Dell C0646 Dell 20-inch (1600x1200) 60 Hz Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Refurbished) Mfr P/N C0646 Flat Panels / LCD

MPN: C0646
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Description
Refurbished 20-Inch 2001FP LCD MONITOR BLACK
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Interface Connection USB - Universal Serial Bus, Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 24 pin DVI-D, Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video), Video - RCA Composite Video
Diagonal Size 20.1 in
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Standard)
Max Resolution 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Contrast Ratio 400:1
Expert Reviews
Dell 2001FP
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

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Dell UltraSharp 2001FP
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Aug 14, 2007

The Dell UltraSharp 2001FP is a 20.1" LCD monitor originally released in Nov. 2003 and retailed for $749, but now can be found for significantly less (~$200). It swivels 45 degrees to the left and right, 20 degrees back, and 5 degrees forward. It features 4 USB ports - 2 on the back, and 2 on the side. With a push of a button, you can swivel the entire screen to a portrait orientation from the standard landscape mode. Features: 20.1" screen size; 4:3 aspect ratio Adjustable swivel/tilt base Can switch from landscape to portrait screen orientation 16 ms response time Maximum resolution: 1600x1200 pixels Viewing angle: 176° horizontal and vertical Digital DVI-D and Analog inputs ... PROS: (1) Decent picture quality when it was originally released (2) Find it for cheap now (3) Can be switch from landscape to portrait mode (4) Fully adjustable base - 90 degrees horizontal, 25 degree vertical ... CONS: (1) Old - released in late 2003 (2) Slow response time - 16 ms

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User Reviews
Slick Display
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Amazingly crisp, Outstanding color, USB 2.0

Weakness: There are negatives?!

This is an amazing display. I haven't even tried DVI yet, but just on analog, the 1600x1200 resolution SHINES with unreal clarity and color. I don't game, but rather use it for digit photography, and the quality is incredible. I have watched some movies on it and see no lag or shadowing in the video. This is amazing display, especially for $371 to my door. I'm buying 2 more shortly.

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Good LCD... with discounts
5 Star Review   By member Revenent - Feb 9, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent view, very sharp text (on DVI), easy to adjust, high resolution (1,600 x 1,200)

Weakness: Price is high without discounts, USB ports are inconveniently placed

I bought two of these monitors on January 27th, and they arrives on January 31st, using only ground shipping. There was a 25% discount at that time, which means the total came out to $1026.53 with tax and shipping. Both boxes arrived in excellent condition, and the monitors themselves were in excellent condition as well. The monitors were an upgrade from my two 17" LCDs and the 30% increase in desktop space was almost immediately noticeable. Colour representation was pretty good - there does seem to be some deviation between the two, but no two panels are exactly alike. In any case, I was able to customize the colour temperature to a point where I felt they were identical. The menu controls took a bit of time to get used to, but it wasn't that hard. One thing I haven't been able to get working is the PIP settings, only because I haven't had a chance to plug in a secondary source yet. I played a few DVDs and some games to see if there were any ghosting issues. From what I could tell, there was zero or very minimal ghosting. I played CounterStrike (first person shooter) and tried spinning very rapidly and at that point, I believe I saw some ghosting. I also played Command & Conquer: Generals (real time strategy) and with very fast map scrolling I saw a faint hint of ghosting. As I do development, I read text for the vast majority of the time and, like most LCDs, text is exceptionally clear. Nothing like my old 19" CRT days. Turning on ClearType also helps a lot, as it makes the text seem more natural. The main thing I have a complaint about is the fact that the USB parts aren't very conveniently placed - *especially* if you plan to have two of them side by side. The monitor comes with four USB 2.0 ports, two of them with the rest of the plugs and two of them at the left hand side of the monitor. If you put two monitors side by side, you lose two of them no matter how you place the monitors. And getting to the bottom two requires a bit of a reach. Plan on only using those ports if you have equipment that you want plugged in for extended periods of time. As well, if you turn off the monitor, the USB ports also get deactivated. Which means any interactive USB devices (such as remote control receivers and keyboards) should probably not be plugged into the monitors. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The monitors are a good upgrade from my 17" LCDs, and they're not so large as to warrant a new desk. The price is a bit steep, but compared to other 20" LCDs, it's quite economical - if you happen to have a discount.

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Nyathi
2 Star Review   By member Nyathi - Dec 2, 2005   

Strengths: No dead pixels after 3 monitors

Weakness: Brightness variations!

I purchased a Dell 2001FP with my previous Dell computer about 10 months ago. No problems, it was great and served me well. I sold the old computer about a month ago and upgraded to an XPS 600. When the new computer came, the screen showed a noticable bright spot in the upper left corner. I complained and was sent a replacement, which arrived this morning. However, the replacement is just as bad, with bright glowing on three of the four corners! I was pleased with the service in getting a replacement promptly sent, but now I have to go through the hassle of complaining again: are there really so many faulty 2001FP monitors out there? Is Dell re-issuing faulty monitors? I do computer graphics, and I know these monitors will throw off my color judgement.

