AnandTech has posted a review of Dell's latest 30" UltraSharp, the U3011.http://www.anandtech.com/show/4070/dell ... h-flagship
Although the LCD was well-received, I was disappointed to see the following:
1. The panel does not use LEDs, and instead sticks with traditional CCFLs for back-lighting (and as such, power usage is high).
2. The panel is stuck at 60Hz, as opposed to 120Hz (at least one AnandTech editor has testified that larger panels look much, much smoother at 120Hz).
3. The integrated USB hub does not support 3.0.
Are there any technical limitations explaining why Dell shunned both LEDs and a 120Hz refresh rate? I have wondered whether LEDs harm color reproduction, and whether 120Hz @ 2560x1600 might come close to saturating a dual-link DVI connection, but I'm really not very sure. Any opinions on Dell's omissions would be appreciated.