Dell Debuts First 49-Inch Monitor With Dual QHD Resolution

Dell is putting the ultra in ultra-wide with its 49-inch U4919DW monitor announced today. The new curved display boasts a max resolution of 5120x1440, a 60Hz refresh rate and the ever-so-desired USB-C port. It's available for order now for $1,699 and will start shipping October 26. 

Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor (U4919DW) Specs

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Screen Size/Aspect Ratio49 inches (124.46cm)/32:9
Panel Type/BacklightIPS with 3H hardness anti-glare/W-LED edge array
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate5120x1440 @ 60Hz Density: 109 ppi
Curve Radius3,800R
Native Color Gamut99% sRGB
Response Time (GTG)5ms
Video Inputs2x HDMI 2.0;1x DisplayPort 1.4
USB Ports3.0: 2x upstream, 5x downstream;Type-C: 1x
Power Consumption60W typical, 230W maximum
Panel Dimensions(WxHxD With Base)47.8 x 18.1-21.6 x 9.9 inches(1,215.1 x 458.6-548.6 x 252.6mm)
Weight37.9/25.1 lbs(17.2/11.4kg)
WarrantyThree years
ExtraDual PC usage with one keyboard and mouse (KVM); ComfortView with Flicker-free;Security lock slot

Dell claims the U4919W represents the world’s first dual Quad HD (QHD, 2560x1440) monitor. Indeed, its 5120x1440 resolution is nothing to sneeze at. However, note that you’ll need a high-end graphics card that supports that large resolution in order to achieve over 7.3 million pixels. Additionally, Dell recommends using a video source with HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 for maximum picture quality at the 60Hz refresh rate.

The monitor is said to ship 99% sRGB factory-calibrated with a Delta-E less than two (it’s generally believed that errors less than three cannot be seen by the naked eye). 

Physically, the monitor has a 21-degree forward tilt and five-degree back tilt with a 170-degree swivel in either direction. It also comes with 100 x 100 mm VESA support for wall mounting.

Heavily targeting professionals, such as financial services firms and graphic designers, the U4919DW can support two PCs simultaneously with the same keyboard and mouse; just hit CTRL+Alt+1 to switch machines. At a press event, Dell said it sees continuing use cases among professionals for large monitors with AR and VR development being a driver.

The $1,699 monitor comes with a stand, power cable, DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort cable, a USB-C cable, HDMI cable and USB 3.0 upstream cable, plus some setup, regulatory and factory calibration information. 

Size-wise, the U4919W has limited competition today. There’s Samsung’s 49-inch C49HG90 32:9 curved monitor, but that monitor targets gamers, rather than professionals, with a lower 3840x1080 resolution, FreeSync, a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.

Dell’s USB-C Pro Monitor Army

In addition to the U4919DW, Dell announced six more monitors targeting professionals today. At its unveiling event, the vendor noted IDC research pointing to 20 percent of laptops being USB-C only by 2020, so these new UltraSharps come with USB-C options a plenty. The displays are available now, with prices ranging from $349-$1,149.

Dell UltraSharp Specs

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Model NumberU2419H/U2419HCU2719D/ U2719DCU3219QU3419W
Screen Size/Aspect Ratio24 inches (61cm)/16:927 inches (68.5cm)/16:932 inches (81.3cm)/16:9 HDR certified34 inches (86.4cm)/21:9
Panel Type/BacklightIPS with 3H hardness anti-glare/LEDIPS with 3H hardness anti-glare/LEDIPS with 3H hardness anti-glare/LEDIPS with 3H hardness anti-glare/LED
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate1920x1080 @ 60Hz Density: 92.5 ppi2560x1440 @ 60Hz Density: 109 ppi3840x2160 @ 60Hz Density: 140 ppi3440x1440 @ 60Hz Density: 109 ppi
Curve RadiusXXX1,900R
Native Color Gamut99% sRGB;99% Rec.709;85% DCI-P399% sRGB;99% Rec.709;85% DCI-P399% sRGB;99% Rec.709;95% DCI-P399% sRGB;90% CIE 1976;75% CIE 1931
Response Time (GTG)5ms5ms5ms5ms
SpeakersXXX2x 9W
Video Inputs1x HDMI 1.41x DisplayPort 1.41x HDMI 1.41x DisplayPort 1.41x HDMI 2.01x DisplayPort 1.42x HDMI 2.01x DisplayPort 1.2
Audio1x 3.5mm line out jack1x 3.5mm line out jack1x 3.5mm line out jack1x 3.5mm line out jack
USB Ports3.0: 2x downstream, 2x charging, 1x upstream;USB-C (U2419HC only): 1xDisplayPort out: 1x3.0: 2x downstream, 2x charging, 1x upstream;USB-C (U2719DC only): 1x;3.0: 2x downstream, 2x charging;DisplayPort out: 1x3.0: 1x upstream, 2x downstream,2x charging;USB-C: 1x3.0: 2x upstream, 4x downstream;USB-C: 1x
Power Consumption17W typical, 68W maximumUSB-C version: 17.5W typical, 140W maximum30W typical, 74W maximumUSB-C version: 33.2W typical, 160W maximum46W typical,230W maximum54W typical, 250W maximum
Panel Dimensions(WxHxD With Base)21.2 x 13.7 ~ 18.8 x 6.5 inches(538.5 x 348.4 ~ 478.4 x 165mm)24.1 x 15.4 ~ 20.5 x 7.1 inches(612.2 x 390.2 ~ 520.2 x 180mm)28.1 x 18.5 ~ 24.3 x 8.7 inches(712.5 x 468.7 mm ~ 618.1 x 220mm)32 x 16.4 ~ 20.9 x 8.9 inches(813.6 x 417 ~ 532 x 226.4mm)
Weight(with stand/without)11.2/6.9 lbs (5.1/6.9kg)USB-C version: 11.7/7.4 lbs (5.3kg/3.4kg)13.1/8.6 lbs(6kg/3.9kg)USB-C version: 13.8/9.2lbs(6.2kg/4.2kg)21.1/12.8 lbs(9.6/5.8kg)24.5/18.1lbs(11.1/8.2kg)
WarrantyThree yearsThree yearsThree yearsThree years
ExtraComfortView with Flicker-free;Security lock slot;Stand lock slotComfortView with Flicker-free;Security lock slot;Stand lock slotKVM;ComfortView with Flicker-free; Security lock slot; Stand lock slotKVM;ComfortView with Flicker-free;Security lock slot;Stand lock slot;
Scharon Harding

Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.

  • Ninjawithagun
    Sadly, this monitor is only good for productivity tasks. Still waiting for a 38-inch 3840 x 1600 (21:9) 100Hz (or higher) G-Sync ultrawide monitor to hit the market :(
  • moogleslam
    49" 5120x1440 @120Hz, G-Sync, and an aggressive curve, and you can take my money.
  • hannibal
    6000-1000$ ;) for the above...
  • firmansyahkusumawardhana
    Play 1st Person Shooter games with this monitor, you will see everyone before everyone sees you. XD
  • gggplaya
    I want this for WORK!!
  • irfbhatt
    The price is high. But the quality is really good)
  • LinuxDevice
    I think this monitor marks the event of a new program language. One like Python, but line breaks and short comments are prohibited. One line for all!

    Also, I'll need extra water to replace my drool when I look at it.