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Great LCD
5 Star Review   By member arkleseizure - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent picture with DVI, input options are good, USB ports are very handy

I love this monitor. The picture is excellent with DVI (using my Apple and PC). Can't say anything about analog mode, but really, why would you connect via analog anyways? Also has PIP mode, but that is about as useful as any PIP ever is. I would definitely recommend this monitor to anyone looking to get a LCD to replace their stupid bulky 17" CRT.

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5 Star Review   By member webmonger - May 23, 2005   

Strengths: Picture quality in DVI-D mode is superb. The quality of LCD to price ratio here is unmatched. Not one bad pixel on display. Swivel from landscape to portrait mode, tilt up down left right. USB Hub!

Weakness: No brightness or image settings in DVI mode. Analog performance is noticably less than DVI

I have worked on the web since it's origins in 93, have run design departments for years, so I have seen a few screens in my time. The quality of the 2001FP to price ratio is just unbeatable. Wait for the right desktop promotion (20-30% off), or online coupon and get it way under the normal price. I purchased and XPS and the 1704FPt from dell all at the same time. I am using the 17 as a side palette to the 2001 as my primary. The 2001 is noticeably a better quality screen over all. I also have another slightly older 17 inch on the other side and it beats it handily. This is a great screen you can't go wrong. Use it in DVI mode! If you just use it in analog you are missing out. I have put it through the paces over the past few weeks of using it. I am using media center, DVDs, various design programs, hooked up an xbox, and even playing World of Warcraft on it. In DVI mode this screen can do it all with ease! There is no wonder that Maximum PC has this listed as the best of the best in LCDs. USB hub on the monitor rules! Not sure if everyone has this problem. But after having a usb scanner, wireless mouse, keyboard, UPS, printer, pda, cell phone, and camera. I just do not have enough USB ports! Having a 4 port usb hub on the monitor is such a nice touch. Get the Dell 5650 surround sound speakers from dell and you get a nice speaker bar to hang from the bottom of the LCD. Nice touch, and makes for easy adjustments. Not to mention a nice center channel. Drivers! Be sure to install them from the CD that comes with the unit! And configure the LCD for best performance according to the user guide. Seems everyone skips this step and then wonders why it does not look top notch. It is a 4:3 ratio monitor. I can't believe how many knowledgeable people I catch using the wrong settings. The only minor drawback I see is the difference between DVI and analog is noticeable. If you get this monitor plan on using it in DVI mode! Modifying the brightness and image settings requires modification with your video card settings since DVI mode does not include this alteration. Any ATI or Nvidia card worthy of this monitor can do this. Screen Door Effect.. ok I see this mentioned by a few people. Sure you can see this if you are 6 inches from the screen. Even then it is only minor. People, if you can see the screen door effect you are too close to the screen! Increase the font size! You don't want to impair your vision from sitting to close. Unless you want to make your eye doctor happy with all the glasses you will need. You should not be that close to it! You must also keep moving your head side to side and up and down to see the entire screen. All of this is going to fatigue you sooner than it should. Get a better desk or sit up properly in your chair, your back will thank you too. Over all this monitor is excellent. To get something better you are looking at monitors that cost 2x as much. Once you get this 20" you will not know how you lived without all this real estate.

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3 Star Review   By member richard1971 - May 9, 2005   

Strengths: Clear in both text & graph at 1600x1200 DVI, quick response time, 3 year warranty, competitive price

Weakness: Performance when using 15-pin Analog RGB is weak in 1600x1200.

I bought one in January 2004 from dell small business at $800+. It works flawlessly since then. I bought another one this Feb from dell home at about $450. It's also flawless. I always use them at 1600x1200 DVI, IE text size is median.

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4 Star Review   By member leppa9 - May 3, 2005   

Strengths: vga/dvi/s-video/composite connectors, 1600x1200 display, slim and space saving, dual input switching, included dvi-2-dsub converter and DVI cable, builtin USB2 hub, image rotate, less power than CRT

Weakness: inherent LCD weaknesses, "could" be expensive, 60Hz max refresh (16.6ms response), "old" model

