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Dell UltraSharp U3818DW

Dell UltraSharp U3818DW
alaScore 96

9 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Dell UltraSharp U3818DW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, but opinions are divided on the usability.

price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell UltraSharp U3818DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (

Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW review


Sturdy build with VESA mount support ; Excellent controls ; Accurate color and wide color gamut ; Strong warranty ; Drastically undercuts its competitor’s price

Mediocre contrast ratio ; No FreeSync support

Big and beautiful, the Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW is an excellent professional-grade display. While contrast could be better, its excellent color accuracy, sharp picture, competitive price, and good warranty help it stand out against its main competitor,...

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Dell joins the 38-inch curved monitor club with UltraSharp 38


It does have a few perks that similar monitors don't.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Adam Babcock , Simon Barbier, Yannick Khong (



The Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW is a good ultrawide IPS monitor with decent picture quality, low input lag, and decent motion handling. It is an impressive monitor for office use, with great screen real-estate and some impressive multitasking features,...

Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle ; Excellent out of the box accuracy ; Lots of screen real-estate great for multitasking

Noticeable ; caused by overshoot ; Blacks appear gray in a dark room

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

Dell U3818DW Curved Monitor Review


When LG released the first curved ultra-wide monitors back in 2014, they were squarely aimed at the general-use category. With no frame of reference, it was difficult to predict who would embrace the new format. While the products were initially met...

Accurate without calibration ; Flexible image controls ; Build quality, clear & sharp image ; Ideal pixel density ; Screen area ; 2300R curve

Contrast ; No DCI-P3 or Adobe RGB gamut options

If your applications require an accurate sRGB/Rec.709 monitor, the Dell U3818DW delivers excellent accuracy without calibration. After a few adjustments, it becomes an even more precise tool for graphic artists and photographers. With its 38” curved...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Certification:RoHS, BFR/PVC Free
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y


Color of product:Black
Feet color:Grey
Market positioning:Business / Home & Office
Product color:Black
PVC free:Y


Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:37.5
Display Diagonal (metric):37.4
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Display Resolution:3840 x 1600
Display sRGB:Y
Display surface:Matt
Display Technology:IPS / LED
HD type:Ultra-Wide Quad HD+
Maximum refresh rate:60
Native Aspect Ratio:21:9
Panel type:IPS
Pixel density:111
Pixel Pitch:0.00902 x 0.00902
Response Time:5
Screen shape:Curved
sRGB coverage (typical):99
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 1600
Viewable size diagonal:37.5
Viewable size, horizontal:34.6
Viewable size, vertical:14.4
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment:Y
LED Indicators:Y
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On/Off switch:Y
Plug and Play:Y
Swivel angle range:-30 - 30
Tilt adjustment:Y
Tilt angle range:-5 - 21
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Logistics data

Master carton height:20.6
Master carton length:41.1
Master carton weight:43.4
Master carton width:10.9
Number of cartons per pallet:3
Number of layers per pallet:1
Pallet height:25.4
Pallet length:48
Pallet weight:155.2
Pallet width:40
Quantity per layer:3
Quantity per master carton:1
Quantity per pallet:3


Built-in camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:18
TV tuner integrated:N

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 479960.6
Operating altitude:0 - 196850.4
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features


Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB, USB Type-C / AC,DisplayPort,HDMI,USB,USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Stand included:Y
User Guide on CD-ROM:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:41.1
Package height:20.6
Package weight:43.4
Package width:10.9


AMD FreeSync:N

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Number of upstream ports:3
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:4
USB Type-C downstream ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:69
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):250
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):56

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.91
Height (with stand):17
Weight (with stand):26.7
Weight with stand:26.7
Width (with stand):35.2