Company picks a fight with Apple.
Over the course of this year one of our most popular reviews has been the 2405FPW, Dell’s huge 24in widescreen LCD. On the back of this, news that the company is planning a 30in version will no doubt float a great many boats.
Though still to be officially confirmed, the 3007WFP (no, apparently it shouldn’t be the 3007FPW) is said to be Dell’s answer to Apple’s staggering Cinema Display. It sports a 2560 x 1600 native resolution, 14ms response time, 700:1 contrast ratio and 400cd/m2 brightness. Given that this kind of monitor is likely to attract regular audiences, the wide 178 degree viewing angle should suit them down to the ground.
As you would expect with a display this size, there is dual DVI-D connectivity with HDCP and the screen is height adjustable and swivels and tilts. A four port USB2.0 hub and 9-in1 multimedia card reader will complete the line up. At this time pricing alludes us, but doing the math (the Apple display is around £1,750 today) Dell’s pricing strategy should put the 3007WFP in the £1,200 to £1,400 price range.
The release date is reported to be sooner than you’d think too, with 21 December the mooted day. This is a brilliant way to taunt buyers pre-Christmas without a hope of them getting delivery until New Year. ”EVIL…”