At the beginning of the year 2021, Dell announced that it was the world’s first curved 40-inch 5K2K display. According to its specs, it could be the ideal high-end display for working from home (your office may have to pay for it).
Starting at $ 2,100, the new Dell UltraSharp U4021QW isn’t cheap, but when compared to more expensive monitors like Apple’s $ 5,000 Pro Display XDR, Dell’s 40-inch curved display seems like a balance between size, resolution and Features to offer.
With a resolution of 5,120 x 2160, the U4021QW’s 21: 9 aspect ratio offers plenty of room for multitasking side by side, while the 2500R curve ensures that everything is easily visible on the screen without undue distortion. And with a gamut that covers 100% of the sRGB spectrum and 98% of the DCI-P3 spectrum, it’s not quite as colorful as an Apple Pro Display XDR, but not that far away.
With a typical nominal brightness of only 300 nits, the brightness of the U4021QW is okay, however. This brightness shouldn’t be a huge issue for anyone doing general productivity work, but it’s not ideal for digital artists or those looking for HDR assistance.
What the U4021QW lacks in luminance, however, it makes up for in connectivity and features of the monitor, including support for Thunderbolt 3 docking (up to 10 Gbit / s data and 90 watts of power) and the ability to use the display thanks to multiple PCs to be connected An integrated KVM function and practical bonuses such as an integrated Ethernet socket and two 9 watt speakers. To ensure that your work (or play) does not interfere with your sleeping habits, the U4021QW is also equipped with ComfortView Plus to prevent blue light from disrupting your daily rhythm.
The port selection on the U4021QW is quite good at Dell too, including a variety of options including a DisplayPort 1.4 port, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, a USB Type-B upstream port and a USB 3.2 Type-C port, four USB 3.2 Type-A ports that support 15 watt charging, another USB 3.2 Type-A port, a headphone jack and the aforementioned RJ45 jack. And as you’d expect from a monitor like this, the U4021QW is height adjustable and can be tilted and panned, just not to full portrait mode.
For those looking for a more portable option for working from home, Dell has also announced its revamped line of commercial laptops, the Latitude 9000 series, the most notable new feature of which is a “SafeShutter” webcam with a shutter that opens when opened automatically opens and closes recognizes that you are using a video conferencing app. The idea is that by automatically blocking the webcam when you’re not on a video call, you don’t have to worry about the manual locks on some other laptops constantly opening and closing. And to do Sure your audio is only broadcast when you want it to. The new Latitude 9000 laptops also have “secure” microphone and mute buttons.
The Latitude 9000 laptops come in two sizes, the 14-inch Latitude 9420 and the larger 15-inch Latitude 9520, which are available in both standard clamshell and 2-in-1 configurations.
The new UltraSharp U4021QW monitor is slated to go on sale Jan. 28 for $ 2,100, while the new Latitude 9000 laptops will be available sometime in the spring starting at $ 1,950 for the smaller Latitude 9420.