Dell UP3017 2560 x 1600 IPS model
With the popularity of 27” 2560 x 1440 models and the recent jump to UHD (3840 x 2160) dominating 32” monitors, the humble 30” 16:10 monitor seems to have been all but forgotten. The Dell UP3017 (not to be confused with the very different UP3017Q) will come as welcome news to those who long for a new 30” 16:10 screen. As a member of the ‘UltraSharp Premium’ series, this can be thought of as a big brother to the Dell UP2716D. One noticeable difference is that the bezels are thicker and ‘single stage’ (i.e. a hard bezel covers the panel border) which will be down to the panel used. The touch-sensitive buttons have also been dropped in favour of tactile downwards-facing buttons. The fully ergonomic stand has, of course, been retained. This offers tilt, swivel, height and pivot adjustment.
A sensible design
A 60Hz IPS-type (In-Plane Switching or similar) panel is used, likely an LG Display part. This offers a 2560 x 1600 resolution (16:10 aspect ratio), 1000:1 specified static contrast ratio, 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. A matte anti-glare screen surface is used, likely a light matte solution as seen on recent 27” alternatives. 10-bit colour is supported (dithering use unknown) with the use of a GB-LED (or similar) backlight providing 99% sRGB coverage and 99% Adobe RGB coverage. The monitor comes factory calibrated, with a DeltaE <2 for Adobe RGB claimed. It also supports various other colour spaces such as Rec. 709 and DCI-P3, as with the UP2716D. The LUT (Look-Up Table) of the monitor can also be accessed using a compatible X-Rite colorimeter (such as the i1Display Pro) – hardware calibration, in other words.
As usual for a modern Dell UltraSharp monitor, the included stand attaches with a quick-release mechanism. If you remove this, you can access 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports of the monitor include 2 USB 3.0 ports at the rear and 2 at the left side (4 total – 2 of which also offer BC 1.2 rapid charging). The remaining ports, found at the rear, include; 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, DP 1.2 input, mDP 1.2 input and DP 1.2 output (for MST daisy chaining). All digital ports are HDCP 1.4 compliant. A final point of specification to note is the response time of 8ms grey to grey (6ms in fast mode). This is fairly usual for Dell models, being somewhat higher than you might see from other manufacturers but also more representative of actual performance.
Silver semi-matte plastic rear
Further information can be found on some regional Dell websites (including their Chinese one – will require translation for most users). We’ll update this article with news on availability in regions such as the US and UK as this information is available. We can’t promise a review of this model, but we’ll certainly consider it if there’s sufficient demand.