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Dell 2707WFP 27-inch LCD display reviewed

Posted on Thursday, April 05 2007 @ 02:06:23 CEST by

The guys from AnandTech took a look at the Dell 2707WFP LCD display, this is 3 inches bigger than the Dell 2407WFP which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago.

This 27" panel features a widescreen resolution of 1920 x 1200 (the same as the 2407WFP) and a pixel pitch of 0.303mm. While most of Dell's other LCD displays have a black bezel and a silver base stand, the 2707WFP has a brushed aluminum bezel and a black base stand. Personally I think the other displays have a better design, especially the base stand of this 27" version looks quite ugly.

The reviewer says this panel is a good choice for people who want something bigger than a 24" model but prefer to stick with a single-link DVI connection. The 2707WFP is a very good LCD display for most uses, but unfortunately the expensive price tag ($1,169 currently) makes it way too expensive for most people.
The other difficulty is that the current price point also competes against HDTVs that typically include even more input options (multiple component and DVI inputs, for example) as well as speakers, HDMI, and CableCARD support. You can get 1080p 37" LCD HDTVs starting at $1000, or 42" models starting at $1200. We can't say for certain whether the quality and other aspects of such displays are able to match what the 2707WFP offers, but for the same price they are definitely tempting. They may not be better strictly as computer displays, but at the same time we would expect them to surpass the 27" Dell when it comes to other uses like viewing TV, movies, or hooking up multiple peripherals.



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