Dell Announces UltraSharp U2717D Featuring InfinityEdge Bezels
John Williamson / 2 years ago
The Dell UltraSharp range offers absolutely fantastic colour reproduction via IPS technology and even includes models designed for professional photo editing. Not only that, the UltraSharp 3-year premium panel guarantee allows you to easily swap the monitor for a replacement if any dead pixels, or IPS bleeding becomes problematic. In contrast to this, some manufacturers deem 5 non-performing pixels or 3 bright pixels to be within the acceptable range. On another note, Dell monitors utilize a fantastic stand containing tilt, swivel, height adjustment and the option to change the monitor’s orientation.
Today, the company unveiled their latest display which opts for a 27-inch IPS panel and incredibly thin bezel design. Furthermore, the monitor has a resolution of 2560×1440 running at a 60Hz refresh rate. The response time is 6ms (GTG) and shouldn’t cause any major ghosting in games unless you’re a professional player. On another note, the monitor sports a 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 1000:1 static contrast ratio. Of course, there is a dynamic contrast but these figures are always pretty useless. As you might expect, the panel utilize a 3H anti-glare coating to minimize reflections. I would recommend a cautious approach when cleaning this though as I’ve seen the coating scratch quite easily in the past.
According to Dell, the monitor is suited to multi-display configurations because of the InfinityEdge bezels. From the images provided, the bezels look fairly thin but it’s not really ground-breaking. In terms of inputs, the monitor includes DisplayPort 1.2, mDP 1.2, and HDMI 1.4a (with MHL support). There’s also a USB 3.0 hub to easily connect peripherals or USB memory sticks.
From a technical standpoint, the display is impressive and the small bezels should help to create a wonderful multi-monitor experience. However, I do feel more consumers are going down to the 21:9 single monitor route instead. Unfortunately, Dell didn’t reveal any information regarding pricing or availability but I’m sure this will be disclosed very soon.