Currently there are several 4K options on the market – models using the higher end IGZO displays such as the Dell Ultrasharp 32” 4K (UP3214Q, $3500) or the ASUS PQ321Q ($3500, our review) are currently attracting the most attention.  From my perspective (and a few others), 32” is just too large for a desktop monitor and while 4K seems attractive, something smaller (27”) would be more palatable.  In comes Dell, who has leaked through their Belize website, the next generation 24” UHD Monitor, the UP2414Q.  (Interesting enough it is also mentioned on their US website, through the compatibility list of a sound bar.)

Putting arguments aside about OS scaling and whether someone needs 4K in a 24 inch monitor, the specifications do make for interesting reading:

- 3840 x 2160 in 24 inches = 183.58 pixels per inch, compared to 204 for the IBM T220/T221 and 137.6 for a 32” UHD
- 178º/178º Viewing Angle
- 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB (G-B LED backlight we assume)
- Factory Calibrated to Delta-E < 2
- 10-bit, 1.07 billion colors
- HDMI, DisplayPort, mini-DP, four USB 3.0 and 6-in-1 card reader

Of course, information is limited.  Other reports online list this as an IPS panel, although that is ultimately unverifiable at this point in time - we can only speculate that a 24" high end panel is finally making its way through the chain.  The 32” UP3214Q from Dell is only 30Hz at full resolution unless you use DisplayPort 1.2a + MST (Chris is testing this monitor as I type), so one might assume that the 24” panel would be the same.

Price and release date not announced – given that the 32” models are around $3500, the offset of a smaller cut of panel against the increased difficulty in creating it might be the competing factors here.

Update: We have some information, direct from Dell's new US website page for the UP2414Q:

Display

Diagonally Viewable Size:
60.47 cm
23.8" (23.8-inch wide viewable image size)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen (16:9)
Panel Type, Surface:
In-plane switching, anti glare with hard coat 3H
Optimal resolution:
3840 x 21601 at 60 Hz (DP1.2*)
3840 x 21601 at 30 Hz HDMI
Contrast Ratio:
1000: 1 (typical)
2 Million:1 (Max) (Dynamic Contrast Ratio)
Brightness:
350 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time:
8 ms (gray to gray)
Viewing Angle:
(178° vertical / 178° horizontal)
Color Support:
Color Gamut (typical): Adobe RGB 99%, sRGB 100%
1.07 Billion colors (8 Bits +AFRC)
Pixel Pitch:
0.137 mm
Pixel Per Inch (PPI):
185
Backlight Technology:
LED
Display Type:
Widescreen Flat Panel Display
Display Screen Coating:
Antiglare with hard-coating 3H

Connectivity

1 HDMI connector
1 Mini DisplayPort
1 DisplayPort (version 1.2a)
4 USB 3.0 ports - Downstream (4 at the back, 1 with battery charging)
1 USB 3.0 port - Upstream
1 Media Card Reader
 

Stand

Height-adjustable stand, tilt, swivel, pivot and built in cable-management
Flat Panel Mount Interface:
VESA (100 mm)
 

Built-in Devices

USB 3.0 Hi-Speed Hub (with 1 USB upstream port and 4 USB downstream ports)
 

Size and Weight

Dimensions with stand (H x W x D):
14.61" ~ 19.75" (371.1 mm ~ 501.7 mm) x 22.40" (569.0 mm) x 7.56" (192.0 mm)
Dimensions without stand (H x W x D):
13.33" (338.5 mm) x 22.40" (569.0 mm) x 2.22" (56.3 mm)
Preset Display Area(H X V):
527.04 mm x 296.46 mm
20.7" x 11.7"
Weight (panel only - for VESA mount):
4.8 kg (10.58 lbs)
Weight (with packaging):
10.0 kg (22.05 lbs)

Update 2:  Pricing has just been announced due to an official Dell press release:

Availability and Pricing 
The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor (UP3214Q) is available globally starting at $3,499. The Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor (UP2414Q) is now available in the Americas, starting at $1,399. It will be available worldwide on December 16. The UltraSharp 28 Ultra HD Monitor (P2815Q) will be available in early 2014. 

$1400 ?! Can I sign up for a few? That matches the recent batch of IBM T221 models that were sold on ebay this year. For a long while we were expecting some pricing north of $2500, but at $1400 I am actually amazed.

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  • dragonsqrrl - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    "The Asus and Dell monitors are also ugly and cheaply built for such a high asking price. If you are going to ask that much, it better look sexy such as the Samsung LEDs or flagship Panasonic Plasmas."

    ... I think you should wait a little while. It doesn't sound like this type of monitor is targeted at you.
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  • darkfalz - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    Wouldn't buy a monitor without G-Sync after that was announced. It's a game changer. Reply
  • Lonyo - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    You won't really need GSync on a 4k monitor, unless you're using tri-SLI cards. Reply
  • DesktopMan - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    You'd need GSync even more on a 4K monitor, because you'd have more problems hitting high frame rates. Especially with slower cards. Reply
  • qwertybirdy - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    Correct. Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    ...what? Reply
  • flyingpants1 - Saturday, December 7, 2013 - link

    You mean a 4k 120hz G-Sync IPS display with Lightboost, right? Reply
  • MatthiasP - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    A desktop monitor with 180 PPI, my dreams have come true! Now to wait a year or two until they are down to a reasonable price. Reply
  • rmm - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    or just buy a 39' 600 USD 4kLCD TV only runs at 30Hz but fine for work, I run one off my T440s laptop at work with a DP to HDMI adapter

    when they support 60Hz for that price I'll just buy another one
    Reply
  • DParadoxx - Monday, December 2, 2013 - link

    32" is too large? What is wrong with you? I can't wait for something larger than my 30s. Reply

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