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Dell Outs Ultra HD 5K Monitor For $2,499

On Thursday, Dell introduced a number of new products in its Latitude and OptiPlex lines, as well as a Chromebox for meetings and a Chromebox for small- to medium-sized businesses. However, buried under all the new hardware announcements was a little gem that claims to be a world's first: an Ultra HD 5K monitor.

That's no typo; Dell has a 27-inch monitor with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 (218 PPI). The actual name is the Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor, and it is aimed at professionals who need the highest display resolutions possible. It looks like Dell has provided precisely just that.

According to the company, the monitor has an anti-smudge, anti-reflective "edge-to-edge" screen. Specs are incomplete, but the display does come packed with a color depth of 1 billion colors, a miniDisplay Port for 4K input, two 16-watt Harmon Kardon speakers, six USB ports and an SD card reader.

Unfortunately, Dell provided only a preview of what's to come; specifications such as refresh rates and the response time were not provided. However, the 5K monitor is slated to launch in 4Q 2014, so we expect to know more once the display becomes available. What we do know is the pricing: $2,499.99.

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  • brandonjclark
    So it has a 4k input? Upscaled to 5k?
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  • razor512
    Not much of an upgrade. 4K is already out dated and horribly inadequate for use today. 5K is just not enough of an improvement, they need to move to at least 8K, and also Make plans for a 16K display

    Imagine how awesome 16K HD cat videos would look.
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  • gaborbarla
    Do you need two cards to drive this?
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  • nitrium
    I guess I'm the only one who would like to see the 16:10 version of 4K (3840x2400).
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  • Merry_Blind
    Not much of an upgrade. 4K is already out dated and horribly inadequate for use today. 5K is just not enough of an improvement, they need to move to at least 8K, and also Make plans for a 16K display

    Imagine how awesome 16K HD cat videos would look.

    mooOOOAAAAAAAARRRRRR!!
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Imagine how awesome 16K HD cat videos would look.

    I was trying to find an "appropriate" comment for that...but I can't. Lets just say it's not exactly referring to cats, but part of the female anatomy and how "detailed" it would look in 16K RES.
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  • toddybody
    How about a ~1000.00 38" 4K IPS Display @ 60Hz?

    I feel like 4K's DPI at 27" is too high...I can barely differentiate pixels on a 27" 1440p display at 40 inches viewing distance.
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  • pierrerock
    So 4K is still expensive and require expensive video card to run and isn't common or relevant for screens under 26'' but they already want to sell us 5K monitor ?

    I have a 23'' monitor at 1080P and i don't see why i would even change for a 4K.
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  • CAaronD
    I'm still using 720P lol ...
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  • KosherGrimace
    This is UHD+ (5120x2880). Not 5K (5120x2160).

    Why are we calling the UHD standard 4K—despite being a lower resolution—but calling this UHD+ monitor 5K despite it being a higher resolution?
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