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Dell's new 8K monitor is simply jaw-dropping

Dell monitor
Dell monitor (Image credit: Windows Central)

What can I say? Dell's new 32-inch 8K display is the most gorgeous monitor ever seen. The monitor itself isn't that exciting, it's the display panel with its 7680x4320 resolution that simply wows. That makes for a 280 pixels-per-inch density that's unrivaled in a display of this size. 5K displays can suck it, because the Dell UP3218K and its 33.2 million pixels is the new king of the hill.

Of course, that won't come cheap. Dell's shooting for a launch at the end of March 2017 with a price tag that's as lofty as the resolution: $5,000. Let's just hope that Dell is able to follow through on the 8K display better than the never-released 4K OLED 30-incher they unveiled last year.

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • Still waiting for that OLED monitor :(
    Really want an oled monitor for my desktop, and yet no one seems to really be making them yet, even though they have been in phones for many years, and now TVs for a while. I just want super black blacks.
  • Why not just get a TV and use it as a monitor. That's what I'm currently doing. Haven't figured out what I want yet...I don't want a Smart TV and all the new ones are SMART! I want mine to be DUMB. So, I will be going opposite and getting a Monitor probably.
  • 2016 Vizio P series perhaps?? I purchased one a few months back and love it. No smart TV interface. It's essentially a 4k HDR monitor with google cast built in  
  • That is a question I've had. What really IS the difference between current high quality TV's and computer monitors?
  • Well, you get an Antennae input on TVs and more HDMI ports. But that point is moot for me. I have a Soundbar with 3 HDMI inputs and one output to TV. So I can just connect all my equipment to the Soundbar. I had a 24" monitor hooked up to my PC before, but I gave that one and my old PC to my sister and am now just using my 42" TV for everything. I'm sure there's a technical aspect to it for Real Gamers...refresh rate(most TVs and Monitors are 60Hz...thought I had a 120Hz TV, but it was Marketing at that time) and response time I suppose. But to me ATM, there's no difference besides that Antennae input and remote control. EDIT: Also, maybe it's just me, but I haven't seen any monitors with that HDR Tech.
  • TV screen - 3m viewing distance
    Monitor - 600mm viewing distance Always has been.
    You cannot use a TV as a computer screen and not need to visit an optometrist