We'll start off our CES coverage with none other than Dell and their handful of new products and announcements.

Dell Takes on Apple with 30" LCD Display

We all knew it was coming, but at this year's CES Dell finally announced and started shipments of their first 30" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display: the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP.

Available immediately from Dell's online store, the 3007WFP uses a newer panel than what is used in the Apple 30" Cinema HD display, and thus Dell promises a higher contrast ratio and lower response time. The brightness of the panel appears to be at least on par with the Apple 30" Cinema HD display but it is possible that the contrast ratio is noticeably higher on the Dell.

Priced at $2199 (or $1999 if purchased with a Dell computer), the 3007WFP weighs in a full $300 cheaper than the Apple solution. While it lacks the simple and elegant design of the Apple display it does have a few features the Cinema HD display lacks.

The 3007WFP features a height adjustable stand as well as an integrated SM/SD/MS/MMC/CF card reader. In addition to the two card slots there are four USB 2.0 ports on the display, two on the side and two on the back. The other important feature that the 3007WFP comes with is HDCP support, meaning you should be able to view DRM protected HD-DVD content at full resolution in Vista on this display.

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  • bob661 - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    The basic Dell XPS 600 costs over $4000. I'm thinking this will be pretty close to a $10,000 system. Reply
  • bob661 - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    True indeed but you really won't see much difference in framerates without some insanely high resolution monitor. Reply
  • jvrobert - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    nonsense.. Try playing F.E.A.R at 1600x1200 with everything turned on on any current video card. Reply
  • bob661 - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    Forgot about FEAR. I wonder if that game would become CPU limited. I'd like to see some benchies. Reply
  • at80eighty - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    ..and Dell debuted their 30"er - coincidence? Reply
  • MrSmurf - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    Ironic that Dell would showcase such a computer which is obviously targeted at hardcore PC user but hardcore PC users wouldn't buy a Dell. Reply
  • Deinonych - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    Not only that, but until they start putting AMD procs in their boxes, they'll never have *any* credibility with gamers. Even then, I don't think their "target market" would consider a pre-built box anyway. Sounds like another still-born idea by a bunch of MBAs that don't know anything about the DIY/gamer set.

  • Bonesdad - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    no matter how fast it is...it's fugly as heck.

    Why do manufacturers put PC users on a level with guys who pimp out their pickups and vans?
  • at80eighty - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    while 'fugly' is debateable - to me, the last pic on page 2 - of the rig in flames , is frickin perfect on two levels

    1) Blazing performance
    2) Reminds you that you'll need a fire hydrant handly in case that baby blows up :-)
  • at80eighty - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    i have NO clue how that happened - mods please delete repeated entries Reply

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