Dell UltraSharp U3219Q Monitor Review

Dell has a good range of monitors catering to different groups of customers based on their needs and requirements. Some months back, I reviewed the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2719DM and I was impressed with the Dell Ultrathin monitor series. One of the monitors that I wanted to review was the UltraSharp series, when the opportunity came up to do the Dell UltraSharp U3210Q monitor review, I took it up!

Why this Dell UltraSharp U3219Q monitor? I am personally very interested in the UltraSharp monitor series since I am a commercial photographer working on photographs, viewing and editing. I am look for a monitor that caters to the creative industry folks, photographers, videographers, designers etc since the creative industry folks have requirement on sharpness and clarity.

When I unboxed the Dell UltraSharp U3219Q monitor, it took me a while to get used to operating this monitor because it was solid, tough and a little bit heavy. This monitor can rotate 90 degrees into portraiture mode too, if you decide to use it that way. During my review, the monitor is at landscape mode due to the nature of my photography works, watching videos and surfing the internet.

Technical Specifications

Device Type

LED-backlit LCD monitor – 32″

Features

USB 3.0 hub

Panel Type

IPS

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Native Resolution

4K 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz

Pixel Pitch

0.182 mm

Brightness

400 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio

1300:1

Response Time

8 ms (normal); 5 ms (fast)

Colour Support

1.07 billion colours

Input Connectors

HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C

Display Position Adjustments

Height, pivot (rotation), swivel, tilt

Screen Coating

Anti-glare, 3H Hard Coating

Dimensions (WxDxH) – with stand

71.25 cm x 22 cm x 46.873 cm

Compliant Standards

DisplayPort 1.4, HDCP 2.2

Manufacturer Warranty

3-year warranty

Bundled Services

3-Years Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Guarantee

 

** Source: Dell Singapore website **

Settings

Preset Modes:

Standard, ComfortView, Movie, Game, Color Temp, Custom Colour

Custom Colour:

Gain, Offset, Hue, Saturation (can change RGB)

Customisable menu:

Brightness/Contrast, Input Source, Colour, Display, PIB/PBP, USB Selection, Menu, Personalise , Others

Colour calibration

Factory calibrated 99% sRGB coverage, with certification inside the box

A photographer’s thoughts and point of view

In my personal opinion coming from a photographer perspective, the 27inch or 32inch monitor would be ideal for viewing and editing photographs. The Dell UltraSharp series monitor is highly recommended for photographers and creative industry people.

The clarity and sharpness is more defined, colours are vibrant, not overly saturated and accurate. On top of that, with a big and wide screen, it’s really much easier and more comfortable to do editing of photographs and videos. When you open multiple browsers, it can easily fit them in!

One key factor that convinces me, is that the Dell UltraSharp monitor series went through colour calibration, they are factory calibrated 99% sRGB coverage and they come with a certificate inside the box. Colour calibration is an important segment that photographers and creative industry folks look into and are particular about.

Monitor size is really more of a personal preference and it’s also partly dependent on your space constraints in office or at home. There are 24inch, 27inch UltraSharp monitors as well, photographers, creatives, designers, have choices. I like the 32inch size, although, this might push my own SOHO table to the limits.

Take a look at the how websites and photography applications turn out on the Dell UltraThin U3219Q monitor:

Collage of photographs on my Flickr photography site

Photos App Mac OSX

Adobe Lightroom

Beside being suitable for creative works, the Dell UltraSharp series would be just as good for watching video, playing games and daily office/home use monitor too! The IPS function is really useful as I am able to switch between my MacBook Pro and Dell UltraSharp U3219Q monitor when I am multi-tasking between both computers.

Pricing and Availability

The price for Dell UltraSharp U3219Q is SGD$1,179.00 (Dell online shop price when this article is published). For more information on the Dell UltraSharp U3219Q, you can visit the link here.

Dell UltraSharp U3219Q is the type of monitor that is highly suitable for the creative industry people. Which screen size you prefer is really based on your personal preference and available working table working space. My personal choice would be at least a 27inch monitor size for photography/creative/media related work.

I would like thank Dell Singapore and Burson Cohn & Wolfe for the opportunity to review the Dell Ultrathin S2719DM monitor.

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