In our latest YouTube video, we've been able to put Dell's U4919DW display into action and put it to the acid test to see if it's priced at $ 1250.
There are of course other ultrawide monitors with the same aspect ratio on the market, but Dell is the first company to introduce a higher resolution.
The U4919DW is similar in design to other Dell monitors, but on a larger scale. It is made of plastic, but with a clean, minimalist look. Expect a lot of desk space, and on flatter tables it will be difficult to see all at once without turning your head because the curvature is so small.
The display has multiple ports, including two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, five USB-A ports, and two USB-A upstream ports. There is also a USB-C cable that allows the display to be used with Macs that support USB-C.
If you're using a device like a MacBook Pro, the display can provide up to 90W of power to charge, reducing the amount of cable you need on your desk. However, there is only one USB-C port. So if you have more USB-C accessories, you're out of luck.
There is a built-in KVM feature that lets you connect a keyboard and a mouse. This is a handy feature for switching between multiple computers connected to the display. You can connect one PC and one Mac or two Macs at the same time.
With a screen diagonal of 49 inches you can see everything at once, which is amazing for multitasking purposes. It's great for everything from writing to video editing. However, you will not want to use it for serious games, as it is maximal at 60 Hz and does not support G-Sync or Freesync.
Of course, the Dell monitor is designed for landscape use, but we were unable to finish this video without testing the ability of macOS to use a portrait display. Portrait mode is not intended for such a massive monitor, but it's fun to see sites like MacRumor's on a 48-inch display.
If you regularly use two standard size monitors side by side, Dell's 49-inch U4919DW display is a useful but expensive replacement. Portrait mode is probably not the best use, but with the right mounting, this is possible. Originally available at $ 1,700, the display is now available at Dell for $ 1,250.