Dell UP2414Q 4K
My gawd, it’s full of pixels – more than 8.2 million of ’em!
Since this won our group test of ultrahigh definition 4K displays ( MF278), its price has fallen a lot. Dell typically sells it for £700, though on at least two occasions we’ve seen it reduce the price to a little over £500, which is what we paid on Amazon.
The screen rotates through 90°, enabling you to view an A4 page at full size with some room to spare. That’s not a unique thing, but the panel’s resolution and high-pixel density renders pages in ultra-sharp detail. Colour reproduction is also excellent.
Where the display is starting to look dated – though it makes no practical difference with any Mac released to date – is its HDMI 1.4 port, which imposes a maximum refresh rate of 30Hz. However, you’re just as well off using the bundled Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, which supports 60Hz output from recent Macs (support.apple.com/HT202856). A cover hides ugly plugs hanging at the back, and cables can be routed through a hole in the stand.
One gripe is that the top of the screen raises only as far as 48.3cm off a desk, but our complaints are small really and not uncommon for displays. This is a fine 4K one that’s worth monitoring (pun not intended) to pick up at a bargain price.