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Refurbished 20-Inch 2001FP LCD MONITOR BLACK
Diagonal Size: 20.1 in
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
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (Standard)
Max Resolution: 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Product Title: Dell C0646 Dell 20-inch (1600x1200) 60 Hz Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Refurbished) Mfr P/N C0646 Flat Panels / LCD
Power Score: 4.2 | 23 Reviews
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Included Devices: Monitor Stand
Monitor Color: Grey
Height: 18 in
Width: 17.6 in
Depth: 9.67 in
Weight: 18.72 lbs
URL: Manufacturer Link
Video Standards: NTSC (Full)
System Type: PC
Interface Type: Analog, Digital
Description: UltraSharp 2001FP 20.1" LCD Monitor
Pitch: 0.255 mm
Viewable Size: 20.1 in
Display Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Product Reviews (12)
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.
By anonymous; - May 22, 2006
Good LCD... with discounts
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...
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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.
By Revenent - Feb 9, 2006
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,...
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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.
By Nyathi - Dec 2, 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.
By arkleseizure - Jul 6, 2005
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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...
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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.
By webmonger - May 23, 2005