At a time when 4K monitors are still beyond the reach of most consumers, Dell is already moving ahead of the times with the announcement of the UP3218K monitor: this is the world’s first 8K monitor in production.
The UP3218K is naturally targeted at creative professionals, and as such the display features shouldn’t be a surprise. Thanks to Dell PremierColor, it has 100% coverage of the AdobeRGB and sRGB colour gamuts and displays 1.07 billion colours. As an UltraSharp monitor, it has narrow bezels, the body is made from aluminium, and the hinge supports height, tilt, pivot, and swivel motions.
The UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor has a whopping resolution of 7680 x 4320, resulting in a pixel density of 280ppi. That’s four times more pixels than a 4K monitor, and 16 times that of a Full HD monitor.
Of course, such a dense display will require a powerful graphics card to support it. The monitor on display was powered by a Dell Precision workstation, though we reckon those who can afford the $4,999 price tag will already have a powerful enough machine to use this monitor.
The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor will go on sale in the US from 23 March. No global availability details were revealed.