Two UltraSharp 49 screens stacked vertically, as a result of extra is healthier.

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There is a motive Dell is particularly focusing on the finance trade with its new UltraSharp 49 curved monitor: it is a exhausting promote at $1,700 (roughly £1,290 or AU$2,400). 

Not like Samsung’s barely inexpensive (and decrease decision) C49HG90, the 49-inch U4919DW does not have the specs a gamer would — or ought to — pay the asking value for. Whereas it presents a comparatively excessive decision at 5,120×1,440 pixels and Dell claims it is factory-calibrated with a 100 p.c sRGB colour gamut, its refresh price maxes out at 60Hz with a pixel response time of 5ms in Quick mode. 

Even in the event you do have a graphics setup that may push that many pixels with any consistency (it falls a bit in need of 4K), not a whole lot of video games will scale correctly to a 32:9 facet ratio. Your pennies are in all probability higher spent on a extra gaming-optimized 34-inch show or with help for G-Sync HDR or FreeSync 2. That ought to nonetheless depart you loads of leftover house to watch your chat whereas streaming and cash in your pockets to spend on different video games and equipment.

Two Dell UltraSharp 49 shows flanked by lesser fashions. Don’t do this in your flimsy Ikea open-plan workplace desk.

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Whereas designers, video editors and photographers might salivate over the scale as effectively, the colour gamut is not applicable for color-critical work, and so long as you make that sacrifice it can save you cash and nonetheless go massive at 38 inches with one thing just like the LG 38UC99-W.

And regardless of its spacious, productivity-enhancing measurement, there aren’t many managers who’ll OK this $1,700 behemoth when it is cheaper and simpler to get two 27-inch fashions which have probably already been preapproved by IT — except your job contributes straight and considerably to the underside line and you have got the facility to push it via. Or in the event you do not reply to a company accountant and you are feeling flush. Which leaves Dell hawking it to Wall Avenue.

Connecions embody two HDMI, one mini DisplayPort and a USB-C gen 2.

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There are many makes use of for a monitor this measurement, although, particularly with its a built-in KVM swap to leap between two separate related programs. Hopefully the worth will probably be drop to a extra sensible degree by this time subsequent 12 months.

It is scheduled to ship within the US by the top of October, UK and Australian particulars but to be introduced.


Dell UltraSharp 49 (U4919DW)

Value (MSRP)


Panel sort


Backlight sort


Dimension (diagonal)


Curve radius



5,120×1,440 pixels

Facet ratio


Pixel pitch (mm)


Most gamut

99 p.c sRGB

Rotates vertically


Bit depth


Typical brightness (nits)


Claimed delta e tolerance

≤ 2



Sport sync commonplace


Most vertical refresh price (at HD or larger decision)


Grey/grey response time (milliseconds)

eight (5 in Quick Mode)


2x (HDCP 2.2)

USB-C (out)


USB-C (in)


USB Sort-A (out)

5x USB

USB (in)

2x USB




1x 1.four, 1x USB-C Alternate Mode

Launch date

October 2018


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