Dell Previews 5K UltraSharp 27-Inch Monitor, Renders Your 4K Panel Old News

Look, that 4K monitor you just spent a king's ransom on isn't obsolete, but it's no longer cutting edge. How can that be? You can thank Dell for deciding that 8,294,400 pixels (3840x2160) just isn't enough, so it's going to release a 5K panel with a 5120x2880 resolution. That works out to 14,745,600 pixels, nearly twice as many as today's 4K monitors.

The UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor is the world's first display with an Ultra HD 5K resolution. It's equivalent to four times the resolution of QHD and seven times the resolution of Full HD. Now imagine packing all those pixels on a 27-inch panel -- pretty gnarly, right?

Dell 5K Monitor

Forget about running Dell's 5K monitor with a single cable -- as presently constructed, it takes a pair of DisplayPort 1.2 cables to drive this. While Dell didn't come out and say it, we can reasonably surmise this sucker's sporting a pair of panels inside using MST (Multi-Stream Transport) to present them as a single display.

Dell 5K Monitor Portrait

The monitor will also feature Dell's PremierColor technology, anti-smudge and anti-reflective edge-to-edge glass, six USB ports, a media card reader, and integrated 16W Harmon Kardon speakers.

Look for the Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor to be available in the fourth quarter for $2,500 MSRP.