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Dell reveals its stunning 4K OLED UltraSharp PC monitor

The war amongst 4K OLED monitor supremacy is just getting heated up as Dell recently unwrapped its first OLED panel at the Consumer Electronics Show held at Las Vegas.

By BizLED Bureau

Jan 12, 2016: The war amongst 4K OLED monitor supremacy is just getting heated up as Dell recently unwrapped its first OLED panel at the Consumer Electronics Show held at Las Vegas.

With true black levels, breathtaking colors, and off the hook contrast levels, the Dell UltraSharp 30 UP3017Q is being offered at $4999 – a price too low for a performance OLED UltraHD 4K panel.

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The current price may seem like a bargain considering the 30-inch UltraHD 4K panel from Sony BVMX300 at $18,000. The studio-grade machine from Sony is expensive as its panel is an HDR monitor.

Dell reveals its stunning 4K OLED UltraSharp PC monitor

Dell is a serious competitor as the newly released monitor displays 1.07 billion colors, has a response time of 0.1ms and comes with an amazing 400000:1 contrast ratio. The UP3017Q is currently being rated at 100 per cent of AdobeRGB colour space and can achieve 97.8 per cent of DCI-P3 colour space. The extensively used color space for cinema today is DCI-P3.

Unlike old monitors who were running on LEDs or fluorescent light to light them, these new organic light emitting diodes (OLED) create their own lighting. This feature allows OLEDs to display superb contrast levels and black levels. If we go by the stats, OLED consumers already exist as mobile phone users and high end televisions and their market has not dipped yet. And with the current upgrade and featured improvements in UP3017Q, Dell is definitely looking forward to cater to professionals.

Burn in?

Dell officials say that they built in special features to compensate for two weak points of OLED. The first issue is with image retention, where a static image that has been on the screen too long ?burns in? to the screen. Dell said the UP3017Q applies a pixel-shifting feature to reduce the chances of burn-in.

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The other problem is a shorter life span of with OLED panels due to the organic layer breaking down over time. Dell officials said the UP3017Q has a unique features of a ?presence? detector to identify when you?re in front of the monitor or not, and turn off the display when you aren?t.

Here, the question is not just about the OLED screen. Dell stated it has integrated USB-C Power Delivery in the new monitor so you can run the display and power your laptop through a single USB-C cable. The new Dell OLED panel will be available for sale from March 31.

The war on bezels

Dell said it has considered a war on thick bezels and has brought its InfinityEdge thin bezels to two monitors as Dell?s OLED panel isn?t the only new monitor the company is promoting.

The bezel measures 8.3mm on the bottom and 7.3mm on the top and sides. Inputs cover HDMI 1.4 with MHL 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, miniDisplayPort, and DisplayPort Out. The monitor is priced at $719 and will be available at the end of next month. The first InfinityEdge panel is UltraSharp 27 with a power packed resolution of 2560×1440.

Dell describes the panel technology as ?ultra wide viewing? angles making it an ?IPS-like? screen. Monitor companies have been apprehensive to use the term IPS around in lieu of legal hassles which might arise.

The other InfinityEdge monitor is discussion is Dell?s UltraSharp 24. The bezel is smaller at 8.3mm on the bottom edge and 5.3mm on the top and sides. With a price tag of $349, it has the same inputs as the 27-inch version and a resolution of 1920×1080. The units shall be available from next month.

Cut the wires

Dell?s latest monitors support Miracast and Bluetooth wireless display connectivity which means streaming your phone?s screen at your Dell UltraSharp Wireless Monitor without touching it. Laptops that support Miracast cans also Dell?s monitor wirelessly as a secondary or primary display. Both support ?IPS-like? wide viewing angle support with 1920×1080 panels. The 23-inch UltraSharp Wireless also has a built-in wireless charging base supporting tablets or phones to charge that have Qi or PMA charging standards.

Priced at priced at $429 for the 23-inch and $469 for the 24-inch monitor, the monitors are limited to a single HDMI port.

Dell?s 23-inch UltraSharp Wireless lets you wirelessly charge your phone while displaying wirelessly the contents on your monitor.

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