Dell to Finally Ship 30-Inch UltraSharp OLED Screen
Despite being announced over a year ago at the 2016 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Dell only recently has put its revolutionary new 30-inch UltraSharp OLED monitor up for sale. The reason for this delay is unknown, but this particular cloud has a silver lining as the UltraSharp is on sale for $3500 rather than the initially projected $5000, making many wallets sigh in relief.
Not that $3500 is exactly peanuts, but the price is worth what consumers get for it: the UltraSharp can display mor colors –1.07 billion — than its competitors thanks to the vibrant OLED screen. Based on an organic compound, OLED screens display deeper blacks than it’s LED predecessors, though at a steep rise in cost. In the case of the UltraSharp, the display gives it a dynamic contrast ratio of one million to one, making it perfect for graphic designers, 3D animators and anyone else that requires, or simply just wants, the very best in graphical technology.
Gamers with deep pockets, for example, will likely also love the UltraSharp thanks to its 60HZ refresh rate and high pixel density of 147 ppi. The UltraSharp connect to other devices through a single 1.2 DisplayPort, one HDMI 2.0 port or 1 USB type-C, making it slightly less versatile than some other screens on the market right now. It’s resolution is a respectable 3840 by 2160, which is below some of Dell’s other monitors.
The UltraSharp will be a great addition to what’s already on offer by Dell, however, especially for professional users that simply need to be able to distinguish even the tiniest detail of what they’re doing. Though it’s specs may make it tempting for gamers or anyone else who demands the very best in electronics, the $3500 price tag may mean that these groups will think twice and see what else is out there for a similar or even lower price.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.