by Greg King on June 28, 2006 in Graphics & Displays
Are you looking to upgrade your dated CRT or small LCD? Dells 1907FB provides a full 19" viewing area and supports 1280*1024 at 75Hz. It also includes a slew of extra features.. even two USB ports!
As stated before, the native resolution is 1280×1024 at 60 Hz. While this is native, you can run at resolutions lower than this. I personally prefer 1280×1024 but whatever resolution you want to run at is completely up to you. One nice feature about this monitor is the auto adjust options. What this does is it adjusts the screen to its optimal settings. No more adjusting the width and height of your display as this does all the work for you.
Below is a shot of the control menu. From here, you can adjust different settings for your monitor.
From these options, you can see that you can adjust the brightness of your monitor, and in the brightness option, you can also adjust contrast. You can let the monitor adjust it self if you so desire and control the position of the picture, but only left, right, up and down. You can not stretch the picture, only position it. There is an Image setting option, a color setting option as well as an on screen display setting. In the language tab, you have the option of selecting English, Spanish, French, German or Japanese.
Picture Quality and Adjustability:
When I was considering making the jump to an LCD screen, there were a few options in my head. I knew that I wanted a low response time so I could game. I also knew that I wanted a 19 screen. Not limiting it down much was I? My initial idea was to get one 24 Dell display and be happy with it. I did my research and while doing so, I received the recently reviewed Matrox TripleHead2Go. This kind of threw a wrench in my 24 display goal. I then decided, while looking at 24 Dells, to go with a 19 monitor so I could use the TripleHead2Go when I was able to get a hold of another 2 monitors. After careful consideration, I choose the 1907fp because of its digital output. I really do not need DVI, but my video card has the option so why not. I know thats a lame excuse but whatever, I wanted it.
The picture quality of the 1907 is exceptional to say the least. The picture is crisp and detailed and when to compared to my CRT monitor, the picture is just as crisp as well as brighter. One nice thing with a LCD monitor is that it does not flicker like a CRT does. This, over extended periods of use, is easier on the eyes and I for one love it.
As you can see, the pictures are clean and crisp, providing a solid display for everyday use. Everyday use? Everyday use is one thing, but can it game? Thats what I want to know.
Gaming with the 1907 is bliss as well. There were no instances of noticeable ghosting, and the picture was clean and crisp, just as we saw with the desktop.
While my camera does not do this monitor any justice, these are decent examples of how well this monitor looks when in a game. The movement is fluid and as stated earlier, there was no sign of ghosting.