Quick Note: Dell Details New 24-inch 4K Monitor
December 2, 2013 10:03 AM
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Pricing and availability are unknown
Dell has tipped some of the details on a new 24” UHD computer monitor called the UP2414Q.
Dell says that the UP2414Q features the highest pixel density of any of its available displays at 185 ppi. The native resolution of the IPS display is 3840 x 2160 and it offers viewing angles of 178-degrees horizontally and vertically. The contrast ratio is listed as 1000:1 typical and 2M:1 dynamic. Brightness for the panel is 350 cd/m2 and the panel has a 8ms response time.
The display supports 99% Adobe RGB color gamut and 100% sRGB.
Unfortunately, important details like pricing and availability haven’t been announced at this time.
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Should have waited for one of these
12/3/2013 7:56:33 PM
I bought a 30 inch Dell Ultra Sharp at 2560x1600 over a year ago. I really like having the extra vertical space offered by a 16x10 display, but these are going away, which is why I bought this one when I did.
Images and video look spectacular on this display, even using an old macbook pro to drive it. I am disappointed with the pixel density though. With text, I end up scaling the text much larger to get it easy on the eyes. This negates having a large high res display to some extent. I have gotten used to super smooth text on high dpi displays (smart phones and tablets). I do sit relatively close though. Also, I am often using a remote machine via vnc, which may not be applying the proper smoothing to the text. Black text on a white background is really bad with such low dpi (only about 100 dpi).
Anyway, the high dpi displays are mostly useful for text on a computer display, unless you sit at your computer and watch blu-ray disc at 18 inches. There are always special cases, like 4k video editing. With the 2560x1600, I can have 1080p video in a window with a lot of extra space available.
For games on 2560x1600, it would be anoying to need to go down to half res (1280x800), but this works a lot better with 4k, since you can go down to 1080p which is manageable by most current gaming systems and will still look good. The display makers should move to 4k as soon as possible, and implement really good scaling hardware to up-convert to 1080 to 4k.
I was looking at a 4k tv at Fry's this weekend, and even at about 10 feet, a 65 inch 4k seems to look significantly better than 1080p. A lot of people have been claiming that you need 70 or 80 inches to get any benefit, but this does not seem to be the case. You may not be seeing all the detail of 4k at 65"/10' viewing distance, but it seems to still look a lot better than 1080p.
I have a small living room with a 47 inch tv, so if I ever upgrade the tv, I would definitely consider a 4k set if going larger. I wouldn't buy one now though. I don't have much of a reason to upgrade; the content is not there yet, and my current tv is not that old. I think tv makers are really going to push the 4k to try to give people a reason to upgrade, so they may get cheaper relatively quickly.
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