Dell launches new 38-inch UltraSharp curved monitor

Dell is boosting its UltraSharp monitor lineup with a new curved ultrawide beauty. Simply called the UltraSharp 38 (U3818DW) (opens in new tab), the 38-inch display joins the increasingly popular category of ultrawide displays that offer up a ton of extra horizontal workspace when compared to traditional 16:9 monitors.

As for specs, the UltraSharp 38's 21:9 aspect ratio is borne out by WQHD (3440x1440) resolution. The monitor also packs in dual 9-watt speakers, and is powered by a single 100-watt USB Type-C cable. There's no word on refresh rate or response time, unfortunately, but Dell is promising the display will be a boon for productivity applications.

For all of that space, you'll have to be willing to pay a premium, however. The UltraSharp 38 will run a cool $1,499. If you've got the money, you can look forward to grabbing the U3818DW directly from Dell (opens in new tab) starting June 23.

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  • Want see a 48" monitor with 5120 x 1440 resolution....
  • Definitely a premium price for a QHD. I would also expect a higher resolution at that screen size too.
  • "As for specs". You forgot all the specs! Or is this just a PR piece for Dell, regurgitating their press release? Even my Amazon Edge extension comes up with an "Amazon Price Compare: Press Releases for $10.95" when browsing the link from "UltraSharp 38 (U3818DW)" in the article... :)
  • Why would I choose this instead of a cheaper LG 38" version with 3840x1600 resolution???? Only for USB-C input and power?
  • So how does this work with screen sharing on Skype? Can you share half your screen? Otherwise screen share will be kinda useless
  • Useless to you, but not those people in financial markets that have up to 4 screens on their desks.
  • I switched to a single 34 but, that extra 4 inches would be amazing.  As far as screen sharing goes, just screen share the applications.  I know it's not the same as have 2 screens and only sharing one.  I do it all the time though.  Definitely too small to split screen applications, people can't see them very well on their surface pro's.
  • Skype has always resized the video to fit the screen you're viewing the screen share on. If the resolution of the source screen is much higher than the one that it is being viewed on everything may get too small to view, but that's already the case with viewing a 2560x1440 screen on a 1366x768 laptop.
  • Good stuff. Keep 'em coming. Eventually they'll be enough for video services to take note.
  • I loved my widescreen 21:9 34" monitor, but I really need 4K. Waiting for 34" curved at 5040 x 2160.
  • I'm going to get a single 34" ultrawide to replace my 3 x 1080p 23" widescreens