hows the response time on the 3008wfp since i'm gonna be doing some light gaming.
i'm not too positive how the new dell 27'' is(although i do think it has a scaler built in) but 3008wfp has a built-in scaler which is known to have one of the worst input lags, thus creating horrendously high response time than what the spec claims it to be. some sensitive people say that it's enough to make difference in fps gaming.
But i do agree with the rest of the majority here that 3008wfp for $700 is a steal and that the extra 3inch is worth it.
If you are only going to use this monitor for computing purposes (and not connect it to other sources like video console and etc.) maybe you can also look into 3007wfp-hc if there are any good deals for it. it doesn't have any other inputs than dvi/vga(?), so doesn't have a built in scaler, which means no additional input lag from it. I believe the color saturations/quality is known to be superior from certain sources.
You can googles these info by simply searching "3008wfp input lag", "3008wfp scaler input lag" and such if you want more details.