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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  • Shalmanese - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    Couldn't you just put the Cable insulator on the inside of the cable holder so that it doesn't snag? Reply
  • wicktron - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    impressive. Reply
  • spynoodle - Thursday, January 24, 2013 - link

    Almost ten years later, I'm still using this monitor, and I think that it's still great. I bought it at a yard sale for $40 around a year ago, and I have not been disappointed. I'm not much of a gamer, so all that really matters to me is accurate color reproduction and good anti-glare, and I think that this monitor still beats many modern LCDs in those areas. Honestly, given my dual-monitor setup with a Samsung 172t, I wouldn't trade it for most new widescreen LCDs. Reply

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