Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP
2:30

Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP

Monitors
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi, this is Eric Franklin from CNET.com, and today we're looking at the Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP. Now I know it maybe a little hard to see, but if you squint just a little bit, you may be able to. Once you actually can see it though, the first thing you'll notice is just how darn pretty it looks. This is hands-down the best looking 30-inch display we've yet seen. I mean here check out the glossy foot stand, the metallic bezel overlay. I mean, this thing just screams style and elegance. Also, you get about 25 degrees of rotation left and right. You get height adjustment via the cantilever neck design, which also provides stability if you're knocking the display from the right or left. As with all 30-inchers, the display has a native resolution of 2560 by 1600. But it's the first 30-incher with display options of the unbrightness control. It includes a full five-button OSD where you can customize brightness, contrast, saturation and hue. It also includes 8 different preset modes. You also get many, many, many connection options. That's two DVI ports along with HDMI, VGA, Component, DisplayPort, Composite, and S-Video. All of which are easily accessed from the back. Unfortunately, Dell only includes cables for the DVI and DisplayPort. Also, it would have been nice to see a coaxial connection for HDTV over-the-air antenna, but no dice here. Non-video connection options include four USB upstream ports and one downstream port. It also includes a Compact Flash and SD card reader. We were unimpressed with the way the display handles color and DisplayMate and while watching movies. When viewing movies in the movie preset, we saw some color problems creep up on us. This preset mode allows you to adjust the color saturation hue, but we can never adjust it to our satisfaction. This is a beautiful looking $2000 display with tons of features. We encountered many more color problems than we expected during a DVD and Blu-ray playback and the black levels were very disappointing as well. You have to do a lot of tweaking if you plan to watch movies on this thing. The 30-inch Gateway XHD3000 Extreme HD can be found for as low as 1450 online and is a better performer, but it has fewer connection options and less flashy looks. So unless aesthetics and connection options are paramount, we recommend the cheaper and better performing Gateway monitor. Once again, this is Eric Franklin and this has been a First Look at the Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP. ^M00:02:28 [ Music ]

Up Next

Brelyon's Monitor Can Project a Cinema-Like Display With Added Virtual Depth
brelyon-ultra-reality-display-2

Up Next

Brelyon's Monitor Can Project a Cinema-Like Display With Added Virtual Depth

ROG shows off new 32-inch Swift gaming monitor at CES 2021
rogmonitor

ROG shows off new 32-inch Swift gaming monitor at CES 2021

Dell's 2021 UltraSharp 40 and siblings display some novel combos of features
dellultrasharp40-still

Dell's 2021 UltraSharp 40 and siblings display some novel combos of features

You have to look good on a webcam today
webcams-tire

You have to look good on a webcam today

Apple's $5K Pro Display XDR is a good deal for the right person
lori-work1.png

Apple's $5K Pro Display XDR is a good deal for the right person

Razer's Raptor 27-inch gaming monitor takes an imperfect first stab at the competition
razer27-still001.png

Razer's Raptor 27-inch gaming monitor takes an imperfect first stab at the competition

Love the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor, hate the price
alienware-55-oled-aw5520q-9

Love the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor, hate the price

Alienware's $4,000 55-inch OLED gaming monitor will land soon
dell-event-2019

Alienware's $4,000 55-inch OLED gaming monitor will land soon

Apple reveals new 6K display
wwdc2019-macprodisplay-still1

Apple reveals new 6K display

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move
chargebox-ads-etron-4165x2777

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14
yt-appleslice-iphone-14cnet

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test
p1099021-mov-03-56-58-06-still001

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test

Bring a Little Glamp to Your Camping Trip With These Portable Power Stations
1202484230753671-btat6xklmc41i6ujbdbz-height640.png

Bring a Little Glamp to Your Camping Trip With These Portable Power Stations

Apple Will Have to Add USB-C to iPhones Because of This Legislation
220620-yt-usb-c-explainer-site

Apple Will Have to Add USB-C to iPhones Because of This Legislation

Most Popular All most popular

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun
spyratwo-2

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14
yt-appleslice-iphone-14cnet

What iOS 16 May Tell Us About the iPhone 14

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test
p1099021-mov-03-56-58-06-still001

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test

What's New to Stream for June 2022
netpicks-june-2022thumb

What's New to Stream for June 2022

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move
chargebox-ads-etron-4165x2777

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move

Latest Products All latest products

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know
eink-website

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens
xperiafinalpicsite

Hands-On: We Got to Try the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Its Zoom Lens

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs
lenovolegion-00-00-45-13-still003

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space
metastore

Exploring Meta Store: Facebook Parent Meta's First Physical Retail Space

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options
lenovoslim-00-00-03-10-still001.png

Lenovo's Torrent of Slim-Series Laptops Has Almost Too Many Options

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them
yt-howto-clean-airpods-v3

Clean Your AirPods and EarPods Without Damaging Them

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet
yt-learn-guitar-foot-controls-v2

How to Control Your Computer With Your Feet