Dell has announced an important refresh of its monitor line-up, and I think that the Dell UltraSharp U3014 30-inch Monitor with PremierColor and the Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29-inch Ultra-wide Monitor were the most interesting of all. First, the UltraSharp U3014 is great for its large-size and 2560×1600 resolution which is great for general work. Many people think that this type of display is for graphic designers, but I’ve been using a Dell 3007WFP since 2006 as a software engineer, then pro-blogger and I believe that such a large screen improves the productivity if pretty much whoever can afford it. The UltraSharp U3014 provides better colors than my 3007WFP because it processes colors in 12-bits per components internally (vs 8-bit). The panel itself has been much improved since. Yet, I’ll probably stick to my current setup for as while as it is good enough.
The Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29-inch Ultra-wide Monitor is very different. It is build for users who want a panorama-style view, and let me tell you that if you love flight simulators, having a setup with three of those is pretty awesome. For a more regular use, this is probably a better alternative than having two small displays. Right now, I’m not sure if you can rotate it vertically, but I’ve seen some programmers use 29″ wide display in portrait mode, and that’s a great setup for coding.
I’m curious: what’s your current monitor setup (you can upload a photo in the comments) and what would you ideally want?