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Dell Launches New UltraSharp 3008WFP 30-Inch LCD 143

MojoKid writes "Dell has taken the wraps off their new 30" LCD monitor today and launched the UltraSharp 3008WFP. You'll note that there are more than a few upgrades provided with this newer 3008 version. Specifically, the panel now has a 117% color gamut, in addition to having a 3000:1 contrast ratio, versus the 1000:1 performance of its predecessor, the 3007WFP. The panel also comes with the same pixel response time of 8ms but now has enhanced brightness capability at 370 nits. Also, Dell finally saw fit to add significantly more connectivity options to the panel, with not only two DVI-D inputs, but also HDMI, Composite, Component, S-Video and the new DisplayPort interface. In short, anything you could want to hook up now or in the future, can be hooked up to this new Dell 30" panel."
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Dell Launches New UltraSharp 3008WFP 30-Inch LCD

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  • Re:Waiting for 24" (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 04, 2008 @08:11PM (#21917164)
    Conspiracy theories sound great, but considering Big Corporation would probably still be offering the same warranty on the "crap" versions, it wouldn't be economically feasible in the long run even if it helped boost a particular quarter. Keep in mind that the cost of warranties is included in the price of the product, and (just like any insurance) is figured out by actuaries (who have access WAY more info than would be available to us as end-users) so that they're NOT a losing gamble for the company. With cheaper parts, it'd mean more support, more replacements, more service.... and it doesn't take many service calls answered by a human being to consume the $30 difference in cost for sourcing cheaper chips, even across a boatload of screens.
  • Re:Waiting for 24" (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Runefox ( 905204 ) on Friday January 04, 2008 @09:49PM (#21918128) Homepage
    I demand to know why you posted as an anonymous coward. I have mod points, and if I were to use them on you now, that would be wasting them.

    Curse you, Red Baron! >=|
  • Re:DisplayPort (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Facegarden ( 967477 ) on Saturday January 05, 2008 @12:48AM (#21919416)
    Yeah, but most of those are terrible for displaying computer output - most of what you listed are analog, which we obviously used for a long time, but analog video is obsolete now, so when you ask "do we need another interface?", if you're suggesting the analog methods are suffient, i'd say you're on crack. As for the new digital methods, i really only see DVI-D, HDMI, UDI, and DisplayPort for the dedicated display connections (sure there's USB and firewire, but until we get a universal connection method that is truly fast enough, and create video cards that can crunch high quality video while relaying it to said universal ports, i don't count those as viable formats for mainstream display connections). There's also wireless methods, but they're not there yet either.
    My point is this: Do we need another format? Well, unless there is a current method that is sufficient for every possible current and forseeable future use, then the answer is yes, yes we do need another format. Since the analog ones are all terrible for today's digital displays and pixel-perfect (compared to analog) world, they're useless. Since the dell 30 incher's at least used to require TWO dvi connections, it seems like that's not good enough. I don't know enough about HDMI, UDI, or DisplayPort to judge between them, but if we've only got 3 possible connection methods that MIGHT even be ideal for today's technology, do we really have too many connection possibilities as you implied?

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