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...
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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.
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.
Good Product Quality
Several DELL 1707FP reviewers agreed that this PC monitor was good quality.
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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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”.
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.
Good Picture Quality
Several customers who reviewed the DELL 1707FP agreed that it had good picture quality.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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°.
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.
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.
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.
1280 x 1024
Supported Graphics Resolutions
720 x 400, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 81
0.264 x 0.264
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Thin Client Installed
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Weight & Dimensions
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...
Affordable price, good image quality, multiple inputs and adjustment options, sleek and attractive design
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
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.025 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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