Dell's UltraSharp monitors have long been favorites among discerning PC users of all stripes, and the company is keeping that momentum going with minor updates to two of its more popular pro screens today.
The UP3017 is Dell's latest 30" 16:10 display. The headline feature of this giant IPS screen is its near-perfect coverage of four color spaces. Dell says the UP3017W offers 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB, sRGB, Rec. 709, and DCI P3 color spaces. Although most pros will probably want to calibrate the UP3017W on their own, Dell says its factory calibration of this display brings its average Delta-E below two. That's enviable accuracy for any monitor.
This screen is otherwise quite similar to the outgoing U3014. Surprisingly, the UP3017 still uses a 2560x1600 panel, a strange sight in the era of 4K content and beyond. The UP3017 also keeps the same display input complement as its predecessor: DisplayPort 1.2 and Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.2 out for daisy-chaining, and two HDMI 1.4 inputs.
Dell also made a hit with its U3415W curved ultrawide display, and the updated U3417 doesn't mess with success. This IPS display keeps the same 34" 3440x1440 screen with a 1900R curvature as its predecessor, but its updated cabinet uses a slimmer bezel for better continuity in multi-display setups.
Dell also beefed up the U3417's display input complement: it now has DisplayPort 1.2 and Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 connections, two HDMI 2.0 connections, and a DisplayPort 1.2 out for daisy-chaining. This panel's 60Hz refresh rate and eight-millisecond response time may not be great for gaming, though a "fast" mode drops the response time to 5ms.
The UP3017 is available from Dell's website now for $1250, while the U3417 will begin shipping September 8 for $1200.
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