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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Pros: Great Quality picture, pretty good refresh rates at most resolutions and crazy high max resolution !