I can confess. Giant cheerleader in 8K resolution on desktop monitor For many years. After all, why not? As resolutions have increased exponentially over the past decade from Full HD to 4K, and the number of pixels and average screen size have increased, consumers and businesses have been able to benefit from virtual multi-screen displays. Remember, it's a single 43-in. 4K monitor Equivalent to four Full HD 21.5-inch monitors without the need for additional cables or monitor arms.
So when Dell launched its first (and still only) service; 8K monitor Six years ago (yes, six years ago), I was expecting the floodgates to open, especially since it was selling for thousands of GBP/USD/AU$.of UP3218 is the only 8K monitor, and ironically it doesn't support HDMI 2.1, making it already outdated.Almost a year ago, I I wrote that I don't think 8K monitors will become mainstream.now we don't even know if many 8K monitors will be released.
Again, I'm talking about true 8K monitors on sale. It's not a dual UHD model like the luxurious Samsung 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 or a model launched on paper like the Asrock PG558KF. Viewsonic VP3286-8K. Companies have plenty of 8K display products, and consumers with very deep pockets can certainly afford them, but that's not their main audience.
Is 8K the new 3D?
My colleague Al Griffin said last year,8K TVs were supposed to be the next big thing, but what happened?, he noted that “8K TVs started with some hype, but they didn't immediately live up to expectations.” I don't see that changing in computing and entertainment. No matter what reports research analysts publish, the demand, which is just that, simply doesn't exist.
Back in 2021, as we were coming out of lockdown, 8K TV prices hit an all-time low and never recovered. The now-discontinued 55-inch 8K TV, the LG NANO956NA, retailed for £679 or (approximately $940, AU$1,300 at the time). As of this writing, the cheapest 8K TV, and by extension his 8K monitor, is a 2021 65-inch LG model priced at just under $1,500. The obvious problems for productivity/consumer use cases are that (a) it's much larger than most desks out there, and (b) it's an older model and is being phased out, so it's expensive.
As of this writing, LG, one of the 8K pioneers, has few 8K TV models listed on various sites around the world (see we, England) This is probably evidence of the general sentiment that manufacturers have towards this once-promising technology. For 10K HDMI cable, Amazon sells Snow Kids For less than $10.
A small anecdote in conclusion: I reached out to several accessory manufacturers that make 8K-compatible docking stations and USB hubs and asked them what 8K monitors they used when testing these devices. They said he couldn't find a compatible 8K monitor, so he used an 8K TV instead. I will rest my case.