You Might Actually Be Able To Afford A 4K Monitor Soon

You Might Actually Be Able to Afford a 4K Monitor Soon

These days, any mention of 4K immediately conjures up images of crystal-clear definition — -and absurdly exorbitant price tags. Well, that's quickly changing. Dell's new UltraSharp 28-inch 4K screen can be yours for less than $US700 when it ships later this month, and it's not alone.

The price of 4K monitors is dropping across the board. Asus and Lenovo are both launching 28-inch 4K monitors that will cost less than $US800. Of course, that's still quite a bit of money. But compared to the 4K monitors we were looking at last year — for example, Sharp's 32-inch version, for $US4555 — it's a steep, steep reduction. A similar drop is happening on the TV side of things. Vizio is debuting a $US1000 50-inch 4K TV, for example — and prices are only going to drop as 4K becomes more prevalent.

But back to Dell. Its new UltraSharp will come with a colour depth of 1.073 billion colours, a 170-degree viewing angle, and a speedy five millisecond response time. And it can be all yours come January 23. [PC World; UberGizmo]

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