January 7, 2021
Dell is unveiling its new 40-inch ultrawide curved WUHD monitor, as one of its range of refreshed UltraSharp monitors, just days before the beginning of CES 2021. According to Dell, the UltraSharp 40, which is priced starting at $2,100, has 35 percent more “on-screen space” than a 32-inch 4K 16:9 screen. The company is dubbing it the world’s first 40-inch, curved ultrawide WUHD 5K2K monitor, based on publicly available data. Another new UltraSharp product is the UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C monitor, starting at $1,500.
Digital Trends reports that the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved monitor is “two inches bigger than LG’s option, the 38-inch LG 38WN75C.” The resolution is 5,120 x 2,160 or 140 PPI “for a great pixel density.” It also offers “integrated dual 9-watt speakers” and “covers 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and 100 percent of the Adobe sRGB spectrum.”
Connectivity “includes DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port (with up to 90 watts of charging), a USB Type B port, a USB-C downstream port for charging, four USB-A ports, and a 1x ‘superspeed’ USB-A, as well as an RJ45 Ethernet jack and an 3.5mm jack for audio.”
The Dell UltraSharp 38 curved USB-C monitor, available January 24, offers a 2,350 radius curved screen and 3,840 x 1,600 resolution which, with “the vertical height of 1,600 pixels means you can see more with less scrolling.” It also covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and “features DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a superspeed USB 3.2 Type B upstream port, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 downstream ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 charging port, and a USB Type-C downstream port, as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack and an RJ45 port.”
The Dell UltraSharp 27 and UltraSharp 24 USB-C Hub monitors, which will arrive in March and start at $680 and $460 respectively, are midrange monitors. The 27 offers a borderless InfinityEdge design, a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, and connectivity options that include an RJ45 jack and USB-C. Color is 100 percent of Adobe sRGB and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 spectrum. The 24 monitor, with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, comes with “Dell ComfortView Plus, which optimizes the display for eye comfort.” Color includes 100 percent Adobe sRGB and 85 percent DCI-P3.
The Dell UltraSharp 24 and UltraSharp 27 Monitors, priced at $580 and $360 respectively, “are nearly identical to the more expensive UltraSharp 27 and 24 USB-C Hub Monitors, but with more traditional connectivity options.”
The Dell 24/27/34 Video Conferencing monitors, certified for Microsoft Teams, are not part of the UltraSharp lineup but, rather are dedicated to videoconferencing. The company is also debuting a pop-up 5MP IR camera, dual five-watt integrated speakers, and noise-canceling microphones.
Engadget notes that, because “Dell didn’t say anything about HDR, so it probably doesn’t support that.” The company also “unveiled the 55- and 65-inch 4K Interactive Touch Monitors with 20-point ‘InGlass’ touch capability … [which] allow multiple users at once to write or draw in real-time ‘with virtually zero lag’.”