Dell has begun selling a new 30-inch IPS display. Priced at $1,499 and due to ship in early October, the UltraSharp U3011 features an IPS panel with a roomy 2560x1600 resolution (16:10), and ships "factory-tuned to AdobeRGP and sRGB modes," saving you the hassle of calibrating the beast yourself.

Other core specs include a 7ms gray-to-gray response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, a .2505mm pixel pitch, two HDMI and DVI-D ports, one DisplayPort and VGA connector, one USB 2.0 upstream with four USB 2.0 downstream, as well as a 7-in-1 media reader. The U3011 also features height, tilt and swivel adjustability.

Meanwhile in Cupertino, Apple has opened sales on its 27-inch LED Cinema Display, which is currently set at $999 and should ship in one to two weeks. First announced in July, the monitor features a 2560x1440 IPS screen, a Mini DisplayPort input, three powered USB 2.0 ports, as well as a built-in camera, mic and 49W 2.1 sound system.