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CES 2014: Dell unveils 4K monitor with $699 price tag

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2014 21:03 User comments (4)

CES 2014: Dell unveils 4K monitor with $699 price tag Dell promised to unveil a 4K PC monitor for "sub-$1000" at CES and they have certainly followed through on that promise.
The company has revealed their 28-inch P2815Q UltraHD monitor for just $699, going on sale later this month. The monitor has 3840x2160 resolution.

Dell did not reveal other specs. Even Dell's other UltraSharp 4K models are priced at double or triple the P2815Q so the specs are likely lower everywhere except for the screen.

The monitor will likely lose some of the ports seen in previous models, such as DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, and 6-in-1 media card readers, but that remains unclear.

Both Lenovo and Asus also used CES to unveil cheaper 4K monitors at the 28-inch size, but theirs will sell for $799.

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4 user comments

18.1.2014 23:00

Where do I queue? :P

Just a note for peeps... according to these guys an expensive HDMI cable is just NOT needed. But it seems to be a "suck-it-and-see" process. Here:
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57...s-are-nonsense/
http://www.kordz.com/ultrahd/3 (I'm NOT promoting their products btw)

Cheers



Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


29.1.2014 6:31

Thanks for that link, Jem. Funny they don't mention 1080p/120hz or 1080p/240...I wonder how much more bandwidth is required, seeing as most 1080 displays sold today are at least 120.

39.1.2014 9:03

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
Thanks for that link, Jem. Funny they don't mention 1080p/120hz or 1080p/240...I wonder how much more bandwidth is required, seeing as most 1080 displays sold today are at least 120.
But I guess the same argument applies. Try your old cables first. If it works it works... it will be obvious if it doesn't, no inbetweenies.

I do seem to remember that in the second link http://www.kordz.com/ultrahd/3 there are these statements:
*Following the rise of 1080p a new, faster speed was introduced, later to be named ‘High Speed’. HDMI Licencing LLC took the opportunity to make it high enough to accommodate Deep Colour. While Deep Colour has not eventuated to any meaningful degree that same bandwidth happens to fit perfectly for Ultra HD.
*...most HDMI cables sold in the market are short enough to qualify for High Speed.
*Did you know that the High Speed CTS (10.2Gbps) is actually more than double the data rate required for 1080p60 (4.45Gbps)?

So the impression I get from that is that there's a good chance it will work for 4K in (true) 120Hz.

Anyway a lot of that is the TV just doubling (and doubling) up the images. You might find the max input is actually 60hz on most models. And I think that's why they don't mention 120/240hz. I have a 100hz PAL model who's max input is 1080p/60Hz.


In parallel, as an experiment I bought the cheapest nastiest 2m optic fibre cables I could get off eBay, about $3 for two delivered... they work flawlessly.



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Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


420.1.2014 21:43

Great price for such a high-end monitor, I definitely will be getting one. Hi-speed cables are cheap if you know where to get them.

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