Right now, the National Association of Broadcasters conference is on, and Dell is using it to launch their latest UltraSharp display. The Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q is the company’s first display to support HDR10, in addition to its UHD 3840x2160 resolution, and it’s backed by the UHD Alliance Premium Certification.

Dell has been in the UHD display game for some time, and the UltraSharp P2715Q and P2415Q have been solid displays for the company for some time, but the latest model takes Dell to a new level. The UP2718Q offers a very wide color gamut, supporting up to 97.7% of DCI-P3 (76.9% Rec 2020), and each display comes factory calibrated. The monitor has an adjustable internal lookup-table as well, so it should be able to be further tuned accurately if necessary.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, requires much brighter backlighting than is typical in a desktop display, and the UP2718Q is stated to hit up to 1000 nits, and while not listed in Dell's brief press release, this is very likely being driven by full-array backlighting.

This display is targeted directly at professionals, and it has a price tag to go along with that, with availability scheduled for May 23 at $1999.99.

Dell UltraSharp U2718Q

Dell is also launching a couple of other UltraSharp displays, featuring InfinityEdge displays. The U2718Q is a 27-inch UHD model, and the U2518D is a 25-inch model that’s a lower resolution that’s not specified. These are targeted more at the consumer, and won’t support HDR or the wide gamuts. Dell didn’t announce a lot of details on these, but expect sRGB coverage only. The lower feature set drives the price down quite a bit though, with the U2718Q set to be available in July for $699.99, and the U2518D in the same time frame for $499.99.

Dell UltraSharp U2518D

Dell certainly isn’t alone in the HDR Professional display market, with ASUS and LG both announcing UHD HDR displays recently as well, but Dell has a substantial presence in the enterprise which will likely help them here.

Source: Dell

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  • Qasar - Friday, April 21, 2017 - link

    im still hoping for a monitor with next to no bezel on the sides and top.. bottom as well IF possible.. the 2nd two.. are not it.. they have the " fake " bezels... the bezels are thin.. but the screen doesnt go all the way to them.. looks like there is still a 1/2 to 1/4 of an inch of bezel....
  • Shadowmaster625 - Friday, April 21, 2017 - link

    Those bezels are yuuuge! Why is it called Infinity Edge? It's more like an Infinity Edge with 0% crit chance.
  • DanNeely - Friday, April 21, 2017 - link

    From the pictures the 2 infinity edge displays (ie not the one at the top of the article) have the same bezel size as my U2515H and XPS13 laptop (where Dell marketing originally coined the "infinity edge" term for).
  • DanNeely - Friday, April 21, 2017 - link

    ...U2415... *sigh*
  • Kromis - Friday, April 21, 2017 - link

    "...and the U2515D is a 25-inch model."
    "... and the U2518D in the same time frame for $499.99."

    Second to last paragraph.
  • madwolfa - Saturday, April 22, 2017 - link

    Ultrawide - maybe. Curved? Please no.
  • Daniel Egger - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - link

    F'ing behemoths, do I look like sporting an InfinityDesk to have those giants far enough away so I can actually view the whole screen almost at once without requiring a neck workout all day? The first company to produce a decent 23-25" UHD (or better) screen will get my money instantly! The P2415Q and UP2414Q are so utter crap...

    I totally don't get it, laptops are shrinking beyond usability while screens a growing beyond usability.

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