Dell's UltraSharp 32, a 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor, arriving in Q4

By on July 24, 2013, 5:30 AM

Dell has unveiled a brand new monitor for high-resolution enthusiasts, the UltraSharp 32, which packs an Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution into a 32-inch IGZO panel. The display, designed for media professionals, is capable of outputting 1.07 billion colors as opposed to the standard 16.7 million, and comes with "total color control" via Dell's included UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software.

The Sharp-made IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, panel features technology that improves on a standard LCD panel, allowing smaller transistors that in turn allow smaller pixels for greater display densities -- 138 PPI for this particular model. The IGZO tech also lowers the power consumption compared to a standard LCD display, and produces a higher quality image, which is why Dell is touting this as a monitor designed for professionals working with media.

The UltraSharp 32 comes with an array of ports, including full and mini DisplayPorts, HDMI, a built-in USB hub and an SD card reader. There's also a height-adjustable aluminium stand, and a matte finish that Dell has optimized to reduce any grain that can sometimes present an issue when not using a glossy display surface.

No pricing information was revealed for the Ultra HD monitor, but don't expect it to be cheap when it lands during Q4 of this year. Asus' competing high-resolution Ultra HD solution, the 31.5-inch PQ321Q, is available now for a whopping $3,500 with a similar IGZO panel, meaning it's likely the UltraSharp 32 will be equally reserved for professionals with a high budget and desire to work at 4K resolutions.




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Steve Steve said:

Dell take my money

VitalyT VitalyT said:

So, how many U3014 is it worth? I suspect they will ask for more than $2,000, making it a dubious investment. A set of 3 x U3014 offers a way better experience than a single 4K monitor.

And since 4K is just too much even for a 32", one needs to set DPI to either 125% (if you have sharp eyes) or better 150%.

I bought U3014 in April, for around 1K and still think it was an excellent investment. After all, my GTX 780 won't offer good FPS in 4K resolution...

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Steve Steve said:

Its not all about gaming, in fact I would say it has very little to do with gaming.

No idea about the price but I am almost 100% sure it will be over $2000. The 3007's cost more than that back in the day.

2 people like this | dms96960 said:

"The display, designed for media professionals, is capable of outputting 1.07 billion colors as opposed to the standard 16.7 million, and comes with "total color control" via Dell's included UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software."

That is just what I have been waiting for because the standard 16.7 million colors does not include the right combination of gamboge-feldgrau-fallow that I so often need to use.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

That is just what I have been waiting for because the standard 16.7 million colors does not include the right combination of gamboge-feldgrau-fallow that I so often need to use.

Keep in mind this is the exact feature set as in U3014, they just added couple inches to it and increased the resolution, I.e. it is the same monkey as before, they just gave him Viagra and put glasses on

1 person liked this | ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

That is just what I have been waiting for because the standard 16.7 million colors does not include the right combination of gamboge-feldgrau-fallow that I so often need to use.

Keep in mind this is the exact feature set as in U3014, they just added couple inches to it and increased the resolution, I.e. it is the same monkey as before, they just gave him Viagra and put glasses on

When did this turn into an Apple debate? :P

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Jesse Jesse said:

I'm very excited for this! Not excited for the hit my checking account is going to take.

1 person liked this | MilwaukeeMike said:

When did this turn into an Apple debate? :p

VitalyT VitalyT said:

When did this turn into an Apple debate? :p

Suffer, dude!

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

So, how many U3014 is it worth? I suspect they will ask for more than $2,000, making it a dubious investment. A set of 3 x U3014 offers a way better experience than a single 4K monitor.

And since 4K is just too much even for a 32", one needs to set DPI to either 125% (if you have sharp eyes) or better 150%.

I bought U3014 in April, for around 1K and still think it was an excellent investment. After all, my GTX 780 won't offer good FPS in 4K resolution...

Sorry to burst your bubble V. but in the hi-tech world there is no such thing as an excellent investment. If you want an excellent investment, invest in shares, property, stocks etc. but never in electronic equipment.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Dell take my money

The day I spend so much on a monitor is the day they take me away in a straight jacket.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

"That is just what I have been waiting for because the standard 16.7 million colors does not include the right combination of gamboge-feldgrau-fallow that I so often need to use.

That makes two of us but for it's price, I don't mind living with the slight inaccuracy.

2 people like this | amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Dell, just don't put that friggin AG coating on there! Took me forever to get used to that.

The day I spend so much on a monitor is the day they take me away in a straight jacket.

I've bought a lot of expensive components and monitors in my life. The $1200 I spent on my U3011 was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I have used three 24" 1200p monitors setup in portrait and prefer my single 1600p. Maybe I am just old school?

Guest said:

"Dell, just don't put that friggin AG coating on there"

Yeah, looking how great it look an ips asus monitor I have with his antireflective semigloss screen (a not very expensive monitor) I don't see why they don't use that amazing protection.

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Can't wait. Even after moving from 1080p to 1440p I can still do with more pixels :p

Dell, just don't put that friggin AG coating on there! Took me forever to get used to that.

Totally agree, semi-glossy coatings nowadays are just as good at cutting glare as the heavy Dell/LG AG coatings.

JC713 JC713 said:

This looks fantastic. I would take the ASUS over this since I do not like Dell.

Guest said:

"And since 4K is just too much even for a 32", one needs to set DPI to either 125% (if you have sharp eyes) or better 150%."

LOL saying you need to use 125% if you have sharp eyes. What a joke. If you have to set it to 125% you do not have good vision. I have used a 3840x2400 display for years with X windows set at 75 DPI (lower than windows default of 96 DPI) so even smaller fonts than windows and this was on a 22 inch display (way higher PPI).

Yes 203 PPI at standard windows text size will bug people I understand that but if you think you need to have good vision on a display that is under 140 PPI to be at 125% that really is a joke. Its more like:

100% sizes: Most people

125% size: Poor vision

150% size: Really poor vision.

1 person liked this | St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Don't feed the troll....

Too bad this is 16:9 aspect ratio.

2 people like this | slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Too bad this is 16:9 aspect ratio.

I think the 16:9 vs 16:10 debate is pretty much over whether we like it or not...

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Steve Steve said:

I think the 16:9 vs 16:10 debate is pretty much over whether we like it or not...

Your right we won 16:10 is the best

Raoul Duke Raoul Duke said:

Since we're talking Dell, using Dell U2412M, IPS panel, fully adjustable stand and yes 16:10 ratio!!!

easy to use OSD. 1920 x 1200 native resolution. $300 CAD delivered to my door, not one bad pixel.

16:10, IPS panel and adjustable stand....SOLD. Extremely happy

16:10 rules!

1 person liked this | madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Loooooooooove 16:10, got it on my U2410f, and deal with the 16:9 I've got with my U2211h. I've been using heavy AG screens since 2004 so I'm completely acclimated to them. Since I edit photos on these screens it sorta emulates paper grain depending on the stock I use anyways, so it doesn't matter to me~

Too bad I can't justify putting down what that monitor is likely to cost... =p

JCCIII_ JCCIII_ said:

Canon's 30-Inch 10-Bit IPS LCD Display Features a 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 4096 x 2560 Resolution

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