Dell Introduces Affordable 28-inch 4K LED Monitor

Dell finally unveiled its new 4K display today at the CES 2014 showroom floor, and it's surprisingly affordable coming in at $700, which makes it the least expensive 28-inch 4K monitor currently on the market. Dell's P2815Q Ultra HD display features a premium IPS TN LED panel with a wide screen real estate of 28-inches, and a screen resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The P2815Q features multiple input ports, and offers multiple adjustability features such as pivot, tilt, height, and portrait orientation adjustment control. It'll launch globally on January 23. The real question is, will it have a glossy or matte display? The answer to that question will remain unanswered for now, but we have a feeling it'll be matte.

Update: We now have more details about Dell's P2815Q:

  • 3840x2160 resolution at 30Hz, or 60Hz at 1920x1080 resolution
  • Anti-glare TN panel
  • Connections: DisplayPort (v 1.21)/Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4 (MHL 2.0), DispayPort out (MST), 1 USB upstream, 4 x USB 3.02 downstream (including 1 USB charging port with BC1.2 compliance devices on back)
  • Color Depth: 1.073 billion colors
  • Viewing angle: 170 degrees
  • Response time: 5ms
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m2
  • Power Consumption: 75W

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Sony To Provide 4K Streaming Content

Along with Sony's latest 4K OLED TV announcement, we can expect to see the very first 4K video distribution service from them as well. This has been a prominent issue for early adopters who are concerned with how much actual content will take advantage of the 4K resolution. 

Think of it as a Netflix for 4K content. This will help sell and promote the 4K market that Sony is trying to create. While this is a dandy idea, take a second and think about your Internet connection. As you can imagine, High Definition that go as high as 4K may not play too nicely with your bandwidth. It is still nonetheless a push from Sony that we will see within the near future. There has yet to be anymore details from Sony but we expect a launch in the US sometime in the summer. 

Sony Unveils Their 4K OLED TV, Unfortunately A Prototype As Of Now

It's Sony's time to shine and they've got 4K OLED to show off at CES today. Back in 2007, Sony outed the first OLED TV that was a measly 11 inches that was met with lackluster enthusiasm from the crowd, as you can imagine. Bigger is always better, or so the saying goes. However now in 2013, they're back with a vengeance and have come out with something much bigger and more impressive.

It has been confirmed that a 56 inch 4K OLED TV prototype is in the works and has been revealed on the CES floor. As you can imagine, 4K displays has been a goal for many manufacturers and to say the least, the quality is stunning. The quality of the OLED display aims to show much crisper and "organic" color and picture and with the combination of 4K resolution, you might not ever take your eyes off it after the first look. Sadly, we have to keep in mind that this is still a prototype with no announcement on pricing or availability yet, but you can bet Sony's 4K resolution and OLED combo will cost a pretty penny. 

Youtube Now Supports 4k Resolution Videos


At Vidcon 2010, Google announced that YouTube now supports video shot in 4096 x 3072, otherwise known as 4K. 4K is absolutely huge and the perfect screen size for 4K video is 25 feet. In comparison, IMAX uses two 2K projectors. On YouTube, you will need to click Original on the resolution menu instead of 4096p.

There are only a couple of videos that have 4K resolution. However, you will need to go to Youtube to watch it in 4K as embedding doesn't have this option. Watch the video below.

Here is what Youtube had to say:

Today at the VidCon 2010 conference, we announced support for videos shot in 4K (a reference resolution of 4096 x 3072), meaning that now we support original video resolution from 360p all the way up to 4096p. To give some perspective on the size of 4K, the ideal screen size for a 4K video is 25 feet; IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors. [...] We always want videos on YouTube to be available in the highest quality possible, as creators intend. [...] Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K aren’t cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. And, as we mentioned, watching these videos on YouTube will require super-fast broadband.

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