Companies like Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have been at the forefront of HDR technology development for quite some time now. At NAB 2017 Dell has also joined the party with its first HDR10-compliant monitor. With its 10-bit UHD display, a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and HDR capabilities, the 27-inch UltraSharp 4K HDR monitor is specifically designed for creative professionals specializing in visual effects and filmmaking, post-production, broadcast, and professional photography.
In addition, the unit boasts 100% Adobe RGB and sRGB coverage along with 100% REC 709, 97.7% DCI-P3 and 76.9% REC2020. According to Dell, the UP2718Q produces the deepest blacks and brightest whites whereas the REC2020 color coverage makes it an ideal choice for video editors working on color-critical post production.
It’s also worth noting that each UP2718Q monitor is individually factory calibrated plus users can customize the color parameters using the custom color mode. On top of that, there is an option that allows you to make adjustments by storing the preferred color parameters onto the internal Look-Up Table using Dell UltraSharp Calibration software with an optional colorimeter.
Those of you who are interested in viewing and editing HDR10 content might find the UP2718Q to be the perfect companion for the job. With its HDR functionality, broad color spectrum and UHD resolution, Dell’s first HDR10-compliant display is everything but cheap, though. The UP2718Q model should be available in May 2017 selling for $1,999.99.
At NAB 2017 Dell is also showcasing two new premium UltraSharp monitors with InfinityEdge displays – the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K (U2718Q) and Dell UltraSharp 25 (U2518D). Both monitors offer an edge-to-edge viewing experience and optimized eye comfort with a flicker-free screen featuring ComfortView.
Of course, they lack the HDR10-compliance and most premium features of their HDR sibling but in return come with much affordable price tags. Both models should be available mid-July for $699.99 and $499.99 respectively. Head over to Dell’s website for further details and more product-related information.