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DELL 1707FP

DELL 1707FP PC Monitor

Howstuffworks.com Best Buy Thetechlounge.com Recommended
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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13 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites thought that this PC display was good. The expert at Howstuffworks.com concluded that this DELL PC monitor would make a great purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Thetechlounge.com, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, 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 PC display is 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, 1707FP owners rated this flatpanel monitor 85 out of 100.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The 1707FP is one of the cheapest to run LCD screens of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 1707FP is only £4.

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Good Product Quality

Several DELL 1707FP reviewers agreed that this PC monitor was good quality.

Reasonably Priced

Several DELL 1707FP reviewers wrote in their reviews that the DELL 1707FP was good value for money. Cnet.com scored this PC monitor 79 out of 100 and wrote on expert website CNET.com “Were especially impressed with its low price” in their DELL 1707FP review. Eleven years ago Howstuffworks.com said “It has an affordable price tage, its image quality is better than the average flat-panel display”. Howstuffworks.com also mentioned “Affordable price, good image quality, multiple inputs”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was cheap. Macworld.com scored this PC monitor 4 stars and said on Mac World “Inexpensive; agile design; adjustable height; good text quality; accurate color out of the box; includes DVI” in their DELL 1707FP review.

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Nice Design

Several customers reckoned that the DELL 1707FP was a good design. Eleven years ago expert website Cnet.com said “With an attractive design, ample adjustability options”. In the same month Howstuffworks.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Adjustment options, sleek and attractive design”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Monitor for the ergonomically minded can tilt, swivel, pivot, rise”.

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DELL LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL flatpanel monitors and also specifically for DELL small monitors and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the DELL 1707FP agreed that it had good picture quality.

Good Connectivity

Two DELL 1707FP reviewers thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Macworld.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the DELL 1707FP “With its built-in USB hub”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Pivot mechanisms also has easy-to-reach USB 2.0 ports on its side”.

One DELL 1707FP reviewer who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Great image quality; very adjustable; high degree of connectivity; OSM is easy to navigate; USB hub” in their DELL 1707FP review and gave it a rating of 79 out of 100.

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Good Size

One person concluded that this PC monitor was a good height.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Expert website Howstuffworks.com wrote in their review of the DELL 1707FP “It sports a number of useful features”.

Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the PC monitors of this spec and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the DELL 1707FP has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 1707FP.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DELL 1707FP does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the 1707FP also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Most similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year are not 3D. The DELL 1707FP is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most small monitors that came out around the same time as the 1707FP do not have a built-in camera. The DELL 1707FP is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most small monitors that were released around the same time as the 1707FP do not have a card reader integrated. The DELL 1707FP is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The DELL 1707FP has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 130 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the 1707FP. Across all the PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the 1707FP the viewing angle, verticals range from 50° to 180°.

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Heavy

The weights of PC screens of a similar age and type to the 1707FP range from 800g to 5.8kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg. At 4.1 kilograms, the DELL 1707FP is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the DELL 1707FP has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the 1707FP. The fastest response time of PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 1707FP is 2ms, the slowest is 25ms, and the average response time is 7.2ms.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 1707FP

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the 1707FP.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

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Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Input Current
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight
Height
Depth
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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