Nah, you don’t need HDR to edit spreadsheets, create Gantt charts, and even play the latest AAA PC games. If you do creative work on a computer, though, maybe getting the color exactly right will make a big difference in the quality of your results. That’s exactly the demographic Dell is targeting with the UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor, the outfit’s first high dynamic range display.
Designed for use in high-end image, video, and VR post-production work, the monitor boasts a vast color spectrum that covers 100 percent of Adobe RGB, sRGB, and REC 709, as well as 97.7 percent of DCI-P3 and 76.9 percent of REC2020. That gives it an impressively vast depth of 1.07 billion colors, allowing it to bring professional-grade color reproduction to any workstation.
The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor is fully-compatible with HDR10 standards, so it should work not just with your high-end workhorse PCs, but any other device that supports it, like the Nvidia Shield, the Xbox One S, and the PS4. The inclusion of HDR should allow it to bring better contrast and more vibrant colors, too, while a peak brightness of 1,000 nits ensure deeper blacks and brighter whites than ever before. For those who prefer to make their own color calibrations, it comes a custom color mode that lets you customize color parameters exactly to your liking.
Slated to come out in May, the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor is priced at $1,999.99.