Dell Ultrasharp 3008WFP lcd: How best to sum up this screen?
BEST MONITOR EVER!
My Mitubishi 2070SB was awesome in its time and until I bought my wife a 24″ Dell LCD didn’t think it could be bettered. I was wrong.
In terms of wow factor, this big screen is probably up there with playing Eye of the Beholder and Wing Commander on my first 8bit Soundblaster card – back in the days when the only other option was Adlib’s music card, or the tinny beeps of a pc speaker (we are talking around 1990 here).
So much more productive too, with all the extra screen real estate!
Stats for this include:
up to 2560 x 1600 resolution.
3,000:1 contrast ratio
A raft of connections, including DVI, HDMI and even Display port
The only bad thing is the refresh rate, which is a maximum of 75Hz – not enough to try Nvidia’s 3D glasses – they need a screen with 100Hz, ideally 120Hz – ain’t a lot of those about, really.
Anyway, compare my old and new screen for bulk, 22″ Misubishi 2070 vs 30″ Dell LCD :
Dell 3008WFP unpacked:
To put this into gaming perspective, here’s a screen grab of Warcraft’s Ironforge Auction House, with all the settings at maximum. (With an Nvidia 295 GPU).
You can see the full-sized 2560×1600 image here: ah-full-effects.jpg
(Yes, I know, the settings are a function of the graphics card etc, but it will give you an idea, running the game at 1920×1200, or the recommended 2650×1600)
As an aside, and something I’ve commented on elsewhere – Avoid buying extras direct from Dell like the plague.
The price is rising, largely due to the plummeting value of the UK pound, but it is still £500 to £600 cheaper to buy from almost every other online store. Just a look and the screen below. Used to be able to haggle with Dell, now you just get a flat voiced sales rep telling you ‘The price is on our website’