Dell goes wild with color with the launch of two high-resolution UltraSharp displays

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If you’re looking for a new panel to help bolster your productivity while working in the home or office, Dell has unleashed two new UltraSharp models for your viewing pleasure: the Dell UltraSharp 30 monitor with PremierColor (UP3017) and the Dell UltraSharp 34 curved monitor (U3417W). In a nutshell, the former focuses on supporting applications that require a wide range of precise color while the latter provides a huge, widescreen experience with a comfortable curve.

Dell UltraSharp 30 Monitor with PremierColor

The UltraSharp 30 provides precise color right out of the box. According to Dell, 99 percent of the major industry standards are supported including AdobeRGB, sRGB, REC709, and DCI-P3. This is extremely crucial, as ad designers, illustrators, and other digital artists must have the colors on the screen exactly match what they see in print. This panel provides 1.07 billion colors, which is 64 times more colors than what’s served up on the standard monitor.

“Perhaps one of the most exciting enhancements is the ability for users to fine-tune their colors using Custom Color mode or calibrate the monitor in-house using Dell UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software with the optional colorimeter [sold separately],” said Dell’s Davis Lee in a recent blog. “With the software development kit, you can tweak your color parameters according to your proprietary color solution.”

Dell’s new 30-inch panel comes packed with four inputs, allowing customers to connect two separate desktops to the same display. This enables customers to take advantage of the panel’s cool picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture features to compare images and other files. The panel also includes a DisplayPort output connector so that customers can daisy chain multiple monitors.

Here’s the rest of the specs:

  • Device Type: LED-backlit LCD monitor
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Color Support: 1.07 billion colors
  • Built-in Devices: USB 3.0 hub
  • Response Time: 8ms (typical); 6ms (fast)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Native Resolution: 2,560 x 1,600 @ 60Hz
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.251mm
  • Brightness: 350 nits
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1
  • Input: 2x HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort
  • Display Position Adjustments: Height, Rotation, Swivel, Tilt
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor

Next up is the Dell UltraSharp 34 curved monitor with a 34.14-inch screen and a massive 21:9 aspect ratio. According to Dell, customers can immerse themselves in “work or play” thanks to the curved aspect, which “enhances your field of vision by delivering near-uniform focus.” It actually has similar features to the flat UltraSharp 30 model outside the curve aspect, such as the same amount of color support, the same contrast ratio, and secondary input picture-by-picture support. What this panel doesn’t seem to offer is the Ultrasharp 30’s daisy-chain monitor support.

However, with the increased image space comes an even meatier native resolution: 3,440 x 1,440 at 60Hz. This screen is backed by Dell’s ComfortView technology, which optimizes eye comfort by minimizing the amount of blue light emissions. And given that you’re looking at a curved screen, your head and neck will thank you for the reduction in head turning during long periods in front of the screen.

“This has obvious applications for not only workers but gamers and those using the immersive viewing experience for home entertainment,” Lee added. “It’s also ideal for executives and discerning professionals who work with multiple applications or files at the same time.”

Here are the specs for this new curved monitor:

  • Device Type: LED-backlit LCD monitor
  • Color Support: 1.07 billion colors
  • Built-in Devices: USB 3.0 hub
  • Response Time: 8ms (typical); 5ms (fast)
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • Native Resolution: 3,440 x 1,440 @ 60Hz
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
  • Brightness: 300 nits
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1
  • Input: HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort
  • Sound: two 9-watt speakers
  • Display Position Adjustments: Height, Swivel, Tilt

Finally, as for pricing, the Dell UltraSharp 30 monitor with PremierColor costs $1,250 and is available to purchase now. The Dell UltraSharp 34 curved monitor costs $1,200, and will begin shipping on Wednesday.

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