Dell UP2414Q 4K

My gawd, it’s full of pix­els – more than 8.2 mil­lion of ’em!

Mac Format - - KIT RATED -

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.

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