Specialized productivity tools can be real game changers for creatives that make a living off of their work.
And, when it comes to photo and video editing, you’d be amazed at how much of a difference a customized monitor makes.
It looks like computer and electronics manufacturer Dell has some really cool stuff on its shelves, one of which is a 49-inch dual QHD monitor, a world first.
In terms of design, it looks a bit like an over-sized iMac. Sleek and metallic, it definitely isn’t conspicuous. It does look expensive, though. But, for those in the market for this kind of thing, the price could well be justified by just how useful it is.
Absolutely ideal for photographers that do a lot with panoramic shots, the Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor is described by the company as a, “revolutionary ultra-wide …[that] allows users to view more content and see fine details with consistent color across a wide viewing angle.”
We could also see it used by gamers who always need a huge field of view, especially when playing games like first-person shooters.
At a 32:9 aspect ratio and with a max 5120×1440 resolution, this screen is absolutely massive. A built-in KVM switch makes it easy to switch between different monitors while keeping the same mouse and keyboard. On top of that, PetaPixel highlights is other awesome features, including “60Hz refresh rate, a USB-C port, a 99% sRGB color gamut, a 5ms response time, two HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 DisplayPort 1.4, 350cd/m² brightness, and 1,000:1 contrast.”
Best of all, the monitor is available from Dell at a price of $USD 1,699, which is fairly competitive for this segment of specialized devices. For a world first, it's actually kind of a bargain, but you're the ultimate judge of that. You can check it out over on Dell's website by clicking here.
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