Dell's new UltraSharp 40 is the monitor every Mac user dreams of

Dell Ultrasharp
Dell Ultrasharp (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Dell has a brand new Thunderbolt 3 monitor.
  • The UltraSharp 40 is the world's first 40-inch ultrawide curved monitor with a resolution of 5120x2160.

Dell has unveiled the new UltraSharp 40 monitor, a brand new ultrawide curved display with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The new monitor, unveiled on January 5, is the world's first 40-inch ultrawide curved WUHD monitor, boasting a phenomenal 5K2K resolution of 5120 x 2160. A CES 2021 Innovation award-winner, the UltraSharp 40 costs a whopping $2,100 and will be available on January 28.

It boasts a built-in Thunderbolt 3 port so its not exactly a good USB-C monitor option, capable of charging a device like a MacBook with up to 90W of power thanks to pass-through charging. Further connectivity comes by way of two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 socket, three 10Gbps USB-A ports, a USB-B upstream port, an Ethernet port, and a headphone jack. Sheesh. Oh, and underneath there's another USB-C port and a 10Gbps USB-A port. Those specs put it on par with or ahead of some of the best monitors for Mac that you can get.

Not only is it stacked with ports, but it also boasts a 10-bit display, 5ms response time, and a 60Hz refresh rate.

Built with wellness in mind, it also has a feature called ComfortView Plus, an always-on built-in low blue light screen that reduces the emission of harmful blue light without compromising color accuracy.

If $2,000 for a monitor is a little out of your price range, then you'd be well advised to check out Dell's other new offerings. A 38-inch version of the Dell UltraSharp costs significantly less at $1,499, and there's also a 24 and 27-inch version, both of which will be available at the end of March for $459 and $679 respectively.

Stephen Warwick
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