Among the monitors Dell announced at this year’s CES is the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD U4021QW, which it claims is “the world’s first 40-inch ultra-wide curved WUHD (5K2K) monitor.” 5K2K, in case you’re wondering, turns into a 5120 x 2160 pixel resolution. This gives it the same number of vertical pixels as a typical 4K screen, but with an ultra-wide 21: 9 aspect ratio. By the standards of most monitors, these are many pixels.
The UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD has a full range of ports, including a Thunderbolt 3 port, which can deliver a compatible MacBook with up to 90 watts. Other ports include a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1
Its refresh rate is only 60 Hz, which is slightly lower than gaming monitors, which means it’s probably better suited for performance tasks (not that many graphics cards could play games with this resolution at more from 60fps).
Dell is not the first company to announce a monitor with this resolution; LG introduced a 34-inch monitor with it in 2017. But Dell’s new monitor is larger and curved, which is why it can boast of its “first in the world” status. The curved WUHD monitor UltraSharp 40 goes on sale on January 28, with prices starting at $ 2,099.99.