Dell has introduced its ultra-wide display featuring a 49-inch diagonal. The large monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio is aimed primarily at business clients who currently use two 24 or 27-inch LCDs. The monitor features multiple inputs, including a USB-C port. The unit is also outfitted with a KVM switch.

The Dell UltraSharp U4919DW is based on a 49-inch IPS panel featuring a 3800R curvature, a 5120×1440 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, an 8/5 ms response time (normal and fast modes), 178º/178º vertical/horizontal viewing angles, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. The display is among the first monitors of this size to use an IPS panel featuring a wide “5K” resolution as numerous rivals released so far relied on VA-type panels with a 3840×1080 resolution. The new LCD can display 99% of the sRGB color space, which is good enough for most business customers who primarily use productivity applications and who do not need things like AdobeRGB or DCI-P3 color spaces. The unit comes factory-calibrated at Delta-E less than 2.

The UltraSharp U4919DW monitor is equipped with two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, and a USB Type-C port that can deliver up to 90 W of power, which is enough even for most 15-inch laptops. Like other large displays, this new one from Dell supports Picture-by-Picture functionality and therefore can be used for two PCs simultaneously. One important feature of the U4919DW is built-in KVM that can switch from one connected PC to another on the fly. In addition, the new UltraSharp features five-port USB 3.0 hub and two USB 3.0 upstream ports.

To make the display more comfortable to use, it is outfitted with a stand that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel.

Dell will start sales of its UltraSharp U4919DW in late October. Being aimed primarily at B2B customers, the display is relatively costly, and carries a $1,699 price tag, which is well above that of VA-based LCDs of this size. On the other hand, since the product is designed to replace two high-end QHD 27-inch monitors, $1,699 might look like a reasonable MSRP.

Dell UltraSharp 49-Inch
  UltraSharp U4919DW
Panel 49" IPS
Native Resolution 5120 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms in fast mode
8 ms in normal mode
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 3800R
Aspect Ratio 32:9 (3.56:1)
Color Gamut sRGB: 99%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech none
Pixel Pitch 0.234 mm²
Pixel Density 108 PPI
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × USB Type-C
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio none
USB Hub 5 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
2 × USB 3.0 upstream port
MSRP $1,699

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Source: Dell

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  • Peskarik - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    Correction, priced as 6x24 (1900x1200) monitors Reply
  • Sunrise089 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    Shoutout to a fellow 2x16:10 user! I’m a niche customer at this point, but I’d love a 3840x1200 option, 1440p is just too small for my eyes at that screen size. Reply
  • RSAUser - Friday, October 19, 2018 - link

    You can up the scaling for everything. Most of us wouldn't be able to see 4k at 15.5" if they didn't up scaling. Reply
  • skrewler2 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    Woulda been nicer if it was 5120x1600.. also, not a fan of curved displays. Does anyone actually like them? Never seen a display that big curved tho, maybe it works as long as it's not too extreme. Reply
  • Diji1 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    Yes I like them. And the wider the monitor the more curve is required because the angle becomes too extreme to avoid image changes due to the angle. Reply
  • 10101010 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    I was skeptical of curved monitors, but found with the Dell U3818DW that the curve felt natural and relaxing for my vision. It can be more eyestrain to use a wide flat monitor than a wide curved monitor. Coming from years with flat monitors, my vision adapted to the curve in a couple hours -- far less time than I thought it would take. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - link

    Yeah, I'd rather have a 5120×1600 49", a little taller, and a little narrower (physically). That would be absolutely amazing. Reply
  • CharonPDX - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - link

    Dang it, I want something with at least 2160 vertical, so I can watch 4K content in full, with wider than 4K horizontal. Doesn't even need to be hugely over 4K - 5K horizontal would be fine. Reply
  • a351must2 - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - link

    I bet it still doesn't have a dedicated KVM button for using the built in KVM too...just like the 39" ultrawide. Reply
  • AxelBigDog - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - link

    Unfortunately this monitor will not work at the native resolution with many MacBook Pros, even the newest models, since the built-in GPU is not compatible with the monitoring syncing type Dell has chosen. My thumb-in-the-air guess is that 80% of Mac users will not be able to get the best resolution on this monitor, and 50% of those will not care/notice. Check 8641919 support issue on Apple and read all about it! Reply

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