Recent leaks suggest that Dell will soon begin shipping a new 30-inch monitor with a 10-bit in-plane switching (IPS) panel and a 2560x1600 resolution. The UltraSharp U3011 would have a pre-calibrated panel from LG capable of producing 1.07 billion colors, with a 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 static), 270cd/m2 brightness rating, 178-degree viewing angles, and a 7ms gray-to-gray pixel response time. Connections include a VGA connector, two DVI inputs, one component, two HDMI, and a full-size DisplayPort input.

The company's UltraSharp line of monitors is a favorite among those in the graphics and design industries – and was recommended by our own Per Hansson in his editorial on LCD quality last year. Considering that the 27-inch model was given a refresh earlier this year, and with Apple recently discontinuing its 30-inch Cinema Display, it seems Dell is ready to take the opportunity and bring its flagship display up to date.

Pricing information hasn't been revealed just yet but their current 30-inch model sells for $1,600. We would expect the UltraSharp U3011 to carry a similarly hefty price tag when it arrives, presumably, around October.