I built a Small Form Factor (SFF) PC to save desk space a while ago and so I wanted to get an LCD monitor to replace my large Dell M990 CRT. Of course LCDs have inherent weaknesses such as low refresh rates (causing moving objects to ghost), low max resolutions (most only do to 1280x1024), contrast issues, and poor black levels (light from nearby 'on' pixels make blacks look gray or because the pixels don't turn off completely). Therefore, I was looking for a LCD that did 1600x1200 which would probably mean the refresh rate would be acceptable; any other features would be great provided the price was not insane. I had been looking at this model and when Dell was having some great deals I bought it for about $480 after rebates. I'm pretty happy with it since I was running my CRT at 60Hz because I don't see the scanning pattern (out of the corners of my eye) -- but for most people this may annoy them since it is below 75Hz. Unfortunately since its Dell you really can't just go into a Circuit City and check it out then buy it online and save. However, Dell has a decent 30 return policy so you could check it out at the risk of paying return shipping and since it is an LCD it is not that heavy. The main things for me were: a) larger than my current CRT, b) the excellent price I got, c) integrated DVI connection, and d) space saving. The S-video & composite connections to turn it into a TV I will probably never use (since I would use a straight DVI or HDMI converter). The USB2 bus is neat but it means I have to enable it I would have to connect another cable from the monitor to my PC which already has frontside USB ports already so I'll never use that. I haven't played with PIP or connecting 2 separate (VGA & DVI) inputs but their inclusion is definitely a plus. The other neat thing, provided you get a driver or your video card already does it, is that you can easily rotate the screen 90degrees -- so more of a webpage shows or you can edit a full page of a word document. All and all, this model is a few years old but the cost has come down a lot and it performs adequately. Sure it will never have the image quality of a CRT and is more expensive but it saves space (probably lower power consumption as well) and should be great for most people. I actually play online games with it fine but my guess is that the more hardcore (i.e., more picky) will still stick with CRTs for now. I gave it 4 stars because I can't do a 3.5 NOTE: Samsung has new LCDs with ~80Hz (12ms) coming out now but they still seem to be only 1280x1024 or just 17". Also FWIW the seeing D-SUB in a specs list is your standard VGA connector that most CRT monitors use.

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5 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Mar 20, 2005   

Strengths: If you're in demand for more screen space, two of these is the way to go!

As a multimedia artist and developer, with palette heavy applications like Photoshop or Illustrator, or timeline based programs like Flash or FinalCut, screen space is always at a premium. I've used a 17" dual monitor configuration for years and can't image anything less. Now, with dual 20", I've almost doubled my total screen area ( from 2 million pixels to 3.8 million pixels.) So much screen space I don't know what to do with it all! (Actually that's a lie, it's already filled with palettes and windows, but I can see them all at once!) Compared to a single 23" monitor, you keep a couple hundred bucks in your pocket and get 1.8 million more pixels to look at!

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4 Star Review   By member christime - Feb 26, 2005   

Strengths: Crisp graphics and imagery. Setup of the base and connections was extremely easy. Alot of nice options for connections on the monitor itself (i.e. 2 USBS, analog/digital, etc)

Weakness: The base takes up some space with its half circle plastic design. The buttons on the bottom front need to be pushed in to activate. They're not soft touch buttons. When I push in, the monitor swivels.

Overall, the monitor is an EXCELLENT buy. I paid $523 out the door for it! Once you go 20"+, you'll never want to go smaller. I've had 3 LCD's in the past and this monitor by far surpasses the quality in color and resolution of them. Grade = A

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2 Star Review   By member bill_burdick - Jan 14, 2005   

Strengths: Compact, meets all specifications, reasonably priced

Weakness: Image quality

As part of a recent computer upgrade, I purchased a Dell D600 laptop and Dell 2001 FP (LCD). With repsect to display quality, both are inferior to the Dell C600 laptop and Dell Ultrascan P991 (Sony CRT) models they replaced. In particular, the Dell 2001 FP image quality is so lacking that I am considering replacing it with a CRT monitor. Basically, I cannot adjust image quality to come even close to the quality of the P991 (Sony CRT), even after spending over an hour with Dell technical support and while swithcing between DVI-D and Sub modes (neither are superior to the P991 in image quality). Bottom line - if your priority is thin, light, etc. then the 2001 FP or any other LCD monitor may be the best purchase for you. On the other hand, if image quality is your priority then a CRT will provide comparartively superior image quality, at a lower cost. PS - The D600 display is also very lacking in image quality, especially when compared to the C600 ... lack of crisp charaters, poor contrast and brightness results, etc.

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Product Details
Description
Refurbished 20-Inch 2001FP LCD MONITOR BLACK
Quick Glance
Interface Connection USB - Universal Serial Bus, Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 24 pin DVI-D, Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video), Video - RCA Composite Video
Diagonal Size 20.1 in
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Standard)
Max Resolution 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Contrast Ratio 400:1
Summary
Product Title Dell C0646 Dell 20-inch (1600x1200) 60 Hz Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Refurbished) Mfr P/N C0646 Flat Panels / LCD
Manufacturer Dell
Lowest Price $264.08 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 4.2 | 23 Reviews
Display Panel
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Other Features
Included Devices: Monitor Stand
Monitor Color: Grey
Dimensions
Height: 18 in
Width: 17.6 in
Depth: 9.67 in
Weight: 18.72 lbs
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Video Standards: NTSC (Full)
System Type: PC
SKU: DC0646
Interface Type: Analog, Digital
Description: UltraSharp 2001FP 20.1" LCD Monitor
Mounting: Desktop
Pitch: 0.255 mm
Viewable Size: 20.1 in
Display Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
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Expert Reviews
Dell 2001FP
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Dell 2001FP and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Dell UltraSharp 2001FP
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Aug 14, 2007

