|Dell cites technical issue as reason for pulling popular 30-inch display
From a PC gamer’s perspective, there is little better for gaming than a big, high resolution LCD like a 30-inch display. Dell has been pushing 30-inch displays for a number of years now and late in 2007 it announced a new 30-inch called the 3008WFP.
DailyTech reported on the 3308WFP in December of 2007 and the display has a bevy of very nice features and specifications. The display sports the common 2560 x 1600 30-inch resolution and a wealth of connectivity options like integrated HDMI and display port in addition to composite, component, S-Video and DVI.
Engadget confirmed that the 3008WFP has been pulled from the Dell site and is currently unavailable. Those who ordered the 3008WFP will still get a display according to Engadget's sources, but those orders will have an extended lead time. The catch is that there is no set time frame on when the display will be available again.
The reason the display was yanked from the Dell website and is no longer for sale is unknown. Engadget reports a mysterious “technical issue” as the reason the display was pulled from the market. It doesn’t appear that any recall has been issued on units already in the field.
Engadget was told by a Dell source that the technical issue was first seen in February and that the issue was resolved. Dell says it is managing existing orders on a prioritized basis. While the exact reason the display was pulled is unknown, considering there was no recall and the technical issue was fixed it would be no stretch to believe the issue was possibly with the procurement of the 30-inch glass.
Sources at Dell competitors have told DailyTech in the past that procuring 30-inch glass to build high resolution displays is difficult due to limited availability.