Dell UltraSharp 1907FP review: Dell UltraSharp 1907FP

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 7.0
  • Service and support: 7.0
  • Setup and ease of use: 8.0
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The Good High-end design and ergonomics; low price; better-than-average image quality; high degree of connectivity.

The Bad Lightweight base is a bit wobbly; onscreen menu lacks exit option; no dedicated brightness buttons; contrast adjustment not available for DVI-D signal.

The Bottom Line With good performance, a stylish design, and all the flexibility we could ask for in a monitor, the Dell UltraSharp 1907FP is one of the few entries in the budget display category that we highly recommend.

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Dell UltraSharp 1907FP

The Dell UltraSharp 1907FP is a rarity in the low-price LCD monitor category. This 19-inch LCD costs only $369, delivers better-than-average image quality, and offers the design and adjustability options typically found on much more expensive displays, such as the Philips Brilliance 190P6 and the Sony SDM-X95KB . Though these more expensive displays deliver nominally better performance, they lack the panache, the ease of use, and the low price of the Dell UltraSharp 1907FP. We also reviewed the 1907FP's little sister, the Dell UltraSharp 1707FP , which costs only $299 and offers the same versatile adjustments and which performed slightly better all around.

The attractive Dell UltraSharp 1907FP has a slim bezel, a brushed-aluminum neck, and a fairly small Y-shape base that together contribute to its space-age feel. It offers loads of flexibility: you can tilt the panel forward and backward 25 degrees, pivot between portrait and landscape orientations, swivel 45 degrees to the left and the right, and adjust the height an impressive 5 inches. The adjustments are generally smooth and easy to make, and we especially like that the neck slides on a track, rather than incorporating the standard telescoping tube-within-a-tube design as seen on the NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX . The track mechanism is less bulky and allows for smoother movement. The Dell UltraSharp 1907FP's ergonomics are not perfectly realized, however. Making adjustments requires two hands--one to hold the base in place and one to move the panel. And making even slight adjustments causes the top-heavy monitor to wobble.

In back, the Dell UltraSharp 1907FP has DVI-D and analog signal inputs, an audio input, and one upstream and two downstream USB ports; two more downstream USB ports are tucked behind the left bezel. The display comes with both signal cables and a USB cable, though there's no cable for the audio jack; an audio cable is included, however, with the optional 10-watt Dell Sound Bar speakers ($29) that attach to the bottom bezel.

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Dell UltraSharp 1907FP

Part Number: DC323 Released: Feb 27, 2006
Low Price: $201.05 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Feb 27, 2006
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface DVI
    VGA (HD-15)
  • Diagonal Size 19 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.294 mm
  • EPEAT Logo Silver
  • Image Contrast Ratio 700:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 5:4