The Dell UltraSharp 2001FP is a 20.1" LCD monitor originally released in Nov. 2003 and retailed for $749, but now can be found for significantly less (~$200). It swivels 45 degrees to the left and right, 20 degrees back, and 5 degrees forward. It features 4 USB ports - 2 on the back, and 2 on the side. With a push of a button, you can swivel the entire screen to a portrait orientation from the standard landscape mode. Features: 20.1" screen size; 4:3 aspect ratio Adjustable swivel/tilt base Can switch from landscape to portrait screen orientation 16 ms response time Maximum resolution: 1600x1200 pixels Viewing angle: 176° horizontal and vertical Digital DVI-D and Analog inputs ... PROS: (1) Decent picture quality when it was originally released (2) Find it for cheap now (3) Can be switch from landscape to portrait mode (4) Fully adjustable base - 90 degrees horizontal, 25 degree vertical ... CONS: (1) Old - released in late 2003 (2) Slow response time - 16 ms

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User Reviews
Slick Display
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Amazingly crisp, Outstanding color, USB 2.0

Weakness: There are negatives?!

This is an amazing display. I haven't even tried DVI yet, but just on analog, the 1600x1200 resolution SHINES with unreal clarity and color. I don't game, but rather use it for digit photography, and the quality is incredible. I have watched some movies on it and see no lag or shadowing in the video. This is amazing display, especially for $371 to my door. I'm buying 2 more shortly.

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Good LCD... with discounts
5 Star Review   By member Revenent - Feb 9, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent view, very sharp text (on DVI), easy to adjust, high resolution (1,600 x 1,200)

Weakness: Price is high without discounts, USB ports are inconveniently placed

I bought two of these monitors on January 27th, and they arrives on January 31st, using only ground shipping. There was a 25% discount at that time, which means the total came out to $1026.53 with tax and shipping. Both boxes arrived in excellent condition, and the monitors themselves were in excellent condition as well. The monitors were an upgrade from my two 17" LCDs and the 30% increase in desktop space was almost immediately noticeable. Colour representation was pretty good - there does seem to be some deviation between the two, but no two panels are exactly alike. In any case, I was able to customize the colour temperature to a point where I felt they were identical. The menu controls took a bit of time to get used to, but it wasn't that hard. One thing I haven't been able to get working is the PIP settings, only because I haven't had a chance to plug in a secondary source yet. I played a few DVDs and some games to see if there were any ghosting issues. From what I could tell, there was zero or very minimal ghosting. I played CounterStrike (first person shooter) and tried spinning very rapidly and at that point, I believe I saw some ghosting. I also played Command & Conquer: Generals (real time strategy) and with very fast map scrolling I saw a faint hint of ghosting. As I do development, I read text for the vast majority of the time and, like most LCDs, text is exceptionally clear. Nothing like my old 19" CRT days. Turning on ClearType also helps a lot, as it makes the text seem more natural. The main thing I have a complaint about is the fact that the USB parts aren't very conveniently placed - *especially* if you plan to have two of them side by side. The monitor comes with four USB 2.0 ports, two of them with the rest of the plugs and two of them at the left hand side of the monitor. If you put two monitors side by side, you lose two of them no matter how you place the monitors. And getting to the bottom two requires a bit of a reach. Plan on only using those ports if you have equipment that you want plugged in for extended periods of time. As well, if you turn off the monitor, the USB ports also get deactivated. Which means any interactive USB devices (such as remote control receivers and keyboards) should probably not be plugged into the monitors. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The monitors are a good upgrade from my 17" LCDs, and they're not so large as to warrant a new desk. The price is a bit steep, but compared to other 20" LCDs, it's quite economical - if you happen to have a discount.

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Nyathi
2 Star Review   By member Nyathi - Dec 2, 2005   

Strengths: No dead pixels after 3 monitors

Weakness: Brightness variations!

I purchased a Dell 2001FP with my previous Dell computer about 10 months ago. No problems, it was great and served me well. I sold the old computer about a month ago and upgraded to an XPS 600. When the new computer came, the screen showed a noticable bright spot in the upper left corner. I complained and was sent a replacement, which arrived this morning. However, the replacement is just as bad, with bright glowing on three of the four corners! I was pleased with the service in getting a replacement promptly sent, but now I have to go through the hassle of complaining again: are there really so many faulty 2001FP monitors out there? Is Dell re-issuing faulty monitors? I do computer graphics, and I know these monitors will throw off my color judgement.

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Great LCD
5 Star Review   By member arkleseizure - Jul 6, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent picture with DVI, input options are good, USB ports are very handy

I love this monitor. The picture is excellent with DVI (using my Apple and PC). Can't say anything about analog mode, but really, why would you connect via analog anyways? Also has PIP mode, but that is about as useful as any PIP ever is. I would definitely recommend this monitor to anyone looking to get a LCD to replace their stupid bulky 17" CRT.

