Dell readying 34-inch 21:9 display with 3440 x 1440 resolution

By on December 5, 2013, 8:30 AM

Dell is not quite finished with the high-resolution monitor releases it seems. Plans for a new 21:9 aspect ratio display have been discovered, reported to be 34 inches in size and packing a resolution of 3440 x 1440; 40% fewer pixels than 4K Ultra HD, but still larger than the 2560 x 1080 used on most current 21:9 displays.

It's said the display, which will be named the U3415W, contains an IPS LCD panel manufactured by LG, with the same vertical pixel count as many high-resolution WQHD (2560 x 1440) 16:9 monitors. The ultra-wide monitor with a pixel density of 110 PPI will be well suited for people wanting to use two applications side-by-side, or wishing to watch movies filmed in cinema widescreen.

The U3415W is expected to go on sale towards the end of December (or later) for a price between Dell's 27-inch WQHD and 30-inch Ultra HD monitors. It will be styled in a similar fashion to the current 29-inch 21:9 U2912WM (pictured above), but the final specifications (such as what ports will be on the monitor) remain unknown.

If the 21:9 aspect ratio doesn't tickle your fancy, perhaps Dell's other recent monitor releases will. For $1,400 you can net yourself a 24-inch Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K Ultra HD), or you can spend a full $3,500 for the 31.5-inch 4K-resolution UltraSharp UP3214Q.

A 28-inch Ultra HD model is expected to be released in 2014, with a price tag under $1,000, which will make it the most affordable 4K monitor on the market.




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VitalyT VitalyT said:

DELL UltraSharp UP2414Q is the only monitor to shake the market out of apathy, to finally match the quality of Macbook Pro screens for desktop computers.

Myself, I alternate between DELL U3014 on my desktop and 15" Macbook Pro Retina, and the difference in quality is so noticeable, I start using the latter more and more, it's quite an eye-candy.

UP2414Q is what all Windows users are going to love, and I'm looking forward to it...

Guest said:

This is a 34 " monitor... and has twice the pixels as the 24" model you keep talking about.

Secondly, what does a MacBook have to do with DELL monitors.. ?

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

DELL UltraSharp UP2414Q is the only monitor to shake the market out of apathy, to finally match the quality of Macbook Pro screens for desktop computers.

Myself, I alternate between DELL U3014 on my desktop and 15" Macbook Pro Retina, and the difference in quality is so noticeable, I start using the latter more and more, it's quite an eye-candy.

UP2414Q is what all Windows users are going to love, and I'm looking forward to it...

30" vs 15" ...........

Guest said:

@ Vitality: I guess you never heard of IBM's 22" 3840x2400 LCD that was released in 2001.

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VitalyT VitalyT said:

30" vs 15" ...........

Yep. In my experience, web browsing on the new 15" Macbook pro while sitting on a couch is more joyful than doing the same on 30" DELL U3014 while sitting at the desk, no matter how comfy your chair might be (mine is the best also, the latest Herman Miller Aeron).

It's down to how relaxing it is on your back + on your eyes at the same time. And your eyes can't relax any more than with a retina display. If DELL makes that new model, things may change though...

VitalyT VitalyT said:

@ Vitality: I guess you never heard of IBM's 22" 3840x2400 LCD that was released in 2001.

[link]

You guessed wrong. What else do you think I never heard of?...

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Yep. In my experience, web browsing on the new 15" Macbook pro while sitting on a couch is more joyful than doing the same on 30" DELL U3014 while sitting at the desk, no matter how comfy your chair might be (mine is the best also, the latest Herman Miller Aeron).

It's down to how relaxing it is on your back + on your eyes at the same time. And your eyes can't relax any more than with a retina display. If DELL makes that new model, things may change though...

Meh I rarely touch my couch, mostly in the gaming room behind my desk. A 30" has much greater advantage, although picture quality on lower sized monitors is usually better. There are more pixels to cover on a larger screen.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I don't know about these 21:9 monitors. I can't help but think of them as the poor mans Eyefinity. lol

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

Make sure the GPU/Hardware can handle the max VIS = visual image size of this monitor. Right now I am on dual mounted monitors 23" true edge to edge LED/LCD HD 46-inch. Pricey 34-inch though but 4K where most of us on 1920 x 1080P still. 4K prices will drop in a few years.

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