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Just before holidays Dell is scheduled to come out with a new line of LCD monitors, the flagship being the 3007WFP (not a typo) 30" LCD.

 

Here are the specs from Dell pre-release techsheet

 

Display Size: 30 inch

Response Time: 14ms

Brightness: 400cd/m2

Contrast: 700:1

Viewing Angle: 178/178

Native Resolution: WQXGA (2560 x 1600)

PC Connectivity: DVI-D (Dual link) x 1 with HDCP

Others: 4-Port USB Hub, 9-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader/Slots, Height Adjustable Stand, Swivel & Tilt. (No pivot)

 

Release for North America is scheduled for December 21

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Why not use an apple 30" cinema display? Nothing against Dell, but I can't imagine it is better than Apples display.

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Actually, going by stats alone the Dell does out perform the Apple display. Dell are known for their ability to make displays although there has been argument that Dell outright lies about its suppliers and no one has ever conclusively pinned them to my knowledge. Conspiracy? I think not, but it's possible.

 

Display Size: 30 inch / 30 inch (29.7 Viewable)

Response Time: 14ms / 16ms

Brightness: 400cd/m2 / 270cs/m2

Contrast: 700:1 / 400:1

Viewing Angle: 178/178 / 170/170

Native Resolution: WQXGA (2560 x 1600) / 2560/1600

Connectivity: DVI-D / DVI-D

Others: 4xUSB, 9-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader/Slots / 2xUSB, FireWire400

 

Direct Comparison: Dell/Apple

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Yep, the dells usually have better specs and are always cheaper than apple. I love apple, but i would never trade in my dell monitors for apple.

 

Hey matt, do you have any more details on other models? Is this the only new one? are there going to be any revamped? Any idea on price?

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Reviews I've read seem to consistently rate the Dell displays over the equivalent Apple. They're also very well priced.

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I know that the monitor is called the Dell 3007WFP and its release date (USA) is December 21, 2005. That's all the information I have right now.

 

It has been suggested that since Apple released it's 30" CD monitor last year at $3299 and it has now dropped to $2499 (combined with the present Dell pricing structure of course) that the screen will debut at around $1499-$1699 although I think this is a little wishful thinking even for Dell fans.

 

I'd guess that the price will be much closer to Apples offerings and that you may even need a 7800GTX (as apposed to Apples 6800Ultra) to run the thing. Time will tell in a couple of weeks.

 

[bTW: Dell is the PC gamers choice display in 99% of the gaming community; Apple don't really feature because of stats that just don't add up to the price unlike Dell.)

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damn. i was about to buy a 24" WS, cause they are currently on sale. i wonder if they wil still be on the 21st. i definetly want to see the price of this thing, cause whatever i buy for christmas is going to also be my TV.

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Basically, unless you have a maxed out Power Mac or a state of the art Windows PC (self-built) then you don't need to buy the Dell over the Apple for any reason but price. I prefer the look of the Apples although in the PC world the Dells are possibly the best looking. Gaming on a top-end rig is the only reason to choose the Dell unless it does come out cheaper than the Apple.

 

I doubt Dell will cancel any of their other lines due to severe public demand and this new screen truly being a specialist item (graphic designers, rich gamers and the like; not required for everyday use or even usable for most computers).

 

On the flip side, I have had great experiences time and time again with an often overlooked company called Acer. I don't know how big their screens go, but it might be worth looking at as they make some very nice displays with good looking stands/surrounds. Just a thought.

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I think the price is the main point. And I wouldnt doubt that the 30" will be substantially cheaper than apples, based on the cost of the 20, and 24" widesreen they currently offer.

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A niche market always attracts a higher price (true of the Apple monitors also) but then Dell are cheap (as in sell great displays for a low price hehe) so I guess we will have to wait and see. I will be very interested to hear when it happens.

