Dell UltraSharp 1905FP 82LG

Size (inches): 19
Resolution (pixels): 1280 by 1024
Contrast Ratio: 800:1
Adjustments: Multiple adjustments
Weight (pounds): 15.25
Interfaces: Analog and digital

Dell's full-featured UltraSharp 1901FP is a tough act to follow, but the UltraSharp 1905FP replaces it ably. Like its predecessor, the 1905FP includes four UBS 2.0 ports (two on the side of the bezel, and two in the back). It also follows its sibling's lead in allowing you to tilt the screen, pivot it, swivel it on its base, and adjust its height.

With the second-highest test scores for text quality that we've seen lately, the 1905FP received a Very Good rating for text. Slightly ruddy flesh tones in our photo of people contributed to graphics scores that were middling among recently tested 19-inch LCDs but were strong enough overall to earn a rating of Very Good for graphics as well.

The 1905FP's pixel redraw rate of 20ms is an improvement on the 1901fp's 25ms, but it's hardly ground-breaking--and we couldn't detect any improvement in how games and movies looked. Still, this monitor's excellent image quality, great array of features, and competitive price combined to help it capture Best Buy honors on our January 2005 chart.

Upshot: The Dell UltraSharp 1905FP covers all the bases: screen quality, physical adjustability, and extras features.

Features:

Screen Specs
Size (inches) 19
Resolution (pixels) 1280 by 1024
Maximum Brightness (candelas per square meter) 250
Contrast Ratio 800:1
Horizontal View Angle (degrees) 85
Vertical View Angle (degrees) 85
Antiglare Yes
Pixel Response Time (milliseconds) 20
Type of Pixel Response Time Rise-and-fall
Panel Manufacturer LG
Can Factory Default Settings Be Reset? Yes
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.29
Physical Adjustments
Tilt Yes
Height Yes
Pivot Yes
Swivel Yes
Adjustments Multiple adjustments
Dimensions
Depth (inches) 8.4
Height (inches) 16.4
Width (inches) 16.3
Weight (pounds) 15.25
Other Features
Cabinet Colors Black
Headphone Jack No
Speaker Type None
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met TCO'99, VESA DPMS
Maximum Power Consumption 65
Standby/Sleep Power Consumption 3
Downstream USB ports 3
Upstream USB ports 1
TV Tuner No
Inputs
Composite No
Primary Color Controls Yes
HDTV Tuner No
Interfaces Analog and digital
VGA Yes
DVI Yes
S-Video No
HDMI No
Component No
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