Dell’s UltraSharp UP3218K is the world’s first 8K monitor. Price is $5K

Mar 26, 2017

Udi Tirosh

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Dell’s UltraSharp UP3218K is the world’s first 8K monitor. Price is $5K

Mar 26, 2017

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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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 ;)

[Dell UltraSharp 32 8K Monitor: UP3218K via 9to5mac]

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14 responses to “Dell’s UltraSharp UP3218K is the world’s first 8K monitor. Price is $5K”

  1. Waseem Ahmed Syed Avatar
    Waseem Ahmed Syed

    I’ll get two of them!

  2. Colbe Wells Avatar
    Colbe Wells

    The only real prosumer CMOS Camera that could make that resolution in one click is the A7rii anything else would have to be medium format….

    1. jet Avatar
      jet

      canon 5ds… has a higher resolution.

  3. Andras Oravecz Avatar
    Andras Oravecz

    Want to hate your own work even more? We got you covered!

  4. Jeffrey Friedl Avatar
    Jeffrey Friedl

    62 cents per pixel? Not sure what kind of math you’re doing, but at 7680×4320, there are more than 33 million pixels, which would place the cost at $20 million. No, at $5,000, you get 66 pixels/cent (which is still pricey, of course).

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      you are right :) I flipped it. how embaresing :). fixed…

  5. Joshua Palacios Avatar
    Joshua Palacios

    Damn 5k on a monitor? I’d rather buy a MacBook Pro & a D500.

  6. Вергунов Сергей Avatar
    Вергунов Сергей

    Before I buy, somebody please explain me how to activate HiDpi mode for my Sierra Hackintosh!

  7. jet Avatar
    jet

    you need one hdmi 2.1 cable and a nvidia quadro to make real use of this.

  8. Cherman Aquino Avatar
    Cherman Aquino

    Oh yea sure, to work with my Hasselblads and my Phase Ones… sure…

  9. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
    TheInconvenientRuth

    “At 8K resolution you can play four 4K movies on a single screen, which would make it perfect for a multi-kid family:”
    As a multi-mother, please tell me how I can also spilt the sound into 3-4 different sets of headphones?

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      With four kids? They should all be muted. ;)

      1. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
        TheInconvenientRuth

        Tried that, then the government took them away for 2 years.
        Best 2 years ever.

  10. Zaeem Butt Avatar
    Zaeem Butt

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