The other day we reported that Dell had leaked information regarding a high quality, wide color range 24” Ultra HD monitor, named the UP2414Q.  Dell has since placed online a specifications list on their US website to confirm that the panel will operate in 60Hz mode via DP1.2a and MST, the panel is indeed IPS with a brightness of 350 cd/m2, and on mounting the monitor will weigh 4.8 kg (10.58 lbs).  The only salient piece of information missing was the price.  Dell has now sent out a press release confirming this:

Dell UltraSharp 24” Ultra HD: $1,399, available now in the Americas and worldwide on Dec 16th
Dell 28” Ultra HD: <$1000
Dell UltraSharp 32” Ultra HD: $3,499, available worldwide

In the midst of the comments underneath our initial news post, speculation was rife on the pricing: I was expecting in the $2000-$3000 range for the 24” monitor.  But here we have it: the first 60 Hz 4K monitor for under $1500!  Previously around this sub-$1500 price point we had Seiki models (32”, 39”, 50”) that came in as B-grade panels for cheaper, so this is only ever good news.

To complicate matters even further is Dell’s decision to release a 28” version for under $1000 called the P2815Q.  This does not bear the UltraSharp name, so this could mean a variety of things: no out-of-the-factory calibration, smaller color range, fewer connectors (pure speculation at this point).  There is no word on the specifications of this more mainstream model (i.e. if it will support 60 Hz), but Dell is attacking the market with three 4K monitors with the 24” and 28” models looking very appealing from where I am sitting.  Chris has the 32” model in for review, so that will confirm to me if I need UltraSharp or not!

 

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  • JDG1980 - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - link

    4K panels are already cheap enough to make that Seiki can profitably sell a 39" 4K TV for $500. And as volume goes up, cost will go down, as it has with virtually every other new technology in the past. Reply
  • deiangi - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - link

    Even $450 - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTool...

    Just that 39" for a monitor is a bit too much.
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  • havoti97 - Friday, December 6, 2013 - link

    That's what they would like you to believe. We've had these high resolutions in 10" tablets for a while now (Nexus 10). Reply
  • Solandri - Friday, December 6, 2013 - link

    Costco has a 55" UHD TV on sale for $1500 right now (down from $2000). They *are* cheap to make and the price *will* drop soon.
    http://www.costco.com/Hisense-55%22-Class-4K-Smart...
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  • pixelstuff - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    I wonder how this will compare to the 20" Panasonic Toughpad 4k Tablet. Reply
  • Drumsticks - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    This is pretty dang brand new tech, the price won't drop THAT fast. 1440p panels on ebay are still no less than $420 generally, how on earth do you expect brand new 4K panels that are decent and can actually drive 60hz to sell for the same? Reply
  • Drumsticks - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    As another note (edit :( Please!) I could say $400 is too expensive to spend on a computer monitor for a mainstream consumer... so anything under $300 for those 1440p panels and I'd buy it, but that doesn't make it viable or sensible. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Uh, $400 too much? Not really, I guess some of us our computers quite a lot, and want to have the thing we stare at all the time look decent. Reply
  • Drumsticks - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    I'm exaggerating. But expecting <$500 4K monitors to be readily available soon when 27" 1440p panels are still in the $420+ range is even sillier. Reply
  • SodaAnt - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Well I've seen korean 1440P 27" panels for $250 before, so a $500 4K one doesn't seem out of the question. Reply

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