This is my first time since my subscription many months ago to post a first topic on the MacRumors:forums. Feels kind of special In a couple of weeks time I'm planning to buy a new Apple with a new monitor. The Apple will be the MacBook Pro 17" with hi-res screen and the 200gb 7200rpm drive. My point of doubt concerns the new monitor. There are two contestants for the price: the Apple Cinema Display 30" and the Dell 3008WFP. At this moment the jury can't decide which to buy Next is a list to sum up my pro's and con's for the displays: Apple Cinema Display 30" + Gorgeous display + High quality screen + Everything integrated in one cable - Fairly old (no recent updates) - Only one input-port Dell 3008 WFP + Sleek design + Many inputports including the new displayport + 1080p over DVI / HDMI / Display port and component - Just not so pretty as the 30" ACD - Quite shiny monitor stand I have read quite some reviews of both screens. The main reason to go for the 3008 WFP is because I can plugin my PS3 which is now connected to my 26" HDTV (720p). Friends are telling me that 1080p at a distance of 1m from the display of 30" isn't a big improvement. Furthermore the 3008WFP needs to uscale 1080p to the fullresolution of the screen and the scretch (16:9 output and a 16:10 screen). If this is true the only benefit of the 3008WFP is the many input options. Although I don't think I would plugin many more than just my new to buy MacBook Pro. Can anyone help the jury with deciding which monitor to buy? The price difference between the two isn't important for choosing one of the two.