Philips plans to introduce 32-inch 8K Monitor in 2018

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 It was actually a surprise when Philips, of all brands, decided to take the resolution count of the monitors to the next level when they announced that they’re releasing an 8K monitor in 2018. It’s not the first one to do it, but considering that there’s only one other mass produced 8K monitor so far, it may very well be one of the few available in 2018 if there are any others produced by then at all.

The 328P8K, as Philips calls it, sports a resolution of 7680×4230 spread across a screen real estate of 31.5 inches. However, the 60Hz refresh rate, while good enough, isn’t exactly great for gaming when it comes to esports titles. And while 60Hz is still decent for running AAA titles or single-player games, it goes without saying that even with the appreciably powerful graphics card on your PC like a GTX 1080Ti it’s difficult to run AAA games at 4K at 60fps (on max settings, obviously), let alone 8K. So, if you’re feeling about getting that 4K monitor while reading this, don’t be, because you won’t need it in the foreseeable future. 60Hz refresh rate is pretty underwhelming, too. What this monitor does have going for it other than being one of just two mass produced 8K monitors (Dell’s UltraSharp UP3218K being the other) is high color accuracy

It can be useful for professionals and graphic designers who could use the sheer amount of pixels within a short footprint. Furthermore, the 100% color accuracy of sRGB and adobe RGB color space along with a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and vertical may be useful as well. It’ll come with two DP 1.3 ports along with a USB type-C and USB type A port for allowing docking and simultaneous notebook charging. There are 3W speakers and a built-in webcam as well.

Pricing hasn’t been announced on the product yet, but be sure to check back in a few since this post will get updated about the price soon enough.

Preliminary Specifications

Philips: 328P8K 32 Ultra HD 8K

Panel: 31.5″ IPS

Resolution: 7680 × 4320

Brightness     : 400 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio           : 1300:1 (?)

Refresh Rate:            60 Hz

Viewing Angles:      178°/178° horizontal/vertical

Color Saturation:      100% Adobe RGB

100% sRGB

Display Colors: 1.07 billion (?)

Inputs:  2 × DisplayPort 1.3

Audio:            2 × 3W speakers

USB Hub:     USB-A and USB-C ports

 

Scott
 

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