Dell announces three new USB-C P-series monitors, including a 34-inch curved display

The Dell P3421W, a new ultrawide monitor from Dell. (All images via Dell)
The Dell P3421W, a new ultrawide monitor from Dell. (All images via Dell)
Dell announced three new monitors joining its P-series of displays today. Included in the announcement are a 27-inch 4K monitor, a 32-inch QHD display, and a 34-inch Ultrawide (21:9) WQHD monitor. Each of these displays features a USB-C port that can be used for USB pass-through or a display input and can deliver up to 65 W of power to a connected device.

Dell has taken the veil off three new displays from its P-series of monitors, and all of them pack a USB-C charged punch.

The flagship model is the P3421W, a 34-inch WQHD ultrawide curved monitor. The P3421W features a 21:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 (60 Hz). The display is rated at 300 nits, features a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and covers 99% of the sRGB color space. Users can connect two PCs to the display and use Picture-by-Picture (PBP) or Picture-in-Picture (PIP) to see both display sources on the same monitor. The monitor also allows users to use both sources with the same keyboard and mouse. The P3421W can tilt forward and backward by 5° and 21°, respectively. It can also swivel to either side by 30°. Lastly, the monitor packs a bevy of ports, including support for DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0, two USB 2.0 pass-throughs, and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) pass-throughs.

The other monitors in the P-series include the P3221D (31.5 inches, 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz) and the P2721Q (27 inches, 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz). Each of these displays is rated at 350 nits, covers 99% of the sRGB gamut, and has a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Both monitors can also rotate up to 90° in either direction for a vertical orientation, which some users may prefer. Both also include the same ports as the P3421W, including the USB pass-throughs mentioned above.

The big draw of the new P-series displays is their USB-C port. Each monitor has one USB-C port that also supports DisplayPort 1.2 for another video connection option. The USB-C port also serves as an upstream input for the four USB-A outputs on each monitor and can power a connected device, delivering up to 65 Watts.

Each of the displays mentioned here also comes with a 3-year limited hardware warranty and Dell’s Premium Panel Exchange program, which allows a user to replace the panel for free once during the warranty period if any defects crop up, even if only a single pixel is affected.

Dell has not announced either pricing or availability.

The Dell P3221D, a 31.5-inch QHD monitor.
The Dell P3221D, a 31.5-inch QHD monitor.
The Dell P2721Q, a 27-inch 4K display.
The Dell P2721Q, a 27-inch 4K display.



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Sam Medley, 2020-10- 6 (Update: 2020-10- 6)
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