First Impressions, Design and Construction
The UltraSharp 3008 WFP is a complete departure from previous designs in Dell's 30-inch panel arsenal. This new screen has a much sleeker look all around and its gun-metal gray finish is a huge improvement to the drab, black bezels we've seen on virtually every other 30-inch panel thus far.
As the saying goes "baby's got back" and even the backside of this new Dell panel looks good, with its chrome emblem inspiring a mid 70s Camaro grill ornament sort of feel. The 9-in-2 card reader makes a return appearance on the side of the display, offering quick access to various flash media types.
Probably the most significant asset of the 3008's new, more modern design, is the vastly improved control arm that comes with the panel's stand. This new arm not only looks nicer and is built from a sturdier steal, but it also has a wide range of adjustability options for height (90mm up or down), swivel (60ºleft and right) and tilt (3º forward and 19º backward). Generally you can dial the screen's position with a lot more flexibility overall. In addition, the inside edge of the arm comes with an integrated sheeth for tidying up cables coming down from the IO plate in back.