Dell’s UltraSharp 32in U3224KB monitor aims to reign supreme amid a sea of 5K displays at CES 2023. Its latest offering not only offers a crisp 6K resolution for your viewing pleasure, but also packs a built-in 4K webcam and the latest IPS Black panel technology.
Specs are bountiful as you would expect, starting with a 31.5in display touting a 6144×3456 resolution at 60Hz. The refresh rate throws competitive gaming out the window, and rightly so, as the panel is aimed squarely at power users and creative professionals.
This is where the juicy bits come in. Though OLED competitors are all the rage right now, Dell opts for more affordable IPS Black tech which affords the monitor up to 41 per cent deeper black levels and up to 1.2 times better colour accuracy overs standard IPS display.
Maximum peak brightness of 500 nits suggests HDR performance won’t be on par with OLED rivals, yet a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and a 10-bit panel (1,07 billion colours) that covers 100 per cent sRGB, 99 per cent DCI-P3, and 100 per cent of the Rec. 709 colour space bodes well for productivity. Image encoding, be damned.
Towering above centre of the display, in a particularly chunky bezel, is a massive 4K webcam. It carries a large HDR CMOS sensor that allows for sharp and crisp image quality even in low-light scenarios, and included high-res cameras appear to be a key focus for new displays at CES 2023.
Running at 4K at 30 FPS, the camera is also capable of physically adjusting from 0-to-20 degrees within its frame, leverages a automatic physical shutter that opens and closes according to use, and AI-based features such as auto-framing that keeps the user centred at all times, along with automatic lighting adjustment.
Complimenting the camera is a dual 14W speaker system that should be more than capable for those that expect a no-fuss experience, and a pair of integrated echo-cancelling microphones for crispy clear vocals.
Moving to the rear, I/O ports are aplenty. UltraSharp U3224KB is outfitted with the latest mini-DisplayPort 2.1, HDMI 2.1, and a Thunderbolt 4 port that can deliver up to 140W of power.
You will also find a Thunderbolt 4 downstream, USB Type-C upstream, four USB Type-A ports and a single RJ45 Ethernet port. Whew. Last but not least, highly sought after KVM switching allows for two PCs to be connected simultaneously and controlled with a single mouse and keyboard for maximum control and productivity.
Dell’s UltraSharp 32in 6K monitor ticks all the boxes and then some, with availability expected in the first half of 2023. Sadly, no pricing just yet, though looking toward the monitor it clearly seeks to over throw, the Apple Studio Display is currently priced at £1,499 while its larger sibling, the Apple Pro Display XDR 6K comes in at a premium £4,599.
We assume that puts the UltraSharp anywhere in-between those two price points. A rather precarious position, indeed.