Here comes the first 8K monitor at a staggering price of $5,000 or roughly 66 pixels/cent. This price point can only complete with the UP3218K crazy resolution of 7680×4320 pixels.
The monitor was announced in January at CES, and is now dubbed the “world’s first consumer 8K monitor”. Dell’s UP3218K boasts a 31.5 inch IPS panel, which put is in the 280 pixels per inch realm. If you look at the other specs, it’s obvious that this monitor is aiming for the high-end and premium users.
Contrast is 1,300:1, viewing angle is 178° and color space covers 100% AdobeRGB, sRGB and RGB. Moreover, it should come color calibrated right out of the box. Quite a nice set of specs for those 5K, ain’t it?
If you are not sure of the need of 8K, Dell puts a small demo to get you convinced:
Of course, that demo only holds water if you have the screen size, viewing distance, graphics card and monitor cable to hold the information. And by cable, I mean 2 cables, you would need two 1.3 data port cables to push that 8K monitor.
It’s evident that Dell is targeting the pro market, but here is a thought. At 8K resolution you can play four 4K movies on a single screen, which would make it perfect for a multi-kid family:
Last, but not least, here is my take on pricing. Remember 2013, when 24-inch UHD displays were priced at around $3,000-$4,000, here we are fours year later when 24 UHD monitors can be bought for $400. If you can hold your purchase off for 3-4 years, you could probably get an 8K monitor for $500 😉