Dell Presents New IPS NX Monitors with ‘Dell HDR’ Feature
Dell has announced they will be bringing three new monitors on the market. The company presented the S2318NX, S2418NX and the S718NX. All the new displays feature the InfinityEdge design that we’ve seen with other Dell monitors and also feature support for ‘Dell HDR’. The screen sizes of the new displays are 23-inch, 23.8-inch and, 27-inch, respectively.
All three displays will have an IPS panel for better color reproduction and viewing angles when compared to TN monitors. The resolution used is Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) alongside a refresh rate of 60 Hz for all three new models. Only the large 27-inch model will provide support for AMD FreeSync via its HDMI-output. The contrast ratio is rated at 1000:1 and all displays will come with a gray to gray response time of 6 milliseconds. Dell praises the sRGB color range of their new monitors at 99 percent.
Another term that Dell likes to use is Dell HDR. These monitors don’t comply with the regular HDR standards, which require a much higher color range than sRGB and needs to have specific contrast and brightness ratios. Therefore, these displays won’t be able to display HDR content in their full glory, although Dell will probably use their own interpretation for HDR. This means that the image will be adjusted accordingly when HDR10 content is being viewed and although it will most likely provide an image quality boost compared to viewing SDR-content, it won’t come anywhere near the effectiveness of ‘true’ HDR.
Dell’s new NX monitor series all come with the same design, slim borders, and a rather remarkable yet sleek foot. The monitor can be tilted and only has VGA and HDMI 1.4a ports, alongside a regular 3.5 mm audio jack. The recommended retail price for the S2318NX, S2418NX and S718NX have been set at 209.99, 259.99 and 349.99, respectively.