4K Offers More – Here’s What You’ve Been Missing

This is the 2nd in a four-part blog series, highlighting Ultra HD monitor trends and the viability of 4K displays in the workplace. <Previous><Next>

What do computer programmers, graphic designers, videographers, architects, and database managers all have in common? The need to see more to be able to do more.

As media content becomes richer and data sets become larger, HD and Full HD displays are not providing enough screen real estate and pixels for these professionals to do their jobs efficiently. That’s where 4K technology comes into play, specifically Dell’s Ultra HD monitors. In my recent YouTube video, I highlight the benefits of having one Dell Ultra HD display rather than four 1080p screens, and how you can help maximize your employees’ productivity each day when you refresh your monitor fleet with Dell monitors.

Is your organization still using monitor technology from five years ago? If so, your employees could be struggling to view the necessary data and projects limited by 1080p and 768p displays. With over 8 million pixels, 4K displays provide an astounding advantage over the 2 million pixels found in 1080p by giving users the ability to view four times more content than with Full HD monitors. Even if your team is using Quad HD (QHD) monitors now, they’ll gain 200% (2x) more viewable content, with finer, clearer images with Ultra HD monitors. Creative professionals can utilize Ultra HD displays to see the finest details even when they enlarge their images to extreme close ups.

By refreshing with Dell Ultra HD monitors, you’ll have the tools you need to help maximize your productivity. Whether you work in CAD/CAM, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, PowerDirector, or any other intensive computing application, utilizing one of Dell’s UHD displays will ensure the highest quality image reproduction and the ability to see the most viewable content for your dollars spent.

Expanding your horizons:

If your profession requires your desktop to have several windows open at one time, a UHD display can enhance your productivity and foster creativity. Dell’s Ultra HD displays offer ample screen real estate to host multiple applications, feature-rich video and photo editing tools, massive databases, and much more. Additionally, ultra-wide viewing angles found on Dell’s expansive UltraSharp Ultra HD displays ensure a clear and consistent viewing experience.

Incredible clarity:

Today’s vibrant LED-backlit monitors offer sharper images with better contrast than yesterday’s monitors, and Dell’s UltraSharp Ultra HD displays offer up to a 350 cd/m² brightness for incredible clarity for whatever you do, while Dell’s P2815Q offers a vibrant 300 cd/m² brightness. Additionally, Dell’s Ultra HD monitors reveal a high level of detail with a color depth of 1.07 billion colors. Professionals working with images and/or video will be pleased to know that Dell’s UltraSharp UP2414Q and UP3214Q Ultra HD displays also come standard with PremierColor to provide nearly perfect color accuracy.*

NPD DisplaySearch claims that the average selling price (ASP) for 4K monitors is forecast to decline from $1,347 in 2014 to $927 in 2017. We’re well ahead of the curve at Dell, with our P2815Q 28-inch Ultra HD monitor available for just $599.99. Additionally, Digital Trends reports that Intel says “it’s possible that the price of 4K monitors to drop significantly, falling to under $400 by the end of this year.”

And while 4K monitors are typically targeted for multi-operation environments, NPD notes that as ASPs decline, “the 4k market will expand to encompass standard office operations that require more data on a single screen.” Power users will be grateful for the upgrade, and you’ll enhance your organization’s productivity and save money in the long run; it’s a win-win.

Ultra HD, Quad HD, 4K, 2160p – call it what you will, but the latest display technology is an innovation that is here to stay. Dell’s Ultra HD monitors are attractive displays for attractive prices. At Dell, we help you see more for less.

a man and a woman looking at two Dell UltraSharp monitors 

*As measured by a deltaE of up to < 2.

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