2014 looks like to be the year where 4K comes en mass to the market – or at least the high end and professional market to begin with.  We might have to wait another year before the cheaper panels filter through the chain, but until that point, we can still all gaze in awe at what comes on the market.  Lenovo is one of the manufacturers coming to the front with a 28” 4K (3840x2160) offering, although unlike the Dell version which is meant to be more mainstream than their higher end panels, Lenovo’s high end aims at the professional market with the 28 inch panel, the Pro2840m.

Along with the resolution, we have a 5ms response time, 72% color gamut, DisplayPort, mDP, HDMI and MHL connectivity, three USB 3.0 ports and dual 3W speakers.  Lenovo is promoting a true 10-bit color, and streaming capabilities via other digital devices.

Backed by a three year warranty, the Pro2840m should be available in April for around $800.

Source: Lenovo

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  • psuedonymous - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    "On the other I'm kinda meh about only sRGB"

    Unless you're editing photos, then a wide-gamut is more of a liability than a bonus. You'll either end up with inaccurate colours for all your media, games etc, you'll be losing some of your bit-depth, or the monitor will have a half-decent sRGB setting (that doesn't sacrifice bit depth) and you'll have paid extra for nothing. Same with 10bit: photo-editing applications are 10bit aware, pretty much everything else you're likely to encounter is not.
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  • ThanatosOmega - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    It seems that 4K and Ultra-HD are being used interchangeably. 4K is (4096 x 2160) and Ultra-HD, the successor to 1080p is (3840 x 2160).

    I think we need to nip this thing in the bud before it gets out of hand, especially since CES is this week and we are seeing new "4K" TVs and monitors all over the place.
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  • Flunk - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    4K is not a defined standard, it's a generic term, so it's going to get thrown around a lot with little meaning.

    Here's a wackypedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution
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  • psuedonymous - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    No, 4K IS a defined DCI standard, that's why it's so annoying to see it misapplied.
    http://dcimovies.com/specification/index.html
    Check spec version 1.2, section 4.2.
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  • euler007 - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    VESA recognizes both 3840x2160 and 4096x2160 as 4k resolutions. Who cares about DCI, created in 2002. Reply
  • Sergio526 - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Heh, I'm afraid that ship has very much sailed. I too am a stickler for things to be named what they mean, but it seems that we won't be seeing ANY screens with 4096 horizontal pixels and every 4K screen at CES has only 3840 across. In fact, they went ahead and called 7680 pixels across 8K, so having the nK number actually mean something went out the window for good now.
    It would have been so much easier to call them 4X and 8X. Plus they would have actually been accurate designations that way. Oh well.
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  • CalaverasGrande - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    kind of like how hard drive manufacturers are sticking to that
    "We count the bits not the bytes" crap. so a 512gb hard drive ends up being about 8% less capacity than you think.
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  • Flunk - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    $800.00 is starting to get close to reasonable. I might bite at $400, but probably not, the price of the GPUs to drive it would push it up considerably. Reply
  • stingerman - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    Current 4K pro displays are over $3K, I'd say this is a good price and bodes well for a 4K Thunderbolt display soon... Reply
  • Guspaz - Monday, January 6, 2014 - link

    It's a great price, but can you really use a TN panel and call it a "professional" display? I'm assuming it's TN, since their viewing angles in their PDF (not linked from here) are listed as 170/160, whereas IPS would be 178/178 (and I've seen PVA at 178 too).

    I get the feeling that they're taking a consumer 4K display and marketing it as a professional display to account for the higher price, which is a great price for a 4K display but priced like a professional 28" display.
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