Dell 3007WFP 30" TFT Monitor
Published: 11th February 2006 | Source: Dell | Price: |
Author: Matt Krei (Fragtek)
Hardware Acquired: Dell
Response Time & Gaming
This set is rated at 12ms response from Dell and I think it holds pretty true to this figure from what I can tell. Due to the size of the display alone you will naturally be able to pick up more visible ghosting during gameplay than on smaller sets. With that said it's nothing that's noticable after about the first 5-10 minutes of gameplay. After that small initial adjustment period it holds it's own against other "gaming class" monitors without a problem.
You will want to be sure you have an adequate video card setup before trying to play games on this monitor at it's native res with any of the games quality settings turned up. This display will tax your vid cards harder than anything you could possibly imagine. I run mine with a pair of 7800GTX's and it plays most games well at max detail settings (CS:S, HL2, FarCry, etc.). Some games however will need to have the quality settings turned way down in order for the game to be playable (EverQuest II primarily).
I would love to say that this monitor is great for watching movies but it really isn't. The large native resolution of the monitor is so big that it's even higher than HD standards (1080i) which makes pictures not nearly as sharp as they should be. Don't get me wrong you can definately watch movies on this display, they just aren't the same quality you would get from a true HDTV setup. The viewing angles are great and can be seen clearly for quite a sharp angle. I can sit in my bed and watch TV or a Movie at about a 30-40* angle it's nearly a perfect picture.
So this set definately doesn't rank as the set to buy if your primary function is watching TV & Movies. It's much better suited for gaming and multitasking / productivity.
Check out the next page for my final thoughts...