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Old 12-30-05, 12:11 AM
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Dell's 3007WFP LCD Monitor

Alright, I know we had a few folks here that bought the 2405 a few months back upon release. So who's going to spring for the 30 inch?

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/topi...nd/3007wfp?c=u

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/3007WFP/

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Old 12-30-05, 12:25 AM
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Good lord, that's gonna be awesome, though at that size I think there's gonna be a lot of left-right eye and maybe even head movement. I have the 24" and it's almost pushing the comfort bounds for me.

I'm actually waiting for their 19" laptop
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nice! just depends on how much it's gonna cost though...
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Old 12-30-05, 11:02 AM
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AWESOME! I bet it's gonna cost less than what I paid for my Apple 23"
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Old 12-30-05, 11:17 AM
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That's good. Hopefully it'll drive the cost of the 24" one down. I really should've jumped on that one deal when it was about $700.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
That's good. Hopefully it'll drive the cost of the 24" one down. I really should've jumped on that one deal when it was about $700.
I hope so too, except I've heard that Dell is re-releasing the 2005 and 2405 models with HDCP support, so hopefully it doesn't keep the prices the same.
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Old 12-30-05, 01:26 PM
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That's good. Hopefully it'll drive the cost of the 24" one down. I really should've jumped on that one deal when it was about $700.
I still have the Dell 18" which I got about three years ago. I'd like to upgrade to the 2405. $700 sounds like a good starting/retail price. $500 after coupons would be
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I too have the 2405 and its just the perfect size for me. I'd have to agree with matome that 30" would seem to be too large unless you were sitting a good distance away from your screen.
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Yeah, I've gotta sit close since I'm blind . Took me a little while to get used to the 1920x1200, but now the size seems perfect for the 24". Not so on my 17" laptop, where that rez is still a little too small for me.

Any guesses on the price for this baby? I would imagine $1600-1800 range.
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Folks, the 30" is equal to 2 19" LCDs. It's not that wide.
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I've been very happy with the 2405, but I could still use more desktop real estate. I'd wait on a 30" until it got down to under $1K, though. And it looks like with this model, they went cost down on the inputs. I use the svideo and component inputs just enough to want them included.
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I was going to get the 2405P until I heard rumors several months ago about this 30". Depending on the price, I may get it, however, I was expecting 1000:1 contrast for the 30" as well. It's only 700:1, which is still good.
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Old 12-30-05, 06:18 PM
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I have this in my cube at work. It's not bad.

Maybe it was the unit we got, but I don't think the build quality on it is as nice as the 2405, which I have at home.
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30" might be a bit too large for me.. and running games at native resolution would require the absolute top of the line CPU/vid card, etc..
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That's a big freakin' monitor. I have the 2005fpw and it's great. I can see spending for the 2405fpw ... but the next model up would be insane.

But nice. 30 inch widescreen pRon!
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Old 12-31-05, 09:00 AM
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Looking at the manual, it's DVI only and requires a dual DVI graphics card. No surprise there, as the Apple 30 incher has the same specs. I wonder how much cheaper this will be than Apple's?
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Originally Posted by Jason
Looking at the manual, it's DVI only and requires a dual DVI graphics card. No surprise there, as the Apple 30 incher has the same specs. I wonder how much cheaper this will be than Apple's?

Is the 24 made by the same people as the Apple's ? I would like to have the 24 but 30 would be too much for my desk.
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Old 12-31-05, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason
Looking at the manual, it's DVI only and requires a dual DVI graphics card. No surprise there, as the Apple 30 incher has the same specs. I wonder how much cheaper this will be than Apple's?
Well, currently the 30" Apple is 2499. 23" is 1399. And 20" is 799. The Dell 24" and 20" have been slightly cheaper, especially since coupons are always floating around. My guess would be at around 2000.
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IIRC, the HP and Apple 23" units were selling at about $1600 when the 2405 came out. They sold it at $1200, I think when it first shipped. They then quickly started running deals with coupons that dropped it under $1K. Within a few months the lowest price I saw was just over $800 and that's when I picked mine up.
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Dell 3007WFP Product Details

$2,199
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Christ! Jeeze let me see, down payment on a car or a Dell 30 inch monitor???
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Christ! Jeeze let me see, down payment on a car or a Dell 30 inch monitor???
you spend more time in front of the computer, than you do in your car
and walking is good for you
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Old 01-05-06, 10:23 AM
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THe price is pretty good, and pretty much in line with LCD TV's in that size range. I would've considered it, had I not bought the 24" earlier this year.
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Originally Posted by feloosa
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Dell 3007WFP Product Details

$2,199
thank goodness for that price! no need to consider it now; 2405 will remain firm on my desk (with an ever so slight sag on the right side )
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