It doesn't matter if the chicken or egg came first, we have tasty recipes for both. Likewise, it doesn't matter if Ultra HD monitors or 4K video becomes commonplace first, just so long as both get here, and in short order. So far, it looks like hardware might be winning out. We're seeing more and more Ultra HD panels come to market, including Dell's new UltraSharp 32 PremierColor (UP3214Q) display.
This sexy monitor features four times the resolution of Full HD at 3840x2160 spread across 31.5 inches of real estate. Like most other 4K monitors, the panel is a Sharp IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) screen, which uses smaller transistors and thereby allows for smaller pixels.
For what it's worth, other rated specifications include a 1,000:1 typical contrast ratio (2,000,000:1 dynamic), 350 cd/m2 brightness, 8ms response time (gray to gray), and 176 degrees of vertical and horizontal viewing angles. On the connectivity front, the UP3214Q features HDMi, mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort (version 1.2a), four downstream USB 3.0 ports, an upstream USB 3.0 port, and a media card reader.
You can adjust the monitor's tilt, swivel, and height. Dell says you can also fine tune the colors with the user accessible hardware look-up tablet (LUT) as well as with optional color calibrating hardware and software.
Hong Kong has dibs on the monitor where it's selling for HK$41,899, or about $5,400 in U.S. dollars -- oomph!