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Dell Selling 30" Flat Panels 417

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the still-waiting-for-review-units dept.
bling..bling writes "Apple is not the only company selling 30" flat panel monitors. Dell is now offering a 30" flat panel display that has a native resolution of 2560x1600 and sells for $2,199. Just like the apple 30" display you do need a dual link DVI video card to drive this massive beast. This monitor also sports four USB ports and a media card reader. I've been waiting for Dell or someone else to release a 30" display and hopefully bring the prices down. I'm tired of the dual monitor thing, I want one display device on my desk, just make it a very large device. See the details on Dell's web site on the new Dell 3007WFP 30-inch widescreen digital flat panel monitor."
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Dell Selling 30" Flat Panels

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  • by User 956 (568564) on Sunday January 08, 2006 @01:23PM (#14422048) Homepage
    I can't imagine there's a large group of manufacturers for 30" LCDs, so what even differentiates this from Apple's monitor besides price?

    Apple 400:1 Contrast Ratio
    DELL 700:1 Contract Ratio


    Oh, and the apple one has a fancier bezel.
  • by 2*2*3*75011 (900132) on Sunday January 08, 2006 @01:23PM (#14422052)
    Apple is not the only company selling 2*3*5" flat panel monitors. Dell is now offering a 2*3*5" flat panel display that has a native resolution of 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*5x2*2*2*2*2*2*5*5 and sells for $3*733 Just like the apple 2*3*5" display you do need a dual link DVI video card to drive this massive beast. This monitor also sports four USB ports and a media card reader. I've been waiting for Dell or someone else to release a 2*3*5" display and hopefully improve factorizations. I'm tired of the dual monitor thing, I want one display device on my desk, just make it a very large device. See the details on Dell's web site on the new Dell 31*97WFP 2*3*5-inch widescreen digital flat panel monitor.
  • by chris_eineke (634570) on Sunday January 08, 2006 @01:49PM (#14422186) Homepage Journal
    Are you too lazy to do the math?
    2560 * 1600
    ----------- = 13.333... as many dead pixels on a 2560x1600 display as on a 640x480
    640 * 480
    Given that it's Dell who is selling those display, I say we round that number and get 14.

    So two dead pixels times fourteen equals, what, 28? 28 dead pixels. Sounds like a blockbuster to me.
  • by CaptSnuffy (843104) on Sunday January 08, 2006 @01:50PM (#14422192)
    Dell's offer also comes with a 4-port USB hub and a 9-in-2 card reader. Apple's display has 2 firewire ports and 2 USB ports. A lot of people have said Dell is inflating their monitor's specs since both monitors use the same LCD panel. Either way saving $300 over some silver plastic is a good deal.
  • by Strolls (641018) on Sunday January 08, 2006 @05:04PM (#14423205)
    Has anyone actually used one of these 30 inch displays with Linux, NOT using closed-source drivers?
    Yes! The 800 x 600 scales great to fit this monitor (with only 8" black bars at each side) and the little VGA penguin is SO cute when he's 6" high.

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