If you’re looking for the largest possible ultra-wide monitor suitable for use with a Mac, the new Dell UltraSharp 49 could be just the thing.

The monitor measures a massive 49 inches diagonally, with a resolution to match. The dual QHD monitor offers a resolution of 5120×1440, the equivalent of two 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Displays side-by-side … 

The world’s first 49” curved dual QHD monitor for an immersive work experience that boosts productivity.

Equivalent to two 27-inch QHD monitors, you’ll get a brilliant uninterrupted view, multitasking features and USB-C connectivity.

The 32:9 aspect ratio offers a panoramic experience, while the curvature of the screen enables a consistent focal length across the screen to help improve eye comfort.

The single USB-C connection of the Dell UltraSharp 49 will also fully power a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar thanks to 90W power delivery. And if you use two laptops at the same time, it is made for the job.

View content from two different PC sources with Picture-by-Picture (PBP). This feature splits the screen into two sides, similar to a dual monitor setup minus distracting borders.

Easily toggle between two different PCs and edit the content with one keyboard and mouse with the Keyboard, Video and Mouse (KVM) feature.

On the downside, you don’t get the same P3 color gamut as Apple’s recommended LG UltraFine, but it does offer 99% of sRGB. Contrast ratio is 1000:1, and viewing angle is 178-degrees. The IPS panel with antiglare coating has normal response time of 8ms, with a 5ms fast mode.

The Dell UltraSharp 49 is height-adjustable, with tilt and swivel, and is VESA-compatible. And it offers peace of mind through a three-year, next-day-replacement warranty.

Your monitor comes with a 3-year Advanced Exchange Service so that if a replacement becomes necessary, it will be shipped to you the next business day during your 3-year Limited Hardware Warranty.

As you’d guess, the Dell UltraSharp 49 isn’t cheap. It comes in at $1699.99, and will be available in the US from October 26. I’ll be aiming to try one to see whether this might be the monitor I’m looking for

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