Nowadays, the vast majority of displays for desktop computers have 16:9 aspect ratio for various reasons (e.g., content, manufacturing aspects, etc.). However, there are a lot of professionals, who appreciate taller aspect ratios. Specifically for such people Dell this week introduced the latest iteration of its venerable line of 30″ 16:10 2560×1600 monitors, with the latest model covering all three color spaces important for digital content creators.
The Dell UltraSharp UP3017 is a 30-inch display featuring an IPS panel, which can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and covers 99% of the Adobe RGB, sRGB, and DCI-P3 color spaces. The sRGB and the DCI-P3 color spaces are particularly important for video editors and animation designers, who do post-production work. Moreover, the DCI-P3 color space is used for digital movie projection by the U.S. movie industry, an increasing amount of Apple mobile devices, and is expected to be eventually adopted in televisions and for home cinemas. And given the professional audience the UP3017 is intended for, it comes pre-calibrated, with users able to further calibrate it using Dell’s UltraSharp color calibration software and X-rite colorimeters.
As for the other specifications, they do not differ too considerably from the UP3017’s predecessor: a 2560×1600 resolution with a 60 Hz refresh rate, 350 nits typical brightness, 1000:1 static contrast, 6 ms response time in fast mode, W-LED backlighting (which a surprise for a display with a wide colour gamut) and 178° viewing angles. Do note however that unlike all of its 30” UltraSharp ancestors, the monitor has an adjustable stand that allows to rotate the panel clockwise or counter-clockwise to view the screen in portrait orientation.
Dell UltraSharp UP3017Panel30″ IPSResolution2560 × 1600Refresh Rate60 HzResponse Time6 ms gray-to-gray (fast mode)
8 ms gray-to-gray (normal mode)Brightness350 cd/m²Contrast1000:1Viewing Angles178°/178° horizontal/verticalColor Saturation99% sRGB/REC 709
99% Adobe RGB
99% DCI-P3Pixel Pitch0.251 mmPixel Density101 ppiAnti-Glare CoatingYesInputs1 ×DP 1.2 (HDCP 1.4)
1 × mDP 1.2 (HDCP 1.4)
1 × DP 1.2 (out) with MST (HDCP 1.4)
2 × HDMI 1.4 (HDCP 1.4)USB Hub4-port USB 3.0 hub, two ports support BC1.2 charging
2 USB Type-B upstream portsAudioline-outLaunch Price$1249.99
Since the UltraSharp UP3017 is a professional display, it comes with a greater than usual number of display inputs. Overall we’re looking at two HDMI 1.4 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.2 input, and one mDP 1.2 input. Furthermore, the display has one DP 1.2 output with MST, to allow daisy-chaining another display off of it. Unlike the UltraSharp U3014, the monitor does not support DL DVI-D input, though this should not be an issue for owners of anything close to a modern PC.
Meanwhile, like many high-end monitors, the monitor can be connected to two PCs with KVM, PBP and PiP features. In addition, the UltraSharp UP3017 has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub with two receptacles featuring BC1.2 charging capability.
The UltraSharp UP3017 is already available directly from Dell for $1249.99.