Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor Review: The UP3214Q At $3500

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What I always find entertaining is how these monitor manufacturers will only back their $500+ (in this case $2000+) products for a maximum of 3 years, but my $250 power supply has a 7-year warranty and my $200 SSD has a 5-year warranty.
 

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Yes, but you miss the point.

This is a reasonable expectation, with economies of scale the average consumer will eventually be able to buy a 4K display for $300-$500 USD.

Agreed. I've owned a few Dell Ultrasharp monitors and have always been surprised at the short length of warranty compared to what I get from other premium components. Sadly the entire display industry is like this in terms of warranty coverage.

You also miss the point. I assume you didn't even read the article.

Anyway, great article. I was hoping TH would get around do doing a proper review of this monitor as I'm expecting it to be the benchmark for future 4K panels.
 

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"The company also introduced a budget-oriented 28-inch model as well, the P2815Q. Gamers might favor it more, since it's a $700 screen with a faster-responding TN panel."P2815Q has only a refresh rate of 30Hz... gamers might not favor it more...
 

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We hope to test the P2815Q very soon. In the meantime, we have the UP2414Q in the lab now. This is a 24-inch IPS screen for around $1200.

-Christian-
 

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Why is the bezel so F-ing big? When are desktop monitors (that weight less than a TV and people actually put two or more next to each other) going to have slim or nonexistent bezels?

$3500 16:9?????? Good grief!
 

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You get what you pay for people. Ive been gaming on a 30 inch 2506 x 1600 display for over 3 years now paid $1200 and been worth every cent. Will wait till next year to see more brands come out and prices drop to a better level like under $1500.
 

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very expensive screen that's for sure. it'll take at least 3 years till price will drop into $1000. Even for $1000 it'll be unreachable for most users.I'd rather see SAMSUNG, DELL, LG pushing 27'' 1440p monitors into mainstream with price something like $300-350. At the moment for that price one can only get poxy Korean screens. I'm sure this would make more sales than 4k $3500 madness.
 

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First this isn't a true 4K panel although everyone seems to accept 3 different resolution numbers and call them all 4K. Silly. Second, 4K is not here. It is being pushed on consumers by companies still pissed we didn't all drink the 3D Koolaid and rush out and by those crappy sets and monitors. Third, there are some great 1440 1600 options out there that rock (Overlord IPS, ASUS although it is not a great panel - TN - which I hate, etc.) 4K is not going to be a realistic investment for MOST gamers in 2014 due to the tech being way too pricey. One day, sure, but definitely not this year.
 

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very expensive screen that's for sure. it'll take at least 3 years till price will drop into $1000. Even for $1000 it'll be unreachable for most users.I'd rather see SAMSUNG, DELL, LG pushing 27'' 1440p monitors into mainstream with price something like $300-350. At the moment for that price one can only get poxy Korean screens. I'm sure this would make more sales than 4k $3500 madness.
 

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very expensive screen that's for sure. it'll take at least 3 years till price will drop into $1000. Even for $1000 it'll be unreachable for most users.I'd rather see SAMSUNG, DELL, LG pushing 27'' 1440p monitors into mainstream with price something like $300-350. At the moment for that price one can only get poxy Korean screens. I'm sure this would make more sales than 4k $3500 madness.
 

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This is very clearly primarily a display for graphics professionals (good Adobe RGB mode, factory calibrated, uniformity compensation). Because for raw eye-popping image quality - which is what your average consumer is looking to improve - 1000:1 contrast ratio is pathetic. That's why display tech such as Plasma TVs and high-end Projectors with 10,000:1, 20,000:1 and even higher contrast ratio are truly stunning. The high pixel density here makes for nice sharpness but it doesn't really compensate for the lack of contrast, and I haven't even mentioned motion clarity...
 

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I've added it to my Flea-Bay alerts, so as soon as someone is bored of one of these.... :)But to you all I have a simple question - is the latency too much for gaming, I mean really? I don't go around measuring latency, so you real-world opinions, I seek.Thanks.
 

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I'm bored with these over expensive monitor reviews. It'll be more interesting if you do the review of all those cheap 1440p & 1600p korean monitors. For me they seem more relevant.
 
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