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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  • miomao - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - link

    The new NEC 2080UX+ (note the "plus") has the same panel of the Dell 2001FP.
  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    Its the same thing. :) So in a way, you have the new champ ;)

  • marcst - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    Before pronouncing the 2001FP as "new big LCD champion", you should really have a look at the NEC 2080UX, 1600x1200, S-IPS-Panel. Really awesome panel, and not a single annoying dead pixel/subpixel (my panel)! Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    We tested with a 9800 Pro. Sorry about the mixup.

  • miomao - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    No CRT is sharp as LCD...
    and for color next years we will have 30bit colors LCDs.

    Remember Sony will stop Trinitron production in 2004!

    The main issue of LCD will remain fixed resolution.
  • wicktron - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    it's improbable for lcd's to ever match the color accuracy and sharpness of a crt. Reply
  • ripdude - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    neat article.

    I still find the performance of (any) LCD unrewarding for its price. Until LCD's are on the same quality as CRT's I'm not trading in my 17" CTX :).
  • Slingman - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    Great article Anandtech! I know a lot of us were waiting for a good review of the new LG panel. My only question would be in regards to how it compares to the Samsung 213T? I believe this to be every bit as competitive as the 192T is, especially considering it runs at 1600x1200, just like the 2001 FP does. Granted, it is more expensive, but many of us will use it as a basis of comparison when shopping for a new 20"+ display.

    Before knocking the review for their comment on DVI, one should have their facts in line. All the newer video cards on the market, in particular the newer Radeons and Geforce FX's, support 1600x1200 on the DVI interface. You do not need a pro-level card in order to do this.
  • mcveigh - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    can't remember where I saw it but 9800 series does it I believe Reply
  • Shalmanese - Monday, November 10, 2003 - link

    What video card did you test this with? To the best of my knowledge, consumer grade cards only support 1280x1024 on DVI. You need a fairly expensive pro card if you ever want to use 1600x1200 on DVI which makes it rather flippant to recommend that people can ignore the VGA issues and use DVI instead. Reply

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