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I bought a Refurb Dell U3011 30" IPS display at the Dell Outlet for $899 and it just came today (impressive since I ordered it 3PM yesterday). So far it's absolutely amazing. It is just a monster, huge, ginormous, big, I don't think they have enough words in the dictionary to describe how utterly huge it is. It displays a really gorgeous picture and the bezel while not too flashy doesn't look half bad. It does weigh a ton, the Dell package said 31lbs but that is of course with the huge cardboard box as well so the monitor itself is a bit lighter than that. It's about the exact width as the doorway of my bedroom. Anyway enough babbling, on to what you guys really want to see, the pictures:

I was really surprised how huge the box was. Dell used a big box to ensure the monitor would be protected nicely in shipment and not get damaged. Though I will say they could have used more tape as I bumped the box against a dresser and the tape came offer pretty easily (can't see it in the pics because it's in the back).




It came with a DVI, VGA, and power cable. For those wondering the DVI cable was about 7ft long.



My old Samsung 2253LW 21.6" (16:10, 1680x1050) compared to the Dell U3011 30" (16x10, 2560x1600).




Here are all seven display inputs (2xDVI, 2xHDMI, 1xDisplayPort, 1xVGA, and 1xComponent).


Here is the DVI cable it came with. A nice Cables To Go brand cable.


Here is my old Samsung monitor on my desk.


Here is my new monster Dell U3011 30" on my desk. It fit but I had to move the speakers closer to the edge of the desk.


Here is a screen shot of my desktop in all it's 2560x1600 glory.

Edited by Ben the OCer - 4/13/11 at 7:04am
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Why do you have an Apple keyboard?
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I'm

Jealous
    
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Why do you have an Apple keyboard?
Because I really like it. I am in a Java programming class and they use iMacs with these keyboards. I took quite a liking to them. So I bought one. I had to remap a few missing buttons like the print screen button but it works pretty good in Windows 7. I like how thin it is and the top part is made of Aluminum. I also have a 11.6" MacBook Air (it's in the blue/green case to the left of my desk). Those are about the only two products from Apple I would even buy, at least so far. I'm no Mac head or Windows head, I'm a computer head and I buy what I like.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 4/5/11 at 2:45pm
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That's a awesome screen. I've always wanted one, but my baller Winn-Dixie pay doesn't allow me to buy one lol. Hopefully in 6 months when I am in the Airforce I'll have something equivalent.
    
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Congrats!
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Hmm that is nice

The surrounding mac stuff makes it a bit less cool, but I don't really wanna start a ****storm - it's probably just my jealousy shining through, anyway
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Dang that is sooooo awesome...

I know what you mean though trying to describe how massive it is. Biggest screens I had used were 22" then I got my 28". The box itself wasn't quite as large as yours but still huge. Then when I took it out, my mouth was pretty much just hanging open for a while. Absolutely massive. I'm sure you will love it. Probably the only bad thing about those screens is that it takes a lot of gpu grunt to play any newer games with decent settings lol. Massive resolution

Congrats on that beauty.
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That's a awesome screen. I've always wanted one, but my baller Winn-Dixie pay doesn't allow me to buy one lol. Hopefully in 6 months when I am in the Airforce I'll have something equivalent.
So far I really love, it is totally worth it. The On Screen Display menu is just awesome. It's super easy to use and the touch sensitive buttons are really cool. The menu button even lights up when you get your finger within about an inch of it. I can tell it was really well thought out.

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Congrats!
Thanks
Edited by Ben the OCer - 4/7/11 at 6:30am
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Monitor's always look smaller in pictures.
We ordered a couple 16:10 27" LCD's for work and they didn't look much bigger online compared to 22"-23" in the same photo but when we got them, boom they are quite nice and dwarf the smaller ones.

30" must be nice, enjoy and congratz.
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