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Old July 13, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Default Dell 3008WFP arrived



First impressions:

positive:
- got A02 revision
- enlarged windows/browser fonts and Stardock/Win7 toolbar, so dot pitch is not a problem
- things look smooth, can't see individual pixels
- gaming is incredible, they really meant it when they said it's like a window to another world, haven't seen any of notorious lag or ghosting, not too many FPS lost either.
- I may no longer need a second monitor with so much real estate
- build-in card reader, handy

negative:
- 2 dead pixels, not sure if Dell covers that, but not a big deal considering how many pixels there are
- small dent in the frame
- comes with single link DVI cable! This is a bummer, because the first image I saw on my new screen was pixelated mess, I'm sure this weak move costs them a lot of trouble with customers, I read the story on Google about a guy who called Dell about his blurry screen, first they said there's something wrong with his GTX 260, second they started RMA, and non of the tech support mentioned he needed dual link cable.
- colours are absolutely incorrect out of the box, not a problem for me since I'll be using hardware calibrator
- disappointed with non-TN panel, the colours still differ from center to corners, have to do more testing though. Edit: IPS rocks, scrap my previous statement!

Overall happy with investment.

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Old July 13, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Mmmm *jealous*.

BUT... with a dent in the frame and dead pixels, I would probably be talking to Dell about that. However if you're happy *shrugs*.
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Old July 13, 2009, 12:18 PM
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The 3008WFP is a Premium Panel with the;
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The Premium Panel Guarantee



Dell monitors are designed and built to our highest standards, providing the quality and reliability you expect when you see the Dell logo. Each has been exhaustively tested and comes backed by a Dell Limited Warranty . Unyielding commitment to quality and the satisfaction of our customers has driven Dell to offer a Premium Panel Guarantee ensuring replacement of UltraSharp series monitors with zero bright pixels. Even if only one bright pixel is found, a free panel exchange is guaranteed during the limited warranty period, so you can rest assured your investment is protected. "
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Old July 13, 2009, 06:10 PM
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hm, I don't have bright pixels, only a cluster of dark ones, and it looks like I have to live with them:

Q What pixel defects are covered?
A Dellís Premium Panel Guarantee applies to UltraSharp monitors with bright pixel defects only. The Premium Panel Guarantee does not cover monitors with dark/ black type of dead pixels.



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Old July 13, 2009, 07:00 PM
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For 2 large, I'd be picky as hell... sweet monitor though, I'm jealous.

Is the monitor casing black, grey or a combination of both?
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Old July 13, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Brushed grey aluminum finish, black stand, very stylish.

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Old July 13, 2009, 07:11 PM
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For 2 large, I'd be picky as hell... sweet monitor though, I'm jealous.

Is the monitor casing black, grey or a combination of both?
Same Liu, while the dead pixels wouldn't bother me much the dent sure as hell would for that price.
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Old July 13, 2009, 10:45 PM
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Turns out I can have it replaced, is it worth the trouble sending it back and wait for days instead of using as is?

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Old July 13, 2009, 11:39 PM
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Turns out I can have it replaced, is it worth the trouble sending it back and wait for days instead of using as is?
To me, yes, but I just like my hardware perfect, that's all.
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Old July 14, 2009, 03:26 AM
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You paid a lot of money for that monitor. I wouldn't accept the dent. Also, if you return it, your next monitor might not have any dead pixels! win-win in my opinion.
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