We didn't think it was all that strange to hear about 45-inch or larger panels with a super high resolution, but we do feel it is a bit odd that a smaller one is in the works.
If what Zone-Numerique
says is true, Eizo is getting ready to launch a 36.4-inch monitor with a native resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels, or 4K.
We can't really see the point of such a high resolution on that panel size but, then again, 36.4 inches isn't exactly on the small side either.
Anyway, the monitor supposedly has 100% sRGB color coverage and a 16-bit lookup table with up to 278 trillion colors.
Also, the maximum brightness is of 700 cd/m2, the contrast ratio is of 1,000:1 and the response time is 8ms.
In other words, minus the response time, this is a top-notch piece of work.
Alas, the price is definitely not going to sooth people's hearts and pains. In fact, the Japanese tag is 2.88 million yen, or $35,700 / 27,093 Euro.
The Eizo FDH3601 monitor will be showcased at NAB 2012 (April 14-19), but there is no guarantee that availability will extend to other regions or that the price will go in any way lower.