The world’s cheapest 8K monitor could change the way we work in 2022

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Earlier this year, nano956NA, a 55-inch 8K TV korean. set made by Chabol LG saw the price drop to £679 in the UK (about US$940 or AU$1282).

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It was already, by far, the cheapest 8K Display (of a television or monitor) available anywhere in the world, but that discount — on a product that launched less than a year ago — gave us a fascinating glimpse of how mainstream 8K can bring Hybrid working Landscape in 2022

the price may still fall black friday 2021As of now, it costs an extra 40% off at UK-based retailer Curry.

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An Exciting New (Year) Resolution

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8K is one of the most hyped technologies in the world of displays and AVs in recent times. The resolution, which is 16 times that of Full HD (1080p), promises to elevate motion pictures to a whole new level, especially when combined with other features like HDR10+.

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While businesses and users are still adjusting to 4K, a technology that was unveiled nearly 10 years ago, it is in the entertainment industry that 8K is making the biggest advances. This explains why there has been a total of one 8K monitor launched around the world so far (the gorgeous 4-year-old Dell UltraSharp 32 8K otherwise known as UP3218K)

Being the only one in the market means it can (and does) earn a hefty premium; It’s still a $4,000 monitor (£2,890, about AU$5,455), which is about 10x the price for a 4K or Full HD monitor of this size. Compare this with the LG NANO956NA, which is not only the cheapest 8K television but also the cheapest 8K display.

There’s also a very good practical reason why LG’s model is a great deal and that’s because it comes with an HDMI 2.1 port while the UP3218K – due to its age – sports none. You need to connect it to two DisplayPort connectors to enjoy 8K resolution, something you’ll find in dedicated graphics cards (like the RTX3080), but not in more modest configurations.

LG is a 55-inch desktop behemoth that can display over 33 million pixels and features a 40W 2.2 Dolby-compatible audio sound system as well as Bluetooth 5.0, four HDMI 2.1 ports, three USB ports, and more. , Wi-Fi, an Ethernet connector and even an optical SPDIF audio port, and a solid five-year warranty.

Just remember that the NANO956NA won’t deliver the same kind of picture quality you’d expect from a professional, accurate monitor. It can do spreadsheets and video conferencing but will fight Photoshop.

HDMI 2.1 brings 8K to the masses

You’ll need a compatible device to get the most out of this TV: That means a PC or laptop with at least an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, paired with the mandatory HDMI 2.1 port that’s There’s a much more elegant (and economical) solution than just putting two DisplayPort cables in the back of the Dell.

Which brings us well to the second part of the equation. Now there are many laptops that offer HDMI 2.1 at very reasonable prices; NS Dell G5 5515 The Ryzen version sells for less than $1,000. True, it runs on the slowest compatible GPU, the Nvidia Geforce RTX3050 4GB, but paired with a 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, WiFi-6 Wi-Fi and a Full HD display, It remains a very capable workstation.

So 2022 may see the rise of a new generation of home offices that run 8K for less than $2,022. combined with microsoft fancy area, it paves the way for virtual desktop Abundant that can climb well into the double digits without having to resort to multiple monitors and the logistical nightmare that comes with it (stands, cables, power supplies, etc.).

Remember, a single 8K monitor can take the place of four 4K or 16 Full HD displays and a 55-inch – should you have desk space – is the perfect diagonal size to handle everything that might be a busy office day working hybrid. The dream can be thrown at the living employee (in the UK, including free terrestrial and satellite TV). just make sure your fancy standing desk Can support the weight of 55-inch display.

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