24-Inch 4K Display from Dell Priced at $1399, 28-Inch 4K Model Coming at Under $1000

Following the initial revelation of some details on a new 24-inch 3840 x 2160 "4K" Ultra HD display from Dell yesterday, the company has now officially announced that the display launches today in the Americas with a $1399 price tag. A 32-inch model at the same resolution is also available for $3499, while Dell will be introducing a 28-inch 4K display in early 2014 with breakthrough pricing of under $1000.

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24-inch UP2414Q (left) and 32-inch UP3214Q (right)

All three displays carry the same 3840 x 2160 resolution, giving them varying pixel densities ranging from 140 pixels per inch (ppi) on the 32-inch model to 157 ppi on the upcoming 28-inch model and 185 ppi on the 24-inch model.

The flagship Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor delivers stunning screen clarity and detail with Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution and high pixel density on an expansive 31.5-inch screen. Dell’s largest monitor allows for easy multi-tasking and viewing multiple applications side by side, and its ultra-wide viewing angle ensures that images and colors remain consistent regardless of the perspective. Designed for graphic designers, video and game developers, CAD/CAM designers, engineers, photographers and other power users, the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor provides an exceptional, high performance viewing experience.

With the same remarkable, pin-point clarity, the Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor, users can enjoy color consistency and precision from virtually any angle thanks to an ultra-wide viewing angle on a 28.3-inch screen. The UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor allows customers to see more and do more with uncompromising picture quality that facilitates multi-tasking on a screen that delivers four times more data than a Full HD monitor.

Both the 24-inch and 32-inch displays support refresh rates of 60 Hz over DisplayPort 1.2 and 30 Hz over HDMI, as well as a variety of ports including HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, four USB 3.0 ports, and a media card reader. Both displays also offer height, tilt, and swivel adjustments.

Exact details on the upcoming 28-inch model have yet to be released, but Dell says that it will offer "the same incredible Ultra HD screen performance" as the other members of the 4K display family and will carry multiple input ports for flexible connectivity.

Dell's new 4K displays arrive just as speculation regarding a potential 4K display from Apple has escalated ahead of the launch of the new Mac Pro later this month. Apple touts the new Mac Pro as being able to drive up to three 4K displays, but the company has not made any announcements about its display plans. The recent introduction of new 4K display panels from AU Optronics fueled speculation that Apple could be nearing an introduction for new displays, but Dell's displays may be the strongest hint yet that Apple may have something in the works given the two companies have typically used the same panel suppliers for their displays.

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Top Rated Comments

Corrode Avatar
137 months ago
How is the 28" version gonna be cheaper than the 24" model?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPSaltzman Avatar
137 months ago
And of course, no Thunderbolt support (unless you use one of Apple's exclusive Thunderbolt adapters, priced accordingly).

You know, when is Apple just going to admit this Thunderbolt of theirs is a joke; no one else has adopted it, and it's just too expensive for what few accessories out there.

Can't wait for the MacPro with its octopus-like Thunderbolt cable extensions linking everything to the motherbeast.

P.S. Yes, I'm an Apple user and have been since 1990. I just don't like this walled-in-garden approach they've been taking since 2007.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shaunp Avatar
137 months ago
Don't care. Where's Apple's version?

The Dell version won't be glossy and will have multiple inputs. Oh and it will be cheaper too. This is one of the few areas where I would put Dell above Apple.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pgiguere1 Avatar
137 months ago
And of course, no Thunderbolt support (unless you use one of Apple's exclusive Thunderbolt adapters, priced accordingly).

You know, when is Apple just going to admit this Thunderbolt of theirs is a joke; no one else has adopted it, and it's just too expensive for what few accessories out there.

Can't wait for the MacPro with its octopus-like Thunderbolt cable extensions linking everything to the motherbeast.

P.S. Yes, I'm an Apple user and have been since 1990. I just don't like this walled-in-garden approach they've been taking since 2007.
1) You don't need any adapter for this monitor to work on a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac. It connects straight out of the box on a Mac just like on a PC. You lose nothing compared to a PC user.

2) Apple doesn't sell dedicated Thunderbolt hubs. You seem to be confused as to what Thunderbolt and mini DiplayPort are. Read up before complaining.

3) You didn't pay for Thunderbolt. It's simply an upgrade over mini DisplayPort which didn't remove any feature, didn't take more space on Macs and didn't cause any price hike.

4) How does the fact Thunderbolt has almost no adoption outside of Mac products make it a joke? Is the MagSafe connector a joke as well just because it's not standard and never found on other products? Some professionnals do use it and like it, those who don't use it have absolutely no drawbacks, that's what matters.

5) Why do you even care whether Thunderbolt is a success or a failure if you don't use it? Even if it was unanimously considered a failure, how would it affect you?

6) I'll remind you that Thunderbolt is also in part what made rMBPs thinner, by allowing to remove FireWire/Gigabit Ethernet ports without losing compatibility completely. Even if that was strictly the only thing Thunderbolt did over mDP, it still would have been a nice addition.

While we're at it, why not complain every time new speakers come out and don't support optical audio? MacBook Pros' 3.5 mm output supports optical audio even though 99% of people will only ever use it for analog audio. Why don't people complain about that as well? Just because it doesn't have a fancy marketing name?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmwebs Avatar
137 months ago
Don't care. Where's Apple's version?
Care to explain why Dell's version is irrelevant, bearing in mind that they shared the same IPS panel as Apple's 27". Bit strange to dismiss something just because it's not Apple...surely you weren't being that shallow were you?

Apple's version would be the same panel in a different frame, maybe with a magsafe power cable added on or something for another ~$1k.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aloshka Avatar
137 months ago
So I'm guessing the apple version will be around 1600 for the 24"

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Don't care. Where's Apple's version?

It's so you get the idea for pricing and what panels are available for the Apple's version (if one comes out). Apple doesn't make it's own panels, so if dell releases a 24", chances are apple will.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)