2007WFP Dell or Acer AL2223Wd Black-Silver 22"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GopherGuy, May 17, 2007.

  1. GopherGuy macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I am going off to college this summer, and i was just wondering what you guys think about these two monitors. I am going to use the monitor with my macbook black, and mostly will use it for movies and basically just a bigger screen. I know one is a 20 inch monitor and the other is a 22" monitor, but i was just wondering on which one you guys would consider. Thanks!

    Acer 22": http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009102

    Dell 20": http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-4688
     
  2. moonzilla macrumors regular

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    I have the Dell 2007wfp and I upgraded to the 2407wfp for two reasons:

    1. the 20.1" has a very slow response time. i believe it's something like 16ms, compared to the 24"s 5ms.

    some users may not noticed a difference in performance. this varies depending upon type of usage.

    2. the 20.1" doesn't have a component port. since i have two laptops (one dvi, one vga), i wanted a component port for my 360. the 24" does have a component input.

    don't get me wrong. the dell is a wonderful monitor. i just found it had some deficiencies, but i suppose that'll be true with almost all lcds

    i dont know what ports the acer has or doesn't have, but i was able to get the 2407 for $468 after finding a 20% off coupon on slickdeals.net. i would definitely cough up an extra $120-150 for more real estate + better performance
     
  3. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    how long ago did you use that coupon? i'm looking for a 2407 but can't locate a coupon for it.
     
  4. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Careful, Dell makes two 20" widescreen LCD monitors. I believe the 2007FPW is the higher end of the two, and does come with multiple ports (as well as a built in USB hub. The cheaper version (I can't remember the model number) does not include the extras.

    FWIW, I had a 2005FPW that served me extremely well. The only reason I got rid of it was that I picked up an older 23" ACD for a killer price.
     
  5. filmgirl macrumors regular

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    If you don't need component, composite, or S-Video outputs -- and you don't care about the built-in USB hub (just buy a hub for $30 if you need extra ports), the
    Dell E207:
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5123

    is only $219 and it has 5ms response time. I'd get that before paying more than $100 more for the model with extra outputs and a USB hub (if you aren't connecting to anything more than DVI or VGA that is) but a much slower response time. Watching movies, it won't be a big deal - but if you are ever trying to work with a graphics program or play a game (low-level game, granted), it'll annoy you.

    Also, Dell has student discounts -- so you can click on their education store to get the discount (it's something like 4 or 8%, depending on what warranty's you buy) -- you have to call to confirm your order, so I assume that's how they verify student status (but I know for a fact that an acceptance letter to school will be enough for them).
     
  6. jhero macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind though, the e207 is not any close to the quality of the 2007
     

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