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5 Star Review   By member webmonger - May 23, 2005   

Strengths: Picture quality in DVI-D mode is superb. The quality of LCD to price ratio here is unmatched. Not one bad pixel on display. Swivel from landscape to portrait mode, tilt up down left right. USB Hub!

Weakness: No brightness or image settings in DVI mode. Analog performance is noticably less than DVI

I have worked on the web since it's origins in 93, have run design departments for years, so I have seen a few screens in my time. The quality of the 2001FP to price ratio is just unbeatable. Wait for the right desktop promotion (20-30% off), or online coupon and get it way under the normal price. I purchased and XPS and the 1704FPt from dell all at the same time. I am using the 17 as a side palette to the 2001 as my primary. The 2001 is noticeably a better quality screen over all. I also have another slightly older 17 inch on the other side and it beats it handily. This is a great screen you can't go wrong. Use it in DVI mode! If you just use it in analog you are missing out. I have put it through the paces over the past few weeks of using it. I am using media center, DVDs, various design programs, hooked up an xbox, and even playing World of Warcraft on it. In DVI mode this screen can do it all with ease! There is no wonder that Maximum PC has this listed as the best of the best in LCDs. USB hub on the monitor rules! Not sure if everyone has this problem. But after having a usb scanner, wireless mouse, keyboard, UPS, printer, pda, cell phone, and camera. I just do not have enough USB ports! Having a 4 port usb hub on the monitor is such a nice touch. Get the Dell 5650 surround sound speakers from dell and you get a nice speaker bar to hang from the bottom of the LCD. Nice touch, and makes for easy adjustments. Not to mention a nice center channel. Drivers! Be sure to install them from the CD that comes with the unit! And configure the LCD for best performance according to the user guide. Seems everyone skips this step and then wonders why it does not look top notch. It is a 4:3 ratio monitor. I can't believe how many knowledgeable people I catch using the wrong settings. The only minor drawback I see is the difference between DVI and analog is noticeable. If you get this monitor plan on using it in DVI mode! Modifying the brightness and image settings requires modification with your video card settings since DVI mode does not include this alteration. Any ATI or Nvidia card worthy of this monitor can do this. Screen Door Effect.. ok I see this mentioned by a few people. Sure you can see this if you are 6 inches from the screen. Even then it is only minor. People, if you can see the screen door effect you are too close to the screen! Increase the font size! You don't want to impair your vision from sitting to close. Unless you want to make your eye doctor happy with all the glasses you will need. You should not be that close to it! You must also keep moving your head side to side and up and down to see the entire screen. All of this is going to fatigue you sooner than it should. Get a better desk or sit up properly in your chair, your back will thank you too. Over all this monitor is excellent. To get something better you are looking at monitors that cost 2x as much. Once you get this 20" you will not know how you lived without all this real estate.

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3 Star Review   By member richard1971 - May 9, 2005   

Strengths: Clear in both text & graph at 1600x1200 DVI, quick response time, 3 year warranty, competitive price

Weakness: Performance when using 15-pin Analog RGB is weak in 1600x1200.

I bought one in January 2004 from dell small business at $800+. It works flawlessly since then. I bought another one this Feb from dell home at about $450. It's also flawless. I always use them at 1600x1200 DVI, IE text size is median.

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4 Star Review   By member leppa9 - May 3, 2005   

Strengths: vga/dvi/s-video/composite connectors, 1600x1200 display, slim and space saving, dual input switching, included dvi-2-dsub converter and DVI cable, builtin USB2 hub, image rotate, less power than CRT

Weakness: inherent LCD weaknesses, "could" be expensive, 60Hz max refresh (16.6ms response), "old" model

I built a Small Form Factor (SFF) PC to save desk space a while ago and so I wanted to get an LCD monitor to replace my large Dell M990 CRT. Of course LCDs have inherent weaknesses such as low refresh rates (causing moving objects to ghost), low max resolutions (most only do to 1280x1024), contrast issues, and poor black levels (light from nearby 'on' pixels make blacks look gray or because the pixels don't turn off completely). Therefore, I was looking for a LCD that did 1600x1200 which would probably mean the refresh rate would be acceptable; any other features would be great provided the price was not insane. I had been looking at this model and when Dell was having some great deals I bought it for about $480 after rebates. I'm pretty happy with it since I was running my CRT at 60Hz because I don't see the scanning pattern (out of the corners of my eye) -- but for most people this may annoy them since it is below 75Hz. Unfortunately since its Dell you really can't just go into a Circuit City and check it out then buy it online and save. However, Dell has a decent 30 return policy so you could check it out at the risk of paying return shipping and since it is an LCD it is not that heavy. The main things for me were: a) larger than my current CRT, b) the excellent price I got, c) integrated DVI connection, and d) space saving. The S-video & composite connections to turn it into a TV I will probably never use (since I would use a straight DVI or HDMI converter). The USB2 bus is neat but it means I have to enable it I would have to connect another cable from the monitor to my PC which already has frontside USB ports already so I'll never use that. I haven't played with PIP or connecting 2 separate (VGA & DVI) inputs but their inclusion is definitely a plus. The other neat thing, provided you get a driver or your video card already does it, is that you can easily rotate the screen 90degrees -- so more of a webpage shows or you can edit a full page of a word document. All and all, this model is a few years old but the cost has come down a lot and it performs adequately. Sure it will never have the image quality of a CRT and is more expensive but it saves space (probably lower power consumption as well) and should be great for most people. I actually play online games with it fine but my guess is that the more hardcore (i.e., more picky) will still stick with CRTs for now. I gave it 4 stars because I can't do a 3.5 NOTE: Samsung has new LCDs with ~80Hz (12ms) coming out now but they still seem to be only 1280x1024 or just 17". Also FWIW the seeing D-SUB in a specs list is your standard VGA connector that most CRT monitors use.

