Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m

ThinkVision Pro2840m

Lenovo has announced an interesting 4k 28″ display, ThinkVision Pro2840m. The specs are mostly the usual, but price the can be considered very reasonable: $799. On feature side one intresting addition are integrated speakers and MHL connectivity.

Size: 28″

Video inputs: DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, MHL

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Price: $799

Availability: April 2014

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Dell UP2414Q 24″

 

Dell UQ2414Q

 

Quite interesting screen to join the 4k party is Dell’s new 24″ screen. Yes, you read that right. Instead of the industry standard 30″-and-something, this screen only measures 24″, meaning you are looking at much smaller pixels.

The high resolution combined with smaller physical size results in 185 pixels-per-inc (PPI). Just to get some context, iPhone 5s display has 326 PPI (but obviously you are looking your phone screen at much shorter distances).

UP2414Q comes with the premier color technology and Dell is promising “true color accuracy as well as 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB coverage.”

Size: 23.8″

Video inputs:1x HDMI, 1x Mini DisplayPort, 1 DisplayPort (1.2a)

Panel Type: n-plane switching

Brightness: 350 cd/m2

Contrast ratio: 1000 : 1

Viewing Angle (H/V): 178°, 178°

Response time: 8 ms (Gray-to-gray)

Pixels-per-inch (PPI): 185

Price: $1,299

Availability: Available

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Sharp PN-K322B 31.5″ 4K Touch screen

Sharp PN-K322b

 

Shart PN-K322B is a touch screen version of their 4K screen. The screen comes with touch pen with extra small 2mm tip. Sharp claims the combination of high res and small tipped pen is especially suitable for writing directly to screen.

Size: 31.5″

Video inputs:1 x DisplayPort, 2xHDMI, Audio input and output

Panel Type: IGZO

Brightness: 350 cd/m2

Contrast ratio: 800 : 1

Viewing Angle (H/V): 176°, 176°

Response time: 8 ms (Gray-to-gray)

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Phillps 23.8″ 4K monitor

The details are pretty vague at the moment, but earlier this year IT Pro Portal reported that Philips is prepping a 23.8″ 4K display for Q1/2014 release. With this size we are looking at pretty impressive DPI values. The monitor is rumored to hit the sub 1000€ ($1300) range.

Currently there does not seem to be any other sources confirming this information.

Size: 23.8″

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Price: < $1300 (estimated)

Availability: Q1/2014 (not confirmed)

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Eizo DuraVision FDH3601 36.4″

Eizo 36.4"

 

Eizo FDH3601 36.4″ has already been on market for a while. It is strictly a professional screen with “If you need to to ask the price then you can’t afford it” type price tag.  Eizo web page mentions it as suitable for “Air Traffic Control and Geophysical services”

Size: 36.4″

Video inputs: DVI-D 24 pin x 2, DisplayPort x 2

Panel Type: IGZO LCD

Brightness: 700 cd/m2

Contrast ratio: 1000:1

Viewing Angle (H/V): 176°, 176°

Response time: 8 ms (Gray-to-gray)

Price: $15.000+

Availability: Already available

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Dell Ultrasharp UP3214Q

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Dell teased us with their own 32″ 4K display this summer. Now the beast has officially launced as is available currently at least in China. The display is based on the Sharp’s IGZO panel.

Size: 31.5″

Video inputs: At least HDMI and display port (regular and mini)

Panel Type: IGZO LCD

Brightness: 350cd/m2

Contrast ratio: 1000:1

Refresh rate: 60Hz (DisplayPort 1.2) and 30Hz (HDMI)

Viewing Angle (H/V):  176°/176°

Connectivity: 1 HDMI, 1 Mini DIsplayPort, 1 DisplayPort 1.2a

Price: $3,499

Availability: Available

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Seiki 39″ SE39UY04

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Seiki is currently the cheapest player in the field. And by large margin. Seiki’s 39″ 4K screen goes for way under $1000.  It is also different in the sense that while others are mostly putting in smaller pixels, Seiki is also providing more screen estate.

One thing to watch out are the refresh rates. While the 30Hz via HDMI may be enough for movies, some people are reporting this is not enough for everyday computer use. 

Size: 38.5″

Resolution:  3840×2160

Video inputs: component video, VGA (15 pin d-sud), 3 x HDMI

Panel Type: IGZO LCD

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Connectivity: Component video, HDMI 1.4, VGA

Price: $799

Availability: already available

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Asus PQ321Q 31.5″

Asus PQ321

Asus was the first company to push more reasonably priced 4k display to the market. The display readily available, but with quite hefty price tag of about $3,500.

Size: 31.5″

Video inputs: 2xHDMI 1.4a, 1xDisplayPort 1.2 with MST

Panel Type: IGZO LCD

Brightness: 350 cd/m2

Contrast ratio: 800:1

Viewing Angle (H/V): 176/176

Price: $3,499

Availability: already available

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