The other day we reported that Dell had leaked information regarding a high quality, wide color range 24” Ultra HD monitor, named the UP2414Q.  Dell has since placed online a specifications list on their US website to confirm that the panel will operate in 60Hz mode via DP1.2a and MST, the panel is indeed IPS with a brightness of 350 cd/m2, and on mounting the monitor will weigh 4.8 kg (10.58 lbs).  The only salient piece of information missing was the price.  Dell has now sent out a press release confirming this:

Dell UltraSharp 24” Ultra HD: $1,399, available now in the Americas and worldwide on Dec 16th
Dell 28” Ultra HD: <$1000
Dell UltraSharp 32” Ultra HD: $3,499, available worldwide

In the midst of the comments underneath our initial news post, speculation was rife on the pricing: I was expecting in the $2000-$3000 range for the 24” monitor.  But here we have it: the first 60 Hz 4K monitor for under $1500!  Previously around this sub-$1500 price point we had Seiki models (32”, 39”, 50”) that came in as B-grade panels for cheaper, so this is only ever good news.

To complicate matters even further is Dell’s decision to release a 28” version for under $1000 called the P2815Q.  This does not bear the UltraSharp name, so this could mean a variety of things: no out-of-the-factory calibration, smaller color range, fewer connectors (pure speculation at this point).  There is no word on the specifications of this more mainstream model (i.e. if it will support 60 Hz), but Dell is attacking the market with three 4K monitors with the 24” and 28” models looking very appealing from where I am sitting.  Chris has the 32” model in for review, so that will confirm to me if I need UltraSharp or not!


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  • dishayu - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    No, sir. 27 inch Korean 1440p panels were selling for 269$ on black friday and still selling for 299$ as I speak (search for x-star 2560x1440). They have been around this price point for a long while now... I bought mine for $289 in April this year.

    Either ways, point being, the manufacturers still don't have economies of scale with these 4K panels. As soon as they start making them in bulk, i fully expect the price to dip drastically. Just like it did with 1080p monitors back in the day. 1000$ is one step in the right direction. It's WAY more appealing than the ridiculous $3000+ options on the market otherwise. Kudos to Dell for that.
  • djscrew - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    got my Qnix 1440p (matte unless you're retarded) for 330 shipped, square trade warranty included
  • deathman20 - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    While I understand people want cheap panels. But the question is will they last long?
    I have a Dell 2405FPW 24" Screen, got it basically when it came out. Its one of the first decently priced 1920x1200 res screens on the market. I got this back in 2004... and I still use it on my PC today. I think I paid $700 for it, was $100 cheaper than what dell was selling it for at the time. 8 more months and I will of had this monitor for 10 years.

    With that being said if its a $1000 and works for as many years as mine has, I'd be thrilled to get a monitor like that
  • Sm0kes - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Agreed. I'm still rocking my 2405FPW (although it's been relegated to the secondary in a dual setup). I've secretly been hoping for it to die so I can jump on a 27'' IPS. I wouldn't hesitate to drop another $800 - $1,000 on another Dell (4K) display.
  • zcat - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    I paid about the same ($747) for my Dell 2407FPW 24" in 2006, and it lasted me a good 7 years, though the backlight had gotten very dim near the end. I heard a capacitor pop, and it died, but I was able to sell it on Ebay for $70 iirc, since somebody new how to repair it.

    I'm using an el cheapo HP 25" 1080p refurb monitor now, but can't wait for a 28" 4K to hit a nice $500 - $700 pricepoint, as I decided to skip the 1440p generation because of 1.5X scaling issues.
  • odaiwai - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - link

    I've got a 2408 Dell, which I have to run at zero brightness to avoid having to wear sunglasses in the office. It actually died already - it stopped working for a few months after a move, but just as I was about to recycle it, it decided to work again.

    Divide the cost of a 4K display by 5 (pessimist!) or 10 (realist) and $130 per year for a 4K display ain't bad!
  • deiangi - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - link

    Go ahead - $450 :)
  • silenceisgolden - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Anyone have a buy link yet? I'm not sure Dell has the proper definition of "available now".
  • jeffkibuule - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    Only the 32" is available now , the 24" is on the 16th and the 28" is next year.
  • silenceisgolden - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - link

    'Available in Americas' for 24"?

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