Dell's new ultrawide 5K monitor is a costly investment


Dell's new Ultrawide 5K monitor in front of a blurred image
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Ahead of the exciting announcements coming during CES 2024, Dell has recently shared its new Dell ultrawide monitors. While they're primarily marketed for engineers, content creators, and data scientists, to name a few, this monitor could still be an excellent, albeit expensive monitor for gaming.

Maxing out at 40 inches and sporting a refresh rate of 120Hz, Dell recently released the details of these two ultrawide monitors in a blog post. The bigger of the two is called the "world’s first 40-inch 5K monitor certified for five-star eye comfort" by Dell itself, with both monitors offering TUV Rheinland five-star eye comfort certification, which is said to be a "new industry standard" to help reduce eye fatigue. Hopefully, that means those all-night gaming sessions might not hurt your eyes as much now.

Two Dell ultrawide monitors next to each other on a desk
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The larger 40" model next to the 34" model

The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor (U4025QW) offers VESA DisplayHDR 600, which likely means that the monitor can hit over 600 nits in peak brightness with a 5K resolution, or 5120x2160. The smaller model, the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor (U3425WE), is a smaller (but still large) 34 inches in WQHD (or 3440×1440). However, Dell doesn't confirm in the blog post whether the smaller monitor offers DisplayHDR certification like the bigger model.

That being said, both monitors feature similar connectivity offerings, such as HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, and 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports, as well as Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. However, the larger model supports up to 140W power delivery, while the smaller model only offers 90W.

Once again, it's worth noting that these monitors aren't made with gaming in mind. While the 120Hz refresh rate is certainly good enough for most PC gamers, there are plenty of great budget monitors that will perform just as well, or even better for gamers. However, if you're looking to pick up a new GPU and a new monitor with the upcoming 4070 Super release date, the new Dell line of monitors are certainly great contenders.

Dell is releasing the monitors globally on February 27, 2024, with the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor starting at $2,399.99, and the 34" model starting at $1,019.99. Hopefully, we will find out whether these monitors can make it in our best gaming monitors and best ultrawide monitors lists.

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