Dell has launched a truly gigantic PC monitor. The new 43-inch P4317Q offers 3840x2160 pixels and supports four simultaneous inputs. It is available now for $1350.
Dell launches P4317Q
Philips recently launched a 43-inch 4K monitor and now it is Dell’s turn. The new Dell P4317Q is also based on an IPS panel LCD with more or less similar specifications – possibly the same.
P4317Q offers 3840x2160 pixels and the supports up to 60 Hz refresh rate. It can receive four simultaneous inputs and reproduce each picture in 1920x1080 pixels. Dell is referring to it as a “multi-client monitor” and believes that it can replace existing 3- or 4-monitor setups. Besides the Picture-by-Picture (PbP) feature it also supports Picture-in-Picture (PiP).
It can be connected to a PC via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI. Unfortunately, Dell has decided to include 2x HDMI 1.4 instead of HDMI 2.0, which means that you cannot get 3840x2160 resolution at 60Hz – only 30Hz. Only the DisplayPort connector in the monitor supports the full resolution. Philips has implemented two full HDMI 2.0 ports in its version of the monitor. Dell’s monitor also has four USB 3.0 ports, an audio input, headphone output and built-in 2x 8W speakers.
The Dell P4317Q is available now in the US for $1350 dollars. No launch details have been announced for Europe. More information is available on dell.com.
IPS LCD panel
42,51 inches / 108 cm
Resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Viewing angles: 178ş (H) / 178° (V) 20
Brightness: 350 cd/m˛
Color depth: 1.06 billion
Response time: 8 ms (g2g)
PiP (two inputs), PBP (four inputs)
4x USB: USB 3.0 1x VGA (analog) 1x DisplayPort 1.2 1x mini-DisplayPort 1.2 2x HDMI 1.4 2x MHL 1x audio in 1x Headphone out 1x RS232