Over VGA however, 1:1 worked fine – so I’d say that for Xbox 360 gaming a VGA cable would be worth picking up. Image quality was a touch softer over VGA and component but that’s what you’d expect compared to DVI. If you want, there is an optional soundbar available so you can just attach speakers for sound.
I’d rate this as a good display for video but not outstanding. Black levels weren’t quite as deep as I hoped and despite my tweaks there was still more greying over than I would have liked. Overall, though, you can sit back and enjoy a monitor that’s likely to be as large as some people’s main TVs.
Ultimately, the 2707FWP is a good monitor, but not a perfect one. I feel it works best as a PC display connected over DVI, with occasional console gaming thrown in. It’s loud silver design might not appeal to all and it can deliver a satisfying picture but only as long as you spend time setting it up for your environment, though that’s true of most monitors. I can’t really justify recommending it as a 27in display isn’t really needed – it’s just a pure luxury and the design of the Dell reflects this. The price is closer to the 24in than the 30in, as you would expect and if you feel like pushing the boat out then go for it – you’ll certainly get a reaction when your mates see this thing in your study.
The Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP is a large brash monitor that will really make an instant impression on your desk – it’s up to you to decide if it’s one you want to make. It offers a comprehensive range of connections and although it doesn’t have HDMI it does have an HDCP enabled DVI port. It takes some time to set it up and get the best from it but, once this is done, it delivers a bright, sharp and colourful picture.
Score in detail
Image Quality 8