Same price, different location: $ 1,600 with the new Dell Ultrasharp Studio Display

Zoom in / We saw the Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ live in January.

Sharon Harding

On Tuesday, Dell listed Ultrasharp U3223QZ To monitor $ 1,600. The display justifies its price with a generously sized 32-inch IPS panel that says twice as much variation as regular IPS monitors, integrated 4K webcam and 4K resolution. The four-digit asking price is paired with Apple’s 27-inch, 5K with built-in camera, USB-C connectivity and sleek finish. Studio view. Both monitors offer unique options for those on a big budget, especially Mac owners who want to enhance the quality of the image. But despite the similar price tags, their best viewers differ significantly.

Apple Studio Display Specifications vs Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ

While appealing to Windows users with Ultralight PCs with USB-C power connections, Dell’s UltraSharp monitor line is popular among Mac owners for its USB-C power delivery (PD), a stylish silver color and sleek bezels that complement Apple’s aesthetics.

But a quick overview of the two monitors’ specifications already provides insights into the different experiences you can expect from $ 1,600 displays (note that all specifications are manufacturer’s claims):

Profile Dell Ultrasharp U3223QZ Apple Studio Display
Size 31.5 inches 27 inches
Resolution 3840 × 2160 5120 × 2880
Renewal rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
Panel type and backlight IPS Black, LED IPS, LED
Panel type and backlight IPS Black, LED IPS, LED
Variation 2,000: 1 Not disclosed
Maximum brightness 400 nits 600 nits
Color 98 percent DCI-P3, 100 percent sRGB, 100 percent Rec. 709 Display P3
Ports HDMI 2.0
Display Port 1.4, Display Port Out
USB-C Upstream (90 W PD), USB-C Upstream, USB-C Downline (15 W PD)
5x USB-A
3.5 mm jack
Thunderbolt 3 (96 W PD)
3x USB-C dropdown

Studio view of conferencing monitors?

When you hear “Studio Display”, chances are you’re thinking about 5K. After all, this is the most popular feature on the Apple monitor. In contrast, the U3223QZ boasts a built-in webcam with its 4K resolution, which, among other features, is often used for video streaming or conferencing.

Studio display webcam vs U3223QZ

The U3223QZ has a 4K webcam that supports shooting up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second (fps). It is equipped with a Sony Starwiss CMOS sensor and has AI-power features such as Dell claiming the autoframe and the ability to change color to deal with “harsh lights”. It uses 3D and 2D video noise reduction to combat motion blur, however you should try it in person to see how effective it can be. Depending on whether it senses your presence, you can set the camera to automatically sign in or out via Windows Hello.

U3223QZ webcam.
Zoom in / U3223QZ webcam.

If the integrated webcam, you do not have to sacrifice a port or bezel space, and it is adjustable. According to Dell, for a 65, 78 or 90 degree view you can tilt it 0-20 degrees. The webcam also has a physical shutter that is supposed to work on video conferencing applications, but we do not know if it’s reliable until we try it.

Finally, Dell offers its Peripheral Manager application (Windows 10 and above) to transform the image of a webcam.

The webcam application has customization options.
Zoom in / The webcam application has customization options.

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