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Its a lot of money, but its a lot of monitor too!

Dont forget Quidco @ 5% on this.

Soundbar available for £20 inc at checkout

will work in the following res:
640x480, 800x600, 960x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1600x1200. 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 1920x1440, 2048x1536 & 2560x1600.
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#2
Dell are terrible at paying quidco, I have got zip for the last 4 pc's I bought.
#3
Erm, it's not really a hot deal, it's more just the price of it.
#4
What a great deal - I think two of these side by side would be brilliant. All I need now is another £1,600 and I'm sorted.
#5
zwarder
Dell are terrible at paying quidco, I have got zip for the last 4 pc's I bought.


I've always found Quidco to be reliable with Dell...may not track first time but putting in an enquiry always works for me.
#6
Seriously, who on earth would want to pay over 800 sheets for a monitor that's only 30"? You can get a cracking 50" plasma/lcd for less than that and hook your pc up to it (pc socket permitting of course).
#7
me too - always got my quidco from dell, even on an misprice item that they cancelled!

p.s. would never never buy a monitor this size or pay this price...
[mod]#8
dxx
Erm, it's not really a hot deal, it's more just the price of it.


Dells normal price is over £1100
[mod]#9
Well if you have nothing better to do have a go at this and see if you can get another chunk off the price of it.
Go to dell home site, put a 27" monitor in your basket, go to the basket and on the right sidebar you will see the 30"TFT being offered at £653.33 inc VAT
Try and get them to sell you one at that price. (Its another dell error)
#10
voobydooz
Seriously, who on earth would want to pay over 800 sheets for a monitor that's only 30"? You can get a cracking 50" plasma/lcd for less than that and hook your pc up to it (pc socket permitting of course).


This is not a TV, it's a computer monitor - the resolution is 2560x1600 which is far higher than any plasma/LCD. Good luck getting a 50 inch monitor on your desk, you'd have to sit at the other side of the room to use it...

For those considering this monitor, you have to be careful of the resolution - firstly the only interface is DVI(no vga in) and to get the full resolution you must have dual link DVI. There's no sure fire way of finding if you have dual link DVI or not, it tends to be on high end cards generally around the Geforce 7 series and after but it's not specific to models either, one 7800GTX may have it one from another manufacturer may not. As far as I'm aware, Apple laptops generally do support dual link DVI. Rather laughably, I don't think any of the Dell laptops currently do or at least none I could find.

If you don't have dual link DVI, there's little point in buying this to be honest - with a single link DVI port you can only seem to drive the monitor at 1280x800 (perfect square of the full resolution) and not the maximum single link at 1920x1200. Or at least I've not been able to work out how, any time I try to drive it a resolution higher than 1280x800 I just get strange lines running down the screen.

As a computer monitor, it's beautiful - really nice colour plus it has USB and card readers. The resolution is absolutely jaw dropping although you need some serious horsepower if you want to game at that level. At least you can drop down to 1280x800 for gaming without the usual blurriness associated with TFT monitors - this is because each pixel output from the PC matches perfectly to four in the monitor.

Just be aware of what you're buying, it's a pretty niche product which is for those wanting a large, ultra high resolution computer monitor. Its stiff input requirements and sole DVI connector (no component, vga, s-video etc.) means it's not going to be suitable for a lot of people.

edit: If only Mike, comes up at full price once in the basket :(
Also need a bargain on a dual link DVI PCI graphics card, theoretically I should be able to put this in a dock and drive the monitor from a laptop docked in there. Sadly the only one I can find is a Matrox and it certainly isn't cheap.

John
[mod]#11
Johnmcl7


edit: If only Mike, comes up at full price once in the basket :(

John


Thanks for taking the time to write all that John, I think you may have missed a word out which makes it sound like games are blured, when in fact its the opposite isnt it ;-)

I too tried every which way to try and basket the beast at £653 but it wont have it :x
#12
Oops. I accidently voted hot :roll:
#13
MikeT
Thanks for taking the time to write all that John, I think you may have missed a word out which makes it sound like games are blured, when in fact its the opposite isnt it ;-)

I too tried every which way to try and basket the beast at £653 but it wont have it :x


Thanks for spotting that Mike, made the correction now.

Just thought I'd make sure people were aware what this monitor actually is as it seems a little misunderstood - it's a truly fantastic monitor if you can drive it properly. I have my laptop sitting hooked up to one right now but sadly at just 1280x800, if there was any way I could get it going at 2560x1600 (been researching for a few weeks without luck) I would snap this up straight away. Great price direct from Dell, I was looking at ebay prices as buying from Dell usually has a bit of a premium.

John
#14
Voted Hot :thumbsup:

voobydooz
Seriously, who on earth would want to pay over 800 sheets for a monitor that's only 30"? You can get a cracking 50" plasma/lcd for less than that and hook your pc up to it (pc socket permitting of course).


This screen is in another league to a HDTV with PC inputs. Its resolution for a start is well in excess of the highest HDTV standards (2560x1600 IIRC) and its screen quality at the resolution is also fantastic. Don't forget you will need a graphics card that supports Dual-Link DVI to drive this beast.

For the core target user base of this screen the price is very decent and if I had the cash right now I would be seriously considering it. For the record I use 2 2405WFP's on my main PC (software development and the odd games) and have been lucky enough to use these 3007WFP's at work for some time.
#15
Id love one of these but it would mean buying a new tv first as due to the layout of our old poky living room all that fit was a 21" tv as anything else would have been too big due to having to sit within a few feet of the tv! Now we can sit 20 feet from the tv its either invest in a new tv or a pair if binoculars! Aint life tough! I love a good excuse to buy something new!
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voobydooz
Seriously, who on earth would want to pay over 800 sheets for a monitor that's only 30"? You can get a cracking 50" plasma/lcd for less than that and hook your pc up to it (pc socket permitting of course).


