Dell announced two new display products — a short-throw 4K laser projector and 38-inch curved ultrawide 3840×1600 monitor. Both are geared toward a broad enterprise audience, rather than color-critical production and post, but have unusual characteristics that should come in handy in scenarios that simply require quality high-resolution display.
The S718QL Advanced 4K Laser Projector is a high-brightness 4K projector designed for daytime use that Dell says can project a 100-inch image from just four inches away from a wall. That’s a projector that should fit into some tight spots, or to allow a presenter to pace in front of the image without occluding any of the light from the projector or being blinded by the bulb. The projector is rated for up to 10 years of life based on an eight-hour workday, and the laser technology eliminates the need for lamp replacements.
The projector offers wireless connectivity to up to four different devices, can play 4K media from a USB drive, and can stream audio from Bluetooth-compatible sound systems, Dell said. It’s expected to ship in July for $5,999.
The U3818DW UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor has a 37.5-inch gently curved screen designed primarily for use in finance, engineering and other market segments that rely on multitasking for productivity. The added screen real estate gets you a roughly 25 percent bump in total pixels over the existing 34-inch version, and KVM capability allows two different PCs to be used with the monitor simultaneously. A single USB Type-C cable can carry audio, video and power between the computer and the monitor. Dell said the display covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut and is accurate out of the box. It’s set to ship June 23 for $1,499.