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Dell Demos 5K Display 204

An anonymous reader writes: Even though 4k displays are just making their way into consumer affordability, manufacturers are already pushing beyond. Dell has previewed a computer monitor it calls a "5k" display. The resolution is 5120x2880, stuffing 14,745,600 pixels on a 27" screen. For comparison, that's more than seven times the amount of pixels in a 1920x1080 display. Pixel density is 218 PPI, roughly the same as a 15" Retina MacBook Pro. ExtremeTech suggests, "As far as we're aware, no one is actually making 5120×2880 panels, especially not at 27 inches diagonal – so what we're probably looking at is two 2560x2880 panels squished together as a 'tiled display.'" Unfortunately, it's pricy, expected to cost around $2,500. But hopefully it will help drive 4k display prices even further toward mainstream availability.
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Dell Demos 5K Display

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  • by Rafael Jaimes III ( 3430609 ) on Friday September 05, 2014 @01:22PM (#47835851)

    when will we finally get hihger than 1920*1080 resolution monitors at a decent price ????

    Or when will 1920x1080 be the standard for small laptops instead of 1366x768?

  • by ohieaux ( 2860669 ) on Friday September 05, 2014 @01:46PM (#47836113)
    HD content, for video, is a lot of data for minimal increased information. Increasing pixel density provides no additional information if added pixels are below the threshold of perception.

    Given the option, I'll watch HD over SD, but I can follow all the action on SD.
  • by brwski ( 622056 ) on Friday September 05, 2014 @02:05PM (#47836283)
    Why x1080 when x1200 works so, so much better? Finding an affordable monitor with useful vertical space is getting difficult. There are a good number of people who use their boxen to do something more useful than watching movies.
  • by Mal-2 ( 675116 ) on Friday September 05, 2014 @02:07PM (#47836295) Homepage Journal

    Do you have eagle eyes or sit close to the screen? (Yes, and no, in my case.)
    Can you see the scan lines and pixels of a normal, good-quality display from a distance greater than the diagonal size of the monitor itself? (I do.)
    Have you ever set shell windows to 6 or 8 point fonts so they don't clutter up your screen(s), yet still find them legible? (Also yes for me.)
    Are you looking to reduce the WALL OF DISPLAY effect without losing precious real estate? (I have three monitors totaling 6.5 MPix, and wouldn't mind at all if I could reduce that to two [I'd still want a video display for watching across the room] or just one [if the scaling works well enough to do said video]).

    If you sound anything like me, then yeah, you probably want this. If you're one of the types that runs a display at something other than its native resolution ALL THE TIME, because everything is too tiny for you, then you almost certainly do NOT want this.

The best defense against logic is ignorance.