Final Thoughts

The Dell 2001FP is arguably what the 192T should have been. Even though the cable management leaves something to be desired, this monitor excels in several areas:
  • Multiple input support
  • Clean interface
  • Good performance
  • (Relatively) Low Price
At the same time, on a more personal note, we are extremely pleased with how accurate the specifications are with our tested data. Particularly when it comes to displays, consumers are given the “marketing” specifications. Although Dell's specifications look somewhat modest compared to other 19" and 20" LCDs on the market, we can declare openly that they are the most accurate.

Price and features are the dead winners in this competition. Even though the unit still costs $899 (MSRP), Dell loves to run coupons and deals, even on its brand new items. The 2001FP's nearest competition, the Samsung 192T and Dell 1901FP both run around $700. Considering the 30% increase in pixels, AV inputs, and faster response time, the additional $200 is essentially a bargain.

Why do we consider the Samsung 192T to be the Dell 2001FP's nearest competitor? The simple answer is size and price, mostly. A lot of people were disappointed with the mediocre release of the 192T, which was basically a repackaged 191T without zoom features, a narrow bezel or pivot/swivel.

Dell picked an excellent choice when they went with LG.Philips for the panel. Although panel prices have been getting cheaper, innovation in the section has been near stagnant for 18 months (some people considered the 18-bit 16ms TN panels from AUO a step backward if anything). We are very pleased to pronounce the 2001FP our new big LCD champion over the Samsung 191T and 192T.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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... ;)
  • 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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