• Display Size: 25.0 inch
  • Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
  • Connectivity: HDMI x2, DisplayPort x2, Mini DisplayPort x1, USB 3.0 x4
  • Refresh Rate: 6ms GTG
  • Touch: No
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178
  • Pros:
  • Design
  • Features
  • Cons:
  • Price

A Designer’s Dreams Come True

Dell UltraSharp monitors have always been a mix of form and function, no matter which model you’re getting. Ever since its 32 inch UltraSharp with Adobe RGB support was launch, many have been clamouring for a similar model in a smaller package. Dell did just that with the UltraSharp 25 UP2516D.

As far as design goes, the UltraSharp 25 UP2516D has retained its elegant silver chassis, a mix of polycarbonate and metal that has been the hallmark off the monitor’s looks for as long as we can remember it. The 25 inch panel boasts a resolution of up to 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, which is big enough for designers to work on large-scale designs with.

Similar to prior UltraSharp models, the UltraSharp 25 UP2516D comes with a variety of input and output options, which include four USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports which also support Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and two DisplayPorts, as well as a miniDisplayPort.

The panel on the UltraSharp 25 UP2516D is especially beautiful, as it is almost an edge-to-edge display, with no space wasted, making the most of the monitor’s effective display real estate. The stand also allows users to swivel and orient the monitor however they like, be it in landscape or portrait mode.

On top of that, Dell has also bundled in a KVM software which allows users to switch between computers, in case they’re working on two different machines that are connected to the same monitor.

The selling point of the monitor of course is its support for Adobe RGB colour gamut, which runs at a whopping 16.7 million colours. It encompasses a huge chunk of perceivable colour space, allowing designers to play with more colours, and allows them to make better design choices when needed.

One of our favourite points about the UltraSharp 25 UP2516D is also its wide viewing angle. Dell claims that the monitor has a viewing angle of up to 178 degrees from all angles, be it left, right, top and bottom. This means that once you have your monitor set in place, if you need to show someone your designs, you don’t really need to adjust the monitor to fit someone else’s vantage point.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The Dell UltraSharp 25 UP2516D monitor is one that designers would definitely love to have. If the 32 inch UltraSharps are too large for your liking, the 25 inch display comes with all the same bells and whistles in a smaller size.

(previously published in issue December 2015)

Dell UltraSharp Monitor 25 UP2516D