Dell’s Next 30in LCD Will Feature DisplayPort

The break the format needs?

If you read Tim’s excellent article on DisplayPort last month (you may not be part of the IPC purchase Bit-tech, but we still love you guys) then this will have you purring…

Following on from Samsung’s July announcement that it will build a 30 incher with DisplayPort connectivity , the Inquirer has done some digging and discovered that Dell has plans to do the same thing – adding competition to what is sure to be a white hot market space.

Dubbed the ‘W3008WFP’, the 30 inch panel will feature a size-defacto 2560 x 1600 native resolution and, more interestingly, a vast array of input options with the aforementioned DisplayPort backed up by HDMI, dual DVI, component video, VGA, S-video and composite. I don’t know about you, but I don’t own enough kit to fill all those if I tried.

Sadly, despite the Inq’s impressive digging work there is no additional info on the panel itself (reduced response times, a higher colour gamut, increased brightness/contrast ratio, etc) but on connectivity alone the W3008WFP has us close to sold.

Don’t expect the W3008WFP until Q1/Q2 next year but HDMI needs to watch out in 2008 because (the licence-free) DisplayPort is coming for it…

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