Dell has announced the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor, its first HDR10-compliant display. They showcased the monitor at NABShow (National Association of Broadcasters) alongside other UltraSharp displays and high-end PC workstations.
High Dynamic Range displays (HDR) produce a greater range of brightness and color than is otherwise possible. Deeper blacks, whiter whites, and greater contrast in depth and color make for an overall better experience. Really, outside of cost, there’s no sense in hopping on the 4K bandwagon unless the display is also HDR ready.
This is especially true for video and image editing pros who view, create, and edit HDR content. This new 27-inch monitor of Dell’s was developed specifically with pros in mind. That said, there’s nothing stopping you—short of a skinny wallet, that is—from using the new display for PC Gaming. You can even hook it up with home gaming consoles like the PS4 Pro or Xbox One S if you don’t own a 4K gaming television already.
The Precision 5720 All-in-One workstation PC and the 27-inch Dell Canvas touchscreen device were also on display. Though, Dell had already previously shown these products at CES.
For US residents, the UltraSharp 27 will be available to buy from Dell’s website starting on May 23. It comes with a pretty hefty price tag, though. You can pick one up for $1,999.99. If that’s outside your price range, you can choose to go with Dell’s non-HDR variant, which will only cost you $550. That’s probably a much easier pill to swallow for most.