Dell has recently launched a new line of monitors, with one of them having Mac compatibility. The UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor sports a 5120 by 2160 resolution, or equivalent to a 32-inch 4K screen with 33% more viewing space. It may seem short of uncompromising 5K resolution, but Dell says these ultrawide displays can be driven by any Mac with a DisplayPort 1.2 (or later) port and a minimum computer speed of 2.66 GHz, though, unlike the 27-inch monitor, it doesn't offer built-in access to Thunderbolt 3 (which supports up to 10Gbps.) Hence, the monitor sits on the edge of Apple's new iMac update range slated to launch in four or five months, which will introduce options such as Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C ports.

The monitor supports AMD's FreeSync 3 desktop display technology, which harnesses GPU power in the monitor's graphics cards to tow the input data smoothly over the display's 300-millisecond refresh rate. Typically, larger FreeSync monitors tend to spend most of their time switching between panels to maintain smooth visuals, but the Dell monitor avoids that complication thanks to the unusually slim bezel compared to its fellow finned monitors. That means the monitor spends far more time sleeping before waking up for your sake. Dell says that while the monitors offer roughly twice the refresh of standard monitors, screen-tearing can be spared by using an external display with 120Hz support. For those who need to avoid troubling panel-switching dependence, the monitors will start at $799, nor will they include any sort of video expansion along with their display materials.

The site asks that no more information be revealed at this time because of "storyline issues," though the company did mention that they worked with Apple for over a year to ensure the monitor's specifications have passed Apple's official specifications review process. Here's the rest of the press release along with the panel and panel name and manufacturer:

Dell UltraSharp MSRP: US$799 | Panel Type: Curved or UHD widescreen. Native DVI, HDMI, Display Port, USB-C Terminals – Webcam compatibility is Optional, Monitor ambient light rendition standards 20% Greater Color Sensitivity Per Degree for Icy Blacks | Maximum Refresh Rate 600Hz | Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (Max)


WHEN: Jul. 20-21, office hours | WHERE: Dell

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