Dell UltraSharp U3011 Review

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seinjunkie

I remember that MPC traditionally took a stance to usually pay little attention to price where performance is substantially better, but I'd have suspected that these bigger monitors would be dropping in price since 5 years ago. They've pretty much held up, despite the surge in both supply and demand for bigger screens at the consumer HDTV level.

Granted, these higher-resolution displays are serving a different market than HDTVs, but $1,300 just seems in a totally different pricing stratosphere in exchange for no apparent change in the core product since 2007's Gateway XHD3000 was winning awards here.

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SodaAnt

I have this monitor, and trust me, its worth it. If you have had crappy TN panels for all your life, I can see where you are coming from, but once you get used to something like this, its hard to go back.

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Hey.That_Dude

That's because TV ppi suck. Also these monitors are targeted towards proffesionals with CAD programs. Professional/Industrial = money to burn.

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JohnP

I have the Dell Ultrasharp 2711 monitor and it is by far the best monitor I have ever used let alone bought. The IPS makes a huge difference in the picture. Folks who come over to visit are universally floored when they see the vibrant colors and deep blacks and pin sharp text. As the 3011 is the same family, I could see where the money is well worth the price.

 While the Gateway was about the same price, I would imagine that the Dell would beat it hands down in all tests, no comparison.

 These monitors are the best and absolutely worth the money. As the authors say, just a scooch away from a Kick-Ass award.

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seinjunkie

I'll admit that I'm not the most informed with monitors. For reference, I've been using both a Dell 3007WFP-HC and a 30" Apple HD Cinema Display for the last four years. I'm not so much questioning the value of IPS itself, but IPS isn't that new and I'm just very surprised that the economics of monitor manufacturing haven't shifted to make them cheaper (even at 30") since 4 years ago.