After prematurely letting the cat out of the bag with some weekend website leaks, Dell announced two new Ultra HD 4K UltraSharp monitors on Monday: A 31.5-inch model as well as a 24-inch version, with both running at full 3840-by-2160-pixel resolution.
Dell's touting the 31.5-inch UltraSharp (above) as the flagship model – aimed at video post-production, animation and the highest-end photo retouch work. However 31.5-inch 4K monitors are nothing new. Witness the Asus PQ321 Ultra HD, which sports the same resolution and smidge-under-two-grand price tag as Dell's new display (£1,980 plus VAT to be precise).
The Dell UltraSharp 24 UltraHD (above) appears more eye-catching for a wider range of creative pros, at least on its 183 pixels-per-inch surface. Besides being a more desk-friendly size, the monitor packs an £883 plus VAT price – far more budget-friendly than its 32-inch counterparts. The IPS display offers 178-degree viewing angles and an adjustable stand, along with 99 percent AdobeRGB and 100 percent sRGB color gamut reproduction augmented by a factory calibration and baked-in fine-tuning tools.
Port-wise, the 24-inch UltraSharp packs HDMI, DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, four USB 3.0 ports and a 6-in-1 media card reader. Meanwhile, the monitor's 3-year warranty includes a 'Premium Pixel Guarantee' – basically, Dell will swap out the display if even a single one of those millions of pixels acts up.
The larger UltraSharp 32 UltraHD sports a largely similar spec sheet, though its viewing angles top out at 176-degrees.