Dell has introduced its new 25-inch and 27-inch displays that are aimed at artists and designers with color-critical workloads. The new UltraSharp U2520Q and U2720Q monitors feature a 3H anti-glare coating and are factory calibrated to a Delta-E<2 accuracy to ensure correct reproduction of colors in different conditions.

Dell’s UltraSharp U2520Q and UltraSharp U2720Q displays are built upon IPS panels of a 2560×1440 and a 3840×2160 resolution (respectively), 350 nits typical brightness, a 1000:1 and 1300:1 contrast ratio (respectively), a 8 ms GtG response time in normal mode, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. The 25-incher can display 16.78 million colors, whereas the 27-incher can display 1.07 billion colors. Also, both LCDs can reproduce a 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and a 99% of the sRGB color space.

Apart from dimensions and specifications of the IPS panels, Dell’s UltraSharp U2520Q and UltraSharp U2720Q monitors are very similar. The displays feature the same design with ultra-thin bezels to make it easier for owners to use multi-display configurations (which is particularly important for 25-inch LCDs these days as in many cases they are bought to work in pairs) and the same adjustable stands that can regulate tilt, pivot, and swivel.

As for connectivity, the monitors feature a DisplayPort 1.4 (with a DisplayPort MST output to daisy chain another display), an HDMI 2.0, and a USB Type-C input. The latter port can deliver up to 90 W of power to the host, which is enough for most 15.6-inch-class notebooks. In addition, the units also come with a dual-port USB 3.0 hub featuring a Type-A and a Type-C connector. Since in many cases the U2520Q and U2720Q LCDs will be used in offices, they do not have built-in speakers, but they have a headphone output. Speaking of offices, it is necessary to note that the monitors can be remotely managed using Dell’s Command Center software.

Specifications of Dell's 2020 25-Inch & 27-Inch USB-C Displays
  UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor
UltraSharp 27 USB-C Monitor
Panel 25" IPS 27" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms GtG in Fast mode
8 ms GtG in Normal mode
Brightness 350 cd/m² (typical)
400 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast 1000:1 1300:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.216 mm² 0.1554 mm²
Pixel Density 117.5 ppi 163 ppi
Display Colors 16.78 million 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support sRGB: 99%
DCI-P3: 95%
Stand Height: 130 mm
Tilt: -5° to 21°
Swivel: -45° to 45°
Pivot: -90° to 90°
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.4 (+ DP MST out)
1 × HDMI 2.0
1x USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode + 90 W Power Delivery)
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0 (Type-A + Type-C)
2 × USB 3.0 Type-A upstream ports
Audio audio out port
Power Idle 0.3W 0.3 W
Typical 24 W 33 W
Peak 200 W 200 W
Delivery 90 W 90 W
Launch Price $479.99 $709.99

Dell’s UltraSharp U2520Q and U2720Q monitors will be available starting from January 30. The 25 incher will have an MSRP of $479.99, whereas the 27-incher will be priced at $709.99.

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  • Alistair - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    should add 120hz support to the 25 inch model
  • PVG - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    Is it a U2520Q (UHD) or a U2520D (QHD)?
    What's correct, the article body or the specs table?
    25'' UHD would be nice.
  • Soulkeeper - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    Wow that peak power usage is ~10x typical.
    Peak 200 W
    Does it just periodically short itself out or something ?
  • iLLz - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    Maybe the 90W power delivery has something to do with it?
  • RSAUser - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    110W is still insane, especially considering the normal 350 nits.
  • MobiusPizza - Monday, January 6, 2020 - link

    Did you not read the article that the monitor can supply 90W of power through its type-C USB to power laptop?
  • xmRipper - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    What is "new" about them? No retina resolutions, no high brightness values (so no hdr), no high refresh rates. Price tags are also not so cheap. So it looks like the only "new" is usb-c connectivity.
  • sing_electric - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    This. I've got a 4-year-old version of the 25" (the Dell UP2516D), which can be had for $300 from Dell right now. It's got the same resolution, slightly slower GtG and somewhat lower peak brightness (which actually doesn't matter that much - since if you're really doing color-critical work, you won't be doing it in a super-bright room), but actually covers MORE of the color spectrum - 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB, and 98% DCI-P3.

    In other words, they're throwing in USB-C with power delivery and charging $180 for it.
  • lilkwarrior - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    For designers but doesn't have Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10 or HDR1000 at least? What designers or creatives was part of their product research stage? That's essential features; I personally expect that in 2020.
  • sing_electric - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    Plus 95% DCI-P3 isn't exactly great, and those of us who still do stuff that gets printed care about Adobe RGB, too.

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