After seeing even the smallest information on the 110-inch 4K TV from Westinghouse, the new monitor from Dell will seem positively mediocre, even though it is anything but.The monitor is as high-end as LCD displays can get, but it doesn't even come close to the level of the huge TV that will be shown off at CES 2013.
Then again, it was never supposed to compete in that league, so Dell doesn't really have to worry over it.
Dell's UltraSharp series has the words “ultra” and “sharp” in its name for a reason. The company makes a point of giving the members of this series high-end video capabilities.
The AH-IPS panel definitely helps in that endeavor, with its 27-inch diagonal and 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color gamut.
The images shown on the screen will be about as faithful to reality as they can be.
The native resolution is another asset that stands out, more than even the color coverage: 2560 x 1440 is well over the normal Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Furthermore, the brightness is of 350 cd/m2, while the contrast ratio is of 1,000:1 (no special mention is made for the dynamic contrast ratio / DCR).
The remaining specifications are divided into both common and unexpected. In the former camp we have the DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, as well as a mini DisplayPort.
The latter camp has a population of one: a USB 3.0 hub. There are four USB 3.0 ports included in the I/O panel of Dell's UltraSharp U2713H monitor.
Finally, the stand of the newcomer features swivel, tilt, height and rotate adjustments.
Dell has given its new monitor the price of 8,999 Chinese Yuan, which translates into $1,445 and 1,104 Euro, according to exchange rates. Chinese customers can go here to place their orders.