Dell’s 40-inch 5K display

Dell proves the more you can see, the more you can do.

Dell has been a leader in displays for 15 years or more. The first to offer an 8k display, the first to offer a 49-inch curved display, and the first to offer a 2K mini-LED display with backlit zones.

For 2021, Dell launched a 40-inch ultrawide curved monitor they say is designed for productivity and content creation chores. The 5k UltraSharp 40 (U4021QW) is a curved WUHD display with a resolution of 5120 x 2160. The 40-inch lets you take full advantage of those 5120 lines—it’s like having two, seamless, side-by-side monitors.

IPS (in-plane switching) panels have the best color and viewing angles among the other panel types of display.

Dell 5K Ultrasharp 40-inch monitor. (Source: Dell)

The UltraSharp 40 IPS display offers wide color coverage and great color performance. The color specs on it are 100% sRGB, 98% DCI-P3 with 1B colors. Also, it’s a commercial panel, so the refresh rate is 60 Hz. However, the monitor has a 5–8 ms response time. It can deliver a billion colors, making it a 10-bit color-depth display. But even though it has an LED backlight, it’s not modulated, and doesn’t have 1k nits so it can’t be called an HDR display—but still, 1 billion colors are 1 billion colors.

And it’s plenty bright putting out 300 cd/m² or nits, with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. And you can see it from almost anywhere with its 178-degrees viewing angle (horizontal and vertical).

There is also a companion 90 W power charging hub with Thunderbolt 3, fast data transfers with super speed USB 10Gbps, and RJ45 internet.

Dell says the new monitor will be available on January 28th, 2021, for $2,100.

What do we think?

Dell has always surprised and delighted us with their displays, both stand-alone, and in their laptops. The company has made a considerable investment in people and technology to become a (if not the) leading monitor supplier, and the results speak for themselves.