Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC - 92% Color Gamut 30 Inch LCD
First Impressions and Construction
The UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC, like its older sibling, is an absolute monster of a screen to behold when you first see one in action. Forget everything you've come to appreciate about your 19 or 20" panel, this panel is without a doubt, utterly huge.
For most folks sitting in front of a 30" screen typically is something you would arrange at a 10 foot distance, as in a living room, with a sofa, coffee table, and the obligatory can of beer nuts of course. However, the UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is meant to sit on your desktop at about 2 or 3 feet away, essentially right in your face. It's OK, you can still bring the beer nuts--you're going to need to keep your strength up anyway to take this big, beautiful panel in.
The base and stand of the unit is made out of a heavy-duty cast metal material and it's substantial, weighing in at about 10lbs just for the stand alone The stand also comes with built in rubber bushing feet so it's kind to any surface it's placed on, and sure-footed as well. Together with its base and stand, the unit weighs in at 35lbs or so, which isn't as much as you might expect for 30 inches of screen area. The stand and its mounting bracket on the panel do lack a bit of range when it comes to height and orientation adjustment. In fact, those of you looking for a 90 degree vertical rotation in desktop publishing applications, are out of luck as the orientation of the panel is locked in landscape mode. Height adjustment definitely also seems a bit limited too, with just 3.5" of play, up or down, available.
Beyond that, the UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is a well built screen with a relatively thin bezel and shallow depth that doesn't take anymore room on your desktop than is absolutely necessary. That said, again make no mistake, this panel is enormous. Be sure you have plenty of desktop area available because this LCD going to own a large portion of the air space directly in front of you.