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DELL UP3216Q PC Monitor

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31.5" 2000000:1 LED Nov 2015
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Card Reader Integrated Release Date
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Dell UP3216Q unboxing and review
Dell UltraSharp 4K UP3216Q Monitor Review

16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site decided that this DELL PC monitor was good. Hardware.info gave this flatpanel monitor an "Excellent" award.

Good Owner Reviews

UP3216Q owners on average rated this LCD screen 89 out of 100.

Good Brand

We checked 5,073 user and expert reviews for DELL LCD screens and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased the DELL UP3216Q agreed that it had a sharp image. One DELL UP3216Q owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Sek wrote on Amazon “This monitor meets the professional standards to get the exact colours” in their DELL UP3216Q review.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the DELL UP3216Q thought it was easy to use the menus. One person who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One DELL UP3216Q reviewer who bought the DELL UP3216Q considered that it was good quality. Sek said “Still it is amazing to see your photographs in an incredible sharpness and picture quality of an LED 4K monitor”.

Good Connectivity

One DELL UP3216Q reviewer concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Legodad wrote “A handy card reader, USB 3 hub” in their review.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The DELL UP3216Q is a four USB Type-A downstream ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC monitors that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the HP Z Display Z27[plb_2077589_price], the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price], and the Samsung U32E850R[plb_4012207_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The UP3216Q has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than a year which do not have a card reader integrated.

Other PC monitors with a card reader integrated currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

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Very Large Viewable Size Diagonal

With a viewable size diagonal of 801 millimeters, the UP3216Q has one of the largest viewable size diagonals amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewable size diagonal of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the UP3216Q is 530mm, and the viewable size diagonals range from 58mm to 870mm.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The DELL UP3216Q has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the UP3216Q the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the UP3216Q have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%. The UP3216Q has a fairly large color gamut (99.5 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the UP3216Q.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The UP3216Q has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the UP3216Q. The dimmest display brightness of PC displays that are a similar age to the UP3216Q is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Big Pixel Density

With a pixel density of 140 pixels per inch, the UP3216Q has one of the bigger pixel densitys amongst PC monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have pixel densitys of between 0.36ppi and 220ppi.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the UP3216Q is more than most PC monitors of this spec and age. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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12 Reasons Against

Bad Environmental Credentials

One DELL UP3216Q reviewer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good in terms of power usage. Legodad said in their DELL UP3216Q review “Likewise if the PC sleeps and the monitor goes to power saving, its not correctly detected when the pc awakes” and scored the product 60 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The UP3216Q does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the UP3216Q.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the 34UC97C[pl_3016738_price], or the 32SL5B[pl_3304896_price] both from LG or the Acer BX320HK[plb_3158695_price] which is also higher rated.

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Pricey

We checked 390 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year and they range in price from £40 to £1,920. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DELL UP3216Q does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the UP3216Q also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

The DELL UP3216Q is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D.

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D then you might want to look at the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The DELL UP3216Q is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Running Costs Are High

The UP3216Q is one of the more expensive to run PC displays of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the UP3216Q will cost £263 over 8 years to run.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the DELL UP3216Q has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the UP3216Q. PC displays that were released around the same time as the UP3216Q have response times of between 1ms and 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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Fairly Slow SmartResponse

With a smartResponse of 6 milliseconds, the UP3216Q has one of the slower smartResponses amongst PC monitors of this age. The average smartResponse of LCD screens of this age and spec is 4.4ms.

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Heavy

With a weight of 9.2 kilograms, the UP3216Q is one of the heaviest PC screens that were launched more than a year ago amongst medium monitors of this age. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the UP3216Q have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (max)

The lowest power consumption (max) of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago is 0.45W and the highest is 170W. At 170 Watts, the UP3216Q has a very high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the UP3216Q.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL UP3216Q

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC display was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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1 Award

hardware.info Excellent

Expert Reviews

20 February 2016

There is no question that ultra-high definition (UHD) monitors represent the future of display technology, but as is the case with the content they are designed to show, the monitors themselves... Read more…

21 February 2016

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Hardware.info

Notable speed and high-quality graphics in our tests
Integrates Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC
4K video support
Slightly subpar text quality in testing
Wrapping Timeline was removed
Maximum volume could be higher
If Roccat fix this
I'll upgrade this to an Editor Choice Award product

User Reviews

(7)

To everyone who says this monitor doesn't do 60hz at 4k without using displayport, all you need to do is set response from slow (the default) to fast in the monitor menu and boom. Annoying mouse... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

(Verified Purchase)

I have had high-resolution monitors before, but working with the right colours had always been a problem until I bought this monitor. The colours/tones of photographs always differed when printed... Read more…

Reviewed 17 January 2016 by LegoDad | 33 Comments

Generally a fantastic monitor let down with one issue. A worthy update to the 3214 it offers excellent colour fidelity, a handy card reader, USB 3 hub and a screen size that is perfect for running... Read more…

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Hermance Imaging
Hermance Imaging would recommend the Dell UP3216Q (Verified Purchase)

I use this monitor for photography post production. Simply amazing in detail and color. Pricey yes, but it is whole new experience in quality...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Great resolution
Great Size
Quality Color
None that I can see
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Electricity cost when switched on £256.38
Electricity cost when on standby £6.15
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Total running cost over 5 years £262.53
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3840x2160, dell 4ncd0, dell up3216, code up3216, home up3216, dell p232920, code up3216q, apple up3216, home up3216q, dell 300cdm2, dell up3216q, dell br9zzs00, dell br9zza00, dell p232920p, apple up3216q, dell 3840x2160, apple 3840x2160
Barcodes 00884116177807, 04053162983717, 05397063621866, 07612392304470

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