Dell has lengthy held excessive esteem for the standard of its shows, and that hasn’t modified with its more moderen fashions. What has modified is that increasingly, individuals are in search of exterior displays to enhance their work laptops as they shift to extra distant work – and settle in for extra everlasting house workplace configuration choices. Dell’s 32-inch, 4K decision UltraSharp U3219Q monitor is maybe the perfect mix of high quality, display screen actual property, and connection flexibility you may get, offered your funds is within the mid- to excessive vary.

The fundamentals

The U3219Q has a 31.5-inch diagonal display screen, with an IPS show and a matte end that’s wonderful for avoiding glare. Its max decision is 3840 x 2160, with a 16:9 facet ratio, and it will possibly run at as much as 60Hz refresh fee. It’s a really giant show, nevertheless it feels lots much less giant than it’s, partially due to the extraordinarily skinny eels that encompass the display screen, and a comparatively shallow depth. The show weighs simply 12.eight lbs, which is extraordinarily mild when you think about simply how a lot display screen area it gives.

It comes with a stand that enables it to be adjusted throughout a variety of round six inches up or down, and it’s capable of be tilted as much as 21 levels, or swiveled 30 levels in both course. You can even rotate it from panorama to portrait, which is a helpful characteristic for coding or doc assessment, and it’ll nonetheless clear your desk with the built-in stand. The stand can also be straightforward to take away, and it contains an ordinary 200×200 VESA mounting level for attaching it to observe arms and wall mounts.

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For show connections, the U3219Q has 1 DisplayPort 1.four and 1 HDMI (each of which help HDCP 2.2 for enjoying again copyright protected content material). There’s additionally a USB Sort-C port which may present DisplayPort 1.four connectivity, in addition to Energy Supply and USB information connectivity, with a DP cable and a C-to-C cable included within the field. The monitor additionally incorporates a USB cable and port for connecting it to your laptop to behave as a hub, offering 2 USB ports for equipment, in addition to 2 USB ports along with the show, and two of these additionally embrace charging energy. Whereas there are not any built-in audio system, there’s a three.5mm audio output port for connecting headphones or an exterior speaker.

Dell touts the accuracy and high quality of the panel, which boasts help for DisplayHDR content material playback, and a manufacturing unit coloration calibration which means it’s set to ship 99% sRGB coloration accuracy out of the field, in addition to 95% DCI-P3 and 99% Rec. 709 coloration for video. The show additionally options 400 nits of brightness, and 1.07 billion coloration depth together with spectacular distinction. Briefly, it’s greater than able to dealing with even demanding video and photograph enhancing duties.

Design and efficiency

The Dell U3219Q lives as much as its guarantees when it comes to video and picture high quality. Out of the field, it appeared incredible when plugged into each a MacBook and a Mac mini, delivering wonderful coloration rendering, distinction, brightness and blacks with none tuning. That is undoubtedly a display screen that has brightness to spare, helpful when you’re working in a shiny room with a number of pure daylight, or if you must crank up the brightness for particular duties when enhancing photographs or movies.

Whereas the picture high quality is unquestionably a giant benefit when you’re any form of multimedia professional, that’s not the restrict of who this display screen ought to attraction to. The big dimension, and comparatively small footprint, together with that 4K decision, imply you may tune it to offer you ample display screen actual property relying on what decision you select. It’s simply capable of deal with a number of browser home windows and functions arrayed subsequent to 1 one other in quite a lot of configurations, all whereas maintaining textual content affordable sized so that you just don’t need to pressure to learn something such as you would operating the identical decision on a smaller, however nonetheless 4K, display screen.

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60Hz implies that you’ve acquired a lots quick sufficient show for easy desktop computing and enhancing even 60fps video, nevertheless it’s not fairly as much as the high-speed requirements that avid gamers are in search of at present. Except you’re very resinous about that, nevertheless, it’s a wonderfully advantageous refresh fee for nearly each different use.

Dell including single cable USB-C connectivity makes it an excellent companion for contemporary Mac notebooks, permitting you to maneuver out of your sofa to the desk with ease. Three complete inputs throughout HDMI/USB-C and DisplayPort additionally imply you may have it related to a number of gadgets without delay, which may turn out to be useful for some desktop console gaming breaks throughout your lunch break.

Video additionally seems incredible on this show, both for enhancing or simply for watching Netflix. And at 32-inches, it’s lots able to doing double responsibility in a house workplace/visitor room the place you wish to even have a TV, however don’t wish to spend money on a second machine. You would need to work out an audio answer in that case, however Dell makes a monitor soundbar that you may add for $69 which mounts to the display screen’s stand.

Backside line

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Workplace upgrades are virtually a should relying on the place you’re employed, and what their evolving coverage is on work-from-home vs. cautious workplace re-opening. The Dell U3219Q is generally $1,049, however on sale at $839.99 by way of Dell direct proper now, which is lots to spend on a display screen – nevertheless it’s additionally a tool you utilize every single day, and one that you just wish to present probably the most bang to your buck and potential longevity. I really at present use two Dell P2715Q displays with my work setup, and each of those early era 4K displays are nonetheless going robust half-a-decade after I initially purchased and commenced utilizing them.

Dell’s additionally simply launched a 32-inch curved 4K monitor (S3221QS) and a 27-inch 4K (S2721QS) that pack many equally options however at cheaper price factors relying in your funds. The corporate’s repute for high-quality shows is well-earned regardless, nevertheless, and can serve any house workplace nicely, now and into the longer term.

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