The Dell™ 2007WFP is here... and underwhelming

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  1. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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    So the user guide for the Dell™ 2007WFP is up on Dells website with full pictures and specs. The thing is pretty ugly from the back and sides. It looks exactly like the 3007WFP. Here's the bad news for those expecting more... No component video inputs, no HDCP, 16ms response time. Samsung's new 215TW beats the snot out of this thing. And the design... I'm too lazy to post pictures... like I said it looks just like the 3007WFP... you can just go to the link if you wanna see.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I hope the HD capable 2407WFP supports HDCP with maybe even a HDMI input and has the USB hub too. I'd be PO'd if it didn't, that'd be BS.
     
  3. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    wow that bites the big one. i love my 2405. it's gonna suck for the people who are waiting for the 2407 if it turns out to be as much of a let-down as the new 2007. =/
     
  4. DISCOMUNICATION thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    2407WFP... still waiting...

    Even if the 2407WFP does end up having HDCP and a decent response time I still wouldn't be interested because of the butt ugly new styling. The buttons are pretty cool though.
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    Oh, wait I thought it couldn't be lowered. I guess it can. Though not as low as I would like.
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    And cable management is nice. Wonder where they got that hole in the stand idea from?:rolleyes:
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    What the heck... pictures for all!
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    Okay, I'll admit the Picture-in-picture/Picture-and-picture functions as well as OSD menus are better than others I have seen.
     
  5. superwoman macrumors regular

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    To me, it looks a bit barebones and fragile.

    But I don't think the Samsung 215TW look that much better either. At most, I'd say its stand is more conventional. Neither look sexy.

    One thing I never understand... what's with the black frames?
     
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Man thats fugly. T_T

    It looks like it'd break easily, plus the whole black and silver thing is getting old and cheesy.
     
  7. DISCOMUNICATION thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hdcp

    This is odd... While there is no HDCP on the specifications page like the 3007WFP it does list non HDCP compliant DVD players as a source of blinking video on the trouble shooting page. I wonder if they got the wording wrong or if this user manual is even officially finished?
     
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    That looks very very dated. Why can't they copy apple more?
     
  10. jsw123 macrumors member

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    thats a dreaful looking monitor. but its just a moniter so why does it matter how pretty it is?
     
  11. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    I kinda like it. I never liked the stand of the old monitor, and think the new one looks better.

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  12. munckee macrumors 65816

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    If they did, how many people here would be complaining that they copied apple too much :rolleyes:

    Either way, my 2005FPW is arriving today or tomorrow. Makes me glad that I have nothing to regret having purchased it so close to the new one arriving (plus I got it for $336 :D )
     
  13. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    The stand doesn't look bad and I think the buttons look better than the ones on their previous model. However, why is Dell sticking with a 16 ms response time? You'd think they would at least get it down to 12 ms.
     
  14. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    mmm, because you look at it all day?
     
  15. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    That is certainly uglier than my 2005FPW... I like the semi-circular design of the base on the FPW, and that silver all over the 2007WFP is nasty.

    Still, the Dell displays represent good value - with the money I saved (by getting the 2005FPW over the Apple 20", which uses the same LCD panel) I was able to build a cheap PC for a couple basic things AND buy a GeForce 6800GT to flash into my G4 tower. :cool:
     
  16. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    I guess I'm the only one that likes the looks of it better than the 2005FPW.
     
  17. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Nope. I think it looks better as well.

    A lot of times when a new product comes out, people are too quick to criticize... and I believe this is the case here. I'll wait to see side-by-side real world pictures to make my final judgement, but from what I'm lookin at, the 2007fpw has better styling.
     
  18. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Definitely. I like the stand A LOT better than the 2005FPW. My friend's Mom has a Dell and it has a 17" Dell LCD that has a similar stand and I always wondered why the 2005FPW didn't use that stand, as it looks much better.
     
  19. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    I think it looks a lot better than the previous model.

    I like the looks of my new Dell 3007WFP.
     
  20. DISCOMUNICATION thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Buttons

    I take back what I said about the buttons. I can't see them clearly on my crappy old CRT at home. I got a look at the buttons on my LCD at work. I thought they were seemless like the 3007WFP's ultra sensitive ACD style buttons.
     
  21. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    I'll have to agree with the few who like this one more than the prior one. The stand is definitely nicer looking as is the cleaner looking bezel and control buttons.
     
  22. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    Eh, screw the stand. If the picture is as good as the one on my 2405, we're set.
     
  23. Atlasland macrumors 6502

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    The back is ugly.

    Everything else is ok though.
     
  24. Toreador93 macrumors regular

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    I'll agree with you too. While to two-tone design might not look the best, the front of the panel, and the stand look very sharp to me.

    I'd buy one :)
     
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