Dell Goes Ultra-Wide With U4919DW 49-inch Dual QHD Professional Monitor

Dell has just pulled wraps off an intriguing new monitor that it sure to get a lot of attention in the business world. The new UltraSharp 49 (U4919DW) curved monitor is a beast, measuring 49 inches with a curved panel and a dual QHD resolution: 5120x1440.

The IPS display has an aspect ratio of 32:9, a response time (gray-to-gray) of 5ms, and a 3800R curvature. In addition, it boasts a brightness rating of 350 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut. However, the rockin' resolution is of 5120x1440 is bound to get the most attention, and with good reason.

dell U4919DW

Most monitors of this size have a vertical height of 1080 pixels, so the 1440-pixel vertical height of the U4919DW is a welcome improvement over Dell's competitors. Now before you gamers start drooling with anticipation, we have to point out that the U4919DW isn't exactly gamer friendly. Besides its maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, the monitor doesn't support either NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync/FreeSync 2 adaptive refresh technologies. However, for professionals looking to replace a dual-monitor setup, the U4919DW could be the ticket. 

Dell says that the U4919DW can connect to your notebook PC using just a single USB-C port that handles data and power delivery back to the notebook for charging purposes. In addition, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports along with a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection. 

The closest competition to the Dell U4919DW is probably the Samsung C49HG90, which also measures 49 inches and features a 32:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung monitor, however, is more gaming friendly despite its lower 3840x1080 resolution thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync port.

Dell says that the U4919DW is priced at $1,699 and will be available to purchase on October 26th.

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