High-resolution screens are becoming common on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. But what about desktop displays? There are a handful of desktop monitors with screen resolutions higher than 1920 x 1080 pixels, but they tend to have high price tags that are easily mistaken for their pixel counts.
Dell’s new 28 inch Ultra HD monitor isn’t exactly cheap… but at $699, it’s one of the most affordable 4K monitors announced to date.
The monitor features a 3840 x 2160 pixel display and a stand that lets you twist the screen 90 degrees so you can use it in landscape or portrait mode.
Update: There’s a reason this model will be priced so much lower. It has a TN display which won’t have the same wide viewing angles as an IPS display. And it has a screen refresh rate of 30Hz at 3840 x 2160 pixel resolutions. If you set the resolution to 1920 x 1080 it will function as a 60Hz screen.
Dell hasn’t revealed exactly why it’s new model will be so much cheaper, but it’s possible that the company will have cut some corners in order to pack that many pixels into a screen that size and still sell it for a relatively low price. Or maybe the prices of high-resolution display panels are falling fast and Dell is just among the first to monopolize on the trend (following in the footsteps of Seiki Digital, which offers affordable 4K televisions).
Dell’s new 28 inch Ultra HD monitor should be available for purchase starting January 23rd, 2014.