Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dell 30" UltraSharp Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor For Gaming Computers

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There aren’t many LCDs that compare to Dell’s monster 30-inch UltraSharp 3007WFP. Capable of displaying an enormous area of screen real estate at 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, the 3007WFP has earned its place as the current pinnacle of wide-screen displays. But Dell wasn’t content to stop there, recently releasing a new version branded the UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC.

The major differences between the 3007WFP of old and the new “HC” labeled panel is its new 92% color gamut capable W-CCFL (wide cold-cathode fourescent lighting) backlight. With this new light, Dell claims the 3007WFP-HC displays richer, more accurate colors than the previous 3007WFP and most other industry standard panels on the market currently, which are only capable of displaying a 72% color gamut. The 3007WFP-HC also has a higher 1,000:1 contrast ratio and faster 8ms response time than the 3007WFP’s respective 700:1 and 11ms. The new panel’s one drawback is its lower brightness output of 300cd/m2 luminance; the standard 3007WFP has a 400cd/m2 rating.

The Dell 30-inch widescreen monitor is a visual wonder, boasting a fast response time, high contrast ratio and ultra-high resolution. Color and detail have never looked better or bigger thanks to the brilliantly bright display and Dell’s UltraSharp technology. There are plenty of reasons why Dell is America’s #1 source for flat-panel displays – the 3007WFP-HC is one more.

Performance testing with various Windows Media 1080p movie clips showed this new panel was able to display a bit more detail in darker scenes, more natural skin tones, and generally better saturation. During my testing with Everest Monitor Diagnostics, the 3007WFP-HC had significantly more accurate representation of reds, greens, and blues, with slightly less banding between gradients. In fact, reds on the 3007WFP had an orange hue in comparison to the 3007WFP-HC’s output. Whites were also more accurate and cooler than the old panel’s somewhat warmer tones. Uniformity of the output showed slightly better as well for the 3007WFP-HC in my Everest testing.

With respect to gaming, the 3007WFP-HC has a couple of milliseconds’ advantage over the 3007WFP but both proved more than capable even in fast action shooter testing with Half Life 2: Episode 1. In sum, 30 inches of LCD goodness is nothing short of joyous for high-end workstation professionals and enthusiasts, and the new UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC colors it all quite nicely.

To fully utilize your new 3007WFP-HC monitor and enjoy the ultra-high resolution settings, your gaming PC must have a dual-link DVI-D graphics card that supports 2560x1600 resolution. These dedicated high-end video cards are offered with select XPS desktops and Dell Precision workstations, or separately through the Electronics & Accessories store. A high-quality video card is necessary for you to take advantage of all the 30-inch monitor's features, including high-definition viewing. Please make sure that your PC either has or can support a dual-link DVI-D graphics card before purchasing this monitor.

Your multimedia, video and graphics will find new life. The 3007WFP-HC is like a window to another world, offering you a chance to enjoy multimedia and gaming like never before, immersing you in a visual experience designed to awe and inspire. The widescreen format is also ideal for watching DVDs and high-definition television, making the 3007WFP-HC as versatile as it is stunning.

General Information
Brand Dell
Model Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC 30 Inch LCD Monitor
Weight 25.1 lbs
Size 27.2 x 7.9 x 18.5 inches
Diagonal Screen size 30 inches
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Response time 8ms
Colour support 16.7 M
Image Brightness 300cd/m2
Power consumption 177 watts
Standby Power Consumption 2 watts
Viewing angle 178 degrees
Warranty 1 yea
Adjustable Display Yes
Wall mountable Yes
Tilt adjustment Yes
Swivel adjustment Yes
DVI connection Yes
Anti glare option Yes

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