Dell Ultrasharp 49 could literally let you surf the web

There's wide, there's ultrawide, and then there's Dell's Ultrasharp 49 display, a 49", 5120×1440 beast that puts the equivalent of two 2560×1440 monitors in one expansive, curved screen. Dell uses an IPS panel with a 60-Hz refresh rate and a 5-ms response time in its "fast" mode, so it's no surprise that the company is targeting this display at productivity tasks where information density is paramount.

The Ultrasharp 49 (or U4919DW if you prefer your salad alphanumeric) could also be handy for color-critical work, thanks to its factory calibration to a delta-E of less than two and 99% sRGB coverage. Dell also includes a USB Type-C port for single-cable pixel and power transfer with compatible devices. The U4919DW can further accept two HDMI 2.0 inputs and a traditional DisplayPort 1.4 input, and it has five USB ports on board for peripheral connectivity.

Dell rounds out the Ultrasharp 49 with a height-, tilt-, and swivel-adjustable stand. Folks who love monitor-integrated speakers will be left wanting by this display, however. If ultrawide just isn't wide enough for you, the U4919DW will be available in the USA starting October 26 for $1700.

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    • Usacomp2k3
    • 1 year ago

    To me the target-user are those with limited output ports. For example, I can only drive 3 discreet digital display off my laptop. 3 of these would be much better than the current solution of 3×27″. Not for $5,100 of course.

    • anotherengineer
    • 1 year ago

    “and a traditional DisplayPort 1.4 input”

    A DP input is a DP input, so does the monitor actually support v1.4 in its entirety??

    Is there any tests/benchmarking that can actually confirm this?

    [url<]https://cdn.thisiswhyimbroke.com/images/i-want-to-believe1.jpg[/url<] edit [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Main_specifications[/url<]

      • MathMan
      • 1 year ago

      > A DP input is a DP input, so does the monitor actually support v1.4 in its entirety??

      What does you mean by “in its entirety” ? You seem to associate that with something special?

        • anotherengineer
        • 1 year ago

        Everything that 1.2/1.2a doesn’t. If video cards support it, it would be nice if monitors fully supported the latest version also.

        MORE BANDWIDTH & FEATURES!!

        Apparently VESA working on next version of DP, due out in 2019 sometime!

        Be nice to have true 10-bit monitors in 2D windows desktop with adaptive-sync to 20hz to 144hz, also be nice to have that in an OLED that’s affordable, but I think that will be awhile yet.

    • Kretschmer
    • 1 year ago

    Traders of the world rejoice.

    Everyone else? Ehhhh.

      • Redocbew
      • 1 year ago

      It seems an odd choice when you can get two 34 inch 21:9 monitors providing even more view-able area for far less than $1700, but traders do all kinds of weird things when it comes to technology.

        • dragontamer5788
        • 1 year ago

        A lot of people optimize the bezel. This solution has the thinnest bezel possible: none.

          • Redocbew
          • 1 year ago

          That’s true. It would be nice to get rid of the bezel. I wouldn’t want to pay $700 to do it, but that’s just me.

      • bandannaman
      • 1 year ago

      My 38″ Dell is glorious for both programming (IDE centered + browser left + consoles right, all up at once showing relevant information) and gaming (Assassins Creed Odyssey looks gorgeous, and the UI elements slide nicely to the sides; Factorio is amazeballs).

      The flaw in this one is it’s only 1440 high. Pass.

        • XTF
        • 1 year ago

        > The flaw in this one is it’s only 1440 high. Pass.

        You’re looking for 7680 x 2160?
        I think 1440p is quite nice, especially with Windows’ less than perfect scaling and for gaming.

          • Oem
          • 1 year ago

          I’ve been using a 4K monitor for years for coding, and use every pixel. At least in the sense that I make the fonts small, yet they remain beautiful and razor-sharp, and fit X lines of code on the screen, instead of either 2/3rds the lines or 2/3rds the sharpness that this would offer. So agree, pass. You probably can’t go backwards from any resolution after using it [professionally] for a while, and since 4K monitors have been around for a long time now, it’s kinda the minimum for a top-end professional monitor, so yeah, this could be considered a misstep or at least missed opportunity for Dell.

            • XTF
            • 1 year ago

            What size is your monitor and what scaling are you using?

    • yokem55
    • 1 year ago

    Just think of how many browser tabs you could have open on a single window!

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 1 year ago

    The fake graphics really nail the target demographic for a double wide monitor

      • Anonymous Coward
      • 1 year ago

      So the question is, was Dell too lazy to care, or are these graphics actually what they think motivates likely customers to spend?

    • Ryhadar
    • 1 year ago

    +1 for the title.

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      Not sure about the web, but you could definitely use it (once) on snow, [url=http://nickomargolies.com/big/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Balanced-Saucer-Sledder-During-Snowzilla.jpg<]saucer style[/url<]

        • Chrispy_
        • 1 year ago

        Agreed.

        The curve is so subtle (stupid, inflexible IPS) that it probably has less inverse-camber (rocker) than many snowboards on the market.

        If the curve radius is 8000R, what’s the effing point? It’s effectively flat for any useful sitting distance and the complexity of attempting to curve an inflexible IPS panel just leads to much higher production costs and far greater chances of edge bleed and backlight uniformity issues.

        Say no with your wallet, people.

      • Anonymous Coward
      • 1 year ago

      Another vote for that.

      • Wirko
      • 1 year ago

      +1 to Dell for the model number. “DW” = Double of what’s already Wide. In a couple years we’ll see the U6921EW, Eleven times of what’s already Wide, 28160 x 1440 monitor.

    • JosiahBradley
    • 1 year ago

    No portrait mode? Pass.

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      They’re trailing a new marketing term for this one, Portrhate Mode.

      • Mentawl
      • 1 year ago

      Physical reality says no.

        • Wirko
        • 1 year ago

        I am physical reality, I’m about 180 cm tall and about (180*1440/5120) cm wide, so your “no” is relative.

          • BurntMyBacon
          • 1 year ago

          You planning on being the replacement stand for this thing?

        • BurntMyBacon
        • 1 year ago

        Physical reality says not with that stand.

      • jihadjoe
      • 1 year ago

      View longcat without scrolling!

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      Indeed. I want 8 of these side-by-side in portrait mode so I can feel like I’m sitting high in a tower in my castle viewing cyberspace through its arrow slits.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 1 year ago

      If you do figure out how to get it into portrait mode, be prepared to look up… waaaayyyy up….

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 1 year ago

        Standing desks are a big thing at the moment.

          • K-L-Waster
          • 1 year ago

          Ok, but for this you’d need to ditch the desk and put the stand on the floor 😛

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          You’d still need to raise the keyboard if you kept he monitor low. Put it behind the standing desk and you can’t see it. 😆

    • emvath79
    • 1 year ago

    I have zero real-world need for this…but I want!

      • BurntMyBacon
      • 1 year ago

      Dell: Fantastic! I see you’ve already met two of our three target criteria. Now, if I may ask, how is your disposable income level?

        • emvath79
        • 1 year ago

        Not good. But I assume I can make payments with 16% monthly interest?

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