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Displays Which is the best 30" monitor 2560x1600?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-44432, 12 Aug 2009.

  1. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I can't work out which is the best one to buy. I notice that the new LG w3000h-bn is nicely priced but it only has 1 DVI port where the DELL 3008wfp has dual link DVI connection.
    Why is this as I thought you need to use dual DVI for the bandwidth to run 2560x1600 @ 60hz.

    Which one would you buy bearing in mind the £200+ saving from getting the LG but is as good for gaming?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Simon
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    NEC 3090WUXi.

    Apple Cinema 30"

    Oh and the LG probably isn't worth saving for. I'd say get the Dell 3007WFP, it's the cheapest of the lot, especially considering the NEC.
     
  3. Guest-44432

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    I have a budget of £1100.

    I want a monitor with low response time hence why I was looking at the LG as it only has 6ms compared to dells 8ms.
     
  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    That LG probably has a TN Panel then, although It could be IPS.

    And 8ms isn't too bad, lag is only really noticeable past 18ms.

    I'm for the dell, although if you were willing..you could get the NEC 2690WUxi, which is amazing, although you do lose 4" it's still awesome.
     
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    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Ive just checked tft central, They only list the LG3000H (dont know if the -bn makes a difference) but the dell 3008 and the LG3000h both have the same 30"WS LG.Display S-IPS (LM300WQ5) panel, the dell gets decent reviews so the LG shouldnt be a bad choice.
     
  6. Guest-44432

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    Thanks for the input. I'm still undecided on which one, as there isn't any reviews on the lg screen.

    Thanks
    Simon
     
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    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I think if it was my money Id go with the dell 3008, I dont think the lack of inputs on the LG would affect me greatly but it would be nice to have a bit of choice.

    Do you really need a 30" though or would a decent 24-26" do?, maybe dual 24"s?
     
  8. Guest-44432

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    I own a 24" LG Flatron w2452t 1920x1200. Which aint bad!! I would get two 24" monitors but the lack of space with 2 of those side by side. Hence one 30" screen will fit nicely.

    Cheapest dell 3008wfp is £1042 from micro direct.

    Anyone found one cheaper?

    Thanks

    Simon
     
  9. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I have the Dell 3007WFP, and i couldn't be happier, simply an amazing screen, it may only have a single DVI input, but i only use it with one system. With that, i would go for the Dell over other branded screen.

    On a side note, i hope you have a powerfull GPU, as gaming at 2560*1600 is no small feat

    Sam
     
  10. Guest-44432

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    At present I have QX9650, 8gb ram, gtx280. vista 64. I will be looking to upgrade when dx11 cards are out and the new intel 6 core cpus are out.
    At the moment the only game I own that will struggle maxed out would be crysis at that res of 2560x1600.
    I will sleep on it and let you guys know what I order tomorrow.

    Thanks again

    Simon
     
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  11. rainbowbridge

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    He is gaming, 2x24" is not suitable, it would be for an office area.

    That would be for an office work area, no cockpit etc :D

    This is such an important purchasing choice, Id like throw in an offering and we can look over vs the dell and Hp which I know is going to be too expensive and maybe not in stock as I was witness to once, (site wanted as many 30" as they could get HP had zero available).

    Lets look at Samsung..

    Its rated at the professional level on Samsung.


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    Standby power of 2watts is quite high thou? I think a full on proper plasma 42" is only 0.1 of a watt?

    Here is a dirrect link

    Here is a dirrect trusted review link

    *** Custom PC review Clicky- Cliff notes Verdict: The excellent image quality justifies the price.



    Pros:

    - Very good picture quality
    - No ghosting
    - Wide viewing angles
    - 3 year warranty


    Cons:

    - No HDMI or Display Port
    - Not HDCP compatible
     
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    Thanks for the links, am reading them now.
     
  13. Elton

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    This samsung...

    I heard it has alot of ghosting issues(which is odd).

    Not too sure on the panel, but getting the 3007 or 3008wfp is perhaps the best choice here, seeing as you're not really willing to dish on the NEC 3090Wuxi.
     
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    Sammys s-pva apparently, no experience of them personally but the reviews of that particular seem good
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Hmm, that explains the ghosting, and that means that it being S-PVA makes it...well not fit for gaming.
     

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