It's been a little while since we had a recent LCD review, so we are coming back at you strong with something special. Dell recently unveiled its 2001FP LCD as an exclusive bundle with the Dell XPS workstations. Inevitably, this will be the replacement of Dell's existing 1600x1200 LCD, the 2000FP. Although these units will not be available for retail sales until Q1'04, we have been assured that the monitors shipping with the XPS systems are identical to the retail models next year.

Designing a 1600x1200 LCD for gamers was no accident. If you're a casual browser through our forums, you may note the dozens of inquiries about availability of low response time 1600x1200 LCDs. While 1600x1200 LCDs do exist (Dell 2000FP, for example), none of them have been able to pack the punch as a 16ms response time offering. Response time, as you may know, is the measurement, in seconds, as the LCD pixel twists to fully off, and back to fully on again. Although we certainly have our doubts about how important response time is (at least once you start getting under 25ms), many die-hard gamers swear by 16ms timings.

Without further ado, let us see if this monitor is in fact just what the doctor ordered.

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  • GomezAddams - Monday, November 17, 2003 - link

    I thought it was a good review also.

    I would like to hear how this one compares with Planar's PL201M as both have similar capabilities and price.
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  • scrubman - Friday, November 14, 2003 - link

    it was a good review BUT i would have liked to hear something about how it compares to its predicessor, the 2000FP... that is what i use with a 9800Pro and i think it is outstanding... Reply
  • TwYsTeD - Friday, November 14, 2003 - link

    I am also curious as to how a fast paced game like UT2003 plays on it. Reply
  • ShoNuff - Thursday, November 13, 2003 - link

    It appears that both the NEC 2080UX+ and the Dell 2001FP will be released in December :(

    Hopefully the NEC will be priced competitively with the Dell as to offer end users a choice in monitors.

    I would be really surprised if Samsung and Sony are not going to release a comparable LCD using the Philips panel in December as well.

    Any of you monitor gurus have any information on additional offering using the Philips panel please share it.
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  • GTMan32 - Thursday, November 13, 2003 - link

    The bulge near the end of the video cable is not an insulator. It is a magnet designed to reduce interference.

    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question352.htm
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  • Lorrin - Thursday, November 13, 2003 - link

    Does anyone know how the Apple Cinema Displays compare? I know their response time isn't as fast, but I'm not a gamer so that doesn't bother me. I know ACD's get rave reviews for color reproduction and viewing angle. Can they keep up with the 2001FP?

    BTW, thanks miomao for clarifying that the NEC 2080UX+ has the same panel of the Dell 2001FP.
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  • Shalmanese - Thursday, November 13, 2003 - link

    Could you possibly find out just exactly what video cards support 1600x1200 DVI? When I was helping a friend buy a computer, I swear I read somewhere that the 9700 Pro didn't do more than 1280x1024. Reply
  • FirstCitizenLynette - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - link

    Could you please tell me what a game looks like (Unreal Tournament 2003 or anything) with max AF and AA, and as many details on a possible, on this monitor?

    Very nice review by the way.

    Thanks!
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  • miomao - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - link

    Not the usual 2080UX but the 2080UX+ "PLUS" use this 16ms panel.

    Surely it have more features but higher price than Dell.

    I've read that Philips will make the 200P4 model.

    I hope AnandTech will make also a LG L1910B review with 19'' S-IPS panel... ;)
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  • ShoNuff - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - link

    So is the NEC 2080UX out now? What does it retail for?

    Is anybody else using the Philips S-IPS-Panel?
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