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Sell me on one: ZR30w or U3011

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I'm looking at getting a 30" for more real estate. I would game on it a little, though I'm not a hardcore gamer. I play black ops and sc2, and will consider Crysis 2 if it is good when it comes out.

My most common use would be my molecular dynamics and numerical coding. Which one should I get, and where are the best deals that still have intact warranties?

I am considering getting a 2nd graphics card to drive my 2 samsungs, but that is up in the air still. Maybe a GTX480 for sli, or just a little GTS450 or something to simply run them.

Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 6
I think they are both decent.

I have the HP ZR24W and I think its virtually identical except the size and resolution better in the 30.

Things I lliked about the 24W was the stand. I think thats one of the best stands I have seen.

IPS panel is nice, supports DVI or Display port. The HP tends to default the brightness a little high. I adjusted mine.

I use mine with gaming and watching movies. Looks great.
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you can't go wrong w/ either...once you go 2560x1600...nothing else is the same
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I would go with the dell. I think the HP only has one or two dvi, a displayport, and that's pretty much it. u3011 has a couple hdmi, component, vga, etc. Main reason I got my u2711, could always use it as a tv or for xbox if need be.

Not to mention, the Dell includes a media card reader which really comes in handy
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Thanks guys. Any more input on which one I should choose?

What I really want to know is if, for my application, there is any reason to lay down the extra 200 for the dell, or will the hp do everything I want.
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post #6 of 6
You can pick up a U3011 refurb from dell outlet on their site for 899, but the warranty is only 90 days. Their policy covers even one dead pixel though, so you can return them till you get a good one.
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