UHD isn't the only display quality trending right now. Ultra-wide screen monitors and TVs seem to be coming out a lot more often than usual too, and it's this type of LCD that Dell has just launched.
Or, rather, this is the sort of liquid crystal display monitor that Dell will have out on sale in the near future, according to certain parties.
It will be large by regular standards, at 34 inches in diagonal, but this is because of the width itself, since in ultra-wide form factors, the X axis is far shorter than the Y.
Dell is essentially using the same shape as most cinema large screens. Sure, movies are commonly shot (or at least edited) in 16:9, but cinemas have wider screens of 21:9 just in case.
The newcomer from Dell is the same, although it won't necessarily be used for media playback. Not when DVD / Blu-ray movie content still comes in 16:9.
So Dell's new creation might make it onto the desks of professional graphics designers and maybe that of accountants, because it makes multitasking easy (and easier on the eyes). The width makes for a comfortable dual-window operation after all.
The native resolution of the Dell Ultrasharp U3415W is of 3440 x 1440 pixels, inferring a 40% lower pixel count than Ultra HD, but somewhat higher than WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels).
As for the panel itself, it relies on IPS technology (in-plane switching), suggesting wide viewing angles of 178 degrees, both horizontally and vertically.
We aren't sure when the 34-inch Dell Ultrasharp U3415W will be officially released, but whenever it does, its price will be of $500 / €500, give or take, since 27-inch WQHD monitors (2560 x 1440 pixels) sell for $400 / €400. More info is bound to come out this month, or in early 2014.