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Dell’s new UltraSharp monitors go for style and immersive beauty

By Ken Wong - on 13 Jan 2021, 12:06pm

Dell’s new UltraSharp monitors go for style and immersive beauty

40-inches of 5K2K excellence. Image courtesy of Dell.

There are six new monitors in Dell’s new UltraSharp family of monitors. These include two UltraSharp 24-inch monitors (U2422HE and U2422H), two UltraSharp 27-inch monitors (U2722DE and U2722D), one UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor (U3821DW), and one UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor (U4021QW). All of them also come with built-in ComfortView Plus to deliver clarity and colour while reducing harmful blue light emissions.

The UltraSharp 40 is a curved WUHD display. Image courtesy of Dell.

The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor has a resolution of 5,120 × 2,160 resolution, also known as 5K2K. With a 21:9 aspect ratio, it also has 140 PPI and 35% more onscreen space than a 32-inch 4K 16:9 screen. The UltraSharp 40 can power a laptop with up to 90W of pass-through charging. Other connectivity includes two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, three 10Gbps USB-A ports, one USB Type-B upstream port, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone/audio jack on the back of the monitor, plus one 15W USB-C port and another 10Gbps USB-A port on the bottom of the monitor for quick access.

The U3821DW is one of the USB-C hub displays. Image courtesy of Dell.

Within the family, three of them- the U2422HE, U2722DE, and the U3821DW, are what Dell calls their USB-C Hub Monitors. Users can connect two PC sources to the monitor with the Auto KVM feature detecting the second connected PC and switching controls over. View content from both PC sources with Picture-by-Picture (PbP) and Picture-in-Picture (PiP), and use KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) to control both PCs with a single keyboard and mouse. Other connectivity options offered by these hub monitors include:

  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C (Alternate Mode with DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.1 upstream, Power Delivery up to 90W)
  • 1 x super speed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1) Type-B upstream port
  • 3 x super speed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1) downstream ports
  • 1 x super speed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1) with BC1.2 charging capability at 2A (maximum)
  • 1 x USB Type-C downstream port with charging capability of 15W (maximum)
  • 1 x Audio line-out port
  • 1 x RJ45 port

The U2422H and U2722D are the non-USB-C hub versions so they aren’t able to output 90W over USB-C.


Pricing and availability

This is the most basic model. Image courtesy of Dell.

The UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor and UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor will both go on sale in Singapore on January 29 for S$1,799 and S$2,289 respectively. The four UltraSharp 24-inch and 27-inch monitors will be available for purchase in Singapore on March 31. Their retail pricing isn’t yet available, but this should be released closer to date.

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