very positive recommendation for someone looking for a good versatile monitor on a budget.
We have had about 20 of these monitors at work for over two years, and we have never had any trouble with them. The picture is excellent, especially when connected to a DVI (digital) signal. We have not had any dead pixels in any of the monitors, which is more than you can say for some brands.
Brightness is never a problem, and the included USB port is especially useful.
I highly recommend the 1905FP as a general-purpose home or office monitor. In my opinion the size is just right -- I wouldn't want to use anything bigger on a daily basis. I do recommend installing the Windows XP Powertoy called "cleartype, which makes it easier to read text at the high resolution supported by this monitor. Also, right click on your desktop, select the tab called "appearance," and at the bottom in "font size" select large or extra large fonts. This takes care of most of reading problems caused by small fonts at high resolutions.
I know Dell doesn't actually manufacture the LCD panels, but it has established quite a reputation for high quality and excellent value in LCD monitors.
Good sharpness and colour fidelity
Lack of advanced image controls
minor colour problems in midtones
With above-average image quality and a competitive price, the Dell 1905FP is well worth the money. The 19in. LCD retains the basic look and flexible design of its predecessors -- although the stand feels a bit sturdier -- and it offers the same height adjustment range of about 13cm. It also smoothly tilts, swivels and rotates from Portrait to Landscape mode. You can lock the monitor at its lowest height position and remove the panel from the pillar by pressing a release button, which makes this display easy to transport and store. A rubber sleeve on the back of the neck neatly holds all cables. Finally, the 1905FP retains some nice extra features, including four USB 2.0 ports (two on the bottom and two on the lower left side) and a connector at the bottom of the panel for the optional speaker module. It comes with both DVI-D and analog D-sub connectors and cables.
The Dell 1905FP delivers better image quality than your average LCD. We tested the monitor at its native resolution of 1,280 by 1,024. Text looked crisp well beyond the range of typical font sizes. Its sharpness matches that of the NEC MultiSync LCD1960NXi. In colour performance, it beat or matched all other competitors, save Eizo's professional-grade ColorEdge CG18. On our DisplayMate-based greyscale tests, we noticed a slight green tint in the darkest shades and a slight pink hue in the lightest. These colour flaws are less pronounced than on most LCDs and shouldn't bother most users. Graphics aficionados, however, should note that we saw mildly washed-out midtone colours in some digital photos we viewed. Still, the 1905FP offers above-average image quality when compared to other similarly priced displays. As is common for LCDs, the 1905FP had trouble displaying a true black, although it was quite deep for an LCD. In our informal DVD-viewing test, performance was about average on the dark end of the greyscale. We could discern fairly dark tones but did miss some shadow details on the DVD. On the light end, we could distinguish very pale greys against a white background. This indicates that the monitor displays subtle shadings well at the bright end, as you might find in editing brightly lit photos or in viewing exuberantly designed Web pages featuring light text on a colored background. We saw minimal streaking in motion tests but noticed some noise and oversaturated colours. Dell offers a standard three-year warranty and lifetime technical support via telephone and e-mail. Our one gripe on support is that Dell no longer includes a full printed manual, but it does ship an adequate setup poster. And it includes a detailed manual in electronic form on a bundled CD and on its Web site.
With two different versions of this LCD floating around on the market, purchasing a 1905FP can be quite an endeavour.
Regarding the Samsung 20 ms model, these LCDs are created for an office environment, where you spend hour upon hour staring at a screen. High brightness and contrast ratios, low failure rates and the option for either DVI (Digital Visual Interface aka. the White Plug) or VGA (Video Graphics Array aka. the Blue Plug) are exceptional features to these LCDs. Colors on these Ultrasharps are vivid and realistic.
Regarding the AUO 8 ms model, these are decent all-around models for both gaming and office applications. The AUO models are simply not as good as the Samsung on the color range. With a lower contrast ratio and brightness, you just don't get to appreciate the AUO as much. For gaming, however, this model is pretty good. In comparison to other equally priced 19" LCDs (i.e. Rosewill, AOC, AOpen, Low-end BenQs and ViewSonics), this has to come out on the top of the heap.
After selling over 200 of these units on eBay, we've had a return ratio in the <1% range. It's obvious that people who have received these units are quite happy with the performance, the satisfaction ratio is high. With prices on both these models on eBay floating at around $240, this is a great deal versus the 1907FP, which is a mediocre step back from Dell in order to save money and increase the profit margin, as you see the 1905FPs coming back from lease providers.
I bought this monitor for CAD. I am taking a course in AutoCAD and I needed a home work station for practice and homework. This panel is slow so it is not good for gaming, movies or video editing but it has great color so it is well suited for CAD and photo/pictorial graphics. I use it with an older Dell Precision 360 with 3G RAM that I retrofitted with an nVidia FX3000 video card. Most fast panels are 6 bit with 16.2 million color resolution. The lesser amount of colors allow faster response time between refresh cycles. LG uses a 6 bit panel with their f-engine chip to simulate the color response of an 8 bit panel while retaining speed. I have one of these LGs and it works well but the color is still not as true as the older, slower Dell 8 bit panel. I have done side by side comparisons. So it is a trade off at least in the $200 price range. Color or speed. Sure there are faster high resolution professional graphics panels available now but at a substantially greater cost. This does the job that I bought it for and the price was right.