REVIEW: Dell 2707WFP Part 4
The four torx screws are secured additionally with screw stickers to avoid any accidental loosening of the screws.
In order to remove the base safely, the Dell 2707WFP should be placed on a table or on the ground with the panel side down on a soft underlay. Then, the four torx screws can be removed easily using a suitable screwdriver. The base can then be removed simply and the new base can be attached.
Base of the 2707WFP after removal.
The base is massive in size and weighs all of four kilograms on its own, which is roughly equivalent to the weight of the average 17-inch LCD monitor.
A cable routing is integrated into the base and is hidden with a glossy black, easily removable plastic cover on the front. Then, you only need to feed the cables through from the back and through the cable routing.
The cable routing can be found behind a glossy black cover.
When in use, the Dell 2707WFP makes a humming noise that can be heard 40 to 50 cm away from the monitor when it is being used with a Silent PC. Even when it is switched off, a light purring noise can still be heard. We found this level of noise rather disturbing and see room for improvement here, unless this was just an exceptional case.
The monitor’s integrated power unit has no on/off switch to separate the LCD completely from the mains. In order to do this, you will need an extension lead with a switch. According to Dell, the maximum power consumption of the 2707WFP is 175 watts.
This includes usage for the optional sound bar and also for all USB ports. Under normal conditions, the manufacturer gives a power consumption value of 125 watts, in standby mode, usage is under two watts and when the monitor is switched off, usage is under one watt.
The maximum power consumption we measured is clearly less than that given by the manufacturer at 117,3 watts with three USB ports and the memory card reader in use, although the manufacturer’s figure also includes the speaker bar. The other values are also acceptable, though power consumption in standby mode could be lower, as with the NEC 2690WUXi.
Overall, we can say that the manufacturing quality of the Dell 2707WFP is excellent, with all parts of the cover worked to fit exactly together and no cracking or creaking when the adjustment features are used. The mechanics can be deemed perfect. However, the irritating humming noise when the monitor is in use and the light purr even when it is switched off are truly disturbing.
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