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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  • bloodgain - Monday, October 15, 2018 - link

    Dual monitors are pretty cheap, but you can bet if someone asked me for my requested hardware (software development), this would be on my list.

    I do wish you could get 32:10 aspect ratio (16:10 side-by-side) instead of 32:9, but once you break the barrier of 1200 vertical lines, I can deal with it. That extra 120 lines over 1080 can make a real difference.
  • Ed_Randgad - Monday, October 15, 2018 - link

    this is 1440, not 1080
  • aebiv - Monday, October 15, 2018 - link

    Pretty sure that's why he said "he can deal with it when it's over 1200 lines."
  • lilmoe - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - link

    16:10 has been a revelation on my desk for software development. +++++1
  • Strawb77 - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    a bit late in the day i know, but Samsung LC43J890DKUXEN 43.3-Inch is 32:10 (3840 x 1200).
    this may at least help somebody else.
  • bigboxes - Monday, October 15, 2018 - link

    Early in the year I upgraded to a 34" ultra wide curved Dell. Initially, I ordered the 38" version before I came to my senses and cancelled the order. 49" may be good for the right workplace. I needed room on my desk for a lamp and it needed to be positioned where it would shine down on my physical desktop. This limits where I can place the monitor, even with my monitor arm.
  • Ukyo - Monday, October 15, 2018 - link

    I don't think this is VESA compatible... lol
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    the gallery all show an outline around where the arm attaches to the back, the normal hallmark of a VESA mount being available. This one looks like the larger and less common 200x100mm size though; which means it won't work (well?) with most monitor arms on the market, which only have 100x100mm mounting points.
  • Diji1 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    Haven't done it but it's my impression that 100 -> 200 adapters can be had.
  • Peskarik - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - link

    That's great! I use 2 24 inch monitors (at home) and I am business client.
    I love that monitor!
    Of course, the cost of that monitor is 4x24 monitors...

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