The age of 4K is well and truly upon us with TVs available to buy, tablets on their way, and Sony spearheading content downloads. Now a 24-inch monitor with 4K resolution, called UltraSharp 24, has been revealed by Dell.
The computer screen, UP2414Q, will cram a 3840 x 2160 resolution on to a 24-inch IPS LED panel. While that’s high for a monitor and will be useful for graphic designers, it’s actually only 183ppi. Compared to some tablets and phones it might not sound that impressive and could be due to safety reasons while working closely on a monitor. But it is better than most on offer now, although Asus also has a 4K monitor.
Dell announced the monitor is now available for $1,399 in the US - no word on UK release. It has an 8-bit panel with Advanced Frame Rate Control to simulate 10-bit colour. It can handle frame rates of up to 30Hz on HDMI 2.0 and 60Hz via DisplayPort 1.2.
A 32-inch model at the same 3840 x 2160 resolution is available for $3,499, as well. A 28-inch 4K display will be available for under $1,000 when it launches in 2014. Details for the cheaper monitor haven't been revealed, but will have "the same incredible Ultra HD screen performance," according to Dell.
The launch of Dell's 4k display line comes as Apple's Mac Pro will bring support for up-to three 4K monitors when it launches later in 2013. Apple has yet to announce its own 4K monitor solution. Many customers may have to turn to Dell's offering instead, and at under $1,000 for the 28-inch version, we can't blame them.