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Dell UP3017: 30-inch 2560×1600 16:10 AdobeRGB Monitor

By June 22, 2016 5 Comments

Dell UP3017 professional monitor

Dell has presented a new 30-inch display with the addition of the Dell UP3017 to the monitor market. This display should not be confused with the OLED Dell UP3017Q which is priced at $4999. While this isn’t exactly a gaming monitor, it’s still a great monitor nonetheless. The target demographic is professionals who work with photography and video. The Dell UP3017 supports very large color spaces such as the AdobeRGB color spectrum (99%) and the DCI-P3 color space (99%). Furthermore, the Rec.709 color space is also supported (99%).

It’s the support for these large color spaces that makes the monitor a great pick for professional work in the video and photography industries. Most professionals already know the AdobeRGB color space, whereas the DCI-P3 has only recently gained popularity. For years, Hollywood and cinemas have already used DCI-P3 to present movies.

Other specs include a 2560×1600 resolution, which makes this display have an aspect ratio of 16:10, making it slightly taller than usual 16:9 widescreen displays. The Dell UP3017 is also equipped with an IPS panel, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 6ms response time (G2G). The IPS panel allows you to view the monitor from all angles and it will still look great. The colors will not shift like they do with TN panels. Furthermore, the colors are great as IPS panels provide stunning visuals. The Dell UP3017Q has an OLED panel, which is even better, but it’s also much more expensive. OLED panels allow for stunning visuals and black levels, along with a superb contrast ratio.

The Dell UP3017 has the usual Dell stand, which is fully ergonomic with adjustments for tilt, height, pivot and swivel. Connection options include a DisplayPort 1.2 port, two HDMI 1.4 ports, and a mini-DisplayPort 1.2. Furthermore, there’s a DisplayPort-out connector for a daisy-chain connection and four USB 3.0 ports.

The new Dell UP3017 can be purchased for around $1999 USD right now.

Dell UP3017
Buy online on Amazon
Screen Size30"
Resolution2560 x 1600
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:10
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time6ms
Adaptive SyncNo

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  • boe_d

    Sad this is only 60hz of course at only 60hz it does give it an excuse for having an antiquated displayport spec. Hard to justify the pricing though for such an obsolete unit. Did someone notify Dell this is no longer 2007?

  • SeeTheN

    You obviously didn’t got the point of this monitor. Some people like me
    -photographer- like to use a slightly higher monitor, so the
    1600px instead of 1440px is perfect. The never ending panorama sizes are not optimal for this use anyway.

    Another thing that people could criticize, is this monitor not being 4K. But
    fact still is, that a lot of software is not 4K proof, so for example in
    Photoshop the picture in 4K looks lovely, but the menu’s are small as
    ants. This makes it (for me at least) totally useless. You can of course
    do upscaling, but then what’s the point into buying an expensive 4K

  • boe_d

    I am missing the point of this monitor. I have a 2007 Dell monitor with similar specs. It does not have a DP but otherwise many similar specs. If this unit was $500 I could understand the specs but since it is over $1,000 it specs are quite antiquated. There are better specs on similar monitors for less money.

  • SeeTheN

    Can you name some of those? I am seriously interested. Thanks

  • SeeTheN

    The Dell 3007WFP you mentioned in the comment that you already deleted, is a monitor which is 10 years old. It’s the predecessor of the Dell Ultrasharp U3014 and the UP3017 is the successor of the U3014.

    Besides being 10 years old, the 3007WFP doesn’t have an OSD, has only contrast ratio of 700:1 and probably just as bad or even worse backlight bleeding as the U3014.
    It also has a response time of 14ms, compared to 6ms in the new ones.
    And only 16,7 million colors, compared to 1,07 billion in the new one.

    Oh yeah, and the thing was drawing 177Watts, the new one will be around 38 Watt…

    So yes, of course the 3007WFP is cheaper now (second hand), but you can’t buy it anymore because again; it’s OLD and outdated.
    By the way, back in 2006 when you could buy this monitor, it was also 1400 euros. 😉

    You’re comparing apple’s and pears.