More Affordable 4K Displays Introduced at CES 2014

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    A number of companies introduced new 4K display options at CES this week, and, though some 4K monitors have seen early teething pains with the new Mac Pro, the new displays are expected to be compatible with Apple's new pro machine.

    4K displays saw significant price drops in 2013 with a number of models introduced in recent months but these new options are, for the most part, significantly cheaper than currently available 4K monitors.

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    Lenovo debuted its ThinkVision Pro2840m, a 28" 4K display aimed at professionals with a 3840x2160 resolution. The monitor should be available in April for $800.

    Asus also has a 3840x2160 display available, a 28-inch panel called the PB287Q, priced at $800. It will be available in the second quarter of 2014.

    Finally, Seiki confirmed to MacRumors that it will announce a new 28" 4K display tomorrow, likely a budget-option as the company currently has a 39-inch 4K television available for just $500, significantly cheaper than similar alternatives.

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    LG's new ultra-widescreen non-4K displays
    LG previously announced a 4K display, the 31-inch 31MU95, that is wider than most other options using a 19:10 ratio widescreen panel at 4096x2160, whereas the most other 4K displays use a 16:9 ratio. LG will also offer 34-inch and 29-inch options with much wider 21:9 screens at lower, non-4K resolutions. Those panels should be announced later this week at CES.

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    Awesome! It's nice to see prices go down so rapidly. I was at the mall a few weeks ago and saw some (admittedly, larger) 4K displays for over $5000.

    Samsung also showed off an 8K TV as well. That just makes my head hurt!
     
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    Ooh, and the Asus even includes a stand that juts out far enough for you to rest all of your peripherals on!
     
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    The LG looks cute...
     
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    Jeez, that tv is wide. There are still shows that regularly play in the box 4:3 ratio.
     
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    Looks like a good time to upgrade, if I was locked to a desktop at home I would.
     
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    And...

    And, unsurprisingly, Apple's only monitor offering remains a 2+ year old display.

    #angrymacuser
     
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    That's it, Retina iMacs in 2014. Can't wait any longer.
     
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    I am sure there are, but do you really want to watch those shows?
     
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    I'm finding the LG and Lenovos much more aesthetically pleasing than their Asus and Dell counterparts. At least from a design standpoint.
     
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    Apple good luck selling a 4k screen for $3,595
     
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    Now it's your turn Apple :D
     
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    Now the Apple thunderbolt one is REALLY expensive.
     
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    Please enlighten me, I don't pay attention to this stuff all the time. Can current generation macs even support this resolution? Like a macbook air or iMac?
     
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    Why are these screens so ugly? Will there ever be a decent looking high res non apple monitor? I don't want an ugly screen in my living room...
     
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    The rmbp can with display port @ 30hz
     
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    I don't think the 4k drivers for iMac are even in OS X yet. Then if you can, it would only be 30 HZ so everything would be all jittery.
     
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    I think with resolutions this high going ultra-wide is the way to go.
     
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    Why do so many manufacturers ruin the aesthetic of their display so pointlessly by putting a list of features on the FRONT of the unit?

    Can't they at least put them on the back? Or on a piece of paper seperatly?
    It's not like you're gonna forget your display has HDMI or something....
     
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    It's also confirmed to be able to do 4K @60Hz when booted into Windows with the latest Nvidia drivers via its Thunderbolt 2 port. So it's (hopefully) only a matter of a time before Apple updates its video drivers for Mavericks to support that as well.
     
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    I can see how this would replace the need for 2 monitors. From working in audio production, I support this!

    As long as there's still plenty of height of course, I'm a 16:10 guy :p
     
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    A prelude to 4k for the masses. Too bad iMacs will join only some years after most rivals will end up selling their products. :rolleyes: Hopefully that is wrong.
     
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    They're just stickers. If you don't like them, then tear them off.
     
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    Me too mate - still rocking aluminium cinema displays!
     
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    Apple monitor for $1000 CANT WAIT!!!
     

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