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.

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.

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.

Article Link: More Affordable 4K Displays Introduced at CES 2014
 

stiligFox

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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!
 

AngerDanger

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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!
 

George Zip

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And...

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

#angrymacuser
 

mattwolfmatt

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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?
 

benjai

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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...
 

Nyy8

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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?
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.
 

tevion5

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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....
 

PkennethV

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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?
The rmbp can with display port @ 30hz
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.
 

tevion5

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I think with resolutions this high going ultra-wide is the way to go.
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
 

LostSoul80

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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.
 

Goftrey

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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
Me too mate - still rocking aluminium cinema displays!
 
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