Dell has confirmed that its curved display isn't the only interesting monitor it plans to release this year, teasing an ultra-high definition panel with a 5,120x2,880 resolution.
The push towards 4K resolutions and its consumer-facing variant Ultra HD is plain to see, with everyone from monitor makers
and microconsole manufacturers
to system builders
heralding the higher resolution as the next big thing in gaming. Dell, however, has decided to go one better than its competitors with a 5K display: the Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor, to give it its full title.
The panel features a 5,120x2,880 native resolution - seven times higher than a Full HD screen - in a 27" diagonal, for a massive pixel density of 218 pixels per inch. The panel itself is protected by edge-to-edge glass with an anti-reflective coating, while extras include a pair of 16W Harmon Kardon speakers and six USB ports along with a memory card reader. Dell's PremierColour technology is also included for what the company claims is true-to-life colour accuracy suitable for professional graphics work.
That's just as well, really, because the price puts the 5K display easily into the professional market: while UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, Dell has stated that it plans to release the monitor in the US later this year with an eye-watering $2,499.99 recommended retail price (around £1,532 excluding taxes.)
Full specifications for the monitor have yet to be published, with more details expected closer to its year-end launch.