Dell’s 1907FP sports a streamlined black and silver aesthetic. The super-slim neck sports a nifty built-in track that lets you adjust the screen’s height with ease, by as much as six inches. A Lazy-Susan-esque base offers 45 degrees of rotation to the left and right. The onscreen display is familiar, offering brightness adjustment and separate Red, Green, Blue color sliders when using a DVI connection. In addition to both DVI and analog inputs, the 1907FP includes four powered USB ports.
The 1907FP delivers solid performance, although it does suffer a couple weaknesses. On a completely dark screen, the backlight was evident along the bottom edge. And in DisplayMate we noticed that very light grays were indistinguishable from white on the extreme low end of the grayscale. The latter point could translate to diminished detail in images that contain a lot of light-colored information, but in our evaluations of various digital pictures, video, and games, we didn’t notice a detrimental effect.
Indeed, the 1907FP was a reliable performer in all of our tests, though we did detect subtle image ghosting in one gaming test, but only where high contrast—a black object against a light sky—exaggerated the effect.
Month Reviewed: June 2006
+ BARGAIN: Good value, highly adjustable stand, USB ports, reliable performance.
- JARGON: Slight grayscale issues, some backlight seepage, isolated ghosting in games.