Dell UltraSharp U4025QW monitor rocks Thunderbolt 4 and 120Hz refresh

Curved professional display?

Dell UltraSharp U4025QW 40in monitor.
Background by Philip Oroni.

Dell has announced a 40in curved UltraSharp monitor featuring IPS Black panel and 120Hz refresh. Focusing on user comfort, this display is Dell’s first five-star TUV Rheinland.

Built for professionals, the UltraSharp U4025QW is a curved ultrawide display boasting 5K (5120×2160) resolution. It houses an IPS Black panel capable of reproducing 99% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut while reaching 120Hz refresh rate. According to DisplaySpecifications, the U4025QW has a 5ms response time and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. While the former is nothing to write home about, the latter is about double what regular IPS screens can deliver. Sounds like competition to Philips’ 40B1U6903CH 5K2K.

In addition to the large colour palette, its reproduction accuracy can easily be improved using Dell Color Management software. Slap on top of that a VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification plus eye care features such as the built-in ambient light sensor, which automatically adjusts screen brightness and colour temperature to improve comfort, and you have a perfect work display. Dell claims that its UltraSharp monitors are the first to get the TUV Rheinland five-star eye comfort certification.

IO of Dell UltraSharp U4025QW 40in monitor.

Solid I/O

But that’s not all. Like any respectable professional gear, a good and diverse I/O is imperative. In this regard, Dell has packed two Thunderbolt 4 ports with up to 140W power delivery alongside HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4. We also find a 2.5Gbps LAN port supporting Wake on LAN plus a bunch of Type-C and Type-A USB ports.

Pop-out USB ports on Dell's UltraSharp U4025QW monitor.

One neat feature is a USB hub that pops out from the bottom revealing two Type-C plus one Type-A port, rated for 10Gbps speed. A nice way to offer easily accessible connectivity without messing up the pristine look.

If you like this design and specs yet want something more manageable, Dell is also planning for a smaller 34in UltraSharp model (U3425WE) with WQHD (3440×1440) resolution and many identical features.

Pricing-wise, the 40in UltraSharp U4025QW will be available starting February 27 at $2,399, with the 34in UltraSharp U3425WE asking for $1,019.