Help with Dell Monitor. 2005fpw vs. E228FP

wangchunggti337

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Jan 14, 2007
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I'm looking to get an external monitor for the MB. I found two local Dell monitors for sale: A 2005fpw and E228FP.

Both have similar asking prices. I am leaning towards the 22" because it is larger, newer, and has more warranty remaining.

However, I have no idea the difference between the two besides the size. I haven't don research in the monitor area and was wondering if anyone could give some advice.

Thanks!
 

suneohair

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Aug 27, 2006
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The 22" is a TN panel. Which means poor color and angles. The 20" is an IPS panel, which means great accurate color and much better viewing angles. However it will be slower in terms of response. The 05 series from Dell were some of the best and had fewer issues with backlight, banding, etc.

You have to ask yourself what you will be doing. Of note, The 22" is the same res as the 20" so it will have larger pixels.

I wouldn't get a TN panel, but thats me. If you want to tell me what you're doing I can help a bit more.
 

suneohair

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Aug 27, 2006
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No components on the 20". It should have: VGA, DVI, S-Video (I think) and composite.

The 22", just VGA and DVI (although Dells site doesn't say VGA).
 

sndcj1

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May 22, 2007
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I'd suggest the 2005

The 2005 also had a built in 4 port usb2 hub, with 2 ports easily accessible from the side of the monitor. It does PIP with the composite/s-video sources as well.
 

RojoLeo

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Mar 11, 2007
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20" hands down. The 22" is of no advantage because the resolution is the same, but the panel, as mentioned above, is of really sub par quality.
 

wangchunggti337

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Jan 14, 2007
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Sounds like the 20" is way better :)

I liked the 'v-bottom' style of the 22" inch, but the picture is more important. More inputs will also be convenient.

Thanks for the help.

Now the question is, what is a good price for a 1.5 year old 20"?
 

shipdestroyer

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Jun 5, 2007
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quick note: although the response time on the 20" is pretty high, it's nearly unnoticeable. My guess is the panels are rated using a different response time test.