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.
Should you choose to drop a load of cash on this immoderate monitor, you’ll be one of the first to have a consumer grade 4k display. The PQ321Q features a 3840 x 2160 resolution (140ppi), which is four times greater than a 1080p monitor. Other key technical specs: 176-degree viewing angle, 10-bit color depth, 350 cd/m2 brightness rating, 8ms GTG response time, and built in speakers.
The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM offers a 2560x1440 display resolution with a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2, and a grey-to-grey response time of 8ms. Connectivity options include four USB 3.0 ports, dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, and VGA. All ports are located on the back and to the side to keep the monitor’s clean looks.
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