REVIEW: Dell 1907FP (s) Part 5
Unlike the larger models of the 7-series, the stand of the Dell 1907FP is not made from aluminum, but from plastic which is reinforced with metal on the inside. The difference is strikingly obvious.
Left picture: stand of the Dell 1907FP(s) with plastic weld; right picture: aluminum stand of the 2007WFP.
Although the stand is made from plastic, we could not observe any negative effects on stability; the monitor stands firm and secure. The possibility of the Dell 1907FP toppling over, e.g. when bumping the table, can be ruled out. The rectangular hole in the stand serves as a cable duct. Cables are simply routed through the hole and away from the monitor.
Front and rear view of the stand, showing the hole which is intended to serve as a cable duct.
The fabrication quality of the Dell 1907FP is flawless; all parts of the casing are accurate to size, fitting together exactly. No creaking or cracking sounds were to be heard during the course of our review.
When operational, the Power LED decently illuminates green, whereas orange indicates standby mode. Even under dark lighting conditions, its brightness does not become annoying.
Left picture: monitor is operational; right picture: monitor is in standby mode
The Dell 1907FP works practically silent. To hear the very faint humming sound you actually would have to put your ear directly to the back of the chassis. The integrated power supply unit possesses no power switch. Thereby, in order to cut the display from power completely, one is going to have to pull the power cable out of the socket.
According to Dell, the power consumption of the 1907FP amounts to a maximum of 75 Watts (assuming both soundbar and USB ports are in use). Whereas regular use – by which Dell refers to the typical consumption – is claimed to consume 35 Watts of power. For standby mode, the manufacturer states 3 Watts, and even when the device is powered-off, it will still draw a little power (less than 1 Watt). We crosschecked the values stated by means of a power measuring device.
As the soundbar was not available for review, the measurements we took reflect the monitor's consumption with a USB stick and a digital camera plugged in only. The results we came up with are significantly lower than those specified by the manufacturer. Our guess is that, even with the soundbar connected, the monitor probably would still not be consuming the 75 watts stated by Dell.
On the rear of the case, the inputs of the Dell 1907FP are located inside a recess, leaving enough space to allow for easy access. The following inputs are provided: DVI-D (digital), D-Sub (analog), USB 2.0 hub and power-in. There is a second power input located between the power connector and the DVI-D input, which is intended for the optionally available soundbar.
Inputs on the rear side of the Dell 1907FP
Two USB ports can be found on the left edge of the housing
There are two USB ports placed on the rear side of the Dell 1907FP, another two ports can be found on the left edge of the housing. Despite the latter two's easy accessibility, cables or devices that are plugged into these ports will protrude from the bezel very visibly, however.
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