Announced last month, the 34-inch 3440×1440 curved (1800R) monitor uses Samsung's latest Quantum Dot OLED tech and is loaded with eye-popping specs, including 1,000 nits of max brightness, 99.3 percent DCI-P3 color coverage, Nvidia's G-Sync Ultimate hardware, .1ms response time, and 175Hz native refresh rate. It uses DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 as connections and will plug into any M1 Mac.
The resolution isn't quite as high as the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display that's available at the Apple Store, but it's bigger, faster, and brighter than the IPS LED and looks better, too, with slimmer bezels and cable management—all for the same price. Dell announced that the MSRP for the new display will be US$1,299 when it launches later this spring, a surprisingly affordable price for such a stacked monitor. The only rub is the keyboard controls on your Mac won't control the monitor like LG's UltraFine Mac displays.
Rumors have swirled for years that Apple is working on a consumer-level standalone monitor for the Mac mini and MacBook Pro. The latest reports say it will be 27 inches with a mini-LED screen, ProMotion, and a slim-bezel design like the latest MacBook Pro.