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Beyond 4K: Dell 5K Monitor to Have a Sub-2000 Price Point

Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) may have been the first vendor with a 5K display out, but Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is hot on its heels with its own 5K display that’s set to launch in December.

But according to a report by TFT Central, Dell will not be launching the display at the original $2499. Instead, according to the publication’s sources, it will be launching the screen at $2000.

The 27-inch display has a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels, a PPI of 218, 1000:1 contrast ratio, viewing angles of 178°/178°, a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m², and a response time of 8ms.

Dell has not yet given its monitor an exact release date, only promising it for December.

If Dell’s 5K monitor is commercially successful, it will invite more vendors to also develop 5K monitors to bring prices across the board down. Of course the actual market for 5K displays is rather nice; photo and video editors as well as designers will be the primary audience. An ecosystem of content at 5K resolution is still a long way away so the mainstream appeal for these displays is rather niche. That being said, 4K was still a highly niche segment of the market a year ago. Now, with investment from content producers it’s finally becoming mainstream.