Dell's Latest Ultrathin Monitors Ditch 4K But Keep HDR

In addition to revealing its new XPS 15 2-in-1 today, Dell also arrived at CES 2018 with a pair of Ultrathin monitors on hand. While those who are in the market for a new 4K monitor will want to give these a pass, those who are fine with lower resolutions might want to consider what Dell is selling here.

The models being introduced today are the S2419HM and the S2719DM, the former being 23.8-inches and the latter being 27-inches. In the case of the S2419HM, you're looking at full HD resolution, while the S2719DM steps it up a notch and offers a resolution of 2560 x 1440. While it's not 4K, QHD resolution on a 27-inch monitor should still look plenty sharp.

Aside from the differences in resolution, both of these monitors have a lot in common. As part of Dell's Ultrathin brand, they're both only 5.5mm at their thinnest, growing to 29mm at their thickest. Dell also says that these monitors are brighter than previous displays in the line, topping out at 600 nits while the older versions were only capable of a peak of 400 nits.

As with many other monitors in the Ultrathin line, these feature InfinityEdge display, which give both monitors a nearly borderless look. In a surprise twist, both monitors are also HDR ready thanks to CinemaColor, with the 27-inch model in particular being VESA certified for DisplayHDR 400.

Add to all of that features like ComfortView (which reduces blue light) and 178-degree viewing angles, and we've got a pair of nice sounding monitors on our hands that should serve the person who doesn't need a 4K display well. These monitors are launching on January 30, with the S2419HM at a $299.99 price point and the S2719DM landing at $499.99. Be sure to have a look at our CES 2018 hub for more from the show!