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5 Star Review   By member Anonymous - Mar 20, 2005   

Strengths: If you're in demand for more screen space, two of these is the way to go!

As a multimedia artist and developer, with palette heavy applications like Photoshop or Illustrator, or timeline based programs like Flash or FinalCut, screen space is always at a premium. I've used a 17" dual monitor configuration for years and can't image anything less. Now, with dual 20", I've almost doubled my total screen area ( from 2 million pixels to 3.8 million pixels.) So much screen space I don't know what to do with it all! (Actually that's a lie, it's already filled with palettes and windows, but I can see them all at once!) Compared to a single 23" monitor, you keep a couple hundred bucks in your pocket and get 1.8 million more pixels to look at!

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4 Star Review   By member christime - Feb 26, 2005   

Strengths: Crisp graphics and imagery. Setup of the base and connections was extremely easy. Alot of nice options for connections on the monitor itself (i.e. 2 USBS, analog/digital, etc)

Weakness: The base takes up some space with its half circle plastic design. The buttons on the bottom front need to be pushed in to activate. They're not soft touch buttons. When I push in, the monitor swivels.

Overall, the monitor is an EXCELLENT buy. I paid $523 out the door for it! Once you go 20"+, you'll never want to go smaller. I've had 3 LCD's in the past and this monitor by far surpasses the quality in color and resolution of them. Grade = A

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2 Star Review   By member bill_burdick - Jan 14, 2005   

Strengths: Compact, meets all specifications, reasonably priced

Weakness: Image quality

As part of a recent computer upgrade, I purchased a Dell D600 laptop and Dell 2001 FP (LCD). With repsect to display quality, both are inferior to the Dell C600 laptop and Dell Ultrascan P991 (Sony CRT) models they replaced. In particular, the Dell 2001 FP image quality is so lacking that I am considering replacing it with a CRT monitor. Basically, I cannot adjust image quality to come even close to the quality of the P991 (Sony CRT), even after spending over an hour with Dell technical support and while swithcing between DVI-D and Sub modes (neither are superior to the P991 in image quality). Bottom line - if your priority is thin, light, etc. then the 2001 FP or any other LCD monitor may be the best purchase for you. On the other hand, if image quality is your priority then a CRT will provide comparartively superior image quality, at a lower cost. PS - The D600 display is also very lacking in image quality, especially when compared to the C600 ... lack of crisp charaters, poor contrast and brightness results, etc.

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4 Star Review   By member SiFi - Jan 4, 2005   

Strengths: No dead/bright pixels. Easy to use. 1600 x 1200 resolution! Best bang for the buck.

Weakness: Huge size really limits the amount of desktop real estate. Power hog. It doesn't save much more power than your average 19" CRT. Could be brighter.

I originally thought about getting this LCD screen to run a dual LCD setup for my desktop, but after setting it up on my desktop in place of my old LCD as the primary monitor, I found that it was not necessary. My old LCD only had a resolution of 1024x768. The Dell gives me more than 40% more viewing area, is brighter and has a faster response time than my old LCD. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase and with Dell's track record, I will be using this monitor for many years.

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5 Star Review   By member HexStar - Dec 23, 2004   

Strengths: Bright clear image. Convenient USB hub built in.

Weakness: Too High. In lowest position it sits 5 1/2" above the desktop. Bifocals don't work well.

The first monitor I received was defective with 3 stuck-on pixels, turned off momentarily if I touched the screen and had some sync problems. In all fairness, the shipping box was also damaged, and although the monitor itself seemed intact, it is possible that it had internal injuries. The replacement seems perfect. No bad pixels and syncs properly. This is a replacement for a professional 21" CAD monitor and it is as if someone turned the lights on. My eyes are thanking me already. At first I was disturbed that the precise pixels made text look crude and boxy. Then I found the 'Clear Type' setting under the ControlPanel-> Display-> Appearance-> Effects dialog. Now text looks great. Best of all, I found people on ebay offering 25% off coupons that were good at the dell home store. I bought one for $2.50 and the monitor ended up costing me $600 plus tax.

