I just received my Samsung XL30. This is a 30" 2560x1600 LCD monitor with an LED backlight. I also have a Dell 3008WFP. My initial impressions of the XL30: 1) Excellent colors - finally they look like they should. I think the 3008WFP has the potential to do it right (wide-enough gamut), but it's not calibrated properly - reds are too saturated, for example. My XL30 is calibrated correctly. 2) Very clear image - very little "sparkle". I'm talking about the sparkle or graininess that the LG panels are known for. The 3008WFP suffers from this. The XL30 is much better - almost as good as my old Samsung 243T in this regard, but not quite. 3) No flicker. White backgrounds are rock-solid. On CCFL LCDs such as the 3008WFP, I can detect a slight flicker on white - it doesn't bother me, but I notice it. The XL30 doesn't have this slight flicker - LED technology certainly delivers here. 4) Brightness goes significantly lower than on the 3008WFP (thank goodness!), but I find the XL30 to be still somewhat too bright even at minimum setting. I wish the brightness could go even lower. Maybe there's a way to make it happen - I haven't had a chance to look at the manual and the software that came with the monitor yet - I just used the brightness control on the monitor. 5) Normal brightness level achieved quickly after turning on the monitor. The 3008WFP, on the other hand, goes through a long warm-up period where the brightness gradually increases. 6) Runs much cooler than the 3008WFP - almost no heat. The 3008WFP radiates heat in all directions... 7) No bad pixels. My 3008WFP doesn't have bad pixels either. 8) No backlight bleed. My 3008WFP has some at the top left. 9) Better viewing angles than the 3008WFP. Colors look fine on the XL30 when viewed at an angle. The 3008WFP, on the other hand, seems to let a lot of light through when viewed at an angle, so everything (including blacks) looks weird at an angle. Bottom line: A fabulous monitor! I like it, and I'm very very picky! It's not perfect - the minimum brightness is a little too high - but I'm very happy so far with this purchase.