Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC
- Large display, Sharp edges
- Some contrast and colour issues, Connectivity lacking, No calibration options
Dell's UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is a goliath of a monitor. With 30in of display space, it is large enough for any computer user's needs. Unfortunately, the lack of connectivity and calibration options and a few image quality issues mean it is more suited to those who want the biggest panel they can find, rather than image quality purists.
Price$ 1,999.00 (AUD)
Best Deals (Selling at 2 stores)
As far as monitors go, in many people's minds bigger is better. And taking that into consideration, Dell's UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC must be the best monitor around. One of only a handful of 30in displays on the market at the moment, the 3007WFP-HC is a monster of a monitor. It doesn't offer the best image quality we've seen, with a few contrast and colour issues, but for those after a gigantic addition to their PC setup at a (relatively) affordable price, this is a great option.
This unit has a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1000:1, which is about in line with competing models. However during our first test which was the rather demanding and graphically intensive game F.E.A.R, there were some very obvious contrast issues. The game is a horror themed first person shooter title, and as such it has a lot of dim and poorly lit areas. We use this test on the majority of our monitors and it is generally rendered well, however on the 3007WFP-HC, all definition was lost in dark rooms. It was very hard to navigate these areas without turning on the in-game flashlight. A little tweaking of some of our windows settings helped remedy the problem, but that shouldn't be necessary.
Aside from that issue the display performed as expected. It has a black to white response time of 11ms, which is a little high in the current climate of 2ms and 4ms monitors, but perfectly acceptable for a unit of this size. There was some minor ghosting during game play, but it wasn't distracting and shouldn't be an issue for most people.
The PC desktop was generally smooth and icons and text looked sharp right down to the tiniest fonts. This is particularly noteworthy on this unit; 30in displays are great for programmers who have many windows of code open at once, or writers who need large chunks of text viewable all at once.
Our next test was running The Matrix DVD using Windows Media Player. Here, the contrast issues seen before weren't as prominent, even in dark scenes, but colours were a little off. There was a slight over-saturation of yellow which was most notable in skin tones but extended across the whole image. A small amount of ghosting was also evident and this lead to a lack of clarity in some fast paced action scenes. There was also more image noise than normal in detailed areas. That said, watching a movie via your PC on a giant screen like this is certainly a change, and the size alone made it an enjoyable experience. If you sit a little further away, these problems won't be such an issue.
We also ran DisplayMate Video Edition, which is a piece of software designed to expose any flaws in the panel at a fundamental level. In general we were satisfied with the 3007WFP-HC's results. The colour problems seen before were noticeable here, but not as strongly and despite the contrast issues seen in our gaming tests, the contrast intensity ramps were well rendered, with good definition between each section. It was only in the colour intensity ramps where contrast became an issue, with the last three or four blocks on the darker side blending into one another.
Viewing angles tended to be good with only minor colour shift occurring from extreme perspectives. The monitor is rated at 178 degrees and will be suitable for several people to watch at once from different positions.
Considering the size of the unit, we were impressed by the stand and monitor mount. They allow the 3007FWP-HC to be shifted side to side and upwards or downwards - although it can't be rotated to a portrait view like some smaller units. It has the same black bezel with silver edging as the smaller models in Dell's range and this looks quite smooth and simple.
Bizarrely, Dell has chosen to omit calibration options on the 3007WFP-HC almost altogether. There are just two brightness controls next to the power button, and that's it. While this isn't all that surprising considering other companies with 30in units have done similar (claiming any tweaks that are necessary can be made on the computer), this isn't really the case. When companies like NEC are coming to market with big screen units rife with options, it's a little disappointing to find them omitted here.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Panasonic Lumix G9 review: A mirrorless moulded to the needs of still-shooters
- 2 LG 65E7T Ultra HD OLED TV review: The South Korean thoroughbred is still first past the post
- 3 Hisense takes the fight to home entertainment heavyweights with flagship Series 8 and 9 ULED TVs
- 4 D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD DSH-C310 review
- 5 Ring Video Doorbell review
Latest News Articles
- CES 2018: Everything Announced By ASUS
- BenQ Celebrates Modern Sleekness with Newest Monitors for Home and Office
- AOC Unveils AG322QCX AGON Gaming Display Bolstered for Battle
- Samsung announces Australian availability for its 49-inch CHG90 QLED Monitor
- BenQ Announces the EW3270ZL Eye Care Monitor with Immaculate Colour Reproduction
PCW Evaluation Team
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
- Is My Smart Speaker Always Listening?
- Sony a7R Mk III review: Full, in-depth review
- Oppo A73 review: The budget smartphone that sets the bar for 2018
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- CCSecurity DesignerNSW
- TPProject Manager - Cyber SecurityNSW
- FTPMO ManagerNSW
- FTSAP Test AnalystsOther
- FT2 X Graduate roles - Exciting opportunityQLD
- CCSenior Business Analyst - Supply Chain / LogisiticsVIC
- TPIT Project Support & Finance OffcerVIC
- TPData AnalystVIC
- TPDelivery ManagerACT
- FTSAP PI/PO Integration LeadOther
- TPProject ManagerVIC
- FTSenior Business Analyst - Product MigrationOther
- TPICT TrainerQLD
- TPSystems Administrator (AWS)QLD
- FTTechnical BA/Scrum MasterOther
- CCWindows System Admin with IIS - Insurance ClientQLD
- CCSharePoint DeveloperACT
- FTTechnical Support / Service Desk - Mount DruittOther
- FTCustomer Service ConsultantOther
- CCSenior MS SQL DeveloperNSW
- CCApplications Development Delivery LeadVIC
- CCIT Cloud EngineerNSW
- TPData Migration Specialist - Collections 360QLD
- FT.NET DeveloperOther
- CCIntegration/DevOps EngineerQLD