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Dell UltraSharp U3423WE IPS Black Ultrawide

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For some the 3440 x 1440 resolution suits their productivity needs well, with an expanded horizontal space compared to 27″ QHD models. The Dell U3423WE of the UltraSharp series is built with this in mind. The monitor offers the usual smart home-office styling you’d expect from monitors in the series. Including a satin-finish silver plastic stand neck and base with contrasting matte black plastic bottom bezel. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with moderately thick panel border flush with the rest of the screen and slim hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from the front. A separate dedicated power button is also included.

A smart look

A 60Hz 34.14″ 3440 x 1440 (21:9 ultrawide) LG Display IPS Black panel is adopted. This is an enhanced contrast variant of IPS, with a specified 2000:1 static contrast ratio which is double the usual specified 1000:1. Other aspects of note include a matte anti-glare screen and a slight curve to the screen, potentially improving viewing comfort. 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit colour are specified, with a factory calibration of DeltaE <2 within the sRGB colour space. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The monitor includes 'ComfortView Plus', which shifts the peak of blue light to slightly less energetic wavelengths, potentially enhancing viewing comfort.

A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual you shouldn’t pay much attention to. The included stand offers tilt, swivel and height (150mm or 5.91 inches) adjustment. You can also rotate the screen slightly left or right to help with alignment, referred to as slant adjustment. The stand attaches centrally via quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal provision for 100 x 100mm VESA mounting. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI ports, DP 1.4, USB-C (90W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), a 3.5mm audio output, USB-C upstream (data only), 4 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports and and an RJ45 port. A 5th USB 3.2 Gen2 port and USB-C downstream port is located at the bottom of the screen, outside the main port area for easy access. 2 x 5W speakers are included and KVM is supported to allow easy display switching and peripheral sharing between 2 systems. PbP/PiP also supported. Whilst “HDMI 2.1” is specified for the HDMI ports, this is misleading marketing as they only include the capabilities and feature set of HDMI 2.0 (which is sufficient for a 60Hz 3440 x 1440 monitor but won’t include extras like integrated HDMI 2.1 VRR support).

Textured white rear

Further details can be found in this press release. The monitor is listed for ~$1000 USD.

Dell U3423WE