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5 Star Review   By member mikeculak - Nov 28, 2004   

Strengths: High picture quality, high text quality, stunning video.

Weakness: I only wish this monitor came in a widescreen format. Otherwise, it's near perfect.

I did a lot of research before dropping a lot of cash on a monitor. I wanted an LCD flat screen that had a lot to offer and the 20" Dell 2001FP has just that. I was looking for a monitor that could handle text just as well as it could handle video, since I use my computer both for doing work and watching DVD and HDTV content. The 20" Dell monitor's performance is easily worthy of five stars in both of these categories. I imagine it has no problems with gaming either since the response time is a blazing 16ms. I have witnessed no blurring or ghosting in rapid motion scenes as is the problem with some of the slower LCDs. I also have a Dell 8400 PC with an Intel P4 3.0 GHz processor and a HDTV Wonder card installed on the PC. Over-the-air broadcasts of HDTV programs are stunning with this PC setup and the Dell 20" Monitor. The picture clarity is amazing. In a nutshell, you will not regret buying this monitor.

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5 Star Review   By member mudfoot - Nov 6, 2004   

Strengths: Fantasic clearity. Much brighter than my gateway LCD twith the same 400:1 contrast ratio.

Weakness: Cables in the back are a little hard to reach (all LCD's have this issue).

WOW! This is an incredible LCD DVI/Analog/S-video/composite in and 4 USB ports. Pretty lightweight. Once mounted, it can be moved in just about any direction with ease. 16ms response time is super --no ghosting. You can actully run two computers on it if you run one in analog and one in DVI (front button to switch back and forth). You can also run PIP with S-video/Composite in the smaller picture.

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4 Star Review   By member scooterndc - Oct 25, 2004   

Strengths: Price, picture quality in DVI-D mode, no pixel defects on my unit

Weakness: Contrast cannot be adjusted when using DVI-D input, slightly uneven screen brightness, so-so analog performance, some sync issues

I create CGI graphics as a hobby and needed a large 20"+ LCD monitor with a native resolution of at least 1600x1200 for my CAD work. I ultimately decided to go with a Dell 2001FP LCD because of its low price and the generally good reviews I read online... and I figured that if I didn't like it, I could always return it (they have a liberal 30-day return policy). I bought the 2001FP directly from Dell, and it arrived on Monday, 25 October 2004, which is semi-miraculous because I ordered it only a few days earlier and it didn't ship until Friday morning... and I didn't even pay for it to be FedEx-ed! In fact, I didn't pay for the display to be shipped at all; Dell was running a free ground shipping offer at the time. I guess it pays to live close to their Pennsylvania distribution center! :) I am happy to report that the display arrived in perfect condition with no dead or misfiring pixels *at all* when using either the RGB or DVI-D inputs (I am not planning to use this monitor for TV watching so I have not tested the S-Video or composite inputs). Image quality when using the DVI-D input is razor-sharp, color uniformity and accuracy is very good, and contrast is remarkably high for an LCD. A few critical observations: * The monitor would not sync up to my Windows XP workstation's GeForce FX 5900XT video card at 1600x1200 @ 60 Hz, even though that is the native resolution and recommended refresh rate for the 2001FP. After testing the monitor on my Mac G5 to make sure that it was the card and not the monitor, I engaged in a bit of trial and error which helped me determine that the GeForce was actually sending out 60 Hz as 60.013 Hz, which the Dell 2001FP was interpreting as out of its scan bandwidth. Argh!! Fortunately, I was able to quickly figure out what was going on and--using the Advanced Timing feature of the 5900XT--I was able to assign a custom refresh rate of 58.936 Hz for 1600x1200, which the 2001FP liked just fine. (Interestingly enough, the 2001FP synced up without a hitch to the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra in my Mac G5... go figure.) * You cannot use the 2001FP's monitor controls to adjust its contrast in DVI-D mode. This is actually not a problem for me, since my 5900XT video card can control monitor contrast and gamma by itself. The 2001FP's picture out of the box is almost spot-on anyway; only very slight contrast and gamma adjustments were need to optimize the display. Just remember that if you're really picky about contrast and gamma and you want to use the 2001FP's DVI-D input, be sure that your card can adjust the settings, because you won't be able to fiddle with them on the monitor. * Speaking of inputs, it should be noted that image quality is much less remarkable in analog mode when using the RGB ("D-SUB") input. Sharpness takes a hit, and no amount of tweaking the contrast and color controls could satisfy my picky eye. Since I'm not planning on using this monitor with anything other than a DVI-D connection, this is not really an issue for me--but if you're planning on using the 2001FP's RGB input, you may want to look elsewhere. * After a few hours of using the monitor, I have come to the conclusion that there is a slight variation in monitor brightness at the upper left and right corners of the screen... a very slight darkening. It is by no means objectionable or easily noticed, but it is definitely there. Overall I would have to say that I am (so far) a very satisfied customer. The Dell 2001FP is a very good LCD monitor, and an excellent monitor for its price range. Recommended.

