Dell 4K UP2720Q With Built-in Colorimeter

Earlier this week Dell introduced a new 4K 27″ monitor aimed at color-critical work that has several interesting features including a build-in colorimeter for quick and easy color calibration.

Dell already has several 27″ models and even several 4K monitors, so what is so special about the UP2720Q? well, this is the first Dell monitor with a build-in colorimeter and it will help users calibrate the high-end panel on the UP2720Q which supports 100% Adobe RGB, 98% DCI-P3 and 80% BT2020 color ranges.

A few other specs on this monitor include brightness of 250 nits, a 1300:1 contrast ratio, a 6 ms GtG response time, 178°/178° viewing angles, as well as 3H anti-glare coating. The monitor also has two TB3 connections (one upstream and one downstream) and can output up to 90W of power for your Laptop if you need it (you can also daisy chain up to two 4K monitors this way).

In terms of other connections, the UP2720Q will have a DisplayPort 1.4, dual HDMI 2.0 inputs, USB 3.2 Gen 2 hub and a headphone output. The monitor comes with a flexible stand that supports swiveling, tilting, rotation as well as height adjustments.

The UP2720Q is actually an updated version of Dell’s UP2718Q which was introduced in mid 2017 (that model has no colorimeter or TB3 but some of its other specs are actually better including the brightness). Talking about brightness – this monitor supports 10bit on paper but with  250 nits it might not be enough (the older version had 400 in SDR mode and 1000 nits in HDR mode).

The Dell UP2720Q UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor will be available starting in mid-January 2020 for a suggested price of $2,000.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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