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The Dell 1907FP Display
Low response times, but no more Super IPS panels?

Dell, the undisputed LCD vendor for the US, took an unusual step backwards today by announcing the 8ms UltraSharp 17" 1707FP and UltraSharp 19" 1907FP LCD displays.  The displays both use 6-bit LCD panels capable of 262,000 colors per pixel with an 8ms gray to gray response time. 

Dell has been a large proponent of 8-bit Super IPS LCD panels in the past, but the move to 6-bit panels for the 1707FP and the 1907FP is not completely unusual.  Typically, Dell will use different components for different regions -- so the UltraSharp 1907FP in Europe may be completely different than the UltraSharp 1907FP in the US.

Both displays come with a native resolution of 1280x1024 and 500:1 contrast ratios.  Representatives from Dell Europe claim the price of the 1707FP and 1907FP will be £199 and £299, respectively.

Dell is expected to announce the UltraSharp 2007FPW and UltraSharp 2407FPW widescreen displays on the 24th of this month. The 30" 3007FPW was announced early this year.

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By Shining Arcanine on 2/14/2006 5:36:27 PM , Rating: 3
It could be that Dell is saving the quality 8bit panels for the US and selling the 6bit panels overseas. I know I would never buy a 6bit panel. It is a waste of money.

By FoxFour on 2/14/2006 7:43:47 PM , Rating: 2
But I'd bet that the vast majority of LCD's sold by companies other than Dell are 6-bit, and that 95% of buyers probably don't have the foggiest idea which is which or what it might mean.

It's a sad thing when we get inferior products due to consumer ignorance.

By jr9k on 2/18/2006 6:08:07 PM , Rating: 2
20" and 24" are (or should be) high end monitors. I really hope they don't use 6-bit panels because I'm planning to get the 2007.

I'm european and I don't buy 6-bit monitors.

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