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5 Star Review   By member jayxx666 - Oct 7, 2004   

Strengths: 1)Multiple signal inputs 2)Has the ability to tilt and work in portrait format 3)Easy installation 4)USB 2.0 connections available on LCD

Weakness: None fo far

It caught me by surprise that the DVI cable was included in the package. Price is fair, it cost me $689 total. I asked for a price adjustment days later because DELL is selling it for $675. It will be nice if they grant me that. If not, it is still a good price for such a LCD. Had it setup within 15 minutes. The unit is solid and the picture quality is excellent. Received my unit within 3 days, and best of all, no dead pixel. I am always a big fan of Sony displays, but with $300 more in price tag and by experiencing the 2001FP, I am no longer sure if Sony’s displays worth the price.

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5 Star Review   By member lebice - Oct 5, 2004   

Strengths: four input format (DVI, Dsub, sVideo & Composite). Integrated USB 2.0. PIP. high resolution.

Weakness: the price too high? maybe not. I bought it at around $800

Best 20" LCD monitor!! no dead pixel, great view, bright enough, large view angle, no ghost affect when gaming. What you need is a DVI graphic card to display the gorgeous picture. For a programmer like me watch monitor more than 10 hours per day, 2001fp is your best partner.

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5 Star Review   By member RitiFamily - Aug 27, 2004   

Strengths: 16ms Response Time, Crisp vibrant colors. All around GREAT MONITOR!

Great LCD Monitor. No Dead Pixels. Dell.com has 30 return policy- so, you can give it a try and if you don't like it, just return it :) However, I don't think you will!

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5 Star Review   By member old_cotton - Jul 31, 2004   

Strengths: Great response time for 16ms. Integrated USB2.0 Hub. With S-Video and Composite Input. PIP (Picture in Picture) function. And the price is great, I got it at $709.

Weakness: The 400:1 contrast ratio is somewhat low. No Pivot software in the CD from the package, you have to download it from Dell website. Contrast ratio can't be adjusted when using the DVI connection.

I got my 2001FP 5 days ago and I'm pretty enjoying it. Amazing text clarity. Nice and bright. Superior video quality, deluxe tilt and swivel, extra inputs for composite video and S-video. There are no any dead pixels on my 2001FP. The best LCD I ever used! Highly recommend!

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4 Star Review   By member msanto - May 7, 2004   

Strengths: Large screen, very good resolution, no ghosting in games ...

Weakness: Expensive! Look for a good price.

Yes, I'm getting to the age that I need reading glasses. So a larger monitor is always nice, but I wanted an LCD, and more to the point, I wanted a larger LCD than I currenly had (17") that would work well with games. Most of the reviews of larger (19"+) LCDs said they had a refresh rate of 25ms or more. 16ms was my target, the same as my current LCD. When I found out the Dell 2001FP provided that rate in a 20" package, I started looking for good prices. Retail was over 1000, and that was too much for me. I bought mine on eBay, from a well-rated company (99%+ positive) for 760 + 30 ship. I was expecting a lot, and I got a lot. First, ergonomically, it's a dream. You can change height, tilt angle, and even rotate the screen vertically. For games, I played a few and saw no ghosting at all. Now, with regards to the "screen door" effect. Frankly, to get close enough to see it ... well, I'm too close for my presbyopia anyway, so who cares! Basically, I love this monitor's size, ergonomics and ability to play games. The big minus is the price. I mean, even with eBay I still paid about 800. Make sure you look for a good sale, perhaps a Dell Small Biz coupon or something on eBay. If you can afford it, this is a great monitor.

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5 Star Review   By member compcons - May 5, 2004   

Strengths: Large screen highly readable (w/ my 20/20 vision) at 1600x1200

Weakness: "Screen door" effect apparent if close to screen

I've never regularly used a monitor this large -- my largest has been a 15" LCD. Now I don't think I could ever live with a smaller screen again for regular use. I really don't do anything fancy on my PC -- a few low key games, DVDs occasionally -- mostly web browsing. Games do seem to play better (I also upgraded to a Radeon 9200SE 256MB to use the DVI input, my 64MB GeForce2 lacked it and was time for a new card.) and ghosting does not seem to be there (but I don't play many RPGs.) Having an easy button to switch video modes (VGA, DVI, S-Video, RCA) is convenient. When I need to work on another PC, I'll simply insert the analog/VGA connector to work on it, saving monitor space. I hooked up a VCR to the RCA jack, but I don't seem to use it much (Picture-in-Picture can be used.) I think the video quality difference between VGA and DVI is minimal, but I do think it makes a difference. About the "screen door" -- I do see lines across the screen when sitting nearby. Do a search for reviews on this model from big name sites and you'll get a better definition of what this means. I find this to be the only negative (besides the price) of this monitor, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'll have a new desk soon and will be able to put it farther away from my eyes. USB 2.0 powered hub is handy too -- though don't know how much use it'll get. Overall, a great value when Dell has it on sale.

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