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Dell's new 43-inch, 4K desktop monitor can output four 1080p displays simultaneously

By Shawn Knight
May 22, 2016
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  1. Philips a few weeks ago launched a massive 43-inch, 4K-compatible desktop monitor, the BDM4350UC. Now, it’s Dell’s turn at bat.

    The Dell P4317Q is similar to Philips’ offering in that it also measures 43 inches diagonally (technically, its 42.51 inches) with a maximum output resolution of up to 4K (3,840 x 2,160) at 60Hz). At first glance, the Dell doesn’t seem all that different than the Philips model… until you look at the price tag. Dell’s offering commands more than $450 extra, but is it worth it?

    The standout feature of the Dell P4317Q is the ability to show content from four separate inputs simultaneously. Using this mode, the IPS matte screen is split digitally four ways, offering up four full HD (1,920 x 1,080) views, all without bezel breaks. Virtual displays can be rearranged and you can easily zoom into a single window to fully take advantage of the 4K view.

    It reminds me a lot of Dish’s Hopper 3 DVR which can split your 4K television into four 1080p views, ideal for sports fans that want to watch multiple games at once.

    In terms of connectivity, the Dell P4317Q is loaded. It features a DisplayPort 1.2 connection, a miniDisplayPort 1.2 connection, two HDMI 1.4 connections, a legacy VGA connector, one USB 3.0 upstream port, four standard USB 3.0 ports, audio input, a headphone jack and even an RS-232 port.

    Dell says its new monitor is designed specifically for financial institutions, trading floors and software developers although anyone that currently utilizes a multi-monitor setup could conceivably use it.

    The Dell P4317Q retails for $1,349.99 with an estimated ship date of May 23 listed on its website.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    For that price I will pass. Knock 1K off the price, and I will consider it. Yeah I know, I'm a cheap bastard.
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    It would be a good product for 1-1.5 year ago. Today it is a bit late into the game, and certainly not at that price point. We soon should see similar products with 8K and DisplayPort 1.4, which will be ideal for any non-game setup.
     
  4. cartera

    cartera TS Addict Posts: 296   +78

    On a more important note can someone tell the guy in the main picture the importance of keeping routers away from sources of interference. Such as monitors!
     
  5. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    Technically it's a $450 4K TV set without TV tuner, but with DP port. I'll pass, til they go down to reasonable prices.
     
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,620   +376

    Not really. You can't compare a 4K TV to a 4K monitor. The electronics are vastly superior to a 4K 60Hz TV. Input lag, colour quality, gtg response and so on. For a gamer, basically any 4K TV is going to be poor.

    Look for a cheap 30" IPS 60Hz fast response monitor. Then consider exponential cost compared to diagonal size (minimum of linear vs surface area) at a lowball estimate and that's sort of the price point I'd think is reasonable.

    And then you aren't taking into consideration the native screen splitting which 4K TVs to my knowledge can't do?
     
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  7. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    I believe You're wrong. If there're are 21"FHD monitors for under $100 and 4K 28"monitors for under $400 then there's no technical reason why Philips 40" 4K TV and 40" 4K monitors based on the same panel should be $500 apart other then milking consumers who's willing to pay on an old "supply and demand" scheme. Samsung already have a 4K@60Hz@4:4:4chroma under 30ms input lag for under $500 (ironically, no DP port, which was supposed to be a free license).
     
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  8. Heavy Man Crush

    Heavy Man Crush TS Rookie Posts: 16   +6

    Curved or not worth it.
     
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  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,341

    They need better demo images. Launching a workspace and tiling four windows doesn't really convey the advantage of this monitor. Any 4k display can do that.
     
  10. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Booster Posts: 150   +21

    Cheaper than my 30 " Dell was, now 10 years old, reasonable pricing,if they made these as cheap as some of you would like ,they would have to give away ,the 24/27/30 " monitors for dirt,not gonna happen..! and you'll want your midrange card to push the pixels to it as well, my guess ,lots of cheap Bastards in here,,

    I will Buy one Just to watch you cry in 4k.I bet you will look sweet,as ugly as you may be..and its not a fackin tv,
    Can you sit up real close to these new 4k TV's for hours on end. ?as you can a monitor....
     
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Since you mentioned it, that is a good excuse not to have one.
    Why not? People do it all the time!
     
  12. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Booster Posts: 150   +21

    in a business like the exchange .the intended viewer of this type of display, the concave curve would kill the viewing angle ,,IMO.
    I've never seen a tv that could split into 4 individual displays ,software required ?
     
  13. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Booster Posts: 150   +21

    Doesn't hurt the eyes like they used too?
     
  14. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    You ain't alone .... there are a LOT of us cheap bastards out here .... and we're proud of it!
     
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  15. Jmo161

    Jmo161 TS Rookie

    It's pretty funny that this display is connected to a Wyse P25 zero client using a DVI to VGA adapter. Absolutely incapable of displaying 4K content.
     
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  16. Heavy Man Crush

    Heavy Man Crush TS Rookie Posts: 16   +6

    My Metatrader 5 look just fine. Dunno
     
  17. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 41   +9

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  18. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,620   +376

    Which Philips and Samsung models are you referring to?
     
  19. Jeff Schmidt

    Jeff Schmidt TS Rookie Posts: 22

    There has been korean monitors available in this size now for well over a year. Search AMH a399 or AMH 409. Then Crossover makes them as well and most can be had for less than $600.
     
  20. SeanusT

    SeanusT TS Rookie

    The box underneath the monitor? That's a Dell (Wyse) thin client
     
  21. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Booster Posts: 150   +21

    had
    Spoken like a true Capitalist, in a democratic society,I bet you want top dollar for what you provide though ,huh..?

    Why only the chosen ones will own one , when I bought my 30" Dell ,review sites didn't even have them,though I read a reviewer on some site had purchased his own..it was considered extreme HD at the time..and not many cards could push the pixels to it..at its 2560 x 1600 native res..OH ,and at nearly 2 grand per....certainly not meant for everypne,, especially the cheap bastards,sorry! thems the facts..
     
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  22. Joe Seijo

    Joe Seijo TS Rookie Posts: 20   +6

    I'll consider buying it when it includes 144hz and Gsync.
     
  23. cartera

    cartera TS Addict Posts: 296   +78

    I stand corrected, still looks like a router though!
     
  24. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Booster Posts: 150   +21

    A nice fast 1 or 2 millisecond response time will be the big plus for me . I get a little nausea ,my guess. it's from some games, on the Dell because of the slow 16 ms response time, the newer ones were faster..yeah 120/144 hz and gsync will certainly help with microstutter and tearing the latter of which ,I've not experienced hardly at all..again, don't expect the best displays to be cheap.
     
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  25. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    Yes Sir, and by the way, you are over extended on your credit. Please pay up or we'll have to send Guido to make a courtesy call! LOL
     

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