Dell ups the monitor ante with '5K' Ultrasharp 27-inch monitor

5,120 x 2,880 pixel display is a graphic artist's dream though your graphic card would want to kill you
Dell ups the monitor ante with '5K' Ultrasharp 27-inch monitor

Apple isn't the only one impressing with its sharp displays (albeit only on the laptop and tablet front) as Dell is pushing the HD envelope with its new 27-inch monitor. 5,120 x 2,880 pixels sounds crazy and is also probably crazy amazing.

What's even more interesting is that the monitor allows you to turn it vertically, which Anandtech rightly points out is like having two 2,560 x 2,880 stacked together in one screen.

The future holds 5-figure pixel counts?

Only one problem though; besides the enormous pixel count, Dell has been cagey with the specifications besides calling it a 5K display. Apparently it might also have 16W integrated speakers but honestly, who cares about those?

What we'd really like to know is the ports, refresh speeds, if Dell is including any super-calibration magic software or tools and if the current graphic cards can support this monitor without just giving up and expiring.

But seeing how much graphic card juice this monitor will demand, we expect it to be the kind of monitor only those with super-rigs or with high industrial requirements would want in the first place.

As to pricing, Dell has been just as cagey on those details but estimates put the price as hovering somewhere around US$2500 (RM7928).[Source: The Verge]