The reviewers at two more expert review sites both liked this PC screen. The writer at Lydogbilde.no conluded that they would definitely endorse this PC display and gave it an "Especially Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag who decided it was marvellous.
The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this PC screen was good. Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this LCD screen a "5 Star" award and Chip.com.my gave it an "Outstanding" award.
Expert Reviews Are Good
On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100. PC display experts think this DELL PC monitor is one of the better PC displays of a comparable age and type.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
DELL has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other manufacturers.
Some DELL UP3214Q reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the DELL UP3214Q was well made. Expert website Goldfries.com wrote “It is a rock solid monitor, not just in performance”.
Two people considered that the product was reliable. Older London Academic mentioned “Motto - only sell reliable equipment if you want to stay in business! Only buy from suppliers who do the same!” in their review of the DELL UP3214Q. Simon Clough wrote on Amazon two years ago “It only works reliably at 30hz”.
Easy to Use
A few customers who purchased this PC monitor thought it was easy to use the menus. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Designers and graphic artists love big screens, with all their many palettes and menus jostling for valuable screen space” in their review of the DELL UP3214Q. Goldfries.com wrote in October last year “Extensive picture settings” in their review of the DELL UP3214Q.
One DELL UP3214Q reviewer who bought the DELL UP3214Q thought it was easy to use. Goldfries.com said “Widegamut colour space is practical for photographers” in their review.
One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good experience. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Mac OS users will tend to have a better experience.” in their review of this PC monitor.
Good Product Quality
A number of people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Goldfries.com mentioned “Excellent display output quality” . Goldfries.com also said “Outstanding build quality”.
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Good Picture Quality
One person thought it had good colour saturation. Goldfries.com said “An optional feature of interest to professional users will be the hardware calibration, courtesy of XRite's 1Display Pro colorimeter, to ensure that colours output onscreen” in their DELL UP3214Q review.
One person thought it had a good refresh rate. Older London Academic wrote on Amazon two years ago “Only 30Hz refresh rate, which was fine for the sort of text” in their review but despite that they only gave the DELL UP3214Q a score of 1 stars.
Good Technical Features
One DELL UP3214Q owner who purchased it thought it had good features. Goldfries.com said in October last year “Strong hardware feature set, factory calibration” in their review of this PC monitor.
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The DELL UP3214Q is a five USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the UP3214Q have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Has an Integrated Card Reader
The UP3214Q has an integrated card reader, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have an integrated card reader.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors with an integrated card reader currently available including the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price], the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price] which has better reviews.
Very Many Display Colour Count
Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M. When compared to other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the UP3214Q that we have assessed the display colour count of, the UP3214Q's display colour count of 1,073.7 million is one of the most.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
The color gamuts of PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the UP3214Q range from 62% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. With a color gamut of 100 percent, the UP3214Q has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The DELL UP3214Q has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution across all PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the UP3214Q.
The worst resolution across comparable types of flatpanel monitor is 640 x 350.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 80.1 centimeters, the UP3214Q has one of the biggest screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the UP3214Q the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the UP3214Q has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
When compared to other PC monitors of this age and spec, the viewable width of the UP3214Q of 697.9 millimeters is one of the biggest. The viewable widths of similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the UP3214Q range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.
Fairly Big Viewable Height
With a viewable height of 392.6 millimeters, the UP3214Q has one of the bigger viewable heights amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the UP3214Q the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL UP3214Q is a four USB 3.0 port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the UP3214Q have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
Has Three Cables Included
The UP3214Q has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. This DELL PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the UP3214Q have depths of between 12mm and 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm. The UP3214Q is one of the shallower comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the UP3214Q (only 51.5 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Owner Reviews Are Poor
This LCD screen has an average owner rating of 43 out of 100 based on 16 owner reviews. This means that users really don't rate this PC screen very highly.
A Bit Expensive
Several people who purchased it said that it was not cheap. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q is an enormous (and enormously expensive) 32-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that delivers exquisite 4K image detail, along with very accurate colors”. In October last year Goldfries.com said “Expensive affair reserved for deep wallets” in their review.
One DELL UP3214Q owner said in their reviews that the DELL UP3214Q was not a bargain for the price. Ubergizmo.com mentioned two years ago “It is certainly not cheap” but even so they gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
The cheapeast LCD screens of this age and type that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a LCD screen of this age and type.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The UP3214Q does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the UP3214Q also do not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 34UC97[plb_2591370_price], the Philips BDM3470[plb_2512918_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price].
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Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the UP3214Q are not 3D compatible. The UP3214Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The UP3214Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
At only 90 millimeters, the DELL UP3214Q has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest maximum height adjustment of PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 13mm and the highest is 850mm.
Running Costs Are High
The UP3214Q has an average 5 year running cost of £168 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Only One HDMI Port
The UP3214Q is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor.
Quite Slow Response Time
With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the UP3214Q has one of the slower response times amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for more than two years the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.
Very High Maximum Power Consumption
At 170 Watts, the UP3214Q has a very high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the UP3214Q. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the UP3214Q the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
DELL released the UP3214Q over three years ago.
LCD Display Type
The UP3214Q has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display type.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to look at including the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price], or the HP 2310[plb_1491133_price] which has better reviews; or the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi[plb_1501071_price] which is cheaper.
If the display type of this LCD screen is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Eizo ColorEdge CS240[plb_2505506_price] (LED), or the Philips BDM4065UC[plb_2889761_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 by Ambrosian Spactor | 2 Comments
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