Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K Monitor Review: HDR And Superior Accuracy
Introducing The Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K HDR
Dell has a long history of producing high-quality displays, and the recently released Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K monitor (model UP2718Q) we will be showing you here -- the company’s first to support HDR10 -- is no exception. Though this display demands a premium price, it is also chock full of sought after features that target graphic designers and content creation professionals.
The 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) IPS panel used in the UP2718Q features UHD Alliance Premium certification and support for 100% of the Adobe color gamut. It can display approximately 1.07 billion colors, includes Dell Premium Color software, and supports 100% sRGB, Adobe RGB, REC 709, and 97.7% DC-P3 and 76.9% of the REC 2020 color spaces. That’s an exceedingly broad spectrum of standards covered by this display. Plus, it can reach a high 1000-nit peak brightness with excellent contrast, all of which can be ideal for color-sensitive, content creation. But it also gives games and 4K movies and videos a rich, vibrant canvas as well.
|Screen Size||27″ In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel|
|Maximum Resolution||3840 x 2160 (4K Ultra HD)|
|Color Support||1.07 Billion colors|
|Brightness||400 Nit (typical) 1000 Nit (peak)|
|Native Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (typical) 20,000:1 (HDR)|
|Viewing Angles||178° horizontal/178° vertical|
|Response Time||6ms (Gray to Gray)|
|Connectivity||x1 DisplayPort 1.4, x1 mDP, x2 HDMI 2.0a, x2 USB 3.0 port, x4 USB 3.0 upstream, x4 USB 3.0 ports including x2 USB 3.0 BC1.2 charging capability|
|Stand||Height Adjustable, Pivot, Tilt and Swivel|
|Accessories||DisplayPort Cable, HDMI Cable Quick Start Guide, USB 3 Cable, Power Supply
The Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K HDR (model UP2718Q) also offers a ton of custom calibration options and a Look-Up Table accessible through the UltraSharp Calibration utilities. You can use this feature to load and store your own custom color settings, over and above what's configured out of the box.
Next we will check out the aesthetics, tour the exterior, and then its on to calibration and OSD features, before we skip over to the more entertaining subjective tests, benchmarks, and a bit of entertainment...