Report: Dell's New 4K Monitors Have 60Hz IPS Panels

Subject: Displays | November 19, 2014 - 07:31 PM |
Tagged: monitor, ips monitor, display, dell, 4k

Dell has released two new 4K monitors, and according to a story published by The Tech Report these are using IPS panels.

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The new models are available on Dell's site priced starting at $599, which puts them into what had been TN territory just a few months ago. The original report came from TFT Central, which claimed to have leaked information about new 4K monitors from Dell with 60Hz IPS panels. Dell released the leaked model numbers at just $599 and $699 for the 24-inch and 27-inch versions, respectively.

Updated: Dell's website specifies that these are in fact IPS in the full tech specs rundown for each panel. I surmised that these could potentially be a VA or other panel type as well, as of course IPS is not the only display technology capable of wide viewing angles.

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Dell's listing for the 24" model

The monitors arrive factory-calibrated to 99% sRGB color (according to Dell's product pages) and feature tilt, swivel, and rotation, so they could be a great option where the full 178° viewing angle is preferred over the existing TN-based 4K offerings.

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November 19, 2014 | 08:44 PM - Posted by Stargate (not verified)

Wow, if true, this is awesome! Such a cheap price, now I just need to buy a $3000+ computer to game on it...soooo not so cheap I guess.

November 20, 2014 | 09:43 PM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

You can get a cheaper computer that handles 4k, 2 r9 290x for $600,mobo ssd ram psu, case all high end parts for around 1k.
ips is not for gaming anyway the input lag is just to long, this is geared towards professional use.

November 19, 2014 | 09:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Dell's website does not appear to specify that these are in fact IPS, as only a combination "IPS/Wide Angle" panel is specified. This could potentially be a VA or other panel type as well, as of course IPS is not the only display technology capable of wide viewing angles.

Guess you didn't read the website.

Dell 24 Ultra HD 4K Monitor – P2415Q
Dell 27 Ultra HD 4K Monitor – P2715Q

Panel Type, Surface:
In-plane switching (IPS)

There both 10bit panels aswell so if you want to take advantage of them you better not use a GeForce or you'll be limited to 8bit only.

November 19, 2014 | 11:08 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Of course I did read Dell's website, but you are correct as clearly the panel type is listed in the tech specs rundown. I updated the post. Odd to me that Dell is not advertising this as a feature in the product overview.

November 21, 2014 | 11:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Every 4K display has to be at least 10-bit (native or 8+FRC) to meet the UHDTV ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020 requirements.

November 22, 2014 | 03:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

These TN panels are 10-bit (8-bit native +). All modern GPUs can handle 8-bit.

The IPS panels are 12-bit (10-bit native +). If you don't want to be hardware limited to 8-bit (All GeForce GPUs). You need to use a Radeon or go workstation class GPU (FirePro or Quadro)

November 20, 2014 | 12:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I guess IPS is one of those things you have to see to find out whether or not it's worth it. Extra pixels I can understand, but this whole TN vs IPS debate leaves me yawning. Factor in the use'h mark up price and it's probably the same reason why 2560x1440 isn't widely adopted.

November 20, 2014 | 05:32 AM - Posted by Edmond (not verified)

You clearly dont know what you are talking about, if you think there can be a "debate" between TN and IPS.

November 20, 2014 | 01:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Obviously, which is my point. It's one of those "see to believe" kind of things. We know technically IPS, 2560x1440, and 120Hz is better than whats standard. So why is it they aren't mainstream? People either are unaware of the differences or monitor manufacturers just want to leave them as high-end items to upsell people like they have for an eternity. The cost would go down if they ditched the old technology and pushed the better. They know monitors/TV's have very little room to grow technologically so they purposely keep things how they are now so their margins don't shrink to next to nothing.

November 21, 2014 | 05:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That is simply not true.
First of all, different technologies are best for different users. I prefer a TN panel for gaming but usually switch to an IPS monitor for movies and the little bit of colour correction work I have to do. For normal Office users, a 150 Dollar HD TN monitor is simply good enough, so they dont spend 500 for something thats technically better but does not benefit them.
Go to any electronic shop and if you cant tell the difference. just buy the cheapest monitor you can find, good for you :)
Why are high-res and high-refresh Monitors not mainsteam? Well, are you driving a Ferrari? It comes down to cost, and everything above the established standards will cost more to produce and thus to buy.

Your last Point about manufacturers is absurd. Your argument only makes sense if there is only 1 manufacturer without any competition who can dictate a whole market. Obviously that is not the case, and the fact that profit margins are indeed very low on most monitors is proof of that, aside from the fact that there are dozens of manufacturers out there, go see for yourself.
So in short. you know nothing and ignore simple economics to defend your position.

November 20, 2014 | 05:24 AM - Posted by sp82 (not verified)

I want a 1440p IPS 120HZ LowPersistence monitor! Panel makers WAKE UP!!!

November 20, 2014 | 07:39 AM - Posted by Edmond (not verified)

screw that crap...

bring the fucking OLED monitors already... ALL problems solved with that

November 21, 2014 | 12:43 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Totally agree, but they'll get our money one last time before that.

Then the'll say that the now cool thing was actually crap compared to the oled.

rinse, repeat.

November 21, 2014 | 05:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Of course, because every single manufactorer involved in producing monitors and the technologies needed for it, including universities and companies from 5 different continents are all in a secret Club and have decided on when to release every product. Makes sense!
Jesus Christ.

OLED is NOT the White Knight in shining armor and has TONS of problems, especially in bigger form factors.

November 21, 2014 | 04:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's not true that oled solve all the problems.
It's not true that oled can display images at 10.000 HZ, do not eliminate blur and so on, due controller limitations and electronic it not perfect.
Oled have black smearing for now. In my Oculus DK2 the black smearing it's a big problem and also on S3-S4-S5 smartphones or on my Galaxy Tab S 10.5 it's noticeable.
It's orrible in the DK2 and I hope samsung find a solution to this problem in time for the first consumer Oculus Rift.

November 20, 2014 | 09:31 AM - Posted by Randal_46

Do these support 1.2a/1.3 Display Port Adaptive Sync technology?

November 20, 2014 | 09:45 PM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Likely not

November 24, 2014 | 01:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm probably hoping in vain, but my ideal would be a 36" 16:9 4K monitor. Something between the 32's and the 40's that are a bit too large.

There are just things you can work on and layout more accurately on a large monitor.

March 14, 2017 | 05:57 AM - Posted by mij (not verified)

question: can the usb ports play movies from usb flash drives or usb storage? 1080p or 2160p?

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