Dell’s new 27 Ultrathin Monitor claims to be the world’s ultra-thinnest

Just ahead of CES 2017, Dell has unveiled a new 27” Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D) claiming to have the “world’s overall thinnest profile”. Despite this somewhat vague claim and a lack of actual dimensions so far, this beauty sure is slim.

With a flat-backed design, minimal bevel and a simple yet articulated swivelling hinge, the screen housing itself looks to be a sleek and attractive complement to the 27” panel. The base of the unit seems to contain most of the Ultrathin Monitor’s guts, with controls at the front and ports at the rear for some OCD-soothing desktop neatness. 

Dell’s yet to reveal the full specs of the S2718D, but the Quad-HD (2560 x 1440) display supports a higher contrast ratio and color range than most consumer-oriented monitors, and its stated 178-degree viewing angle indicates that this is probably an IPS panel. It’s also packing Dell’s version of HDR (High Dynamic Range) which “has been designed with the PC user in mind” but won’t quite compete with the HDR offered in 4K TVs. 

The S2718D will be available in the US for $700 from March 23 2017, with worldwide availability and pricing to follow.

We’ll update this story with the unit’s full specs once they’ve been officially released.

Harry Domanski
Harry is an Australian Journalist for TechRadar with an ear to the ground for future tech, and the other in front of a vintage amplifier. He likes stories told in charming ways, and content consumed through massive screens. He also likes to get his hands dirty with the ethics of the tech.