Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Seiki Announces A Trio Of Seiki Pro Branded 4K Ultra HD Displays

In keeping with the goal of accelerating the adoption of 4K Ultra HD standard, Seiki, a leading brand in the emerging 4K Ultra HD display market, today announced its entry into the desktop monitor segment with a new lineup of 4K Ultra HD displays. The new Seiki 4K displays will be branded Seiki Pro, the company's innovation brand for advanced products, and designed for today's 4K Ultra HD early-adopter users ready for the ultimate desktop computing and gaming experience.

"According to industry experts, 4K desktop monitors are forecasted to reach two million units in 2014 and continue to climb through 2017. Seiki aims to tackle the desktop monitor market and duplicate the success we've experienced in the 4K Ultra HD TV market," said Frank Kendzora, executive vice president at Seiki. "Our strategy again is to offer products that capture the excitement surrounding 4K Ultra HD and make the technology available to the masses at a fair price."

Seiki will demonstrate its new high-performance Seiki Pro 4K Displays for the first time at the CE Week Exhibits & Conferences (June 25-26) held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Seiki Pro 4K displays are designed to deliver the ultimate desktop computing experience for intensive computer graphics, photo and video editing, and programming applications, as well as fast-paced 4K PC gaming at up to 60 frames per second.

Seiki will introduce three displays sizes including a 28- (28U4SEP-G02), 32- (32U4SEP-G02) and 40-inch (40U4SEP-G02) models. Current specification list include:
  • Vertical Alignment (VA) LED panel technology with 3,840 by 2,160 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 12-bit color processing and 14-bit gamma mode
  • HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.3, MHL 3.0, DVI and VGA standards display connections
  • Picture-by-picture (x4) and daisy chain mode
  • USB 3.0 hub (1 upstream and 2 downstream)
  • VESA-compliant adjustable monitor stand with quick release
The Seiki Pro 4K Ultra HD displays will be available in Q1 2015. Suggested retail pricing will be announced closer to product availability.
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17 Comments on Seiki Announces A Trio Of Seiki Pro Branded 4K Ultra HD Displays

#1
ZoneDymo
would not mind upgrading my 32 inch 1080p screen to a 32 inch 4k screen :P
but I guess Ill wait till 4k 120hz at an affordable price comes along, with a bit of luck, gpu's by that time will have the power to push that with good fps.
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#2
Octavean
I came across this announcement late last night over at the HardOCP forums.

I'd definitely be willing to buy a Seiki 32" or 40" 4K display if the full specs and reviews are to my liking. Price as well naturally. I'm not sure I would be willing to spend much more then the going rate for a typical 28" TN though. So maybe ~$700 to ~$800 USD. I'd prefer less then that though.

Given the specs that have been released thus far, these Seiki 4K monitors probably won't be out until early to possibly mid 2015 or rather first to second quarter.

2014 was supposed to be the year of 4K but its reasonable to assume that 2015 would be even better (in terms of options and pricing). Since the market seem to be gravitating to 4K anyway,....
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#3
FrustratedGarrett
Great! Those are equipped with DP 1.3, which means adaptive sync support and potentially 4K @ 120Hz.
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#4
Scrizz
I love VA panels
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Hilux SSRG
by: Scrizz
I love VA panels
The color reproduction is outstanding, am I right?


This is a really good announcement that Seiki is jumping in to desktop monitors. Their current HD lineup has been relatively solid with the aggressive pricing, this can only help steer the other big players into making competitive products at attractive prices.
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#6
The Von Matrices
Does "12-bit color processing" mean that it can actually accept a 12-bit input or is that referring to some sort of post-processing?
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#8
alwayssts
by: The Von Matrices
Does "12-bit color processing" mean that it can actually accept a 12-bit input or is that referring to some sort of post-processing?
I would assume it is similar to what Sony does, which I always thought meant it could accept 12-bit and process it down to their 10-bit gamut.

I must be the only one that wishes there were more that aimed at 120hz, 10-bit, and 4:4:4...even at a 2560x1440 setting....I couldn't care less about 12-bit input at probably 4:2:0 (for a monitor).

These are likely Innolux panels, at least the 40, considering they are the only one making a 40'' VA UHD panel afaik. It, for instance, has a 'fantastic' response time of 8.5ms (yes, not even rated for 120hz), not-so-different from their slightly-earlier-to-market tvs.

I imagine they will be a decent deal, but if you're actually serious about a decent all-arounder, it's probably worth seeing how the 27/32 asus announced at Computex perform and are priced. Those should be nice, and probably not 'too' expensive, relatively speaking (to the Sharp Igzo)...and after at least a few competitors put out similar products, they (or something based on those panels) may actually be relatively worth it for someone that is willing to spend a little bit more for a quality product.

Knowing AUO, and the fact they put out 55/65'' tvs followed by 27/32 monitors, and the fact they are now starting to ship a 50/75'' tvs...there might even be a nice, big, decent VA option coming at some point (in the next year or so.) That though, could end up being relatively expensive, as well as a smaller one (23-24'') From there I imagine (over the next couple/few years) they (like everyone else) eventually go up one to two more sizes (like lg/innolux at 84/85), so that their tv's cover a certain range, and 1/4 of a tv panel (or half diagonal) cover the monitor/small tv segment.
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#9
enborn
These sound expensive, but lets dream they are not! :)
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#10
Sony Xperia S
by: Durvelle27
Guess it's time for a upgrade
Yes, definitely, in Q1 2015. :laugh:
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#11
Prima.Vera
VA panels are great. Much faster than IPS with almost the same quality. Congrats.
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#12
Sony Xperia S
by: Prima.Vera
VA panels are great. Much faster than IPS with almost the same quality.
What do you mean by the same quality?

There are very high quality TN panels better than for example LG's IPS that they put in the cheapest 22 inch 120 EUR monitors.
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#13
Hilux SSRG
by: Sony Xperia S
What do you mean by the same quality?

There are very high quality TN panels better than for example LG's IPS that they put in the cheapest 22 inch 120 EUR monitors.
I think Prima was being sarcastic.
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#14
Sony Xperia S
by: Hilux SSRG
I think Prima was being sarcastic.
Don't fool yourself with this marketing shit which makes difference between TN, VA and IPS.

The image quality of the monitor in front of you depends on very different characteristics.
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#15
Hilux SSRG
by: Sony Xperia S
Don't fool yourself with this marketing shit which makes difference between TN, VA and IPS.

The image quality of the monitor in front of you depends on very different characteristics.
HA!
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#16
Prima.Vera
Actually my monitor is an old Dell 27" 1200p with SPVA+ and still rocks.
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