The other day we reported that Dell had leaked information regarding a high quality, wide color range 24” Ultra HD monitor, named the UP2414Q.  Dell has since placed online a specifications list on their US website to confirm that the panel will operate in 60Hz mode via DP1.2a and MST, the panel is indeed IPS with a brightness of 350 cd/m2, and on mounting the monitor will weigh 4.8 kg (10.58 lbs).  The only salient piece of information missing was the price.  Dell has now sent out a press release confirming this:

Dell UltraSharp 24” Ultra HD: $1,399, available now in the Americas and worldwide on Dec 16th
Dell 28” Ultra HD: <$1000
Dell UltraSharp 32” Ultra HD: $3,499, available worldwide

In the midst of the comments underneath our initial news post, speculation was rife on the pricing: I was expecting in the $2000-$3000 range for the 24” monitor.  But here we have it: the first 60 Hz 4K monitor for under $1500!  Previously around this sub-$1500 price point we had Seiki models (32”, 39”, 50”) that came in as B-grade panels for cheaper, so this is only ever good news.

To complicate matters even further is Dell’s decision to release a 28” version for under $1000 called the P2815Q.  This does not bear the UltraSharp name, so this could mean a variety of things: no out-of-the-factory calibration, smaller color range, fewer connectors (pure speculation at this point).  There is no word on the specifications of this more mainstream model (i.e. if it will support 60 Hz), but Dell is attacking the market with three 4K monitors with the 24” and 28” models looking very appealing from where I am sitting.  Chris has the 32” model in for review, so that will confirm to me if I need UltraSharp or not!

 

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  • dishayu - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Exactly my thought. Reply
  • hbsource - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Agreed. Investing in a good monitor is pretty sensible. The upgrade cycle is also considerably longer than most components. They offer good value even at seemingly high prices. Reply
  • Qwertilot - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Is there ever going to be an upgrade cycle from a good quality 4k monitor? No where terribly obvious to go to improve it. VR and stuff at some stage I guess but that'll be tangential. Reply
  • dishayu - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Once resolution is taken care of (4K), I think the next logical step should be 10-bit color panels, higher refresh rates 120 Hz and faster response times. So, yeah, pretty sure there will still be an upgrade cycle. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    For 10bit color we just need to hope they don't start dropping it completely as the displays drop to lower price points; AFAIK all of the 4k computer monitors on the market now have it. 120hz 4k (or higher resolution 60hz) displays need to wait for a new version of video cable standards to launch and double bandwidth again. Reply
  • althaz - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - link

    OLED monitors with infinite contrast ratio, decreased thickness and vastly superior colour ranges? That's what I want!

    This will do for the next 5-10 years while I wait though.
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  • stoggy - Thursday, December 19, 2013 - link

    0.0" bezel !!! Reply
  • theMillen - Monday, December 16, 2013 - link

    search ebay for QNIQ q2710.... there are quite a few ~300 and a couple sub 300, and they overclock to 100hz+ .. i own 2 and love them lol. whoever is saying ~420 is full of crap :-p Reply
  • jasonelmore - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - link

    yea i've heard good things about QNIQ or whatever the name is. I heard its one of the only 1440p monitors capable of 120 FPS gaming. Reply
  • Scannall - Thursday, December 19, 2013 - link

    I picked up a Qnix almost 2 years ago, and it's been a great monitor. I know there is an element of risk buying the eBay monitors, but in my case the gamble paid off. Your mileage may vary. Reply

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