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

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.

  • Dyseman
    /drool!
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  • ironmb
    Go big or go home?

    Makes my u3011 seem small.
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  • shin0bi272
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Eizo makes the best monitors out there for graphics pros...

    too bad none of us can afford them
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  • drwho1
    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
    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
    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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