Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple Selling Sharp 4K Display

Agam Shah for Macworld (via Stephen Hackett):

Sharp’s PN-K321 4K Ultra HD LED monitor, which displays images at a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, is on sale for €3,999 (US$5,444) through Apple’s U.K. and other European online stores. The monitor is not yet listed on Apple’s U.S. online store.

Nice name.

This is particularly intriguing in the wake of Dell’s announcement of a 4K display which they say will be affordable:

The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor (UP3214Q) is available globally starting at $3,499. The Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor (UP2414Q) is now available in the Americas, starting at $1,399. It will be available worldwide on December 16. The Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor (P2815Q) will be available in early 2014. […]

The Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor will be available in early 2014. Offering the same incredible Ultra HD screen performance as the Dell UltraSharp 32 and Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitors, but priced at under $1,000…

All three of Dell’s displays are being offered for far (far) less than Sharp’s; it isn’t the result of retail markup by Apple, either. Oh, and remember that UK pricing is egregious; the Sharp sells for around $3,500 in the US. If you think all of these displays are expensive, by the way, remember that the 30-inch Cinema Display was first priced at $3,300 in 2004, which is $4,079.95 in 2013 dollars.

I bet Apple’s sale of the Sharp display is a temporary measure until they release a 4K Thunderbolt Display, though. And, yes, I want one.

Update: …And it’s gone.