Dell 8k 32" Monitor - finally a worthy upgrade over a 30" ACD?

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    https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-ultrasharp-up3218k/preview/

    It looks great although I'd rather it be a little larger - like 36-40" so that the PPI is about 220 still. I just need to hope my ageing 30" ACD lasts another year or two until prices for these things comes down somewhat! As far as I know though, this is the first display that has a higher resolution and is a larger size than 2560x1600 monitors. It's only taken like a decade!
     
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  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    It's still a 5k display.

    5k US dollars…
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah but the cost will come down over time. The Apple 30" ACD was originally $3299 but ended up being $1799 with equally good Dell versions being like $1000. $2k for this kind of monitor in ~2 years time is possible.
     
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    I was being snarky, forgot to use the /s tag… Cheers. It is a nice display…
     
  7. JayMBP macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the current MBPs are capable of driving this at all?

    I'm guessing it doesn't since from spec it seems to max out with 3 4k displays while 8k requires 4 of them?
     
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    I think no mac with thunderbolt 1/2/3 supports this monitor @ 8k 60hz. It requires displayport 1.4 to 8k 60hz.

    maybe in the near future, with the addition of egpu support in the next macos
     
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    Will you even be able to see the difference in an 8K screen at a normal viewing distance?

    At some point, the marginal benefit of increased resolution isn't worth the marginal cost not only monetarily but in terms of performance and resources consumed driving that display. I don't know where that is, and it probably varies from person to person. I myself would much prefer two separate displays of lower resolution and more screen real estate.
     
  11. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Based on what I've seen reviews of it say, it's great for people who work in 4k on video or photography because there's no scaling. They are able to directly watch or view content at native resolution without scaling for the first time.
     

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