Thanks to Dell Singapore, I have a chance to play with the Dell UltraSharp U3011 30″ Monitor for 2 weeks. The Dell UltraSharp U3011 30″ Monitor is retailing for SGD$1,509.
Monitor is like a computer, once you upgrade, you will never look back. Few years ago, 17″ monitor is the norm, now is 24″ and in a few years time 27″/30″ will be the norm.
I am currently using the Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP 24″ monitor which I bought back in April 2008 for about SGD$920, now the successor to the monitor, Dell UltraSharp U2410 is only retailing for SGD$699.
When it comes to monitors, I prefer Dell, Samsung or Apple. But right now only Dell is offering the 30″ monitor with 16:10 aspect ratio (2560 x 1600) while Apple and Samsung are offering the 27″ with 16:9 aspect ratio (2560 x 1440).
Dell UltraSharp U3011 uses an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel which supports up to an impressive 1.07 billion displayable colors and a maximum of 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It has an average of 7ms (gray-to-gray) response time.
It does not come with in-built speakers but it has support for Dell Soundbar, which is retailing for SGD$69.
All Dell’s UltraSharp monitor comes with Dell’s Premium Panel Guarantee, which means you will receive a panel exchange even if there is only one bright defective pixel on your monitor during the limited hardware warranty period which is 3 years. I have been using the Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP for 4 years and counting and have zero defective pixels, so you have nothing to worry about.
- Diagonal Viewable Size: 30″ (75.6cm)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:10)
- Panel Type, Surface: IPS (In-Plane Switching), anti glare with hard coat 3H
- Optimal Resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz
- Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1 (typical), Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1 (Max)
- Brightness: 370 cd/m2 (typical)
- Response Time: 7ms (gray to gray)
- Viewing Angle: (178° vertical / 178° horizontal)
- Color Support: 1.07 billion colors
- Pixel Pitch: 0.2505mm
- Display Type: Widescreen Flat Panel Display
- 2 High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
- 2 Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP
- 1 DisplayPort (DP)
- 1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)
- 1 Component Connectors
- 1 USB 2.0 upstream port
- 4 USB 2.0 downstream ports
- 7 in 1 Media reader
- DC power connector for Dell Soundbar
Color, Size & Weight:
- 481.3 mm (compressed) ~ 571.3 mm (extended) x 694.5 mm x 211.3mm
- 18.95 inches (compressed) ~ 22.50 inches (extended) x 27.34 inches x 8.32 inches
- Dimensions without stand (H x W x D): 453.3 mm x 694.5 mm x 94.4 mm (17.85 inches x 27.34 inches 3.72 inches)
- Preset Display Area (H X V): 641.28 mm (25.25 inches) x 400.8 mm (15.78 inches)
- Weight (panel only – for VESA mount): 9.3 kg (20.40 lbs)
- Weight (with packaging): 14.46 kg (31.88 lbs)
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