Dell reveals its first HDR 4K monitor

It's clear that HDR (high dynamic range) content is the next frontier in picture quality, and Dell is now ready to throw its hat in that ring with its latest monitor. Dubbed the UltraSharp UP2718Q (opens in new tab), the 27-inch 4K monitor represents Dell's first with support for the HDR10 standard. (via The Verge)

The monitor boasts a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and Rec2020 color coverage, which should be welcome from video editors. Dell is also boasting of the UP2718Q's coverage across other color standards, including 100 percent Adobe RGB, 100 percent sRGB, 100 percent REC 709, and 97.7 percent DCI-P3. The real draw, however, is that HDR10 support, which will allow the display to produce wide contrast between deep blacks and bright whites with compatible content. The UP2718Q will be available from Dell in the U.S. on May 23 for $1,999.99.

Dell also took the chance to unveil some more modest monitor offerings alongside the UP2718Q. The 25-inch U2518D and 27-inch U2718Q will be available in "mid-July" for $499 and $699, respectively with slim-bezel InfinityEdge displays.

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  • That display is already doing a great job in that picture, 'cause all I'm focusing on is the beautiful photo of nature...
  • WANT!
  • Which graphic card outputs HDR to this monitor, Rx550 or GT1030 can do it ?
  • I dont see how the colors are better. It looks the same as any other photo on my monitor...  /s btw
  • So this will make my NES emulator look better?
  • 32" please.
  • Actually 39 would be great
  • We need 4K, HDR, Freesync 2, ultrawide monitors.
  • a 4k monitor is nice ... i have the Dell S2817Q 28" 4k monitor ... i spent like $375 on it and it's worth every penny.
  • Good to hear that monitor is awesome,  I was looking at the same 28" for my desk.  The new 24" touch is calling my name tho!!!!
  • killer display and a killer price, we'll see what the competition does.
  • wow great article, im really interessted. when to buy?