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Dell 30-Inch Ips Monitor Makes Gamer Geeks Drool

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I have been a PC gamer for years now and the best thing I did this side of getting a really fast video card was upgrading to a 30-inch LCD years ago. There are few things better than gaming at 2560 x 1600. When I need to work the big screen is also great for getting lots of windows open at one time.

I am using the original Dell 30-inch LCD and the new screen Dell started shipping today makes me jealous. The thing is a 30-inch LCD with IPS tech and 117% color gamut. That color gamut means the screen can show 10.7 billion colors rather than the measly 16 million or so my screen supports. The beast has a 2560 x 1600 resolution and viewing angles of 178-degrees.

The contrast ratio is 1000:1 typically with 100,000:1 dynamic with a brightness rating of 370 cd/m2. The screen also offers HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, and VGA connectivity. The only thing I don’t like about the U3011 is the price, it sells for $1500 (USD).