Dell's new 27 Ultrathin monitor is like a full-size version of the XPS 13's InfinityEdge...

Shawn Knight

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Dell is off to a great start at CES 2017, demonstrating that it “gets it” with products like the XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible that people will actually want to buy. Speaking of, if you’re a fan of the InfinityEdge display on the XPS 13, you’re really going to like what Dell has done with its new 27-inch monitor.

The Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor (model S2718D) features a 27-inch edge-to-edge glossy QHD panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at 60Hz. Some may be turned off by the fact that it isn’t a 4K panel although based on personal experience, a 32-inch panel is the smallest I’d recommend for 4K.

The screen also supports HDR although as a Dell rep told Engadget during a hands-on visit, it’s not the same as HDR standards used in 4K televisions. Nevertheless, the screen covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut and offers a 178-degree viewing angle with a maximum brightness of 400 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a response time of 6ms (gray to gray).

Connectivity-wise, you’ll get a built-in USB Type-C port (with power support), an HDMI 2.0 port and an audio jack. Much like Microsoft’s Surface Studio AIO, the “guts” of the display have been relocated to the base. This results in an incredibly thin profile which Dell says is the world’s thinnest.

The Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor will be available in the US come March 23 priced at $699.99. Dell plans to bring the display to other regions soon after.

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Greg S

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Price this at $400 and I would consider. Too rich for non-4k in my opinion. Looks really cool though.
 
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madboyv1

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That is a gorgeous looking display, but having the necessary connectivity being moved to the base means that you can't use a custom monitor mount (like against the wall or a multi-monitor arm mount). I'd rather have a slightly thicker display casing if it means having the ports on the monitor and being able to have a VESA mount.

This results in an incredibly thin profile which Dell says is the world’s thinnest.
I'm sorry, I do not know how they'd call it the world's thinnest if they are not including the stand which they have made a requirement to use.
 
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MoeJoe

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700 is too much for this status symbol.

I agree, knock it down to 400 and I'd consider it ...
 

captaincranky

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....[ ]....I'm sorry, I do not know how they'd call it the world's thinnest if they are not including the stand which they have made a requirement to use.
Well you can either use it free standing with the rumored anti-gravity mount, which I'm sure they'll start working on as soon as they read your post. Or.........with a tube of this, you can stick it directly to your wall.



Well it's like they always say, "ask a silly question, get a silly answer".:cool:
 
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madboyv1

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Well it's like they always say, "ask a silly question, get a silly answer".:cool:
You know, I was talking to someone last night about doing this very thing ha ha ha

My comment is more over the fact that you cannot take advantage of the thinness of this display by using it with a multi monitor stand or mounting it to a wall, so really it's more of a proof of engineering and a marketing gimmick. I imagine the display is still amazing though.

I would have had no issues if they had gone with a setup not unlike this TV (though admittedly not as sleek):
http://www.sony.com/electronics/televisions/xbr-x910c-x900c-series