Dell's UltraSharp 3007WFP 30in widescreen flat-panel monitor turned in strong scores in the text portion of our image quality tests. True to the UltraSharp 3007WFP's name, text in a Microsoft Word document was indeed sharp. Text in a screen of multi-sized fonts was crisp and easy to read, even at small font sizes.

The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP didn't perform quite as well as some other displays when rendering colour, although the UltraSharp 3007WFP flat-panel did represent colours nicely overall.

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While colours the UltraSharp 3007WFP produced in a screen of a website looked bright and accurate, some photos appeared slightly dark, with muted shades. The effect was not really distracting - just enough to be barely visible.

The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP has easily accessible media slots and USB ports, a four-in-one media card reader, a separate CF slot, and two USB ports reside on the left side of the display. Two more USB ports are situated on the back of the UltraSharp 3007WFP.

The only controls the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP includes are those for brightness - touch-sensitive buttons on the front let you turn brightness up or down.

The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP lacks other controls because there are no on-screen components to support the UltraSharp 3007WFP's high resolution of 2,560x1,600.

Dell says that future versions of the UltraSharp 3007WFP will include an OSD.

The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP has a smooth black bezel and a V-shaped silver stand. It tilts and swivels smoothly, though it does not pivot. It is height-adjustable and wall-mountable.

With a £1,000+ price tag, the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP is certainly not cheap, although it does cost in the same range as other 30in LCD flat-panel displays. But if you're looking for a big display on which to spread out a few open windows, then the 3007WFP could be a good investment.

Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP: Specs

  • 30in widescreen LCD flat-panel monitor
  • 2,560x1,600 pixels
  • response time/brightnesscontrast ratio : 8ms/300cd/m² /1,000:1
  • 690mmx200mmx470mm
  • 11.38kg
  • 100mm VESA® Mounting, Antiglare with Hard-coating 3H
  • (Digital) Dual Link (DVI-D) with HDCP, 9-in-2 Media Card Reader, 4 x USB 2.0 Ports, Security Port Slot
  • 0.250mm (Pixel Pitch)
  • 3-Year warranty
  • 30in widescreen LCD flat-panel monitor
  • 2,560x1,600 pixels
  • response time/brightnesscontrast ratio : 8ms/300cd/m² /1,000:1
  • 690mmx200mmx470mm
  • 11.38kg
  • 100mm VESA® Mounting, Antiglare with Hard-coating 3H
  • (Digital) Dual Link (DVI-D) with HDCP, 9-in-2 Media Card Reader, 4 x USB 2.0 Ports, Security Port Slot
  • 0.250mm (Pixel Pitch)
  • 3-Year warranty

OUR VERDICT

It's not cheap and we would like to see more onscreen controls, but the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP 30in widescreen flat-panel monitor certainly turned in some strong scores in our Test Centre.

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