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Hardware – Dell 27 S2718D is thinnest monitor in world

The Dell 27″ Ultrathin become the world’s thinnest monitor profile by moving all the ports in the stand base.

Dell Unveils Ultrathin 27-Inch Monitor S2718D
http://www.pcmag.com/news/350732/dell-unveils-ultrathin-27-inch-monitor

The 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D) is Dell’s latest display, and it boasts the “world’s overall thinnest profile.” We’re all used to fumbling around at the back of a monitor blindly trying to plug in a HDMI, DisplayPort, or DVI cable, so Dell solved that problem and allowed this monitor to be incredibly thin by simply moving those ports to the stand base.

As for the display, it’s a 27-inch panel with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 running at 60Hz. It supports HDR output, but to a different spec than 4K TVs. Brightness is rated at 400 nits and it supports 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the response time is 6ms gray-to-gray. Viewing angles are as expected: 178 degrees.

The monitor looks fragile due to how thin it is, but the hinge on the back is articulated meaning you can tilt and swivel it until you get the perfect angle for your viewing requirements. Dell will be launching the 27 Ultrathin on March 23 in the US at a cost of $699.99.

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