Object of Desire: Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor

April 28, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor

No, that “8K” isn’t a typo. Dell really did go there. The 32-inch UP3218K monitor is the company’s first 8K display. It’s further proof, as if any were needed, that the world cannot get enough pixels. With four times the resolution of a 4K display and 16 times that of an HD monitor (but really, who’s counting), the monitor delivers over 33.2 million pixels with a pixel density of 280 ppi. It also checks off several post-production color requirements. It covers 100 percent of the sRGB color space, 100 percent of the Rec709 color space, 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and under 80 percent of the emerging new Rec2020 standard. With a brightness of 400 cd.m2 and a contrast ratio of 1300:1, the one box it’s not checking off is high dynamic range (you’d need 1000 cd.m2 of brightness for that). The monitor is framed by a very slim bezel that’s just 9.7mm on all of its sides. It delivers a refresh rate of 60Hz. You’ll find four USB 3.0 ports and a pair of DisplayPort 1.3 inputs, plus a stand that can pivot and tilt at a variety of angles. Now all you’ll need is an 8K camera…

PRICE: $5,000