Dell Launches UP2718Q UltraSharp Monitor
Just one week after the it was announced the 30-inch UltraSharp would start shipping soon, Dell has launched a slightly smaller, 27-inch UltraSharp monitor, the UP2718Q. Though it has much the same specs as its big brother, the smaller version will set back consumers a mere $2000 when it launches on May 23, 2017, rather than the $3500 of the UP3017Q — which is in turn a lot less than the $5000 it was initially priced at.
The UP2718Q is aimed at graphical professionals and supports a wider range of colors than any standard monitor — 1.07 billion or 97.7 percent of DCI-P3 — and is pre-calibrated in the factory, though users can fine tune it to their heart’s content if they feel it’s necessary. The monitor meets high dynamic range (HDR 10) standards of color support, which requires better backlighting than ordinary displays: the UP2718Q can therefore go as bright as 1000 nits. The monitor also meets all criteria of UHD Alliance Premium Certification, a first for Dell.
The UP2718Q comes with a resolution of 3840×2160, a contrast ratio of 20,000 to 1 and has ports a-plenty: two HDMI 2.0a, two DisplayPort 1.4 (one of which is a mini) and six USB 3.1 (2 upstream and four downstream). The monitor sits on an elegant, metal stand and features thin bezels; it should look good in any workplace.
UP2718Q was announced at the National Association of Broadcasters conference, together with two new 4K Dell InfinityEdge displays which are similar in many respects to the UP2718Q, but without the more advanced bells and whistles. These two will come in 25- and 27-inch versions, will not support HDR 10, but are priced more in range with regular consumer displays at $500 and $700, respectively. Taken altogether, it seems that Dell is ready to meet challengers on all sides of the market and keep its broad range of appeal very much alive.
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