The other day we reported that Dell had leaked information regarding a high quality, wide color range 24” Ultra HD monitor, named the UP2414Q.  Dell has since placed online a specifications list on their US website to confirm that the panel will operate in 60Hz mode via DP1.2a and MST, the panel is indeed IPS with a brightness of 350 cd/m2, and on mounting the monitor will weigh 4.8 kg (10.58 lbs).  The only salient piece of information missing was the price.  Dell has now sent out a press release confirming this:

Dell UltraSharp 24” Ultra HD: $1,399, available now in the Americas and worldwide on Dec 16th
Dell 28” Ultra HD: <$1000
Dell UltraSharp 32” Ultra HD: $3,499, available worldwide

In the midst of the comments underneath our initial news post, speculation was rife on the pricing: I was expecting in the $2000-$3000 range for the 24” monitor.  But here we have it: the first 60 Hz 4K monitor for under $1500!  Previously around this sub-$1500 price point we had Seiki models (32”, 39”, 50”) that came in as B-grade panels for cheaper, so this is only ever good news.

To complicate matters even further is Dell’s decision to release a 28” version for under $1000 called the P2815Q.  This does not bear the UltraSharp name, so this could mean a variety of things: no out-of-the-factory calibration, smaller color range, fewer connectors (pure speculation at this point).  There is no word on the specifications of this more mainstream model (i.e. if it will support 60 Hz), but Dell is attacking the market with three 4K monitors with the 24” and 28” models looking very appealing from where I am sitting.  Chris has the 32” model in for review, so that will confirm to me if I need UltraSharp or not!


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  • dishayu - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    As an entertainment-focused consumer, 1000$ is still rather steep to spend on a computer monitor. The wait for Korean 4K panels begins... anything under 500 and I will instantly buy it.
  • YazX_ - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Agreed, i manufacturers are trying to milk customers to the bones as its still new and no real competition nor demand, once those korean 4K panels start crawling into the market, 28" will be for 300-400$ instead of 4K$
  • lever_age - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    With respect to cheap "Korean" options... are these panels even made by LG or Samsung?

    Also, there's a typo in the actual article. Probably mean UP2414Q, not UP2141Q.
  • dishayu - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Those panels are indeed made by Samsung and LG. They are the b-stock, that's rejected by Apple (and other customers). They have minor backlight bleed or maybe a couple of dead pixels. Not noticeable to most people in everyday non-professional use-cases.
  • lever_age - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Maybe I asked that the wrong way. Are these new 4k monitors using LG or Samsung panels?

    Of course the Qnix / X-Star / Catleap / whatever else "Korean" monitors are using panels from Korean manufacturers. If these Dell 4k monitors are Sharp IGZO or something else like that, will we really see cost-cut "Korean" alternatives?

    In other words, I'm questioning the premise of the availability of such alternatives to be coming on the market. Of course, if Dell's selling something there may be similar product as somewhat lower prices, but 1/2 or 1/3 the price? Not necessarily, I would think.
  • djscrew - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    korean panels are typically sammy
  • MxxCon - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Isn't blacklight bleed a property of a "monitor" and not "panel" itself?
    afaiu backlight assembly is separate from it's up to monitor manufacturer, rather than panel manufacturer to make sure there's no backlight bleed.
  • djscrew - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    yes, pretty much and especially as far as the korean 1440 panels are concerned, their casing is crap unfortunately.
  • jmunjr - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - link

    They also effectively lack support and warranties, and that explains the extra cost when buying domestic. If you wonder why support sucks it is because people are so damn cheap...
  • darwinosx - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    That makes no sense. These are not cheap to make and the price will not drop anytime soon.

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