Dell 3007WFP 30" TFT Monitor


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 11/02/2006
Author: Matt Krei (Fragtek)
Hardware Acquired: Dell

Dell 3007WFP Specifications:

Diagonal Size: 30"
Viewable Size: 30"
Display Type: LCD Monitor
Depth: 7.87"
Height: With Stand:- Extended: 22"; Compressed: 18.49"
Weight: With Stand and Head: 25.07 lbs
Width: 27.26"
Image Max H-View Angle: ± 89° (typical)
Image Max V-View Angle: ± 89° (typical)
Cable(s) included: 1 x 24-pin DVI-D cable
Color Support: Yes (16.7 million)
Compliant Standards: ENERGY STAR®
Digital Video Format: DVI-D TMDS
Dimensions (WxDxH): 27.26"x7.87"x18.49" (With Stand Compressed)
Dot Pitch: 0.250 mm (Pixel Pitch)
Enclosure Color: Black
Factory Preset Resolution Modes: VESA®, 1280x800 (49.31 kHz Horizontal, 59.91 Hz Vertical) / VESA®, 2560x1600 (98.71 kHz Horizontal, 59.97 Hz Vertical)
Front Panel Controls: Minus (-) and Plus (+), Brightness Control and Power Button and Indicator
Image Brightness: 400 cd/m² (typical)
Image Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Lamp Type: CCFL (16) Edgelight System
Max Operating Temperature: 95°F
Max Resolution: 2560x1600 Pixels
Max Sync Rate (V x H): 59.97 Hz x 98.71 kHz
Min Operating System: 41°F
Port(s) Total ( Free ) / Connector Type: DVI-D / USB 2.0 Connectors
Power Consumption Operational: 90 W (Maximum)
Service / Support: 3-Year Advance Exchange Service, Advance Exchange and CompleteCare Services Available for up to 5 years
Video Input: Digital DVI-D TMDS
Voltage Required: 90 to 264 VAC
Humidity Range Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)

Initial Impression & Build Quality
Upon initial unboxing of this giant monitor when it arrived I was just blown away at the size.  It literally towers over other monitors (including the 2405FPW) it's so big.  I actually started wondering if I would have adequate space on my desk for my front speaker, breakout box, etc.  After a big of playing around with everything on my desk it fit nice and snugly in the middle.

Dell 3007WFP - Desk Space

The build quality of this display is of the best craftsmanship available.  Nothing feels flimsy or cheap, and the weight of the monitor represents its build quality well.  The Dell design team did a fabulous job with the external appearance of this set, it's a beautiful addition to anyones desk.

Dell decided to go with a newly designed permanently affixed stand for this monitor, I would assume due to the weight of the panel.  The stand is 100% metal w/ a rubber base to keep your display from slipping off the back of your desk.  This stand seems much sturdier and well made than the snap-on style stands found on the smaller Dell counterparts.  The stand is adjustable up and down, so far down in fact that you can make the bottom edge of the screen stand about 1/2" from your desk.  It is also features an adjustable cant found on most monitors.  The only thing that the new base misses is the ability to turn the monitor to a "portrait" style layout.  Who ever uses that anyhow? ;)

Dell 3007WFP - A view from the back

To keep the looks of the monitor clean, Dell did away with the conventional button setup found on all of their other displays.  This display features three "light touch" buttons in the lower right hand corner.  These buttons are hard to describe; there is no physical button but when you touch the indented area it recognizes your finger is there, I love it!  The three buttons control power on/off and brightness up/down.  All other adjustments are made via your computer.
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Most Recent Comments

27-09-2006, 15:07:42

I read the review of the 30" Dell here on this site with great interest, because I am seriously considering buying one of these behemoths for Photoshop, spreadsheets, and video editing. What interested me was the remark about how even the backlighting is, and how much better the 30" monitor is than the 24" Dell.

Now this is in stark contrast to the condemnation on the site of the uneveness of the backlighting (on two examples) and how this aspect compares unfavourably with the Dell 24" 2405FPW monitor.

Now I am in a quandary. The conclusions of the two reviews cancel eachother out, and there is no concensus.

I understand the review samples were based on LG flat panels, but the Samsung panel, also used by Dell, is the better option. Perhaps the review sample here was a Samsung panel.

I wonder if anybody has tried a Dell 30" TFT monitor and can enlighten me with their experience.

Peter KingQuote

27-09-2006, 15:13:01

i believe FragTek can help you on this, and also twisted5, who bought the same monitor from frag.

If neither of them see this thread soon, bump it up and ill PM them

and Welcome to OC3D Quote

27-09-2006, 15:31:47

Hey mate

I believe Frag and twisted will know as Dave said.

I'm pretty sure our version was the samsung panel thoughQuote

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