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

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.


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.

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5 weeks ago
To me, these ultra wide monitors are completely useless until they can make one with a 2160p height.
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5 weeks ago
Combine that with the “rumored” Pro mini and it could be better than the iMac Pro and cost competitive
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5 weeks ago

To me, these ultra wide monitors are completely useless until they can make one with a 2160p height.


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.
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5 weeks ago

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

Really good question. In my experience...you need your eyes located at what would be the geometric center of the arc of the screen (think of a circle and you're at the center)... then it works well because your eyes are equidistant from the screen at all times.
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5 weeks ago

To me, these ultra wide monitors are completely useless until they can make one with a 2160p height.


yeah, what we're dealing with here is a stretched out 1440p display. which sounds much less impressive, given that 1440p is one quarter the resolution of the 5K iMac display. This resolution doesn't provide any proper retina scaling ui sizes: no way in hell am i paying over $1k and only getting 720 vertical lines of display resolution with retina scaling
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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


hey, i mean my imac does support one external 5k display so this is feasible.
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5 weeks ago

Never going to see any innovation like this from Apple. Too bad.

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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5 weeks ago

Never going to see any innovation like this from Apple. Too bad.


Who wants a 1440p monitor? It’s 1x and not retina.
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5 weeks ago
Unless you have a specific need for a very wide but not very tall screen, it makes more sense to get the 43" 4K monitor they sell. It's about half the price and has almost 1 million more pixels.

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5 weeks ago
Definitely one for Logic Pro music producers or anything timeline based.
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5 weeks ago

Which still doesn't do you any good at 163dpi.

You need around 110 for standard resolution and 220 for hidpi retina @2x. Otherwise you end up with ugly mom native scaling and flickering lines. Or Ginormous content.


Hey, leave Mom out of this!
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