While Samsung Takes on Apple’s Studio Display, Dell Takes on the Higher End

Yesterday, we talked about how Samsung’s Viewfinity S9 5K monitor is a more affordable answer to Apple’s high-priced Studio Display. Now, Dell is going after the professional market by taking on the ProXDR Display with their new 6K UltraSharp Monitor.

The 32-inch Dell 6K UltraSharp Monitor is an IPS display that uses Dell’s IPS Black technology for advanced contrast and deeper blacks and color accuracy.

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Being HDR600 certified, the UltraSharp Monitor has a resolution of 6144 x 3456 and a DCI-P3 rating of 99 percent. The sRGB rating is 100 percent.

Dell says that the 6K UltraSharp Monitor is the first high-resolution display to use the IPS Black Technology, which the company says provides up to 41% deeper blacks for a 2000:1 contrast ratio and up to 1.2 times better color accuracy than conventional IPS displays.

This positions the monitor as a viable alternative for professionals looking for a color reference monitor for post-production without spending over $6,000 and then having to lay down another thousand on an over-engineered stand, like the Apple ProXDR.

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The 6K UltraSharp Monitor also has an integrated 4K HDR CMOS Webcam with an adjustable 20-degree tilt, dual 14-watt speakers, two noise-canceling microphones, and a well-designed I/O Hub.

Other features include 140-watt charging for laptops, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 3 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, and connections for HDMI 2.1, mini DisplayPort 2.1, a 2.5 Gb Ethernet port, and a pair of hidden, front-facing USB-C ports, and one USB-A port.

There’s also a security lock feature.

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The display can connect two computer sources with picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture support and is compatible with Mac and Windows.

The real question though is can the UltraSharp 6K comes in at a price that makes it an overwhelming choice over Apple’s ProXDR. Currently, Dell is mum on a price.

Considering, however, that the UltraSharp 6K display comes with its own stand at no extra charge, it’s already ahead of the game.

But it depends on how much Dell will be offering the 6K display, and chances are, when it arrives at the end of January, that the company will put pressure on Apple to respond with a price cut or a new version because it’s ProXDR is starting to look a bit dated.

[source: 9 to 5 Mac]

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