It seems that Dell is eager to kick-start CES 2017 with a ‘bang’. Earlier, the company unveiled its brand new XPS 13 2-in-1 notebook and now, Dell is at it again with an astonishingly thin 27-inch Ultrathin monitor – known formally as the S2718D. Dell claims that it’s the “world’s thinnest monitor” and it certainly looks like it is.
One rather interesting feature about Dell’s S2718D monitor is that it comes with USB-C support which – like the new LG UltraFine 5K display – also channels power to the ‘host device’ (limited to 45W). In addition, Dell’s new 27-inch monitor is fitted with HDMI 2.0 and audio out ports as well. However, unlike the LG monitor, the S2718D is only able to output a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 over USB-C. That said, the monitor does come with HDR support, but according to Dell, the technology doesn’t work similarly to those found in current 4K TVs.
When it comes to design, the Dell S2718D is as one would expect: elegantly slim. The company has further endowed the thin design of the 27-inch monitor with its InfinityEdge technology. Whilst the display is indeed very slim, the S2718D does come with a rather bulky – but negligible – base, which houses the video input ports.
Unfortunately, the not-so-fine detail about Dell’s new USB-C monitor is the fact that it comes with a hefty price tag. According to various sources, the S2718D will be available on 23 March for US$700 (about RM3,144). For a monitor that doesn’t support 4K and 5K resolutions, it’ll be interesting to see how well the Dell S2718D will do in the market upon release.