Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP LCD Monitor


The Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP is a 20-inch LCD monitor that costs $529. It offers excellent image quality and has plenty of features and connections. It is highly adjustable and offers high quality performance that can be surpassed by only a few monitors.

The panel of Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP can be tilted 20 degrees forward and 5 degrees back. It can be swiveled 45 degrees to the left or right and the height can be adjusted by about 3.5 inches. It can also be pivoted between landscape and portrait modes. All these changes can be made easily, though the base may wobble while the monitor is being adjusted.

It is easy to access the inputs on the back panel if the panel is pivoted into the portrait position. The inputs include DVI-D and D-Sub signal inputs, one upstream and two downstream USB 2.0 ports, composite and S-Video inputs for connecting a DVD player, a VCR or a camcorder and an audio jack for connecting an optional Dell Sound Bar speaker. There are two more USB 2.0 ports on the right side of the panel. The package includes DVI-D, D-Sub, and a USB cable.

UltraSharp 2007WFP has a slender neck, with a simple cutout, through which the cables can be threaded. There are several connectivity options, but unfortunately there is no good cable containment system. Critics feel that this is one small drawback of this monitor. The monitor has a horizontal onscreen menu along the bottom bezel. This is unusual, since most onscreen menus are vertical and are in the middle of the screen. Each adjustability option has its own sub menu, though there is no dedicated exit button, due to which navigation may not be easy. However, there is a dedicated button for switching between inputs. There is also a dedicated button for launching the picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture functions.

Three preset image modes are provided, for multimedia, desktop, and gaming. Two color-temperature submenus are provided for PC and Mac modes. The monitor delivers excellent performance at its native resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. The grayscale performance is good and the colors are vivid, with slight compression in the reds and blues. Screen uniformity is good and the viewing angle is excellent.

The 16-millisecond pixel-response rate is relatively slow, but the DVD performance is good, with minimal ghosting. Gaming performance is excellent with realistic colors and sharpness.

The monitor has a standard three-year warranty that covers the parts, labor and backlight. It can be extended by one year for $29 and by two years for $49.

There are many electronic support options like a searchable knowledge base and community forums. Documentation and driver downloads are available at the Dell website and toll-free support is available around the clock.


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