Dell launches two 4K UltraSharp screens with IPS Black tech

New additions to popular UltraSharp range promise deeper blacks.

Dell revealed two new 4k UltraSharp monitors making use of LG Display’s IPS black technology, which is capable of 35 per cent deeper blacks than existing IPS products and doubles contrast ratio, giving it true-to-life clarity and accurate colour.

But this is not all. The 27in U2723QE and 32in U3223QE offer a number of value adds, including six USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports, with the main USB-C port capable of 90 watts of power over USB-PD alongside support for DP 1.4 Alt Mode.

You also get a downstream USB 3.2 Gen 2 port limited to 15 watts, in addition to a data-only USB 3.2 Gen 2 upstream and a USB hub that can work in KVM mode. A welcome feature especially in the work environment these displays are targeting.

Inputs include HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4 in and out, for daisy-chaining, again a feature very useful that we don’t see all that often. You also get one Ethernet port, one 3.5mm jack for audio output, and 100 x 100mm VESA mounting.

Going back to the panel itself we have your run-of-the-mill 60Hz refresh rate with a contrast ratio of 2000:1, supporting 100 per cent sRGB and Rec 709 colour gamut plus a nice 98 per cent DCI-P3. Viewing angles as expected for an IPS are generous at 178° in either direction, while peak brightness of 400 cd/m² is ample for the intended use case.

The reported response time is a somewhat lethargic 8ms, though this isn’t a gaming monitor.

Power consumption wise, we have a reasonable 25.9 watts for the 27-inch model and 29.4 watts for the 32-inch model. Keep in mind that both models can draw as much as 220 watts if powering a lot of devices using their USB ports.

Both models are available for purchase now at 779.99 USD (∼577 GBP) for the U2723QE and 1,149.99 USD (∼852 GBP) for the U3223QE.