Dell UP2718Q 4K HDR Monitor Review
So let's take a look as mentioned. This is a 27 inch monitor with a 16 by 9 aspect ratio with a 4k resolution so 3840 by 2160, as it's a panel for professional users, it doesn't have a lot of gaming, specific features like g sync or free sync. The panel also runs at 60 Hertz same as all other current 4k monitors out there. At the moment. The panel also has a 6 millisecond response time so again, not as fast as other gaming monitors, I've reviewed, but for a professional tool. I think this is fine. It'S got a typical brightness of 400 nits and has a peak brightness of 1000 nits in order to support HDR content. If you manually put the brightness on full, it gets seriously bright way too bright. It achieves this with 384 separate dimming zones and when viewing HDR content. This is what allows different sections of the monitor to get brighter than darker content. This does have the issue of displaying artifacts around brighter areas in dark scenes, for example, just moving the mouse cursor on a black image. We can see the dimming zones lighting up for it but, like I said this only happens in HDR modes and it's, not actually too bad while watching a movie, but it will depend on the content, it's also an IPS panel, and to me the colors. Look amazing. One of the first things I noticed when I turned it on was just how different the colors looked from what I was used to in terms of color accuracy.
Dell note that the monitor is capable of a hundred percent of srgb, a hundred percent of Adobe RGB. A hundred percent of rec, seven or nine ninety seven point: seven percent of DCI p3 and seventy six point: nine percent of rec 2020 with support for one point: zero: seven billion different colors. In my own testing, I can only really test srgb and Adobe RGB, with the spite of five per, as that seems to be all the software supports. I don't have a more professional tool and these are my results, while testing with the standard, Adobe, RGB and srgb presets. The panel also has a one thousand two one tip contrast: ratio or 20000 to 1 contrast ratio when HDR. This was my first time with a HDR monitor and viewing HDR content. It seems, like the software side has a bit of catching up to do to watch 4k Netflix HDR content. I had to install the Netflix app as it's not supported in the web browser and then manually enable HDR in the window settings and you can only really leave the HDR mode on when you're going to view HDR content. Otherwise the colors will look washed out there. Isn'T much HDR capable content available at the moment, yet either as it's still early days and just watching an HDR mode. I didn't easily notice a difference at first. It was only when I paused what I was watching: disabled HDR and compared the two together that I noticed the difference.
I chose a particularly dark scene and, with that HDR it's, fairly difficult to make up a detail, but with HDR enabled a lot of the darker areas are boosted and it's easier to see and the colors seem a bit better too. So my first impressions were that it's, a nice extra, but I wasn't blown away by it, at least with the content on Netflix. I was testing with it's possible. The difference in other things is much greater. I didn't notice any changes, even while looking at the screen on sharp angles, Dell lists that it's capable of 178 degree viewing angles both vertically and horizontally. I'Ve also performed. My usual backlight bleed test, which involves having the screen completely black in a dark room. To help emphasize any bleeding, I then take a long exposure photo to display any bleed. So this is a worst case scenario test, as you can see, it's, basically fine to my eyes, they've been in a dark room. It looked perfectly fine it's, not all just about the panel, though taking a look at the rest of the monitor. It'S got a silver plastic stand with a circular hole for threading cables through the stand can also be removed, revealing a standard 100 millimeter vase amount. If you want to attach it to something else, the bezels are fairly thin, just under a centimeter based on my own measurements and down the bottom there's a silver Dell logo. Both the stand and display together weigh around 11.
5 kilos, while the panel itself weighs just under 6 kilos. If you plan on mounting it the power button and five additional buttons for navigating the on screen display. I found underneath the right hand, side, and I found the OSD extremely easy to navigate with these. There are a fair few options and you can change through seven image presets. I spent most of my time using color space, which you can then use to swap between five color calibrated presets and even save two of your own. This worked well for me, as I mostly used the monitor to edit videos, but I also found the movie mode to work. Well, while watching some TV shows there are quite a few options, you can even choose if USB should be on or off during standby and disable the power button LED. You can also connect the second video input and use the picture in picture or picture by picture modes as I'm, demonstrating here with a laptop. You can take this a step further and even use the monitor like a USB kvm, so one keyboard and mouse for two systems. The back of the monitor is a matte plastic silver for the most part and then darker towards the bottom. Nothing fancy going on here as I've come to expect from don't wan na ters, just a clean professional look. The io is on the back. What the bottom and faces down there's an AC power input: HDMI 2.
0, a ports; DisplayPort 1.4 mini DisplayPort, 1.4 3.5 millimeter audio out USB type B, connectors which plug into your computer and allow you to use the following: two USB 3.0 type: a ports and there's. Two more USB 3.0 type, a ports on the left hand, side which are easier to access. If you need more. As for the included cables, you get a HDMI cable, DisplayPort, 2 mini DisplayPort, cable and USB type B to type a cable for connecting the monitor to your computer and the power cable, no external power bricks. Here the stand is fairly big and does a great job of preventing the thick panel from moving around, even while bumping my desk as for the overall dimensions, the whole monitor so panel attached to the stand comes in at sixty two point: seven centimeters in width, 20, Centimeters in depth and forty one point three centimeters to fifty five point: five centimeters in height, depending on what you set it to there's, a fair bit of adjustments available with five to twenty one degrees of tilt; 45 45 degrees of swivel, 14.5 centimeters of height adjustment. With enough tension so that the screen actually stays where you leave it and ninety degrees of clockwise pivot, so far the monitor looks pretty good, but how was it to actually use day to day? This was the first time I've used a 4k monitor for an extended period of time. Overall, I liked the extra screen real estate and it was useful in just about all tasks from browsing the internet to editing videos, especially as I work with 4k video.
Now I don't personally do anything day to day that involves HDR content so outside of specifically trying that out, it wasn't, something that I regularly used, but having the extra brightness options and high levels of color accuracy was greatly appreciated. If you're a content creator or someone who uses their monitor in a professional capacity, this looks like a great option. As for gaming, if you plan on playing games at 4k, you'll need a seriously powerful graphics card to actually push that many pixels 4k at 60. Hertz equates to just under 500 million pixels being displayed every second crazy stuff I've previously compared the Nvidia 1080 against the 1080 Ti and included 4k benchmarks in that video. If you need to get an idea of what you need for 4k gaming, although it depends on your game, the 1080 Ti is currently the best and, of course, most expensive option. I'Ve also used the monitor to edit my last few videos, and that was excellent. This is by far the most color accurate, monitor, I've ever used and it's made me realize how useful it would be to have for my video editing going forward so I'll be keeping that in mind when I look at upgrading my own monitors in the future. As for the price it's going for about 2200 Australian dollars here in Australia or around 1400 US dollars on Amazon, my international viewers, so although it might seem quite expensive, it actually seems to be pretty well priced, considering all the professional features that it's packin.
So what did you guys think about the yupi 2718 cube monitor from Dell? Overall, I thought it was a great monitor for professional use. It'S got excellent, color accuracy, and it looks great if you're after a gaming monitor you'll probably want to look elsewhere with a lack of HDR support and content out there at the moment, it's difficult for me to really talk too much about it. Other than the experience was lacking, however, it's still pretty early days for HDR monitors and content, and it feels like the software side of things is also playing catch up, so things should improve in the future, be sure to. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments and leave a like if you found the information useful thanks for what and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.