Daily Deal: 25% off Dell UltraSharp 30'' and 27''

Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-in 2560 x 1600 IPS-panel LCD Monitor @ $1,124.25

Dell UltraSharp U2711 27-in 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) LCD Monitor @ $824.25

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  • amstech
    Meh. Still too expensive.
    2650 x 1600 is becoming more mainstream, if they had 2560 X 1600 LCD panels for $500-$800 that would have trouble staying on shelves.

    Maybe next year.
  • jfby
    Personally my 23 inch screen that rests about 24 inches from my face is more than enough, but I can conceed the 'more is better' attitude to a point; though for the more budge concious anything more than $200 is a luxury we can do without.
  • phate
    @amstech I agree, I've been sitting on my 22" monitor for like 4 years now, waiting for an affordable upgrade. So far no luck, the prices just skyrocket after 24"s.
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  • caeden
    I went from 2 17" CRTs to a single 28" LCD, and I swear... it is still too small! I would love to get something in the 30+ size, but they are soooo expensive. I took the color quality hit buying mine, but it is still fine for what I do most of the time, and when I need that color accurate precision on a project then I whip out the old 19" Mitsubishi CRT. May be old, but it's still pretty :)
  • jn77
    I had 3 17 inch CRT's that got upgraded to 3 Dell 2408WFP's and I have been looking at the 30 inch line of monitors but there are a few issues.

    There was the Dell 2007,3008, then they skipped the 3009 and 3010, and now they have the 3011.

    If I ever plan to spend MSP $1699 on a 30 inch monitor in Feb of 2011, then it needs to have really good Pixel level LED back lighting and be multi-touch like the retina display on the Iphone.

    If it does not have those features in Feb of 2011, it is an over priced, over glorified 30 inch TV
  • Niva
    jn77, you really need a multitouch 30" monitor for your desktop?

    I hate thumb prints on my monitor, on anything but a tablet or a cell phone touch seems a gimmick to me.

    Plus I'm sure it's going to bring the price up even more so don't hold out for too long.
  • I fricken love my dell 3007wfp-hc. 1600p baby! not just for games but for everything. Surprisingly quick to get used to. Just have IE @ 125% :)
  • This may sounds nuts to you guys but right now im using a 55' led/lcd 1080 as my monitor. i can never go back to a "conventional" monitor again. Great visuals, and clean and crisp at 1920x1080. However whats the hold up i'm willing to spend the cash to get a 50' inch screen with 2560x1600. anything coming soon? Sigh.. thanks for any thoughts or inputs.
  • southernshark
    I just use a 26" 1080p flat screen tv. Ok its not as wide as this, but it looks great in games and its taller.