Dell's latest UltraSharp 4K monitor makes calibration a snap with its pop-up colorimeter
Dell announced a new 27-inch 4K UltraSharp monitor today. The new UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor (Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q) features quite a few tricks, but the monitor comes at a steep cost.
The Dell UltraSharp UP2720Q incorporates two Thunderbolt 3 ports that support 40 Gbps speeds. Users can daisy chain two UltraSharp monitors together using one of the Thunderbolt 3 ports. Dell says that each Thunderbolt 3 port can provide up to 90 Watts of power, meaning that the monitors should be able to power a laptop via Thunderbolt 3, provided the laptop has enough ports to receive adequate power. The monitor also has a DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and 6 USB Type-A ports.
Another new feature is grabbing most of the attention. The new UltraSharps now have a built-in colorimeter that pops up from the middle of the bottom bezel. This colorimeter is compatible with CalMAN calibration software and Dell’s UltraSharp Color Calibration Software (DUCCS), which should make calibrating the monitor a snap.
The new monitor likely won’t need too much calibration; like last year’s model, the UltraSharp UP2720Q will cover 100% of the AdobeRGB color space, 98% of the DCI-P3 space, and 80% of the BT2020 color space.
The UltraSharp UP2720Q also features a 3840x2160 resolution (4K) at 60 Hz and averages 250 nits with a contrast ratio of 1300:1. The backlight seems dim on paper, but we will reserve judgment until the monitor is available for purchase. Dell has slotted the new UltraSharps for a January 15th release.
All of this sounds great, but the UltraSharp UP2720Q is fairly expensive at US $2000. Considering the UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor is a professional-grade display, the price is competitive with other monitors targeted at color professionals.