Shopping for a new monitor.

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My Sony 23" 16 x 9 monitor is starting to give me claustrophobia. I'm looking at a DELL ULTRASHARP 3008WFP 30in LCD MONITOR. It's specs are pretty decent and unlike the Apple units, is Windows friendly. Anyone have an opinion on this unit?
 
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Well, after searching for some time, I am still considering the Dell 3008 monitor. However, recently I became aware that Eizo has begun offering a 30" monitor, CG301. As always, Eizos' pricing is in the stratosphere MSRP $5299 - Street $4700 vs Dell at MSRP $1999 - Street $1715. The Eizo reps tout the 5-year warranty and 3 on the Back Light, the superior panel, the 16 bit processing, and the proprietary calibration software. But almost 3 times more? I know the dollar is weak but WOW! Can anyone offer any real world experience that justifies the Eizo pricing.
 
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My NEC 2690WUXi just came in, and I'm rediscovering a lot of my old photos with the new wide color gamut. I'm going to order the calibrator/software combo shortly.

I know its not a 30", but after being used to a pair of 19's (for years) at my office, and a single 19 at home this is enough real estate for me. Wearing glasses, I have to sit back a little further and turn my head a little to take it all in.

Dave
 
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Just a head up - the Dell 3008 is up to a rev. 2 which corrects some problems with the initial 3008 version. I have been looking at the apple 30" or the dell 3008. Can not find a 'deal' so I have not pulled the trigger on one yet.
 
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BTW, there is a world of difference between the Dell 3007 and 3008. The latest Apple 30" and the Dell 3008 use the same panel. Support electronics differ.

I don't have $2k, but I am looking at the NEC 2490WUXi (+- $1100). Color gamut is holding me back though. Anyone have first hand experience of this monitor ?
 

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