Dell today announced the monster of ultrawide monitors, and the world's first Dual Quad HD monitor, in the form of the U4919DW. This 49" monitor sports a 5120 x 1440 resolution on a 60 Hz panel. The panel is of the IPS type with the usual LED edge lighting we've come to expect, which is much cheaper than any form of local dimming technology. The 3800R curve should help users keep the monitor's screen real-estate in their field of vision, which would be harder to do with a flat panel; and the screen's diagoal basically precludes its usage in a multi-monitor setup.
This monitor isn't particularly geared for gamers, with its 60 Hz refresh rate and ludicrous resolution (good luck supporting the 32:9 aspect ratio on most games); it also sports a 5 ms response time. For professionals, though, it's certainly a good effort from Dell's part; the 99% sRGB coverage, 350 cd/m² brightness, and USB-C, with graphical inputs in the form of 2x HDMI 2.0, and 1x DisplayPort 1.4 ports are more than enough for that usage scenario. The monitor also supports dual-PC input for on-the-fly switching of machine display output, which is a bonus for such environments. The U4919DW will be available starting October 26 from $1,699.