Monday, July 24th 2017

Dell Announces Availability of Its UltraSharp U3818DW Monitor

Dell has just announced immediate retail availability of their new UltraSharp U3818DW monitor. As the model name might suggest, we're looking at a 37.5" panel. It features a 3840 x 1600 resolution (which isn't that common to begin with), and supports a USB Type-C input (via DP 1.2 alternate mode.) Sadly for the gamer side of every one of us TPU users, Dell is positioning the U3818DW as a business-class monitor - it gets professional-market oriented features, such as an anti-glare coating, but loses support for AMD's FreeSync or NVIDIA's G-SYNC, which is a shame.

The panel is an 8-bit + FRC IPS solution, a 24:10 aspect ratio, 2300R curvature, and 1.07 billion colors. The panel is manufactured by LG, and if you fancy its size, curvature and resolution but fancy some gamer-oriented features, you can look towards LG's 38UC99 and Acer's XR382CQK, which both use the same panel but include FreeSync support. Refresh rate on the Dell UltraSharp U3818DW is locked at 60 Hz; it features a 5 ms gray-to-gray response time, and maximum brightness is set at 350 cd/m². Inputs range through 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 1x USB 3.0 Type-C. The U3818DW also features a 4x USB 3.0 hub with support for 4x USB-A. Each screen is sRGB-calibrated to Delta E < 2 accuracy, and the monitor also technically supports the DCI-P3 color gamut, but only covers 78.1% of it. Dell's UltraSharp U3118DW is now available directly from Dell for $1500.
Source: AnandTech
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5 Comments on Dell Announces Availability of Its UltraSharp U3818DW Monitor

#1
Prima.Vera
60Hz is really really stupid for a Professional monitor. You get a lot of banding in 3D Design applications, especially when rotating/moving a part because of the low refresh rate - talking from experience...
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Patriot
"Prima.Vera said:
60Hz is really really stupid for a Professional monitor. You get a lot of banding in 3D Design applications, especially when rotating/moving a part because of the low refresh rate - talking from experience...
Also freesync support should be baseline on all non-gsync monitors ... vesa standards n all...
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londiste
"Patriot said:
Also freesync support should be baseline on all non-gsync monitors ... vesa standards n all...
technically, there is a difference.
vesa adaptive-sync is standard. freesync is a proprietary technology (both hardware and software) partially utilizing vesa adaptive-sync to do its trick. implementation goes beyond the standard, hdmi is not covered by standard at all etc.

you are right though, freesync support everywhere would be nice. one has to wonder why it is not. i get when there is no freesync support for gsync monitors but the rest?
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#4
TheLostSwede
The Acer XR382CQK looks like a much better option, both in terms of features and cost. Although the stand is a bit naff looking...
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
This would have been a nice size and resolution for racing games.
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