Way, way back in January 2016, at the CES tech expo, Dell wowed the crowds with its stunning 30-inch OLED monitor, featuring 4K (3840x2160px) resolution. At the time, Dell said the display would go on sale in the United States on March 31, 2016, priced at $4,999.
But that date came and went with no sign of the monitor, and by CES 2017, a few months ago, it appeared that Dell had dropped its plans to ever make it commercially available. So it's quite a nice surprise to see that the Dell 30 UltraSharp OLED Monitor (UP3017Q) has now suddenly appeared on the company's site, available to order, and shipping in the next two weeks.
There's more good news: Dell has also slashed 30% off the price it originally quoted for the display, so instead of $4,999, you'll now be asked for $3,499.99 - quite the savings, but still not exactly affordable. That said, it's worth bearing in mind the target audience for this display; Dell didn't design it with the general consumer market in mind, but rather for "PC professionals working in color-critical environments such as graphic arts and photography".
Dell promises considerable color support from the UP3017Q:
Color Gamut (typical):
- Adobe RGB 100%
- Rec709 100%
- DCI-P3 97.5%
- Rec2020 85.8%
- 1.07 Billion colors (10 Bits)
It also has mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and USB Type-C ports, and comes with a range of cables, along with a stand for the display itself, and a VESA mount interface. It's highly adjustable too, with tilt, swivel and pivot support.
You can view the full specs for the Dell 30 UltraSharp OLED Monitor here, and if you've got a spare $3,500 lying around, you can place your order there too.