LCD Lottery

June 30, 2007

I received my Dell 2007WFP 20″ widescreen monitor today. Paid $270 on Dell Outlet, regular price is $400. No dead pixels, no cosmetic damage, no issues at all so far. Made in Mexico, revision A04, panel code is V1B22 RT803 (press the “-” button on the monitor). Apparently, this code means the LCD panel is the superior S-IPS, rather than S-PVA. Both are far better than TN panels found on most lower end LCDs. Some people were upset that Dell changes the panel without informing customers. IMO, Dell only needs to provide a monitor that meets the specs they post online. If the slightly inferior S-PVA still meets those specs, than Dell hasn’t defrauded anyone. I’m surprised they don’t always use S-PVA if they are indeed cheaper. Guess I’m lucky, though I couldn’t tell the difference anyway.

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