Dell’s new UltraSharp 4K monitor has a monstrous built-in 4K webcam | GeekComparison

Dell’s UltraSharp monitors have a long-standing reputation as a strong choice for office professionals and creatives, and the USB-C variants have proven to be one of the most popular Mac monitors. Dell’s latest 32-inch UltraSharp was announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it doubles that legacy.

The monitor hits the standard bullet points: it has a USB-C port and a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160. It can act as a USB hub with its five 10Gbps USB-A ports. But what really sets the monitor apart is its 4K webcam.

As noted, these monitors are made to appeal to professionals such as designers, marketing people, and so on, so a color-accurate 4K display is important. But these days, those employees spend quite a bit of time on video calls, so it seems Dell is trying to make the product a more comprehensive package for remote professionals.

The IPS monitor offers a typical contrast ratio of 2,000:1 and supports the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard with a maximum brightness of 400 nits. That, unfortunately, excludes the monitor from really serious video work, but the screen should be good enough for most people doing most types of work.

In terms of color support, we’re looking at 100% of sRGB and 98% of DCI-P3. The response time in the fastest setting is 5ms which would make this a decent 4K SDR gaming monitor, but unfortunately it tops out at 60Hz and doesn’t support variable refresh rates.

The design is a bit odd; it has a thick border along the top, but just now the top – and a hefty camera bump at the top. The camera is huge by the standards of most monitors, and it really stands out. But since the camera is the defining feature of this monitor (there are many 4K USB-C monitors out there right now), it makes sense.

Fortunately, it has the key features it needs to entice its target audience, mostly Mac-using professionals: USB-C and support for single-connection screens. In some ways it’s quite specialized for certain types of workers, but it’s worth a look as it probably has one of the best built-in webcams of any monitor on the market, and the design is somewhat unusual to accommodate that. .

Dell says the monitor, which will unfortunately be called “U3223QZ”, will be available on March 29. The price has not yet been announced.

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