By David Ponce
One of the nice things about deals is that while you may miss out on one now and then, sometimes they come back. Like today. Last time we mentioned this monitor from Dell, the U3011, an impressive 30-inch IPS panel, it was getting a chunky $375 discount. Well, today it’s getting the same discount again. That means the monitor that usually sells for $1,499 is going for $1,174. Sure, that’s a lot of cash still for a monitor… but it’s a really nice one. A CNet reviewer has this to say: “Simply put, the Dell UltraSharp U3011 is the best 30-inch monitor we’ve yet seen. Not only does it deliver great performance–which is expected from most devices running at a 2,560×1,600 resolution–but it also has tons of connection options and an OSD with a surprisingly high number of calibration features.”
Here’s a quick refresher on the spec sheet:
Features 2,560 x 1,600 resolution IPS panel, 7ms grey-to-grey response time, 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 7-in-1 card reader, 1 USB 2.0 upstream port, 4 USB 2.0 downstream port, capacitive-touch switches for setup and more. Accepts multiple video inputs including 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort, 2 x DVI, Component & Composite.