Dell's huge P4317Q is the newest multi-client monitor in town

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Now here’s a good way to be productive. Instead of purchasing four monitors to spread out across your office desktop, why not simply purchase a big screen with four inputs? That’s what Dell released this week: its first monitor that crams four independent clients into a single screen without dividing the views with additional bezel breaks. The new panel is designed specifically for software developers, financial traders, and financial institutions.

Called the Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor, this new panel features a 43-inch IPS LED-lit screen with a maximum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 at 60Hz (through the DisplayPort jack only). The specs also show a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a decent maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2, a somewhat lengthy response time of eight milliseconds, and 178-degree viewing angles, meaning the screen can be seen without distortion from a number of different viewpoints.

On the visual connectivity front, the multi-client monitor provides one DisplayPort 1.2 connector, one mini DisplayPort 1.2 connector, two HDMI 1.4 ports, and one VGA port for old-school desktops and laptops. The monitor also packs one USB 3.0 port that connects the device to a laptop or desktop, four USB 3.0 ports for connecting peripherals like a mouse or keyboard (one can recharge a device), one audio input jack, one headphone jack, one RS232 serial port, and two eight-watt speakers.

According to Dell, the new monitor pumps out the maximum resolution only in a single-screen experience. Otherwise, users can split the monitor into four separate 1,920 x 1,080 resolution screens. The company’s built-in Enhanced Dell Display Manager allows users to choose a specific screen in a quad-screen layout and zoom in, blowing it up to the display’s physical limits, or place two screens side-by-side for working on spreadsheets, juggling different environments during software development, and so on.

The new Dell monitor sits on a fixed, non-swivel stand that tilts five degrees forward and ten degrees backward. There’s also a built-in cable management system so that the numerous cords aren’t draped everywhere and creating an ugly mess on the desktop. The panel can even be thrown onto a wall too thanks to 100mm and 200mm VESA mounts.

As for securing this monitor in the workplace, it provides a security lock slot (the cable lock is sold separately) and an anti-theft stand lock slot that secures the stand to the actual monitor. The overall dimensions with said stand attached is 25.90(H) x 38.31(W) x 9.84(D) inches, making it hard to actually steal unless thieves somehow sneak into the office during the night.

“As the top monitor brand in the world for three years and in North America for 16 years running, we want to show our commitment to our customers by teaming directly with those who would benefit most from this monitor, specifically financial traders and software developers,” said Bert Park, vice president and general manager, Dell Global Software and Peripherals. “The Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor is a truly unique display that meets the diverse and dynamic needs of financial traders and software developers while also demonstrating ever-growing boundaries of innovation Dell is pushing.”

The P4317Q doesn’t come cheap, costing a meaty $1,350 on the company’s storefront. Customers can get up to 10 percent back in rewards with Dell Advantage, free two-day shipping, and a three-year limited warranty with Advanced Exchange. Additional details regarding Dell Advantage Business Rewards can be seen here.

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