Dell 3007WFP 30" TFT Monitor

Monitor Inputs

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

Monitor Inputs
This is one area that Dell has failed to achieve a good end result with on this monitor.  This monitor only features a single Dual-Link DVI input.  That leaves everyone out to try that used to have all of their other video accessories hooked up to their 2405's, etc.  For some this might be ok, like myself.  I don't have anything but one computer hooked to it, and that's all I had planned for.  If you have a DVD player, your Xbox 360, and 2 computer hooked up to your current monitor this probably isn't going to be a good option for you.

Dell 3007WFP - A view of the input area

Besides the actual video inputs you'll find all of the other standard Dell inclusive features.  You've got one high speed USB 2.0 output on the back of the monitor which connects four USB inputs.  Two of the inputs can be found right next to the output port, and the other two can be found below the built in card reader on the side of the monitor.

Speaking of card reader... This monitor -as does the 2405FPW- features a built in card reader.  The reader on this display is a 9-in-2 device and operates on USB 2.0.  The reader is located on the left hand side of the display, directly in the middle.  I've found that it's pretty easy to insert a memory card without having to look over at it to find the slot (after you've done it one or two times).  The card reader works perfectly and is very fast.  Using it with my 4gb 150x Secure Digital card it transfers photo's at lightning fast speeds.  The reader is a feature that I am glad Dell has integrated in to their displays, mainly because once I switch over to my new rig I will lose the card reader that I have in my current rig, leaving me with nothing in the computer itself.  Dell saves the day once again!

Dell 3007WFP - A look at the integrated media card reader

Now lets take a look at how the display panel performs, I think you'll be surprised...
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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.

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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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