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    Dell E207WFP or...

    I am looking to buy a new monitor to replace my Samsung 930BF (19" 1280*1024). My friend has a Dell E207WFP (20.1" widescreen, 1680*1050) and it seems like a nice monitor to me.

    The E207WFP can be had here http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc
    for £193.86, however there are several oth monitors for simillar prices on that page, with the equal or better specs.

    This one http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=510&subcat=
    in particualr looks like a good deal as it is £23 cheaper than the Dell and supposedly has a much higher contrast ratio. However, I have not seen this monitor in use in real life.

    Should I get the Dell or is there something better?

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    I would go for 'or'. There have been some bad reviews of the dell.

    On the other hand, I did just by the LG L204WT you mention (though from somewhere cheaper) and it's a cracking monitor. Takes a little while to warm up and the stand is a bit cheap, but it's a very good monitor.
    Note the contrast ratio is actually only 700:1 or so, the 2000:1 is fake through dynamic contrast (backlight variability) and can't be seen on screen at the same time.

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    whered you get that monitor from kalniel? i only could find it at oc when i searched for it before.

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    Also I wrote about the monitor at hexus here:
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ghlight=l204wt

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    So what's bad about the dell? And how long does the L204WT take to warm up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    whered you get that monitor from kalniel? i only could find it at oc when i searched for it before.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121...FQ3alAodSwaEGQ

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=324783
    Last edited by frazered; 19-06-2007 at 05:26 PM. Reason: edited as amazon price was not from amazon direct

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    At my current settings it's taking about 10 minutes.

    You wouldn't notice most likely - I'm just a nut for colour depth. It looks great from the start, but colours aren't quite a vibrant as my CRT. I thought that was just the result of it being LCD, but after a while they get better.

    The dell is just meant to be poor for colours and backlight bleeding. That said I'm struggling to find the reviews I based my opinion on so I could be out of date - Dell also tend to revise their models a lot.

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    hi i had the same thoughts but plummed for the 2007wfp

    reading up on the e207wfp was a challenge as there is not much about apart from pcpro reviews

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    Just posted this in another thread but will add it here to, if you are thinking of buying the dell e207wfp go to dell uk and they have the 2007wfp on offer at the moment for just £3 more £240.58 - 2007wfp versus £237.35 for the e207wfp.

    http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna..._summary=False

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    Thanks for the 2007wfp sugesstions, but it's a bit out of my price range I'm afraid.
    From what I've read of the LG it looks very good, I think I'm going to go for it!

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    If you've got the space I can wholeheartedly recommend the LG L226WTQ. £204 at the minute but wait until the weekend as it'll almost certainly be on Today Only (especially if you request it).

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    I'd rather have the higher pixel density you get with the smaller monitor, I play a lot of games and I find that where AA can't always get rid of annying shimmery lines, higher pixel density can.

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    2007wfp would be a good choice then, or otherwise you are looking at a 24 inch model

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeria View Post
    I'd rather have the higher pixel density you get with the smaller monitor, I play a lot of games and I find that where AA can't always get rid of annying shimmery lines, higher pixel density can.
    Yep I'm exactly the same, which is why I went for the L204 Can still see jaggies, but it's much less noticeable than on higher dot pitch monitors.

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    Hmm, now that I see this http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.aspx?sku=331032 at komplett (was out of the running due to price when i was just looking at OCUK, I'm not so sure.. Decisions decisions...

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    Nice price! I would have probably gone for that if it hadn't been so expensive when I was looking.

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