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Dell to ship first 32-inch 8K display, the UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD

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NewsHubDell is heralding computer users into an era beyond 4K with its new 32-inch UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor, which is a sight to behold. But there’s a caveat: Most PCs may not be ready for this cool display.
The monitor will ship on March 23 for $4,999, Dell announced Thursday. It’ll be available in about 12 countries, in limited quantities.
The 8K monitor has a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which is about four times that of 4K. It will feature 33.2 million pixels and more than 1 billion colors. It has a video refresh rate of 60Hz and a viewing angle of 178 degrees.
It is slim and built into an aluminum cover. There’s a thin 9.7-millimeter bezel around it.
A simple eye test concluded that the 8K monitor was a sight to behold, and stunning colors screamed out of the screen. But the picture was so overwhelming that instinctively I took a few steps back to enjoy the majestic display. It was conclusive: Sitting close to a large-screen 8K monitor may not be for everyone.
Gamers and creative professionals may be the first to hop on the 8K monitor bandwagon, while regular users may stick to 1080p or 4K for years before jumping to 8K.
8K is just reaching monitors, and Sharp has shown off a display at that resolution. Japanese broadcaster NHK experimented with 8K broadcasts at last year’s Olympics and will switch over to full-scale 8K video transmissions for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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