Size matters – how else could Dell squeeze 15 million pixels into this 27" 5K monitor?

With redesigned Latitudes and OptiPlexes to plug into it

14.7, that's a lot of pixels

When it comes to pixel size, monitor designers boast about who has the smallest. The new Dell UltraSharp 27-inch display has the smallest of the lot.

The ultra HD 5K monitor is the world’s first screen with a 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution. That’s 218 pixels per inch. That may sound a way off the LG G3 phone which offers 534 PPI, but there is a huge difference between a high resolution on a 5.5-inch screen you hold close to your face and a desktop display.

Dell UltraSharp 27-inch display: 14.7m, that's a lot of pixels

With 14.7 million pixels, there is a lot of data to move around, and it will be a challenge for anything but the most powerful graphics cards as it has almost twice as many pixels as a 4K screen. The monitor has dual DisplayPort 1.2 sockets.

The monitor also has two 16W integrated Harmon Kardon speakers built in, six USB ports and a media card reader. No price has been announced but $2,500 (£1,500) has been suggested.

Dell has also announced completely redesigned Latitudes and OptiPlexes computers: the Latitude 7000 two-in-one detachable tablet-laptop series; the Latitude 3000 and 5000 laptop series; the Latitude 14 rugged laptop; and the OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 micro desktop PCs. Dell also introduced its Chromebox and Chromebox for Meetings computers.

The Latitude 13 7000 Series is an Ultrabook and a detachable tablet with a 13.3” display. There is also a new small machine called the Latitude 12 5000 which is 20 per cent thinner than the previous model. It also offers all-day battery life with a four-cell battery, enhanced materials for durability and enterprise-class support and services.

For the outdoor types, the Latitude 14 rugged lappie is built to last, apparently. It can, we're told, withstand high temperatures using fourth-generation QuadCool thermal management. With a 14” outdoor-readable display, everything can be seen clearly in bright and low light conditions, and because it has a standard resistive touchscreen, the gloves can stay on.

The new OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 micro-PC chassis has a capacity of only 1.2 litres, 67 percent lower than Dell’s smallest desktop form factor. Dell is aiming the kit at point-of-sale terminals, but there may be a play for media-streaming gear.

The OptiPlex 9020 and OptiPlex 3020 micro-PCs are available now, the Latitude 5000 Series will be available from late September in the UK, the Latitude 13 7000 Series two-in-one will be available mid-October in the UK, and the fancy 5K Monitor at the end of the year. ®

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