Dell is about to make you very happy if you’re into heavy-duty multitasking. The company has unveiled the UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor, billed as the first dual QHD (5,120 x 1,440) ultra-wide curved display at its size. The allure, as you might guess, is the no-compromise productivity, you can run two typical full-screen apps (or two PCs) side-by-side without a drop in resolution or overall size. It’s also using an IPS panel that covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut, so it should be helpful if you’re a photo or video editor who wants as much space as possible for palettes and timelines.
We can’t find a fast refresh rate or ultra-low latency here (it’s a 60Hz screen with a 5ms response time in “fast mode”), so you’ll want to look to companies like Samsung if you want an ultra-wide screen primarily for gaming. And like most displays in this class, it’s not a modest investment it will cost you $1,700 when it launches in the US on October 26th.
There are more screens for people who don’t need so much visual real estate. The UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Monitor touts a simple connection and DisplayHDR 400 output (relatively modest compared to some monitors) for $1,100, while the UltraSharp 34 Curved USB-C Monitor offers a 3,440 x 1,440 wide view for $1,150. And if you just want a straightforward experience, new UltraSharp 24 and 27 monitors provide super-thin bezels in both conventional and USB-C options starting at $350 for the 24-inch model, and $600 for its 27-inch counterpart (add $50 for USB-C). All of these additional monitors are available now in the US.