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Leaning towards the HP because it's cheaper but what advantages does the Dell have?
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Dell has more inputs than HP, the HP is generally cheaper.
The major difference between the HP and the Dell is the lack of an OSD/Scaler on the HP. Upside is HP did some tweaking for lower input lag for gaming, the downside is no tweaking the picture independent of the OS, so you have to rely on your GPU (and thus Catalyst Control Center or nVidia display Manager) to control the picture quality. Which doesn't always come out right.
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post #3 of 24
Dell also has a Zero Bright Pixel guarantee which I used myself because of a red pixel in the center of my screen. Had the new monitor in 2 days.
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post #4 of 24
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Basically if I don't need all the extra functionality I should go for the ZR30w? I just want a 30" S-IPS panel.

I'm also looking at this DoubleSight 30". It's pretty much barebones, would you recommend?
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post #5 of 24
I have no idea what DoubleSights warranty or Customer Service is like.

By Far Dell has the best of both worlds there.

I would personally grab the Dell; though HP's not a bad option. THey don't have Dell's "Zero Bright Pixel" Warranty.
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post #6 of 24
I can't understand your logic of wanting a 30" but then also wanting to cheap out. I did it as well while shopping for a 27/30" before realizing it's retarded. If you don't have the money for one, don't buy one. Simple as that. I would get the Dell seeing as it's the best. Don't believe none of that input lag bull****. I have noticed 0 lag while playing all types of games(fps, rts, etc.). Having the extra inputs helps as well where as the ZR30 is strictly DVI.
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post #7 of 24
can't go wrong w/ either
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Al plants Corn;12131859 
I can't understand your logic of wanting a 30" but then also wanting to cheap out. I did it as well while shopping for a 27/30" before realizing it's retarded. If you don't have the money for one, don't buy one. Simple as that. I would get the Dell seeing as it's the best. Don't believe none of that input lag bull****. I have noticed 0 lag while playing all types of games(fps, rts, etc.). Having the extra inputs helps as well where as the ZR30 is strictly DVI.

Display performance wise the U3011 and ZR30w are neck and neck.

It's not "cheaping out" but more about buying what I need. If there was a need for two GTX 580s in SLi then that's what I'll get.

If I don't need all the extra inputs and functions why spend more on something that I will not use?

I like Dell's zero bright pixel policy but at the same time I don't need all the fancy options therefore I'm trying to figure out if it's worth paying an extra $230 for the Dell's zero bright pixel policy.
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post #9 of 24
[IMHO] The U3011 is a complete waste of money.

I debated this on [H] a few months ago.

The U3011 has nearly nothing worthy of upgrading from a 3007WFP-HC.

And you can get two of the latter for the price of the former.
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post #10 of 24
Anandtech did a review of both and noted that the build quality on the HP was a bit better, that's totally subjective but @ least it's a good read
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