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DELL 1707FP PC Monitor

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17" 1280 X 1024 328.1mm Jun 2015
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Dell UltraSharp 17" (1707FP) and 19" (1907FP) flat panel displays carry forward the value proposition of 1704FPV / 1704FPT / 1905FP - incorporating many advanced features for great performance and... More
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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this PC display. This small monitor received a "Best Buy" award from Howstuffworks.com and the editor of Thetechlounge.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Mac World, Howstuffworks.com and pcworld.com_techhive.com the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 80 out of 100. Experts are not sure about this PC screen.

Good User Reviews

Based on 13 user reviews the average user rating of this LCD screen is 85%.

Good Product Quality

Six DELL 1707FP owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “Great image quality; very adjustable; high degree of connectivity; OSM is easy to navigate; USB hub”.

Nice Design

Some DELL 1707FP reviewers said in their reviews that the DELL 1707FP was a good design. Ten years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “With an attractive design, ample adjustability options” in their DELL 1707FP review and scored it 79 out of 100. Howstuffworks.com said also ten years ago “Adjustment options, sleek and attractive design”.

One DELL 1707FP owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it was ergonomic. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Monitor for the ergonomically minded can tilt, swivel, pivot, rise”.

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DELL LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

DELL small monitors have good ratings on average and across all flatpanel monitors DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Picture Quality

Four DELL 1707FP reviewers who reviewed the DELL 1707FP thought it had good picture quality.

Good Connectivity

A few DELL 1707FP reviewers agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Ten years ago Macworld.com mentioned “With its built-in USB hub” and rated the DELL 1707FP 4 stars. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review “Pivot mechanisms also has easy-to-reach USB 2.0 ports on its side” .

One DELL 1707FP owner who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Good Size

One customer concluded that it was a good height.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Howstuffworks.com said ten years ago “It sports a number of useful features” in their review of the DELL 1707FP.

Very Bright Display Brightness

Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 1707FP the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². The DELL 1707FP has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst small monitors of this age.

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Narrow

The width of the DELL 1707FP of only 328.1 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst PC displays of this age and type. Small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 1707FP have widths of between 320mm and 480mm, and the average width is 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DELL 1707FP does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 1707FP also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the DELL 1707FP is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL 1707FP does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens that came out around the same time as the 1707FP do not have an integrated card reader. The DELL 1707FP is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The DELL 1707FP has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 130 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age. Comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 1707FP have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 1707FP the horizontal viewing angles range from 90° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. At only 140 degrees, the DELL 1707FP has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 1707FP.

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Only 720 X 400 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the DELL 1707FP is 720 x 400. That's 78% less resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) is also found on this DELL PC screen. This LCD screen also have a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is in fact the worst resolution across all small monitors that came out around the same time as the 1707FP.

A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) graphics resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor.

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Heavy

Across all the PC displays of a comparable type and age to the 1707FP the weights range from 800g to 5.8kg. At 4.1 kilograms, the DELL 1707FP is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the 1707FP.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the DELL 1707FP has one of the slower response times amongst small monitors of this age. The response times of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 1707FP range from 2ms to 25ms.

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Very Tall

Small monitors that are a comparable age to the 1707FP have heights of between 210mm and 500mm. When compared to other PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 1707FP, the DELL 1707FP's height of 457.6 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Very Deep

With a depth of 371.8 millimeters, the DELL 1707FP is very deep compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 1707FP. Small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 1707FP have depths of between 8.5mm and 380mm, and the average depth is 82mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 1707FP

Released Over a Year Ago

This small monitor was released over a year ago.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

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3D Compatible
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Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Input Current
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Input Voltage
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AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Width

2 Awards

Howstuffworks.com Best Buy Thetechlounge.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(5)

Howstuffworks.com

27 June 2006

The Dell UltraSharp 1707FP is about as close to perfection as an LCD display can get. Its attractive, it has an affordable price tage, its image quality is better than the average flat-panel...

Howstuffworks.com

Affordable price, good image quality, multiple inputs and adjustment options, sleek and attractive design
Inexpensive
Fast LCD response times
Both DVI and VGA inputs
Fourport USB 2.0 hub
Color fidelity and overall image quality fall short for dedicated graphics use
Stand seems to transfer desk vibrations to the monitor easily
6bit Color LCD panel (versus 8bit)
Limited viewing angle
Subtle color-tracking errors in the grayscales

Thetechlounge.com

14 June 2006

Dell attempts to hit the sweet spot of value and performance with their 1707FP LCD display. With a retail price of $239 (and sale prices often lower) it is an excellent value when it comes to...

Thetechlounge.com

11 April 2006

Budget-conscious display shoppers won?t be disappointed with this highly flexible 17-inch monitor. With its built-in USB hub, and very good text and color performance, you?ll be staying too close...

27 February 2006

With an attractive design, ample adjustability options, and great image quality, the Dell UltraSharp 1707FP is one of the best 17-inch LCD monitors. Were especially impressed with its low price...

Monitor for the ergonomically minded can tilt, swivel, pivot, rise, and lower...

User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 25 November 2010 by Stacey Bashford
(Verified Purchase)

Nice small monitor when space is at a premium . Has 4 USB ports which is a nice extra...

Reviewed 13 January 2013 by J. Bartelski
(Verified Purchase)

All products are highly recommended. Dell Ultrasharp for the price is excellent value. For coffee lovers Cafe Direct Machu Picchu is avey good buy...

Reviewed 3 December 2012 by Eddie

Well you have to buy it!, for the price you really cant complain!! I have had my ultrasharp for a year now and its as good as new!! Clear vibrant colours with a simple menu and its a great energy... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by PJ Berry
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent, good value monitor and with expedited delivery. what more do you want...

Reviewed 28 November 2015 by Stevso
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived fast, great service. It has allowed me to expand my laptop screen for a great price. Quality is top. Good stuff...

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