Debating over Dell 2005FPW.

Discussion in 'Displays' started by TrueChaos, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. TrueChaos

    TrueChaos Limp Gawd

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    Im currently using 2 old 17" CRT's, and ive been looking to move to a 20" widescreen monitor. Now, Dells 2005 FPW seems like a steal (on sale now for 600$ CAD), but I havent been able to find any reviews on how well it does for gaming. How bad is the ghosting on it? What other problems does it have?

    Also, what monitors are its direct competition, that are around the same price? I havent really been able to find any...

    Thanks for your help :)

    -Cameron
     
  2. jcll2002

    jcll2002 2[H]4U

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  3. Jordan1

    Jordan1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Mine is awesome. I don't notice any ghosting. No light leakage. I can't think of anything bad about it.
     
  4. killa62

    killa62 Banned Abortion Poster Child '07

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    very good monitor, you won't be disappointed.
    if you are, just send it back to dell, shipping on them
     
  5. 1FocusedHokie

    1FocusedHokie Limp Gawd

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    I just took advantage of that deal myself and absolutely LOVE this monitor. I've played F.E.A.R. and Jedi Academy (haha old I know) and they look great!

    I say go for it.
     
  6. purple_haze

    purple_haze 2[H]4U

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    the first few generations had some bad bleeding, mainly because of quality control. I got my mexico revision about 7-8 months ago and yes the leakage is there and it is negligible unless you watch widescreen dvd movies and u see somewhat of a glare in the background between the black borders.
     
  7. TrueChaos

    TrueChaos Limp Gawd

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    Well im a n00b when it comes to LCD's... I know what ghosting is, but what exactly is meant by light leakage? Im having trouble with google, its refusing to find a clear definition. :rolleyes:

    -Cameron
     
  8. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox Limp Gawd

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    Think of you are in a darkroom, and you are staring at the door, but outside is so bright, the edges of the doorframe are leaking the light from behind the door.

    In reality, check these pics out. They look worse in the pictures because we have to overexpose the pictures (more light) in order to register anything.
     
  9. Jason711

    Jason711 [H]ardness Supreme

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    take a hard look at the acer f-20 before you purchase anything.
     
  10. Numsay

    Numsay n00b

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    I Initially ordered the 2405FPW from Dell and was not happy with the way it preformed with FPS games on my system (P4, 3.2, 6800gs). It just felt too big and even after I tweaked everything the best I could frames would still drop when things got crazy on the screen.
    I called Dell and exchanged for the 2005FPW and I'm very satisfied. I would recommend it for any serious gamer that wants a LCD with a similar system. I get no slowdowns with high end settings.
     
  11. zerogt86

    zerogt86 Gawd

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    same with me, i love my 2005fpw.
     
  12. waddles

    waddles Gawd

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    Pull the trigger on it for that price. You won't regret it.
     
  13. TrueChaos

    TrueChaos Limp Gawd

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    Problem is that the acer f-20 is about 200$ CAD more than the dell... :p. I am definatly open to more reccomendations though, so long as they are available in Canada.

    -Cameron
     
  14. Majin

    Majin 2[H]4U

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    You could have saved 25% off the 2005FPW last weekend!

    I just bought one from Dell.ca Saturday Feb 25 for $561.75 CND, before tax, with Free Shipping!
    I saved $187.00 CDN off of the normal price.

    I should have bough 2 for that price. :(
     
  15. Jordan1

    Jordan1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Dell is always coming out with new coupons.
     
  16. purple_haze

    purple_haze 2[H]4U

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    just wait for you chance every month, and you get a deal on the monitors. I got my 440 shipped back in the deal. Now it can be had for much less. 400 dollars plus stupid tax
     
  17. Firecrotch

    Firecrotch Limp Gawd

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    I think im gonna pick up the dell 2005 fpw tomorow. I was debating for a long time and the dell seems like a good choice, especially with the price as good as it is right now for you.
     
  18. munkle

    munkle [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Its an awesome monitor.
     
  19. SLee

    SLee Gawd

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    They've been cheaper. The 10 days of deals event that Dell.ca typically has every 6 weeks or so has recently had the 2005FPW for C$499 and the 2405FPW for C$899.
     
  20. Zathras

    Zathras n00b

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    The 2005's went back up. The 2405's are on sale again.

    Check out this deal on the Viewsonic VX2025WM which is virtually identical to the 2005.
     
  21. Puterguru

    Puterguru 2[H]4U

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    That's sweet, anyone own this monitor?
     
  22. Selsaral

    Selsaral Limp Gawd

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    I picked up one a few weeks ago and I can't get over how cool it is. Mine had some backlight bleeding, so I had Dell ship me a replacement. The replacement was 3X worse, and although I could have continued swapping monitors until I got a perfect one, I decided I was too lazy to do that and kept the first one.

    The backlight bleeding is sort of annoying, but it isn't a huge deal. But that's up to each person. Some people will find that unacceptable, some won't mind as much. I only see it when I am looking for it. In the apps I use (which isn't many, civ4, WoW), I can't see it at all.

    Not a single dead pixel however, and aside from the backlight bleeding the monitor is extremely cool. I'm a total widescreen whore now. Never going back. Next step is to get a second and dual-monitor them. My CRT beside my 2005fpw looks pathetic.