Dell introduces a professional 8K display and points to Surface Studio with an interactive monitor
Faithful to its appointment every year, Dell has been planted at CES with a number of proposals aimed at all types of consumers. It is a special event for the American firm, which in this edition has renewed its range of professional monitors with a new model of 8K resolution. It is not a prototype or a conceptual design, but a commercial product that will be available within a very short time.
The UP3218K is a high-performance monitor designed for experts in digital photography and video. Its 31.5-inch panel contains a staggering 7,680 x 4,320 pixels and offers superior color rendering, covering 100% of the Adobe RGB sRGB and Rec709 slots, 98% of the DCI-P3 and around 80% of the Rec2020. It plugs into a very thin frame (9.7 millimeters at its four edges) and incorporates a handful of ports, including two DisplayPort 1.3 and four USB 3.0.
Located just above the UltraSharp 5K, the new UP3218K will be released in the US in late March at a price of $4,999.
On the other hand, Dell has also updated its range of laptops with the addition of new models. Possibly one of the most interesting is the XPS 15, technically reformulated to bring it up to the rivals presented during the fair.
The popular 15-inch laptop gets Kaby Lake i3-7100H, i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ processors and up to 32GB of RAM keeping its colorful InfinityEdge touchscreen of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (maintained Full HD base option), but without doubt the biggest novelty is the replacement of its old graphics card GTX 960M by a new GTX 1050 with 4 GB of RAM. Other specifications of interest are the fingerprint reader to identify the user using Windows Hello and a battery of greater capacity that now amounts to 97 Wh (with a base model of 56 Wh).
Finally, Dell has winked photographers and graphic designers with the debut of Canvas, an interactive monitor aimed at products like the range of Wacom’s Cintiq or Surface Studio, but lack its own capacity unlike all-in-one of Microsoft. This large digitizing screen has an adjustable tilt base to work more comfortably and even emulates the Surface Dial with an analog peripheral that Dell has baptized as Totem and that works with any application that already accepts Microsoft control.
Protected by a Gorilla Glass with anti-reflective treatment, Canvas has a size of 27 inch and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The display is accompanied by a pencil with 2,048 levels of pressure that uses electromagnetic resonance technology and provides the user with a large number of ports, including Mini-HDMI, mini-DisplayPort and USB-C video inputs with DisplayPort, as well as three USB connectors (one of them a Type-C only for load) and a minijack.
Canvas will be priced at about $2,000 in the United States and will go on sale by the end of this quarter.