CES 2017 – Dell continues to push display boundaries, teasing their new 32-inch 8K display here at CES. We’re talking about a huge 7680×4320 – with the equivalent pixels of 4 x 4K displays, or 16 x 1080p displays – at a cost of $4999.
The new Dell UP3218K is “refined and ready for production” according to The Verge, with next to no bezel and the ability of pivot, tilt, swivel, and height adjustment. Dell is aiming the UP3218K at graphics, design, photo and video professionals.
Pushing the 7680×4320 resolution will be hard, and thankfully – Dell has pushed 60Hz at 8K, not 30Hz that I would’ve expected. Dell had to work with NVIDIA right up until the last minute to get driver support at 8K, with Product Launch Manager for Displays at Dell, Michael Turner, explaining to PC World: “[8K] is not practical, not yet. When the next round of graphics cards refresh, they’ll get to the point where 8K is mass consumable“.
Dell’s UP3218K has 2 x DisplayPort 1.4 connections which support 8K. Priced at $4999, Dell will be selling the UP3218K starting March 23.