Dell prices 28-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor at just $699

By Shawn Knight
Jan 8, 2014
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  1. Last month Dell introduced new 32- and 24-inch 4K Ultra HD monitors but what really got us excited was the promise of a 28-incher in the sub $1,000 range early this year. True to its word, the company has introduced...

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 287   +31

    Looks like I'm skipping 2560x1440, then. This monitor is more reasonably priced than some of the 1440p monitors I've been looking at.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,580   +76

    Video Card would need to be able to take advantage of this monitor. Still if 4K coming down that usually means 8K is on it's way in. But all these monitors will be replaced by the new Translucent LCD TS Monitor. Now where talking..
  4. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 149   +32

    Give me the 32" at $1000 and I'm sold
  5. OK, I'll be that guy.

    "boasting a full 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160"

    This is incorrect. 4K is 4,096 pixels wide. 3,840 x 2,160 is UHD.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +259

    Guess I know what to tell my job I need. Hard for me to explain why I'd need a Catleap, but this I can make a business case for.
  7. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301   +81

    Like it wasn't confusing enough, according to Wikipedia these are the "Standardized Resolutions":
    4K Ultra high definition television 3840 x 2160 1.78:1 (16:9)
    4K Ultra wide television 5120 x 2160 2.37:1 (21:9)
    4K WHXGA 5120 x 3200 1.60:1 (16:10)
    Digital Cinema Initiatives 4K (native resolution) 4096 x 2160 1.90:1 (256:135) ~17:9
    DCI 4K (CinemaScope cropped) 4096 x 1716 2.39:1
    DCI 4K (flat cropped) 3996 x 2160 1.85:1
    Phr3d, Burty117 and 9Nails like this.
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,139   +498

    IM interested in this because of the price, however I want to see the total system specs before I jump the gun. But I like the price of this for sure!
  9. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 126   +11

    Time to replace my almost 9 year old Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW.
    JC713 likes this.
  10. mizkitty

    mizkitty Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    Full specs already leaked...this is TN not IPS...so pass even @ $699...
  11. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 942   +42

    I too have read in a couple places that it will be a TN panel and not IPS. I've also read that it will have a 30hz refresh rate at the UHD resolution, and 60hz at FHD... I was kind of excited by the monitor, but not nearly as much now that I've read around some more. =(
     
  12. I was hoping it was IPS. I will have to wait and see how the reviews come back.
  13. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Awesome stuff. This would go great with next gen GPUs and games, which are going to be geared towards 4K.
  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,585   +489

    I wouldn't believe this, because it definitely will have a DisplayPort 1.2, which can handle 4K at 60Hz.
  15. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 942   +42

    Right, but it might be clocked to match HDMI standards, and if that standard is HDMI 1.4, that is good only up to 30Hz, and that's what I've read.

    However if they have different refresh rates depending on the port, then all is not lost.
  16. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,585   +489

  17. 30hz. Useless.
  18. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Newcomer, in training Posts: 145   +36

    Specs in the article are wrong. This monitor is a TN panel + 30 Hz refresh rate. Garbage for games. Wouldn't pay $199 for this monitor.
  19. SparkMasterB

    SparkMasterB Newcomer, in training

    But... But... Marketing!
    4k is more, and more is better, right?
  20. Even more useless is the fact most applications are not optimized (I'm looking at you, Chrome) for this Ultra HD monitor.
  21. Phr3d

    Phr3d Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    I see that all the early adopters have Died - first release, affordable and it's Not perfect? shudder..
    wish I could remember a notable comment RE 1080p and/or LCD replacing CRTs.. thankfully those poorly performing platforms all evaporated for lack of interest..

    /sarcasm
  22. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301   +81

    Looks like 4K WHXGA 5120 x 3200 1.60:1 (16:10), covers all the others if you don't mind the black lines above and below the picture, which I don't. 30 Hz? What a waste to even make such a monitor.
  23. @Guest who said this isnt true 4k . 4K at 16:9 is 3840 x 2160, 4K at 17:9 is 4096 x 2160
  24. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301   +81

    see my previous post at #7 and all will be made clear


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