Thursday April 20, 2017

Dell's First HDR10 Monitor Will Set You Back $2,000

While this is a poor choice for gaming, graphics professionals should know that they have a new choice for a color-accurate display. Dell has just announced the 4K UP2718Q, whose claim to fame is HDR10 and covers 76.9 percent of Rec.2020, the super-wide color gamut described for UHDTV. AFAIK, there is no display that can actually manage 100 percent of that yet, so Dell’s coverage here manages to be impressive for the time being. But if I had $2K for a monitor, I would just get a 4K OLEDآ…

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آ…Dell says the monitor hits 100 percent Adobe RGB, 100 percent sRGB, 100 percent REC 709, and 97.7 percent DCI-P3. Translation: It’s accurate. The monitor also rocks a searing 1,000 nits brightnessآ—but only for HDR material. Otherwise, expect the monitor to pump out a still respectable 400 nits. Dell’s UltraSharp UP2718Q comes with two HDMI 2.0a ports, one DisplayPort 1.4, a mini-DisplayPort, and four USB 3.0 ports. It will be available on for US customers starting May 23.