This monitor is completely different to any LCD TV out there. Nothing comes close to it in terms of resolution.

I have one of these, it completely changes the way you use a computer. Never have to minimise anything ever again. I bought mine from ebay for £785 but it originated in the US so I had to mess around getting the warranty transferred to me. At £830 from Dell direct it's a steal.

A 50" Plasma or LCD will be 1080p at best, which would translate to 1920 x 1080 on your computer. This monitor is 2560 x 1600, which is 4 million pixels which is equal to about 3 standard 17" monitors.

To demonstrate the resolution, here's a picture I found that is 2560 x 1600:
http://folly.dk/blog/images/2560x1600.jpg

Make sure you click on it if it's been resized by your browser, so that it is shown in actual pixel size. On a dell 30" you could fit the whole image on your screen without zooming out.

I've also put together a quick comparison showing the resolution of the Dell 30" against other popular resolutions. (note its comparing the resolutions, not the sizes ;-) )

http://www.tomthorpe.co.uk/resolutions.jpg

You will need a dual-link DVI graphics card though. This is different to a graphics card with dual DVI outputs (and often gets confused), dual link is a single output, but capable of showing the full resolution of this monitor. Using a normal DVI will mean your resolution is limited to about 1280x800.

However, cards can be picked up fairly cheap with dual-link DVI now. Mine was a MSI 7600 GS and was about £40 from ebuyer a few months ago. Probably even cheaper now.

Also, the monitor ONLY has DVI as it has no scaler built in. If I remember right, it is only actually capable of two resolutions - 1280 x 800 or 2560 x 1600. Any other resolutions will be scaled by your graphics card then sent out at the right resolution to the monitor. It means if you want to use this as a TV you either need to connect it to a computer with a TV card, or find a box that will output tv at one of those two resolutions. Also, using an xbox 360 on it won't be easy (maybe different now the xbox has hdmi, but mine doesn't so I'm not sure).

So I suggest people shouldn't vote this cold unless they actually know what it is. Comparing it to a TV of any kind is completely ridiculous.
#17
Agreed.
Of course the majority of people won't listen or read.
#18
To Tomfoolery - That’s a very informative post, especially the graph. I’ll link to the post the next time someone needs educating about the differences between monitors and TVs.

Tomfoolery
You will need a dual-link DVI graphics card though. This is different to a graphics card with dual DVI outputs (and often gets confused), dual link is a single output, but capable of showing the full resolution of this monitor. Using a normal DVI will mean your resolution is limited to about 1280x800.
The maximum single link resolution is much higher than that and can handle at least 1920x1200, which is the typical resolution of a 24 or 27” monitor.

Tomfoolery
However, cards can be picked up fairly cheap with dual-link DVI now. Mine was a MSI 7600 GS and was about £40 from ebuyer a few months ago. Probably even cheaper now.
The ATI HD 2400 Pro is one of the newer entry level GPUs that typically supports dual-link; they automatically support HDMI/HDCP which is not always the case with Nvidia. Ebuyer have an Asus fanless version for about £30. I’m not a fan of ATI but these seem very well specified for the price; I’m ignoring games performance here as I don’t play them.
#19
SmilingCrow
To Tomfoolery
The maximum single link resolution is much higher than that and can handle at least 1920x1200, which is the typical resolution of a 24 or 27” monitor.


As far as I know though (and I may be wrong because I've never tried it), the dell 30" will not accept a resolution of 1920x1200 on a single link DVI. You'll just get a blank screen because it has no scaler to scale the 1920x1200 to it's 2560 x1600 resolution. It'll accept 1920x1200 on a dual-link DVI, but that's because your graphics card will actually be doing the upscaling to 2560 x 1600 instead of the monitor.

I think only 1280x800 or 2560 x 1600 will work, because 1280 x 800 can just double the x and y values to get to the native resolution so it's easy for the monitor to display. Any other scaling will be handled for you automatically by your graphics card as long as it's dual-link, so games and things should still work at lower res to stop your computer from completely dying when you try and play a game at 2560 x 1600 - at least thats how it works with my card.

I'm explaining it very badly, so anyone who's confused might want to try googling "dell 30" single-link resolution" where I'm sure someone will have explained it better than me. But I suppose it's not much of an issue anyway, because anyone who buys one of these and runs it on single link would have to be insane ;-)
#20
To Tomfoolery – I misread your post and thought you were implying that a single link connection is inherently limited to 1280x800 whatever monitor you use.

There probably is someone out there with more money than technical knowledge who’s unwittingly running one of these at such a low resolution. I’ve been to friends houses where they’ve had a 17” TFT running at 1024x768 or possibly lower.
#21
Chanser
Agreed.
Of course the majority of people won't listen or read.


Read everything before voting. Still voted cold.

I'd want it to talk to me at that price.
#23
Apparently the reason you're limited to 1280x800 with single link DVI is because the panel doesn't have a scaler, it checks the capability of the graphics card and then limits it to 1280x800 if it doesn't detect 1280x800. When I force any higher resolutions it's just a mess of scrolling vertical lines.

John
#24
Hi Johnmcl7, you might be interested to know the 30" NEW Dell UltraSharp U3011 PremierColor Widescreen Monitor (latest model) has a display port and this was the info I received from Dell tech support after asking what max resolution I could get from a Dell XPS laptop:
Yes they will work, the laptop resolution will be max at 1920x1080, the monitor is capable of 2560x1600 resolution but will display the max resolution of the monitor.
Your laptop Display is 17.3in Full HD WLED AG (1920x1080) with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera
Does this help?

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