Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q Introduction and Specifications
On the content side, services like YouTube and Netflix are already serving up 4K streams, while hardware makers like Dell are stepping to the plate with displays that can playback 4K video in all its native glory. The latter is what we have here for review -- a Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q monitor with a 31.5-inch panel built by Sharp.
Dell UP3214Q - a 31.5-inch display with a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution
In addition to having four times as many pixels to play with compared to a 1080p monitor, the UP3214Q boasts wide color coverage including 99 percent AdobeRGB and 100 percent sRGB, along with wide viewing angles (176 degrees vertically and horizontally). Short and sweet, Dell is positioning the UP3214Q as a high-end workhorse for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The question is, can it deliver? That's what we aim to find out.
||3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (DP1.2)
3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz HDMI
||2,000,000:1 (dynamic); 1,000:1 (typical)
||8ms (gray to gray)
||176° vertical / 176° horizontal
||IGZO (Indium gallium zinc oxide); LED backlight
||HDMI; mini DisplayPort; DisplayPort (version 1.2)
||100W (typical) / 170W (maximum); <1.2W (Standby)
||Height, tilt, swivel, and built-in cable management
|I/O Ports||USB 3.0 Hi-Speed hub (with 1 USB upstream port and 4 USB downstream ports); Media card reader|
|Dimensions (with stand)
||482.6mm ~ 572.4mm x 749.9mm x 214mm (HxWxD) / 19 ~ 22.5 inches x 29.5 inches x 8.4 inches
||9.22 kg / 20.33 lbs
||Cable cover; Power cable; DP cable (Mini-DP to DP)
USB 3.0 upstream cable (enables the USB port on the monitor); Drivers and documentation media; Quick setup guide; Safety information; Factory calibration report
||3 years Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Guarantee
|Price||$3,499.99 MSRP; $2,499.99 street|
Like pretty much all high-end 4K monitors, the UP3214Q uses an IGZO (Indium gallium zinc oxide) panel. Sharp was the first (and as far as we know, the only) manufacturer to mass produce IGZO panels, which by their nature allow for much higher pixel densities with lower power consumption than traditional LCD monitors based on amorphous silicon (a-Si). IGZO's main advantage over amorphous silicon is much higher electron mobility. If you want to dive more into the technical details (and advantages), Sharp does a decent job going over the highlights on its website.
The features listed above are pretty much standard fare, though we do like that Dell includes a USB 3.0 hub rather than USB 2.0. There's also a media card reader, though no built in speakers.