The latest tech display from Dell is the new Ultrasharp U3223QZ with IPS Black Panel technology that delivers 2000: 1 contrast. This is a big jump from the 1300:1 contrast, which was the maximum offered by the IPS screen to date. Most IPS monitors have 1000:1 contrast, whereas a VA Panel is capable of going as high as 4000: 1. However, VA technology is slow, and it cannot match the viewing angles and accuracy of an IPS.
The Dell U3223QZ 32-inch panel is impressive with a full 4K resolution, KVM switch functionality, and USB-C connectivity. It has basic HDR support, a slim bezel design, and color fidelity.
Design and Features
The new Ultrashape Dell U3223QZ offers a contemporary touch with its slim bezel, symmetrical on all sides of its 32-inch panel. It is a well-engineered, good-looking model that offers excellent adjustability, including the swivel, tilt, and rotation for portrait mode. Its specifications include a resolution of 3840X 2160-pixel, a brightness of 400 cd/ m2, a contrast of 2000:1, and color coverage of 99% DCI-P3. There is an input display port, UCB-C, and HDMI.
The performance is powerful thanks to the high resolution. It comes with 90W of power delivery with the USB-C. With just a single cable, one can connect to a laptop, charge it and connect to peripherals.
The Dell U3223QZ IPS Black technology gives a better contrast perception, vibrancy, and black color than the earlier 1300: 1 panel. The U3223QZ has HDR 400 certification and no local dimming. Regardless of the IPS Black technology, it is not a real HDR panel.
The default calibration, like any standard DCI-P3 or sRGB, is tilted towards green, and the panel also does not provide the purest white tones. The factory calibrations leave a little to be desired, with compression visible when testing for brighter tones. This is not a gaming monitor, but in standard mode, it is quick.
The viewing angles are great and the pixel density excellent, and despite certain drawbacks, it is a gorgeous experience.
The Ultrasharp Dell U3223QZ 31.5-inch monitor with its 4K video conferencing features the most intelligent webcam. The first monitor in its class featuring IPS Black Panel Technology comes at $1600, and it is pretty expensive and can be purchased directly from the Dell website. The price competes with the Apple Studio display, which has a 5K panel and 27-inch display.
The Dell Ultrasharp U3223 is not quite up to the desired expectation considering that double the contrast is available with its first use of IPS black panel compared to previous IPS displays. The VA technology panel still rules if it is about static contrast, and overall, one can be slightly disappointed.
However, what stands out is its stunning slim bezel design and an overall nice feature set, though it falls slightly short of Dell’s high standards with its previous killer panels.