If you’re in the market for a high-end, professional-grade desktop monitor for the home or office, one good place to start your search is with Dell’s UltraSharp line.
The Dell UltraSharp 30 monitor with PremierColor (model UP3017) builds on its same-sized predecessor (U3014). According to Dell’s Davis Lee, the new panel offers 99 percent coverage across four professional color spaces: Adobe RGB, sRGB, REC 709 and DCI-P3.
To further cater to creative professionals, the UP3017 affords the ability to rotate the monitor clockwise or counter-clockwise for use in portrait orientation. It also offers greater height adjustability range and wider forward and backward tilting angles compared to the original 30-inch model.
Of note is the fact that the UP3017 operates at a maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 at 60Hz – in other words, it doesn’t do 4K. Whether or not that’s a deal-breaker given its size will be for you to decide.
The UltraSharp 34 (U3417W), meanwhile, is a curved, widescreen monitor that’s focused on productivity. It features a more aggressive curvature while minimizing reflection to offer near-uniform visual focus and includes other amenities like ComfortView which reduces blue light emissions.
Dell’s UltraSharp UP3017 with PremierColor carries a list price of $1,249.99 on Dell’s website while the UltraSharp 34 U3417W curved monitor commands $1,199.99. Both are shipping as of this week.
While on the subject, don’t forget to enter our Dell XPS / UltraSharp 4K bundle giveaway in which one lucky reader will win a Dell XPS 13 laptop and a 32-inch UltraSharp 4K monitor (worth nearly $4,000) that was featured in our recent portable workstation article. The giveaway runs until September 25 so if you haven’t already done so, be sure to get your entry in ASAP.