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Bigger Is Better: Dell Rolls Out UltraHD 4K Monitors

Posted December 15, 2013 12:00 AM by CR4 Guest Author

Dell Introduces Two UltraHD Monitors

A vast number of companies have been ramping up their production of ultra-high definition monitors and Dell is one of the firms that has recently gotten on the bandwagon.

After some weekend website leaks about its new products, the US hardware maker officially announced on Monday its two ultra-high definition monitors: A 24-inch and a 31.5-inch model that both sport 3840x2160 pixel resolution.

Top Quality Resolution

The 31.5-inch UltraSharp is Dell's flagship model and is by far the largest monitor the company has produced to date. Dell is pitching that it can deliver accurate colours at virtually full spectrum coverage. Thanks to the 99 percent AdobeRGB and 100 percent sRGB colour supports. Its palettes can also be precisely calibrated, allowing for more customized colour work. The monster monitor is also packed with HDMI, display port and mini-display port inputs as well as USB 3.0 port and a 6-inch media card reader. The display also allows for tilting and swiveling so owners can reposition it at their preferred height.

Dell's UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor also exemplifies pinpoint clarity similar to that of the 31.5-inch model. However, it appears to be more eye-catching given that it has a more desk-friendly size (28.3- inch screen) and a lighter weight of just over 10 pounds. The smaller display also enables adjustment of the viewing angles by as much as 178 degrees.

Both of Dell's Ultra HD Monitors are designed with graphic designers, video and game developers, engineers, photographers, CAD or CAM designers, and other power users in mind. With the exceptional display quality that both monitors can offer, Dell believes users can actually have better experience doing multi-tasking and can view multiple applications without any difficulty.

Price and Release Date

Dell's UltraSharp 32-inch model is now available globally for the price of $3,499. The UltraSharp 24-inch version, on the other hand, will be launched on December 16 in the Americas for $1,399. Dell noted that all their Ultra HD monitors will have a Dell Premium Panel Guarantee. That means the company will replace the product if a customer sees even a single bright pixel on the screen, so long as the monitor is covered within the written warranty period.

In the Pipeline

While Dell's UltraSharp 32-inch and 24-inch models are making a lot of buzz, the two are just the beginning for the firm's venture into 4K. Dell also announced that a 28-inch Ultra HD monitor is already in the pipeline and will likely be available early next year.

According to Dell, the 28-inch Ultra HD monitor will be the most affordable of its kind, which will be priced below $1000 once it is made available to the public. As with the 32- and 24-inch models, the yet to be released monitor also has excellent display quality and features multiple input ports for easier display and transport of content from smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Dell's new 4K monitor arrived just as rumours about a potential 4K display from Apple have spread ahead of the launch of the firm's new Mac Pro release later this month. According to Apple, its new Mac Pro is capable of simultaneously driving up to three 4K displays, which could have raised the speculation that the firm is working on a 4K display. However, Apple did not disclose any information if it does have plans to create 4K monitors.

Before you get too excited about getting your hands on either of Dell's 4K monitors, know that 4K content is still rare at the moment. That only means you will likely have to wait a little more to be able to fully enjoy the use of a 4K display.

Editor's Note: Betty Fulton contributed the post above. This full time writer loves tackling subjects related to technology and is also a regular contributor for PC Doctor Edinburgh.

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12/15/2013 8:35 AM

Cool.....now if we just had ultra hd video and pictures.....

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12/16/2013 1:01 AM

Video no but an 8MP camera has 3600 x 2400 pixels so it is actually a higher res than ultra HD.

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12/15/2013 11:32 AM

Not a particularly well written (or edited) article. When I see this in the first couple paragraphs, I stop reading:

A vast number of companies have been rompingramping up their production of ultra-high definition monitors and Dell is one of the firms that have has recently joined gotten on the bandwagon.

After some weekend website leaks about its new products, the US hardware maker officially announced on Monday its two ultra-high definition monitors: A 24-inch and a 31.5-inch models model that both sport a full *² 3840x2160 pixel resolution.

*1 This may be and UK/USA difference, though I've never seen 'romping up' before.

*2 'A full' 3840 x 2160 resolution? The resolution is what it is. It may conform to 'the full' definition of some standard, e.g., 'full VGA' as compared to 'Quarter VGA', but the resolution given in pixels can't be any more or less than that number.

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12/16/2013 7:35 AM

Thanks for pointing this out. I did a quick pass to correct some of the grammar errors.

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12/16/2013 10:58 AM

So, instead of having two monitors on my desk, I can have one and open up multiple VGA windows.

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12/17/2013 5:59 AM

I have two NEC HD LCD 32" monitors on my home system. To me more screen space is better than higher resolution.

For my average but fairly good eyes two x 32 inches of HD at arms length is plenty good!

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