Dell Unveils UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor With 3840x2160 IGZO Panel

Subject: Displays | July 24, 2013 - 12:59 PM |
Tagged: ultrasharp 32, ultrasharp, ultra hdtv, UHD, igzo, dell, 4k

Dell showed off a new Ultra HD (UHD) monitor called the UltraSharp 32 at SIGGRAPH 2013 this week. The new monitor has a 32" IGZO, or Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, panel, which is a technology developed by Sharp that allows for smaller pixels or faster reaction times. (A similar panel is used in the ASUS PQ321Q that Ryan recently reviewed.). The panel has a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 and comes with a matte finish. Dell claims that its new 4K monitor supports up to 1.07 billion colors.

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The monitor is fitted to an aluminum stand that allows for height ajustment. The monitor itself is rather thin, but still manages to fit an SD card reader on the left-hand side. The rest of the ports are located on the rear of the monitor, however. IO on the Dell UltraSharp 32 includes:

  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 3 x USB
  • 1 x SD

Unfortunately, other specifications such as refresh rate are unknown. Dell has not yet released pricing information, but has stated that the UltraSharp 32 will be available in Q4 of this year. I think this is good for consumers as it should help bring 4k monitor prices down as competition heats up between the various manufacturers using these IGZO panels.

Engadget was on hand at SIGGRAPH and managed to snap several photos of the new monitor which are worth checking out.

Source: Engadget
July 24, 2013 | 01:26 PM - Posted by EndTimeKeeper

It's good to see more company's working on 4k displays, hopefully it will help drive down higher prices that we have been seeing lately. I

July 24, 2013 | 03:06 PM - Posted by orvtrebor

I'm wondering how much north of 4 grand is this thing going to cost.

It has a nicer stand and extra goodies, damn sexy beast.

July 24, 2013 | 03:39 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

I wonder if its a 60hz panel though?

July 25, 2013 | 08:05 AM - Posted by power666 (not verified)

Considering the quality of Dell's Ultrasharp line, I'd be inclined to say yes. The real question is if this achieves 60 Hz using the two 1920 x 2160 virtual displays via MST or a single 3840 x 2160 logical displays using SST.

December 2, 2013 | 10:12 AM - Posted by LWATCDR (not verified)

So how many Titans, 790Tis, or R9 290Xs in Crossfire "when AMD gets that working with multiple monitors" or SLI would you need to drive three of these at a good frame rate?
BTW yes I know that it is unlikely to be used for gaming and is really for professionals doing CAD, Video editing, super high end photoshop and so on.

July 24, 2013 | 09:01 PM - Posted by stephenC (not verified)

Hopefully it will not be plauged by all those issues people had with the u27 and u30 panels.

July 25, 2013 | 11:04 AM - Posted by Kingofkats

orvtrebor, I'm thinking it comes in closer to $2k than $4k or Dell wouldn't bother. I can't think of too many businesses outside the medical market willing to pony up $4k for a new monitor.

Agree for danged sure about the looks. The aluminum stand is a nice touch. I'd like to see this thing benchmarked for video editing software when it comes out.

July 25, 2013 | 12:01 PM - Posted by 333 (not verified)

Love Dell Monitors, I had my U3011 2560x1600 for 3 years.

I hope dell drops their prices with the 4K resolution monitors to around 2000$ - 2500$. Would be a nice Christmas present for someone.

August 18, 2013 | 05:40 PM - Posted by Johan Krüger Haglert (not verified)

Thank you! You're all too kind :)

Or well, I deserve it.

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