Dell's 5K UltraSharp monitor gets release date

Dell UltraSharp

Today Dell has given a December release date to their first super-sharp 5K monitor.

World-renowned computer manufacturer Dell has just named December 18th as the day consumers will be able to get their hands on their next-next-generation computing monitor.

Named the Dell UltraSharp, the screen will be a 27-incher and will feature a stunning ultra high-definition 5K display that will display content in a staggeringly-high resolution of 5120-pixels x 2880-pixels.

The UltraSharp will be capable of hosting all of your media peripherals with its six super-fast USB 3.0 ports and single media card reader.

You'll obviously have to wait until December to get your hand on one, but preorders will start next Thursday 13th November. Pricing hasn't yet been revealed but you can be sure that it won't come cheap.

If your struggling to come to terms with exactly what 5K means, well then in simpler terms it's the next step-up from ultra-high definition (UHD), also known as 4K.

4K resolution (4096 x 2160) is a relatively new technology to us consumers and isn't even close to going mainstream yet, so we can expect it to take a good few years yet until 5K really takes hold.

Dell's monitor will attempt to rival Apple's newly announced next generation iMac with Retina 5K Display. The iMac, as many of you will know is an all-in-one computer, so it has that as an advantage over the yet to be released UltraSharp.

Both have the same pixel resolution 5120 x 2880 resolution, which takes each monitor's total pixel count to approximately 14.7 million, 67-percent more than are found in 4K monitors.

Pricing of the 5K iMac starts at £1,999 and that includes a whole computer and operating system, so expect Dell's UltraSharp to cost a little less than that.