What just happened? Dell has introduced what it calls the world’s first 6K resolution display with IPS Black panel technology, which is said to deliver higher contrast and deeper blacks compared to conventional IPS panels.
The Dell UltraSharp 32 6K monitor (model U3224KB) packs 6,144 x 2,456 pixels into a 31.5-inch IPS Black panel with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 1.07 billion colors covering 99% of the screen. DCI-P3 and Display P3 range. It is also Vesa DisplayHDR 600 certified.
According to the Hot Tech study commissioned by Dell, displays with IPS Black technology deliver up to 41% deeper black levels and up to 1.2 times better color accuracy than conventional IPS technology, especially when displaying low levels of gray. The company also cited a Forrester report that claims more than 50% of employees surveyed rated external displays as the most important device for maximizing productivity.
Dell’s latest also packs a dual-gain 4K HDR webcam with a multi-element lens flanked by two 14W speakers mounted above the screen and has quick-access, angled pop-up ports up front. Speaking of connectivity, there are plenty of additional I/O ports on the back, including an HDMI 2.1 connector, mini DisplayPort 2.1 connector, Thunderbolt 4 downstream, USB-C upstream, Thunderbolt 4 (140 W PD), USB-A and an RJ45 locking slot. .
I’m too exaggerated, but only when it makes sense. Having already tried a 32-inch 4K monitor, I’m not sure that stepping up to 6K would do much for me at this screen size – at least not when running 1:1. Even sitting close, I imagine the lyrics would be also Close for more comfort.
What do you consider to be the sweet spot in terms of resolution versus screen size? And do you subscribe to the idea that it’s possible to sit too close to a screen, or is that total nonsense in your book?
Dell’s new UltraSharp 32 6K monitor will be available in the first half of 2023. Unfortunately, the price was not mentioned, but for comparison, the UltraSharp 32 4K (model U3223QE) is priced at $919.99 on Dell’s website at the time of this writing.