This is a simple and stylish model capable of all basic tasks as well as being able to provide more than satisfactory power for gaming and other high performance tasks. The design is simple, yet cosmetically pleasing, and well thought out and the 19-inch screen makes it a good size for most home computer users.
Having used this model for several months now I'm yet to find a problem. There are not faulty pixels, it was extremely easy to set up and I've enjoyed a good, crisp image throughout. The only fault I might have with it was the price. At the time of purchase it was £230 making significantly more expensive than some similar monitors. However the quality is better than most so no real complaints.
I use this 19 inch monitor in my role of Project Manager. It is the first TFT I have been bought by the company as previously, all staff used the bulkier CRT models. First impressions are that the amount of desk space you save is vast and the image quality is very impressive. You have the choice of either using the VGA interface or the newer DVI interface, whichever you choose you are guaranteed a crisp image.
This monitor is extremely simple to set up even a computer novice would have no problems with it. All that needs doing is connecting the appropriate VGA / DVI cable from the back of the PC to the monitor and then connecting the power cable to the mains. The next time the PC is switched on, Windows (assuming you are using that operating system) will detetect the new monitor and attempt to adjust itself to the correct resolution. The monitor itself has an auto tune option, should you need to configure this yourself. The monitor drivers and utilities all come on a CD. Unless you are having problems with getting the correct monitor resolution then you shouldnt need to load any of these onto your PC.
I've used this monitor now for about 12 months and have had absoloutely no problems at all. Functions are driven from an on-screen menu where you can control brightness, positioning, image settings, colour settings and language.
What I like about the monitor is the fact that you can plug two USB devices directly into the monitor. These save me fiddling around on the floor trying to locate a spare slot. The monitor comes with a cable which goes into a USB slot on the PC which allows connectivity.
As I use this monitor for work purposes only, I am unable to comment on the suitability of the monitor for games playing. I would expect it to be more than adequate though as, at the time, this was one of Dell's higher spec 19 inch monitors.
The monitor can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically. Personally, I find the horizontal adjustment a pain as once you have moved it slightly, it is a nightmare to get it sqare again as it aways seems to be tilted slightly in one direction or the other. The monitor stand consists of three legs and a support which has been designed to allow you to pass all your cables through the base. This is a nice little feature as it helps to keep the desk tidy instead of having cables scattered everywhere.
The manufacturers specification for this machine is as follows :-
Monitor Type Flat Panel LCD (Passive Matrix)
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Response Time 8 ms
Dot Pitch 0.294 mm
Color Depth 24-bit (16.7M Colors)
Viewable Picture Size 19 in.
This is a very high quality monitor which would suit the professional user. I personally prefer my own monitor, the Acer 1951S as the screen is a lot more glossy and vivid. That said, I would certainly recommend this monitor to anyone.
Make this your buy when you need a 19" monitor. I have been using it for the last 4 months and don't look back. I also have a 21" 1600x1200 high end at work, for comparison.
The 1907 is crisp, has no ghosts, a very useful 2 USB ports at the back pointing downwards; 2 more to the left side; normal analog and DVI inputs. I don't notice any dead pixel. Best of all: It is very bright, has a good contrast; also due to its matte screen that you frequently only find in professional monitors. It adjusts perfectly well and stable in its height and can be rotated by 90° to reach the connectors easily. I have tested both DVI and analogue input; switching forth and back on a dual-output VGA card and can confirm that there is not much of a difference (depending on the quality of your card, of course), a proof of the quality of the analogue input (in case you intend to use it). My only gripe: at boot, it tends to misinterpret some resolution change and blank out. Then I need to switch inputs forth and back. I have no experience with fast games, though.
If you want a screen with uniform brightness, go for this one !