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I have really learned from this thread. I had no idea that the Dell was so good. I checked out and the stats and the Dell uses less power, has a better viewing angle, better contrast ratio...on and on...and it's $300 less for the 20". It does say under compatability just PC, I can't imagine why it wouldn't work for a Mac but I just wanted to make sure.

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Monitors are just as universal as any other hardware. All you need to check is that you have the right port but you can buy a $2 adapter anyway (there are only 2 kinds of ports).

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Whats with the no pivot thing? Does that seem odd to anyone else?

 

I hope it has Component inputs like the 24"

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No doubt the Dell will be cheaper than apple, after all Dell is the walmart of computers.

But I wonder how good it's image quality will be compared to Apple, I havent' been that impressed with the color reproduction of Dell monitors.

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thats what I had always assumed, but it seems like people in this thread disagree and if you look at the specs they are either better or the same. I would like to hear from some people who have used Dell stuff. What did you think?

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thats what I had always assumed, but it seems like people in this thread disagree and if you look at the specs they are either better or the same. I would like to hear from some people who have used Dell stuff. What did you think?

 

We have 4 Dell LCD displays here. My partner uses 2 20" Dell LCDs in a dual head arrangement with paired Sun Ray 1Gs. One of them was originally mine, but I could not calibrate the color to my liking, it seemed always slightly bluish to my eye.

 

I have two Dell 17" LCD displays in my office, they are excellent and do not seem off-color. One is connected to a Dell desktop PC, the other to a Mac Mini. The quality of the display is excellent on both.

 

I find the Dell LCD displays to be of very high quality.

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I have a dell 20" and dell 24" the dell 20" was pretty good, it' 4:3 1600x1200, but the colors always seemed a bit dull and bland on it. The 24" does not look bland, but has large contrast changes on viewing angle and has patchyness and poor quality with darker colors, which is not too bad for most stuff but very anything for videos/movie.

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it probably uses the same panel as the Apple CD... the only difference will be it's backlight and it's price. And the backlight can make a huge difference.

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Overall I have always liked Dell displays. They are very fast and usually have a good depth to their colours under "normal" conditions but suffer in particularly dark outputs. That said they are the PC gamers choice but I guess playing Doom3 in the dark, everything looks black and it makes the game harder so that's good.

 

Dell computers I have never really liked. I have never found them to be of a high quality, what consumers want (in their consumer market) or even particularly impressive stat wise. The displays I highly recommend but I have heard all kinds of things about their customer service (never having dealt with them directly myself).

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I have dealt with Dell from an IS stanpoint at a company I used to work for and their service was, in my experience, always great.

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I have dealt with Dell from an IS stanpoint at a company I used to work for and their service was, in my experience, always great.

 

I'm sorry, I don't think I made that clear. Their bussiness support and service was excellent, always has been, but I have heard that their non-business customers are not treated with the same kind of respect. As I said, I have never been a personal customer with them so I can't confirm.

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True Dell makes good displays and some of their computers are emo like. But, what is the recomendation for a PC nowadays? Dells, I use em all the time at school for the occasional Science project that is 65 % of your grade and web surfing, true PC wise Dells rule price and perfomanceunless wise and the only flaw really is that its running windoze.

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The widescreen dell 20" and apple 20" are the same panel. Apple 23" is phillips panel, 24" dell is samsung. 30" dell I don't know, but it certainly has different specs to the apple panel so i doubt it's the same one.

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But, what is the recomendation for a PC nowadays?

 

Not Dell. The only computers I would recommend with any hint of truth would be self-builds. Nothing else comes close to the price, performance, quality or personalisation. Everything you want, as you want it, cheap as hell and probably put together better than an Alienware (although they make some very nice PCs and laptops).

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yep - homebuild is the way to go. My gaming rig outperforms an Alienware, and I did it for under 1k. Dell is, well, craptastic at best. Hardware is flaky, support is horrible, and it comes bundled with a ton of trial applications that are just flypaper for spyware.

 

I also grow my own food and brew my own beer - but thats for a different forum.

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