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Dell U2718Q 27 inch 4K IPS Monitor $499.99 at MicroCenter

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MicroCenter is selling the Dell U2718Q monitor for $499. This is the newest model released last month and is the consumer version (NOT the UP model). This monitor is marketed with "Dell HDR" which is inferior to true HDR (HDR10 and Dolby Vision) but my understanding is that it still accepts HDR inputs and can output a wider range of colors than non HDR sets. I bought it a couple of days ago and it's stunning. Games and videos look gorgeous on 4K but I can't speak to photo/video editing.

Next cheapest price is $569 on Dell.

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http://www.microcenter.com/produc...4K_Monitor

Specs:
  • Max Resolution: 27" 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz
  • Color Gamut (typical): 99.9% sRGB, 99.9% Rec 709, 80.7% DCI-P3
  • Color Depth: 1.07 Billion colors
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m² (typical)
  • Contrast: 1300:1
  • Connectivity: 1 x DP (ver. 1.2),1 x mDP (ver. 1.2),1 x HDMI (ver. 2.0),1 x USB 3.0 port -Upstream, 4 x USB 3.0 ports , including 2 x USB3.0 BC1.2 charging capability at 2A (max)
  • Response Time: 5ms (gray to gray)
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Created 08-08-2017 at 11:44 AM by acstarscream
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Dell's page for this model: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/ac...d/210-amlm

Looks like about $70 off. No wide gamut or HDR on consumer focused budget model (this one).

Additional overview of the models: http://hexus.net/tech/news/monito...0-display/
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It will be making both 25- (U2518D) and 27-inch (U2718Q) InfinityEdge displays (pictured above) but they won't feature such wide colour gamuts or HDR visuals. This is reflected in the much lower prices I think. Dell didn't provide much else in terms of specifications for these monitors but they do both feature flicker-free screens with ComfortView
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Dell's page for this model: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/ac...d/210-amlm

Looks like about $70 off. No wide gamut or HDR on consumer focused budget model (this one).

Additional overview of the models: http://hexus.net/tech/news/monito...0-display/
That was noted in the original post. Based on specs, I believe this monitor is the replacement for the P2715Q. It covers the same color gamut but has a faster response time and a slightly higher contrast ratio plus the InfinityEdge screen. I'm seeing comparable (~$400) prices for the P2715Q through reputable sellers so It seems to be a great deal when comparing apples to apples. If someone can find a quality 4k IPS HDR10 monitor for under $1000, i'd like to see it.
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If someone can find a quality 4k IPS HDR10 monitor for under $1000, i'd like to see it.
You mean like this one?
LG 32UD99-W 31.5" 16:9 HDR10 FreeSync IPS Monitor
http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-...ed-monitor
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This is super nice. I'm kinda waiting for the 2k s2718d model to drop in price. Hopefully soon!
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Is this a decent monitor for gaming?
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Is this a decent monitor for gaming?
It's a 60hz screen with no G-sync/Freesync and probably higher input lag than dedicated gaming monitors. If these are important considerations for gaming, then no, this is not a great gaming monitor. However, if you have a rig that can push at least 1440p (GTX1070 level) or even 4k (GTX1080/Ti level) at 60hz with v-sync, games will look absolutely stunning on the screen. I run a system with a GTX1070 and can run most games at 1440p/60hz (new Doom looks awesome) and some games (like Diablo 3) at 4k 60hz. So there's no tearing and just unbelievable visuals.

Overall, i'd say this makes a great casual gaming monitor.
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You mean like this one?
LG 32UD99-W 31.5" 16:9 HDR10 FreeSync IPS Monitor
http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-...ed-monitor
That monitor is $1000. I believe OP was asking for a monitor with full HDR10 under a $1000 (not $999.99). The LG also tops out at 350nits brightness (same as the Dell) which means it's not TRUE HDR. The dell has exactly the same brightness, same refresh rate, supports HDR inputs, outputs HDR caliber color and is half the price...

I'm not trying to be nitpicky but you're comparing entirely different price classes for fairly minor differences (of course the LG is 32" vs 27" on the Dell).
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That monitor is $1000. I believe OP was asking for a monitor with full HDR10 under a $1000 (not $999.99). The LG also tops out at 350nits brightness (same as the Dell) which means it's not TRUE HDR. The dell has exactly the same brightness, same refresh rate, supports HDR inputs, outputs HDR caliber color and is half the price...

I'm not trying to be nitpicky but you're comparing entirely different price classes for fairly minor differences (of course the LG is 32" vs 27" on the Dell).
All of those puppies are fake hdr. The only one getting close to meet the requirements are the oled displays on laptops like the Lenovo carbon and the Alienware 13 r3. Still waiting to see a real one? Surprise that LG is not pushing some out even at a pricey range. Sony is making a 30inch real hdr monitor for 12k Wink
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