Dell's UltraSharp 3007WFP could be a good investment

The monitor scored well in the text portion of image quality tests but didn't perform quite as well as other displays when rendering colour

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

The Dell didn’t perform quite as well as the other displays when rendering colour, though it did represent colours nicely overall. While colours 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 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.

The only controls the 3007WFP includes are those for brightness — touch-sensitive buttons on the front let you turn brightness up or down. It lacks other controls because there are no on-screen components to support the display’s high resolution of 2560 by 1600. Dell says that future versions of the display will include an OSD. The 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 NZ$2,199 price tag, the 3007WFP is in the same range as other 30-inch LCDs. 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.

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