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Dell Ultra Sharp 1800FP

Dell Ultra Sharp 1800FP
alaScore 85

85 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Dell Ultra Sharp 1800FP. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Dell Ultra Sharp 1800FP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Ultra Sharp 1800FP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Dell Ultra Sharp 1800FP from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 1704FPT - New1704FPT - New

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (

Ultrasharp 1704FPV


With its characteristic half-moon silver stand, Dell's UltraSharp 1704FPV closely resembles its predecessor, the UltraSharp 1703FP--and it lives up to the high standards set by that earlier model. Though it didn't win top honors on any particular test,...

Good images, especially at this price

Screen adjustment buttons aren't clear

The screen adjustment buttons could be better marked, and we'd like to see screen pivot software included. PivotPro software currently costs $39, so if you plan to use portrait mode often, you may want to add that price to this monitor's overall ticket

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : inspectortb (

The clear choice for Dell computer buyers


Originally, I had intended to use my four-year-old NEC MultiSync FE700+ monitor as part of the new Dell 4700 system I ordered last June. It looked fine and it still seemed so new, though its bulk crowded my small computer desk. But I told myself ?Four ...

Hard-to-beat price ; bright, well-focused images ; attractive, ergonomically correct design

Viewing angle specs should be taken with a grain of salt

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Very nice monitor with anti-glare coating


Excellent dell ultrasharp quality. Despite being refurbished, the quality is better than cheap new ones

no HDMI input

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Dell 1800FP


I was hesitant to buy a refurbished monitor but it works without any issues and I hope to get a long life out of it and for $50, nothing else could touch the price. I would knock off some eggs because of the bad stand, but I bought it knowing that and...

Cheap working monitor for a spare computer. Arrived nicely packaged and without any cosmetic damage. Even included a power cord and VGA cable. I needed a monitor with DVI and this fit the bill

Like others, I also received a wimpy stand that doesn't hold the monitor up. For what I needed, it wasn't an issue, but that's pretty lame

Feb, 2014

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A flatscreen monitor with no major complaints.



Works well, with no problems

Nothing of note

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Great display for a reasonable price.


We use these as well as the standard analog panels in our offices. Although I don't know why we have Ultrasharps since none of our machines are capable of DVI output. Well anyway, the picture looks great even with the analog cable. Viewing angles are...

DVI and analog. Great picture. Highly adjustable stand. Built-in usb hub

I tried but I really couldn't think of any

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Excellent resolution and initial quality


Nice sharp and bright display

Takes some fine tuning to get fonts sharp.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

looking into the sunrise


crisp letters

awful viewing angle. too bright

Nov, 2005

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Attractive physical appearance. Wide range of physical adjustments. Easy to set up.

Very limited brightness adjustment, especially with a DVI input.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

Outstanding Image


Great image quality. Pleasing physical design. Versatile stand with easy adjustments. Shallow depth.

I have found none.

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

Whether for corporate or home use, Dell UltraSharp displays maximize the viewing experience with ultra-thin bezels and panels that swivel, tilt and pivot to satisfy the most demanding of users. Simple yet efficient on-screen controls enable users to customize to their needs. Dell UltraSharp displays deliver distortion-free images due to fast response times and rich powerful colors with up to 1000: 1 contrast ratios. Dell UltraSharp displays offer an advanced feature set of height-adjustable stand, multimedia sound bar and four-port USB hub. These features expand the suitability of flat panels to areas such as education and retail while replacing the need for other peripherals on the desktop, thus freeing the space for the person who really needs it: the user. Whether choosing monitors to pair with new Dell systems or to purchase separately, the Dell brand is the right choice. Dell focuses on developing products with features and performance that will improve user productivity and satisfaction, helping to maximize return. Dell-branded monitors are designed to Dell's exacting quality standards and are manufactured by the world's foremost suppliers, who must pass Dell's stringent quality audit. All Dell-branded monitors meet or exceed relevant industry standards. Dell-branded monitors undergo exhaustive testing for performance, reliability, durability and compatibility with Dell systems. Under Dell H.A.L.T. (Highly Accelerated Life Cycle Testing) regimen, Dell engineers push Dell monitors well past specified tolerance limits for heat, cold, vibration, shocks and drops, to ensure that they have more than enough durability to hold up under real-world conditions.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes


Certification:TCO’99, TCO’03
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Grey, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 500:1
Display brightness:280 / 300
Display Diagonal:17
Display Diagonal (metric):17
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 81
Display Technology:TFT
Horizontal scan range:30 - 81
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104
Response Time:12 / 25
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
Vertical scan range:56 - 76
Viewing angle, horizontal:140 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:130 / 178

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in/18.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/46cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm/0.2805mm/0.28mm/0.294mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/280cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/350:1/500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:+70 / -70/+80 / -80/+89 / -89
Image Max V-View Angle:+65 / -65/+80 / -80/+89 / -89
Interface:DVI/DVI / VGA (HD-15)/DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:12ms/25ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):65
Power Management: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell UltraSharp

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Midnight gray
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CCC / CE / EN 60950 / EN 61000-3-2 / EN 61000-3-3 / EN55022 / EN55024 / FCC Part 15 B / GOST / ICES-003 / IEC 60950 / MIC / NEMKO / NOM / Plug and Play / PSB / SASO / TCO '03 / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TUV S / UL 60950 / VCCI Class B ITE / TCO 03 / TCO 99/Plug and Play / TCO 03 / CE / TUV GS / C-Tick / BSMI / VCCI Class B ITE / GOST / EN 60950 / EN 61000-3-2 / EN55022 / ICES-003 / NEMKO / NOM / SASO / TCO 99 / TUV S / IEC 60950 / EN 61000-3-3 / EN55024 / UL 60950 / FCC Part 15 B / CCC / PSB / MIC / TCO '03 / TCO '99/Plug and Play / VESA DPMS/Plug and Play / VESA EDID/TCO '03 / TCO 03


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No


Type: None

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):65
Power Management:Y

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty /4 years warranty/5 years warranty

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.43
Height (with stand):20.2
Weight with stand:12.8
Width (with stand):14.8