Dell has introduced a fresh addition to its UltraSharp lineup, featuring a 38-inch ultra-wide display boasting a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels. This display utilizes an IPS Black panel, providing a contrast ratio of 2000:1. It impressively covers the full range of the sRGB and REC.709 color gamuts, along with 98 percent of the DCI-P3 and Display P3 color gamuts.
Regrettably, the display’s brightness is limited to 300 cd/m², and it remains ambiguous whether it employs an 8-bit + FRC or a genuine 10-bit panel, given Dell’s mention of support for 1.07 billion colors. It relies on a standard WLED backlight, lacking the advanced miniLED backlight technology. Since this display is primarily designed for work purposes, it appears to only support a 60 Hz refresh rate and has an 8 ms response time in normal mode.
Additionally, this display offers a convenient built-in KVM switch thanks to a pair of USB-C ports. The primary port supports USB PD up to 90 W and DP Alt mode, while the second port supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 data at speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Other input options include two HDMI 2.1 ports and one DP 1.4 port. For outputs, it provides five USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports operating at 10 Gbps, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports at 10 Gbps, a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet jack, and a 3.5 mm audio line out jack.
An intriguing aspect is the inclusion of network boot support in the built-in Ethernet, which is not commonly found in monitors. Additionally, in KVM mode, the display offers the capability to lock the wired port to one of the two connected computers. The stand allows for convenient adjustments in terms of height, swivel, and tilt. The current retail price for the U3824DW is US$1,529.99, and it is currently available for purchase from Dell.