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, 15:13:01

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

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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

27-09-2006, 15:44:15

Yes the model that I had (and that twisted now has) rocks the Samsung panel, which is like an orgasmic explosion of colors and crispness. Nothing can compete, muahahaha!

I had absolutely no backlight bleeding issues. More than likely what Hexus was talking about was the fact it only appears to have uneven backlighting if you sit to close to the set. I at first experienced this and was a bit distrought until I pushed the set back about a foot and everything was then perfectly even. It's hard to sit too close to a monitor that big as the backlighting will look a bit uneven due to the extreme viewing angles.

Hands down the 30" Dell is PURE PWNAGE!!!Quote

27-09-2006, 16:02:26

Thanks to all for quick responses. From what I understand, Dell will use either LG or Samsung panels indiscriminately. Probably according to which offers the best deal at any one time. Dell sales rep. (in India!) told me that they cannot (or will not) pick out a Samsung panel at request. They do claim to have stringent quality control, so there is nothing to choose between LG or Samsung based units. This might be true, but I understand that the Samsung S PVA panels are superior. Trouble is they do not seem to be available in the UK under their own brand, and we have no choice other than Apple (much more expensive) or Dell in this size.

There is one way to try without risk: if the Dell proves to be duff on arrival, then there is the option offered by Dell of a full refund within 7 days, for any reason. This seems a pretty fair deal to me.

Peter KingQuote

27-09-2006, 16:15:15

I would imagine that either one you get will please you tbh, just pick one up and see for yourself

I'd love to pick up a 30" Apple Cinema Display for my MBP but damn are they spensive.Quote

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