DisplayPort is coming, and very soon.  Dell is going to be one of, if not THE first to get a high quality DisplayPort capable monitor on the market in the form of an updated 30″ display.  The Dell 3008WFP adds more than just a DisplayPort connection though; it combines the 30″ and 2560×1600 resolution with the features of the multimedia-based 24″ monitors released in 2007.

The 3008WFP flat panel display has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD). The monitor features include:

■ 30-inch (756.228 mm) viewable area display.

■ 2560 x 1600  resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.

■ Wide viewing angle to allow viewing from a sitting or standing position, or moving side-to-side.

■ Tilt, swivel and vertical extension capabilities.

■ Removable pedestal and VESA 100 mm mounting holes for flexible mounting solutions.

■ Plug and play capability if supported by your system.

■ On-Screen Display (OSD) adjustments for ease of set-up and screen optimization.

■ Software and documentation CD includes an information file (INF), Image color Matching File (ICM), and product documentation.

■ Energy Saver feature for Energy Star compliance.

■ Security lock slot.

■ 9-in-2 USB 2.0 Card Reader (CF I/II, xD, SD/Mini SD, MS/HSMD/MSPRO,  MMC).

■ Support VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite video signals.

■ Support Picture by Picture (PBP) Select mode.

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Combining all these connections on a monitor that can do PBP (picture-by-picture) this could be a monitor as well as a great multimedia display for users with tight space requirements.  A TV/monitor for your dorm, if you will.  Power consumption is pretty substantial at 163 watts under typical use but about in line with all the other 30″ displays.

If you want even MORE fantastic pictures or installation information, check out the support site from Dell New Zealand.