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Sharp Corp. will begin to sell its unique display with IGZO panel and 4K-class resolution (3840*2160) in the U.S. later this year aiming professionals in CAD/CAM and digital content creation industries. The price of the monitor will be rather high - $5500 – even by professional standards, but still much lower compared to other 4K solutions on the market.

The PN-K321 is Sharp's latest 32” ultra-high-definition (3840*2160) display and features smaller transistors (TFTs) in the LCD panel compared to conventional displays, thereby increasing the amount of transmitted light per pixel. Sharp intends to start selling the display first in Japan starting from February, but later this year the monitors will be made available in the U.S. for the price of around $5500, reports Tom’s Hardware web-site.

Even though $5500 is rather costly for a PC monitor, it is much lower compared to other 4K-capable solutions that cost from $12000 all the way to $66000. The display will clearly be popular among many DCC professionals. Sharp plans to mass produce the displays at the pace of 1500 units per month, which should be enough for professionals worldwide, but will keep the 4K monitors away from the consumer markets for a while.

Demand for ultra-high-definition 4K displays is forecast to grow for numerous business and professional applications, including creating and editing graphics and video, financial-related operations requiring intensive use of graphs and small text, and CAD services for displaying detailed drawings. The introduction of this unit marks the beginning of Sharp's continuing commitment to strengthen its lineup of ultra-high-definition displays.

Sharp's IGZO technology makes it possible to adopt a specially designed edge-lit LED backlight system that enables the depth of the main body to be reduced to a mere 35mm to achieve the industry's thinnest design. Even though the PN-K321 features a large 32”-class screen, there is no sense of crowding when placed on an office desktop. In addition, this unit can also blend in when installed in public spaces. Further, input connectors are compatible with the latest DisplayPort and HDMI interface specifications, enabling the PN-K321 to be connected to a PC via a single DP cable and dual HDMI cables.

Tags: Sharp, 4K, HDTV, UHD, UHDTV


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I was so happy to see "Affordable" in the title. Then I realized it's all relative.
1 0 [Posted by: gamoniac  | Date: 01/30/13 12:28:27 PM]

cant they make this change go fast like having wqhd (2560 )now for like 250 euro (this would make it mainstream , i know it was 250 for a A- class lg screen from Korea ), and 4k screens for 1000euro to 3000euro range so it would be highend. this 4k is just stopid for now because of the extreme high prices.
0 0 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 01/30/13 01:37:27 PM]
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until 2560x1600 monitors come down in price then 3840x2160 will be skyhigh.. i think once 4k TV's start to pop up everywhere we will see people buying a 32" 4k TV for $1000-$2000 over one of these pro desktop monitors
1 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 01/30/13 04:01:09 PM]


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