I am planning on purchasing a new monitor and would appreciate a little help before I pull the trigger. I have a windows 7 64bit 8 core computer and currently am using a Dell 3008 WFP monitor. I am a wildlife and nature photographer, shooting with a D800 and a D4. I do not do my own printing, and have had good success with the prints I have had made by local labs. In general I am happy with the Dell 3008, but it does not do well differentiating darker shades of grey to black.
Because I already have a Dell, I am looking at the ultrasharp 3011, but I am also interested in the NEC PA301W, primarily due to the feedback on this site.
My questions are:
1. What will I see on the NEC vs the Dell?
2. Do I need to get a special video card for either of these monitors because of the 10bit color?
3. Should I be considering any other monitors?
Thanks in advance.