Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Dell 28-Inch 4K Monitor Priced at $699, Coming This Month

Announced about a month ago, Dell's first 28-inch monitor with a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) has now been confirmed to arrive in stores in two weeks' time (on January 23rd), priced at $699. Known as P2815Q, this Ultra HD display is said to feature an IPS LED-backlit panel and a stand allowing pivot and height adjustment.

Dell hasn't shared much in terms of specs but if it's similar to the company's other 4K offerings, the P2815Q should have an 8 ms response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDMI and DisplayPort (maybe even mini DisplayPort) connectivity.

Source: Forbes
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60 Comments on Dell 28-Inch 4K Monitor Priced at $699, Coming This Month

#1
Slizzo
by: Octavean
I've seen more then one article making this claim (not sure if it is the same source). I still need to hear it from Dell though.

Even if it is accurate its still a reasonably priced useful 4K monitor for some applications. It would still be something I would buy for my Wife. There are also a number of 4K monitors and UHDTVs coming out and not for much more then this Dell model's ~$699 USD price (Lenovo, ASUS, Philips, Toshiba, Polaroid and so on).

I was willing to spend about ~$1000 USD for a 4K monitor around "28 to 32" and that hasn't changed.

If anything I may not be a day one buyer if its 30Hz because that would give me time to see what competing products will become available.

EDIT:

Now that I think about it, a Dell 2560x1440 display would typically start at about ~$650 USD and go up to about ~$1000 now. Even if this 4K Dell is limited to 30Hz at 4K it will likely do 2560x1440 at 60Hz which makes it at least equivalent to Dell's current 2560x1440 monitors in a number of ways (albeit not necessarily all ways) with the added benefit of 4K.
Remember that any resolution that isn't the panels' native will not look good at all. So only multiples of 2 will look "right" on this monitor (so, 1920x1080, on down the line...)
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#2
Ravenas
What's the point if there isn't a GPU that supports it?
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#3
Prima.Vera
by: Ravenas
What's the point if there isn't a GPU that supports it?
The guy up there already told you he is doing 2D graphics stuff and such. Is no brainer that this monitor is for everything else EXCEPT gaming. Ever for 3D design is overkill because you also need a very powerful 3D professional accelerator to coupe with that resolution.
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#4
Ravenas
by: Prima.Vera
The guy up there already told you he is doing 2D graphics stuff and such. Is no brainer that this monitor is for everything else EXCEPT gaming. Ever for 3D design is overkill because you also need a very powerful 3D professional accelerator to coupe with that resolution.
It would be a monitor that you could invest money in now and be able to use fully in the future. The problem with that is paying for a product now is: once it is fully useable the price you paid is going to be overpriced.

Adding to the fact that purchasing a $699 top end graphics card right now will be badly outdated when 4K displays really start to flex their muscle. The tech world can be so demanding...
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#5
Solidstate89
I don't understand why there's a 30Hz limit. DP1.2 is more than capable of 60Hz refresh rate when using MST.
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#6
Octavean
by: Solidstate89
I don't understand why there's a 30Hz limit. DP1.2 is more than capable of 60Hz refresh rate when using MST.
You make a very good point and I was thinking along those lines as well. DP 1.2 should have support for MST as part of the spec so I don't quite understand where the 30Hz limitation would comes in. However, I question the specs we've heard about so far (regardless of source) which is why I'm interested in seeing the official full specs directly from Dell. The 23rd is not that far off,....

If Dell made too many compromises with this model I'm OK with spending a bit more on a different make / model and getting a better (suited for me) 4K monitor or waiting a bit more for prices to go down.

No skin off my nose either way.
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#8
Prima.Vera
Still a lot cheaper than Assus's 1440p but with 120Hz...
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#9
Octavean
estimated ship Date: 2/13/2014
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#10
GAR
Its 30HZ folks, move along, nothing to see here.
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