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Eizo to Showcase 4,096 x 2,160 LCD Monitor

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Eizo said that it will be showcasing a 4K desktop display at NAB 2012.

The FDH3601 renders 4,096 x 2,160 pixels on a 36.4-inch surface and delivers 10-bit colors. The display can be seen at NAB 2012 from April 14 to 19.

The manufacturer says that the display delivers 100 percent sRGB coverage in color gamut as well as a "perfect smooth tone reproduction across the screen". There is a 16-bit lookup table supporting up to 278 trillion colors. The maximum brightness is 700 cd/m2, the contrast ratio is 1,000:1 and the response time is 8 ms.

So, the question is how expensive such a display might be, if it can squeeze the resolution of four 1080p displays in a 36.4-inch area. Eizo has not announced pricing but we believe that when it is made available for sale in the U.S. it will not be significantly cheaper than it is in Japan, where it went on sale last fall. In Japan, the FDH3601 sells for 2.88 million yen, or about $35,700.

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    shin0bi272 , April 11, 2012 2:33 AM
    When you can get one for under 1000 bucks I'll take 5... till then I'll have to stick with my current monitor.
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    Yargnit , April 11, 2012 2:34 AM
    That price seems like it has an extra zero in it compared to what they can justify with the iPad 3 being able to pack a 1080p> screen into an entire tablet for only $500. $3500 seems in line with the spec bump from current 30" monitors as well more so than $35k.
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    Dyseman , April 11, 2012 2:29 AM
    /drool!
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    Dyseman , April 11, 2012 2:29 AM
    /drool!
  • 12 Hide
    ironmb , April 11, 2012 2:30 AM
    Go big or go home?

    Makes my u3011 seem small.
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    shin0bi272 , April 11, 2012 2:33 AM
    When you can get one for under 1000 bucks I'll take 5... till then I'll have to stick with my current monitor.
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    Yargnit , April 11, 2012 2:34 AM
    That price seems like it has an extra zero in it compared to what they can justify with the iPad 3 being able to pack a 1080p> screen into an entire tablet for only $500. $3500 seems in line with the spec bump from current 30" monitors as well more so than $35k.
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    EzioAs , April 11, 2012 2:36 AM
    Wow...it'll be quite some time when it becomes a more mainstream product. I'm hoping 2560x1600/1440 display prices to come down so most PC users can shift from 1080p
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    alidan , April 11, 2012 2:39 AM
    i want computer monitors to only be 16:10
    anything else should be a special order.

    i would never use a monitor that was basically a 2:1

    that would suck for most non professional applications
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    rumandcoke , April 11, 2012 2:46 AM
    Eizo makes the best monitors out there for graphics pros...

    too bad none of us can afford them
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    drwho1 , April 11, 2012 2:48 AM
    I wait for a 30" 4K monitor for $400 dollars.
    yeah, 2 "0"'s are enough "0"'s for me.

    face_mischief
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    mcd023 , April 11, 2012 2:51 AM
    yargnitThat price seems like it has an extra zero in it compared to what they can justify with the iPad 3 being able to pack a 1080p> screen into an entire tablet for only $500. $3500 seems in line with the spec bump from current 30" monitors as well more so than $35k.

    You're also paying for size, better circuitry, more uniform brightness, and 10-bit pixels with a 16-bit lookup table as opposed to one with 6 bit pixels.
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    mcd023 , April 11, 2012 2:52 AM
    mcd023You're also paying for size, better circuitry, more uniform brightness, and 10-bit pixels with a 16-bit lookup table as opposed to one with 6 bit pixels.

    and lower quantities of supply and demand
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    kenyee , April 11, 2012 2:55 AM
    10 bit pixels...mmmmmm.

    Eizo stuff is always top notch...and bloody expensive :-P
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    A Bad Day , April 11, 2012 2:56 AM
    4096x2160 monitor has 3.8x of a 1920x1080 monitor.

    Imagine running three of those 4k monitors. That would be like running 11-12 1920x1080 monitors.

    One would need four 680s or 7970s, and liquid cooling for extreme OCing. And even with the graphic rendering monster it would still require sacrifices in other graphics eyecandy and frame rates.
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    mortsmi7 , April 11, 2012 3:20 AM
    yargnitThat price seems like it has an extra zero in it compared to what they can justify with the iPad 3 being able to pack a 1080p> screen into an entire tablet for only $500. $3500 seems in line with the spec bump from current 30" monitors as well more so than $35k.

    $35,000 seems about right since their 25ms 4k display goes for 21,000 euros.
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    gradius2 , April 11, 2012 3:44 AM
    Very nice but the price is totally bad!
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    gradius2 , April 11, 2012 3:46 AM
    A Bad Day4096x2160 monitor has 3.8x of a 1920x1080 monitor.


    WRONG, is 4.267x do the math again!
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    gradius2 , April 11, 2012 3:46 AM
    3840x2160 already is 4x
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    aaronstyle , April 11, 2012 4:41 AM
    If I had a million dollars...
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    epaalx , April 11, 2012 7:53 AM
    What profession requires such a monitor? And, even if there is such profession, in current financial situation, what company would pay for this monitor if they can get 2 (or more precisely, 2.4) of Dell's U2711 cannot (at 1/24 the price)?
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    victorious 3930k , April 11, 2012 8:23 AM
    I need to change my pants...
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