Dell Boosts its IFA Presence in Displays

Dell had a number of displays at the show and, overall, had more of a presence than it has previously had at the event with additional marketing and advertising as well as a bigger booth. There was an obvious emphasis on the gaming side, including one of the Microsoft ‘Mixed Reality’ headset that it was showing.

Dell Mixed realityDell’s Mixed reality headset was on show. Image:Meko

The 2718D was one of the first monitors that we looked at, but this was not new, having been shown at CES. Also on the booth was the UP3218K 8K monitor that was at CES and the S2218H, S2318H and S2418H which are “borderless” monitors that were released in the Summer after previews at the Las Vegas event.

Dell super slimDell’s 2718H was not new, but is super slim! Image:Meko

The UD3818DW monitor that we saw at Infocomm was being shown and Dell highlighted that the 3840 x 1600 monitor has an integrated KVM which, the company said, differentiates it from the LG model with the same size.

Of course, one of the topics of IFA was HDR and the UP2718Q monitor has support for HDR10 and 1,000cd/m² of output from the 27″ UltraHD panel. We saw the monitor at NAB and it is part of the PremierColor range, although it is not certified for broadcast use, although it is priced highly as a reference device. There is now a lower cost version, the U2718Q that reduces output to 350 cd/m² and colour to 80.7% of DCI-P3 (99.9% of sRGB) and with a 1,300:1 contrast IPS panel quoted at 8ms response time (or 5ms in ‘fast mode’.) Pricing is €657 compared to around €2,000 for the brighter version. The U2718Q still has a delta-E value of less than 2.

Alienware monitors were also on show and there were two new models. The AW218H is a three-sided borderless and features AlienFX LED lighting. It is a 24.5″ unit with FullHD and 240Hz refresh and G-Sync support. The output is 400 cd/m² and response time is called 1ms. Inputs include DP 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 and there are four USB ports.

The AW3418DW is a 34″ 3440 x 1440 curved monitor with an IPS panel and G-Sync. It has sRGB support and supports up to 120Hz refresh with 4ms response time. Output is 300 cd/m².

Dell Alienware monitorDell had two new Alienware monitors – this is the AW218H. Image:Meko

Dell Canvas AIO for creatorsDell showed its Canvas AIO for creators which has a 27″ pen/touch display. Image:Meko

Other products at the show inlcuded a new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptotp and an Inspiron Gaming Desktop with a clear panel. The Inspiron notebook includes an Nvidia GTX 1060 with 7th Gen Intel Core CPUs. There are FullHD or UltraHD display options and the systems have Thunderbolt 3. They support quick charging to get to 80% capacity in an hour. They will start at $999 for FullHD, $1,449 for UltraHD.