It's fast becoming clear that monitor makers will be the ones pushing UltraHD 4K resolutions while there's still a dearth of content, and we're just fine with that (gaming on high-end graphics cards is our go-to application for these sexy panels). Enter Dell, the newest participant to throw its weight around in the 4K category. Dell's offering is its new UltraSharp 32 (UP3214Q), a 31.5-inch Ultra HD panel with a 3840x2160 resolution, which is four times that of Full HD 1080p.
It's Dell's largest monitor to date, along with having the highest pixel resolution of any previous panel. Dell's pitching it as a multi-tasking monster with plenty of real estate for viewing applications side-by-side. Target users include graphic designers, video and game developers, CAD/CAM designers, engineers, photographers, and power users in general, Dell says.
Tech specs are always a bit dubious when it comes to monitors, but for what's worth, the UP3214Q features an IGZO IPS panel (standard fare in the 4K category), 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical), 350 cd/m2 brightness, 8ms gray-to-gray response time, and a 176-degree viewing angle (both horizontal and vertical).
As for connectivity options, Dell's flagship monitor offers HDMI, mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort (version 1.2a), 4 x downstream USB 3.0 ports + 1 x upstream USB 3.0, and a media card reader.