So, uhh—remember that fancy Dell OLED monitor? As it turns out, rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated. In fact, you can buy one right now and have it shipped out in one to two weeks, at least if you're in the US. The UP3017Q 30" display is now available on Dell's website.
In case you haven't heard (or justifiably forgot) this monitor uses an OLED panel with 3840x2160 resolution. It supports true 10-bit color and can display 97.5% of the DCI-P3 color space. It can even do 85.8% of the lofty Rec.2020 space. Along with that impressive color performance, Dell rates the UP3017Q as having a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. On an LCD monitor we'd assume that figure referred to dynamic contrast hogwash, but on an OLED it might be the real deal.
Dell rates the OLED display for the usual 178° viewing angle both horizontally and vertically. The company puts down a 0.1ms response time for the UP3017. With color-shifting performance like that, it's a bit of a shame that the refresh rate tops out at only 60Hz, and that there's no mention of FreeSync or G-Sync support. You can hook up to the UP3017Q with mini-DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, or USB Type-C connectors (using DisplayPort Alternate Mode). The monitor can charge USB Type-C devices, too. The included stand supports tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments, and appears to attach to a standard VESA mount.
As of this writing, the displays are still in stock for $3500. That's a pretty penny for a monitor, but it's a whole lot nicer than the $5000 price that Dell originally announced. Head on over to Dell's web shop if you want to pick one up. Buyers get a zero-bright-dot guarantee and three years of warranty with advanced exchange.
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