Dell has taken the wraps off its 28-inch affordable 4K monitor, the Dell P2815Q, at CES 2014.
PC monitors sporting the current Ultra High Definition standard of resolution tend to cost a pretty penny, which keeps the technology at arms length for all but the rich and dedicated.
Meet the Dell P2815Q, a 4K monitor that, while not exactly cheap, is certainly within range of common folk like us. In fact, Dell’s pre-CES teaser of a sub-$1,000 4K monitor does the P2815Q a bit of a disservice.
The P2815Q is a PC monitor that sports as its main feature a 28-inch 3840 x 2160 pixel display. But arguably even more interesting than that Ultra HD resolution is the fact that the Dell P2815Q will only cost $699. That’s around £424 in UK money.
To put that into context, that’s around half the price of the Dell UltraSharp UP2414Q, another (and smaller) 4K monitor that Dell announced recently. Dell claims that the P2815Q's screen performance will match its pricier predecessor, too.
Meanwhile, the other so-called affordable 4K monitors on display at CES 2014 this week, such as the Asus PB287Q and the Lenovo ThinkVision Pro 2840m, cost around $100 more.
Dell provides the same screen guarantee it provides for its higher end 4K TVs, so you’ll be able to exchange if so much as a single pixel (there are a lot of them) is out of place during the warranty period.
So where’s the compromise? Well, we still don’t know specifics on the Dell P2815Q’s connectivity - only that it features "multiple inputs for quick and easy connection to smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs." So there’s a chance it could be relatively lacking on that front.
We also don’t know what the monitor’s refresh rate will be like.
The Dell P2815Q is due for release on January 23.
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