Nowadays, the vast majority of displays for desktop computers have 16:9 aspect ratio for various reasons (e.g., content, manufacturing aspects, etc.). However, there are a lot of professionals, who appreciate taller aspect ratios. Specifically for such people Dell this week introduced the latest iteration of its venerable line of 30" 16:10 2560×1600 monitors, with the latest model covering all three color spaces important for digital content creators.

The Dell UltraSharp UP3017 is a 30-inch display featuring an IPS panel, which can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and covers 99% of the Adobe RGB, sRGB, and DCI-P3 color spaces. The sRGB and the DCI-P3 color spaces are particularly important for video editors and animation designers, who do post-production work. Moreover, the DCI-P3 color space is used for digital movie projection by the U.S. movie industry, an increasing amount of Apple mobile devices, and is expected to be eventually adopted in televisions and for home cinemas. And given the professional audience the UP3017 is intended for, it comes pre-calibrated, with users able to further calibrate it using Dell’s UltraSharp color calibration software and X-rite colorimeters.

As for the other specifications, they do not differ too considerably from the UP3017's predecessor: a 2560×1600 resolution with a 60 Hz refresh rate, 350 nits typical brightness, 1000:1 static contrast, 6 ms response time in fast mode, W-LED backlighting (which a surprise for a display with a wide colour gamut) and 178° viewing angles. Do note however that unlike all of its 30” UltraSharp ancestors, the monitor has an adjustable stand that allows to rotate the panel clockwise or counter-clockwise to view the screen in portrait orientation.

Dell UltraSharp UP3017
Panel 30" IPS
Resolution 2560 × 1600
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 6 ms gray-to-gray (fast mode)
8 ms gray-to-gray (normal mode)
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Color Saturation 99% sRGB/REC 709
99% Adobe RGB
99% DCI-P3
Pixel Pitch 0.251 mm
Pixel Density 101 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating Yes
Inputs 1 ×DP 1.2 (HDCP 1.4)
1 × mDP 1.2 (HDCP 1.4)
1 × DP 1.2 (out) with MST (HDCP 1.4)
2 × HDMI 1.4 (HDCP 1.4)
USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub, two ports support BC1.2 charging
2 USB Type-B upstream ports
Audio line-out
Launch Price $1249.99

Since the UltraSharp UP3017 is a professional display, it comes with a greater than usual number of display inputs. Overall we're looking at two HDMI 1.4 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.2 input, and one mDP 1.2 input. Furthermore, the display has one DP 1.2 output with MST, to allow daisy-chaining another display off of it. Unlike the UltraSharp U3014, the monitor does not support DL DVI-D input, though this should not be an issue for owners of anything close to a modern PC.

Meanwhile, like many high-end monitors, the monitor can be connected to two PCs with KVM, PBP and PiP features. In addition, the UltraSharp UP3017 has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub with two receptacles featuring BC1.2 charging capability.

The UltraSharp UP3017 is already available directly from Dell for $1249.99.

Source: Dell

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  • azrael- - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - link

    I didn't know you needed GSync and 120Hz for image-editing...
  • Meteor2 - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - link

    Shouldn't we be seeing the use of USB-C connectors by now?
  • qasdfdsaq - Thursday, September 15, 2016 - link

    Ironically, the "predecessor" to this monitor, announced in January - the UP3017*Q* had USB-C, but never surfaced.
  • Friesiansam - Sunday, September 11, 2016 - link

    To all those complaining about this monitor's "low" resolution. Are you really stupid enough to think that Dell are just trying push this at people? Do you really think Dell would be producing a new version, if there was not sufficient demand from the many people who DO want this size and resolution? Not everyone wants to peer at a higher resolution screen, just because you do.
  • piroroadkill - Sunday, September 11, 2016 - link

    I like everything apart from the fact we're still stuck on 60Hz.
    Give me 35-96Hz Freesync on this and I'll be saving my pennies for it.
  • Lolimaster - Sunday, September 11, 2016 - link

    I want OLED 2560x1600 32° 120Hz and 3000x2000 36" 120Hz.

    No one is following the awesome 3:2 aspect ratio of the surface line.
  • mdriftmeyer - Sunday, September 11, 2016 - link

    What a waste of money. You want high quality outputs you don't charge asinine prices. You win by volume.

    No one cares for Audio Out.

    Pixel density is pathetically low.

    Nothing new but the Color space.
  • milkod2001 - Monday, September 12, 2016 - link

    I also think that in 2016 any monitor selling for over $1000 should be 4k. There is no excuse for not doing that.
  • Spede - Monday, September 12, 2016 - link

    Meh. Same shit different name. That's no 4:3 or even 3:2.
  • xaml - Saturday, September 17, 2016 - link

    The UP3017Q variant of this model will be even more interesting, as it features an OLED panel with a UHD resolution and an even thinner bezel.

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