4K monitors, they provide you so much on-screen real-estate that you might not even know what to do with it unless you’re one who’s been complaining the lack of it. The Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q is one 4K monitor that goes beyond providing screen real-estate.
The Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q is a simple looking monitor with rounded edges.
It comes with only 3 input – DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort and HDMI. The selling point of the monitor is not so much of what it looks like but what it is, a monitor with IPS screen that covers 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB.
Below is the specs taken from the official product page.
What’s interesting to note is that Dell claims that the monitor provides exceptional color accuracy and consistency, right out of the box, with precise factory calibration to a Delta-E<2. When placed side-by-side with my Dell U2414H that went through color calibration, it seems that the UP3214Q (without calibration and all, default settings) seems to display more colors, it's a lot more vibrant.
In fact my U2414H is already at 75 / 75 for contrast and brightness while the UP3214Q is only at 50 / 50, based on this alone it means the monitor is capable of being brighter.
Here’s a look at the difference between the 2, based on the same image and captured via my DSLR camera. Mouse over to view the difference, the UP3214Q shows much more vibrant colors.
As for the monitor itself, I love the overall experience and with such detail and vibrance, you could adjust it to whatever suits your preference, in professional setting this means to set it in as much accuracy as you think it should provide.
On the downside the monitor seems to have some issues when I’m switching between systems, on some the screen only displayed the left half and in some cases I thought my computer was acting up when it’s actually a matter of the monitor not receiving the signal of which I solved it by powering down the monitor.
The Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q Ultra HD 4K Monitor retails at a whopping RM 8,000 and it is a rock solid monitor, not just in performance but in build as well.
Is it the 4K monitor for the average person? Nope, I don’t think so. This one’s strictly for those who demand excellent delivery in image quality in 4K resolution.