Dell Introduces World's First 49-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide Monitor With 5120x1440 Resolution

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    Dell today introduced what it claims is the world's first 49-inch curved monitor with an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 5,120×1,440 pixels.

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    The UltraSharp 49 is equivalent to two Thunderbolt Displays or other 27-inch Quad HD displays side by side. The expansive screen space can be used to display one desktop, or two with a picture-by-picture mode that displays two different Mac or PC sources side by side using the same keyboard and mouse.

    The monitor is compatible with the latest 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, with connectivity via a single USB-C cable that delivers up to 90W of power. Other connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, five USB 3.0 downstream ports, and two USB 3.0 upstream ports.

    The 3800R curvature of the screen enables a panoramic, immersive experience with a consistent focal length across the screen for eye comfort, according to Dell. The monitor has a viewing angle of 178° both vertically and horizontally.

    The monitor has an IPS panel and LED backlight, with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of 350 nits. DCI P3 isn't supported, but it does show 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut. The monitor comes with a height-adjustable stand that tilts, swivels, and is compatible with VESA mounts.

    The UltraSharp 49 has a 60Hz refresh rate when driven by a Mac or PC with powerful enough graphics, but it lacks Nvidia G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync technology, so it isn't the best option for gamers. Instead, Dell is primarily marketing the monitor to those who work in fields related to finance and data analysis.

    Anyone who could benefit from a massive amount of uninterrupted desktop space will likely find value in the UltraSharp 49, but the luxury comes at a cost. Dell says the monitor will be available Friday, October 26 in the United States, starting at a pricy $1,699.99. Its model number is U4919DW.

    Article Link: Dell Introduces World's First 49-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide Monitor With 5120x1440 Resolution
     
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    Combine that with the “rumored” Pro mini and it could be better than the iMac Pro and cost competitive
     
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    To me, these ultra wide monitors are completely useless until they can make one with a 2160p height.
     
  6. nt5672 macrumors 68000

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    Never going to see any innovation like this from Apple. Too bad.
     
  7. AZMecha macrumors member

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    I now know what I want for Christmas with my new MBP!!!!!
     
  8. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    wait why do we need an Apple logo on our screens, and since when is making a giant computer monitor "innovation"?
     
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    Sounded amazing up until the last paragraph.
     
  10. RC Mike macrumors member

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    I've got one of their earlier 34" ultra-wides sitting next to my Apple 27" Cinema. The Dell isn't as nice of a screen, but it's a gem for what it is. If I could justify the 49", I'd pick it up in a heartbeat. There's never enough screen real estate, and if you can get more space on one uninterrupted screen--oh, that's nice.
     
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    On further review, you are absolutely right, that screen is way to narrow ☹️
     
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    Definitely one for Logic Pro music producers or anything timeline based.
     
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    To me the opposite. I’d love having such a monitor for coding and browser testing side by side.
    And I can easily think of a hundred of workflows where this would rock.
     
  17. TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

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    Nah. This is low-res and decidedly NOT retina aka @2x resolution. For that much money you are way better of with a 5k iMac!
     
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    Dare to remove the logo on the front, please.
     
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    Would you please explain why?
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    TVs are worse than this. Cramped with stupid smart features.
     
  20. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

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    Not hating on this, but genuinely curious: is the curve thing just a gimmick or does it actually make the thing more useful?
     
  21. munpip214 macrumors member

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    "99 percent of the sRGB color gamut"
    Really, for a new display in 2018 this is pretty sad.
     
  22. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000

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    Relatively low color gamut, but more importantly… just 109 ppi. Very far from Retina.

    The aspect ratio is… interesting, I’ll say. I wonder how I’d like it in practice.
     
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    LG has a 34” Ultrawide monitor with 5120 x 2160 resolution, and Thunderbolt 3. $1,500.
     
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    cant even display a 4K video
     
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    Aspect ratio is nice, the rest is lame...
    5k iMac x 2 would be nice, giving a curved 10240x2880 pixel Retina display with 500 nits, P3... this I'd call a monitor
     

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