Review: Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor UP2414Q
8 October 2014
Excerpt: When Dell’s 24-inch 4K UHD monitor debuted earlier this year, it was praised for its astounding image quality and lambasted as far too expensive. Its original list price of $1,000 had people asking why anyone would shell out that kind of cash for a 24-inch display when any number of HD monitors easily can be found for well under $200?
Pros: Amazing response and color performance right out of the box. Easy fine-tuning adjustments through screen-mounted controls. Versatile and handsome stand. Nice matte finish on the screen.
Cons: No side-mounted USB. Screen gets very hot. Still expensive.
Excerpt: For a long time very high resolution displays were reserved for tablets, smartphones and, to a certain extent, laptops. As we're approaching 2014, signs are more promising now for desktop monitors as well. WQHD models are becoming more affordable and various manufacturers have announced new 4K or UHD screens for 2014. Dell announced no less than three monitors that boast a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. We tested the 24-inch model, the UltraSharp U2414Q.
Excerpt: We've reviewed our fair share of Ultra HD (4K) TVs, but the Dell UP2414Q is the first monitor we've seen with a 3,840x2,160 resolution. Many Ultra HD displays are over 32in, but the UP2414Q uses a 23.8in IPS panel, giving it a huge pixel density of 185 pixels-per-inch (PPI). The level of detail it brings to the screen is absolutely stunning, but there are issues.
Excerpt: Call it 4K. Call it ultra-HD. Either way, massive pixel counts are the next big thing. This year's festival of rampant consumerism at CES in Las Vegas is a case in point. Inevitably, a tonne of 4K HDTVs filled the field of view in every direction.