CES 2021 | Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD 5K monitor allows controlling two PCs at once with a single keyboard and mouse
Dell is introducing several new UltraSharp monitor variants today, and the UltraSharp 40 Curved U4021QW is the largest of them all. With the UltraSharp 40 Curved, Dell is focusing on delivering maximum productivity at the workplace.
The UltraSharp 40 is a 2,500R curved WUHD 5K 5,210 x 2,160 IPS panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate and 5 ms gray-to-gray response time in fast mode. The UltraSharp 40 Curved seems to be a very good choice for color work given its 100% sRGB, 100% Rec.709, and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage. Dell ComfortView Plus enables low-blue light emissions without drastically affecting color performance. The monitor also comes with integrated dual 9W speakers apart from having a 3.5 mm audio-out jack.
The UltraSharp 40 Curved is geared towards maximizing productivity and offers a few tricks up its sleeve to accomplish this. The monitor offers a smorgasbord of ports including DiplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, USB upstream and downstream ports (see spec sheet below for details), and an RJ-45 Ethernet port. The monitor also supports MAC address passthrough, PXE Boot, and Wake-on-LAN.
Having so many ports gives the flexibility of connecting two PC inputs to the monitor at once. Dell offers an Auto keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) feature that allows controlling both PCs using a single keyboard and mouse. Content from both PCs can be viewed in Picture-by-Picture (PbP) and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) modes.
Multitasking is further enhanced by Dell Display Manager's Easy Arrange feature that allows for easily tiling all windows side-by-side. IT admins can make use of asset management reports to capture, track, and configure multiple monitors at once.
The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved U4021QW will be available from January 28 for a starting price of US$2,099.99. Dell also offers a Premium Panel Exchange policy that allows for free monitor replacement during the duration of the warranty period even if only one bright pixel is found.
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