Dell's new 8K monitor is simply jaw-dropping
8K monitor? Okay, Dell, you do you.
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.
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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.
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.
Monitor - 600mm viewing distance Always has been.
You cannot use a TV as a computer screen and not need to visit an optometrist
It's an all-rounder
A monitor is digital only and doesn't upscale, the PC does the processing.
If you use the TV for video and game, then it's fine.
If you use it to run Win32 programes like Autodesk stuff, a monitor is the only option.
Games = Video
Programs/Apps = need monitor, unless the tv is setup as a boardroom display.
Planting a TV on a desktop will require a optometrist
Hell, I'd be happy to get constant quality 1080
As a Photographer myself, I see this monitor as goal worthy. It would make a great addition to the viewing and editing process. I admit though it's not necessary.
Excluding gaming, a GPU suitable for the case of Surface Studio, that can manage a 8k, 10bits HDR display, is not so far.
In conclusion, IMHO 8k display have some purposes.