Summary: I love my new larger monitor. My family watches alot of movies, but no TV. I like to download movies and children's shows to the computer and the 20" monitor is the perfect size for my son. I wanted one that was larger, but affordable, and that's exactly what I got. I wish there had been some kind of comparison graphic for smaller monitors. I didn't realize that the 20" was pretty much just wider than my old monitor, but not taller.
Summary: Size and plug and play with my graphics card was nice. The plastic screen is not the clearest. It almost has a dusty monitor look, but it seems that most of the Dell monitors do. This dustiness is most noticeable close up in a poorly lit room. I wasn't expecting a $1,000 picture when I decided to buy it, so overall I'm happy with this monitor. It was a great price for the screen size.
Summary: It's a very good monitor and I have been using for couple of months now. The one it replaced was also a Dell LCD monitor but that died after a normal power spike/outage in my house (in spite of a surge protector)! Very simple and easy to install right out of the box. The wide screen is great for running applications and the graphics are very sharp. Would recommend, it's sleek and looks very nice.
Quality is excellent (Typical) WIdescreen not good!
22 May 2007
Summary: Widescreen display is not ideal for internet surfing and day to day use if you ask me. I prefer the traditional 4:3 format (square) I found all websites were squished and it was difficult to navigate. I am not a gamer so this has bearing. I would not recommend a widescreen for any typical home user. A gamer of course would love this screen due to the larger width. The screen quality is excellent when put in optimal widescreen resolutions.
Summary: If the majority of your time spent on the computer is text (documents and e-mail) and surfing the internet, and your old monitor is a CRT, this is a good first step into the world of LCDs. Its widescreen proportions (1680 x 1050) allow you to view two Word documents side by side. Pictures, downloaded videos and websites in general look fine. All of the text is crisp and clear.
Summary: I'm very picky about what I use for a monitor and learned of this model though Consumer Reports that highly rated it. I upgraded to this one from at Dell 17" 1702 Ultra Sharp 17" that was square in shape. That was a terrific monitor and I was really uncertain about giving it up. I'm used this one for about 10 days and have found the clarity and color rendering excellent. I like that I was able to up the refresh rate over my previous monitor.
Excerpt: As with most dell products, this monitor is of high quality. I use this at work for 8 hours a day, and my eyes are not strained at the end of the day like they are on most monitors. The picture is crisp, and the size of the monitor is perfect to see a lot of different windows, while not being too big that you are getting lost. The border around the screen is very thin, so it gives the illusion that the viewing area is very large.
Excerpt: I bought this monitor together with my Dell Inspiron 530S from Dell's website. It is a 20" monitor which is quite big for a PC monitor but it makes using the PC easier and less tiring for your eyes. It has a 1680*1050 screen resolution which is very nice for playing games and watching videos.
Excerpt: Overall this is a pretty awesome monitor! Almost too large to play games on, hard to take it all in sitting at the distance that I usually sit at from my old monitor! I've played Counter-Strike for a long time and decided to switch from my old LG studio works 99T monitor for this one and although I personally had a little trouble getting used to it, once I cracked the correct settings for it it's been awesome for CS and all other games.
Pros: Great Quality picture, pretty good refresh rates at most resolutions and crazy high max resolution !