CES 2017: Dell Unveils World's First 32-inch 8K Monitor

by MAC     |     January 6, 2017

Dell have unveiled the world's first 32-inch 8K monitor, which sets a new DPI benchmark for computer displays.

Dell has consistently produced some of the very best monitors on the market for about a decade now, and that doesn't seem likely to end anytime soon with the introduced of the Dell UP3218K, which is the world’s first 32-inch 8K monitor.

The UP3218K features 31.5-inch screen size and a resolution of 7680×4320 pixels at 60Hz. This Ultra HD 8K resolution has four times as many pixels as a 4K, or exactly 33.2 million pixels. In terms of pixel density, this model panel has a DPI rating of 280, which is getting close to the 320 DPI "retina" level that many people view as pitch-perfect. Since it features a high-quality IPS panel, peak brightness is 400 nits, contrast ratio is 1300:1, and the viewing angles are an excellent 178 degrees. The monitor also comes with Dell PremieColor technology - 12-bit internal processing - so it is able to produce 1.07 billion colors.

Speaking of colours, the UP3218K also boasts 100 percent of the sRGB and Adobe RGB colour space, as well as 100% of Rec709, 98% of DCI-P3 and about 80% of Rec2020. That is about as good as it gets, and will definitely suit the needs of graphic professionals that will be attracted to this very unique and capable monitor.

While it may be physically large given its panel size, the design has been made as compact as possible with 9.7mm thick bezels. On the connectivity front, the monitor offers two DisplayPort 1.3 connectors, three USB 3.0 ports, and one microphone jack.

Being at the cutting-edge of technology comes at a price, and in this case that price is a whopping $5000 USD. For those who can afford it, the UP3218K will be available on Dell's website starting on March 23, 2017.


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