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Dell goes for pros with new mini-LED UltraSharp monitor with built-in colorimeter

What you need to know

  • Dell launched three new UltraSharp monitors today.
  • Leading the trio is a pro monitor with 2K mini-LED backlit dimming zones for excellent contrast.
  • The 24-inch model is available today starting at $450, while the mini-LED model and 34-inch curved model are expected in November and December.

Dell today launched a trio of new UltraSharp monitors that cover the whole gamut, from extreme professional visuals to balanced workhorse. Leading the pack is a mini-LED model that offers great color accuracy and contrast, a built-in colorimeter, and more.

The star of the show here is the new Dell UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor (UP3221Q). This 32-inch display comes with 2K mini-LED backlit dimming zones, which should make for insanely good contrast. Because each zone is individually controlled, you can expect "deep blacks and bright whites," according to Dell.

The UP3221Q also comes with a super-wide 99.8 coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, 4K resolution, and Display HDR 1000 certification. A Calman Powered colorimeter comes built in as well, allowing you to perform color calibration at any time, with or without a PC attached.

In addition to the UP3221Q, Dell launched the UltraSharp 24 USB-C Hub Monitor (U2421E) (opens in new tab) and UltraSharp 34 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor (U3421WE). The 24-inch model is Dell's first model with ComfortView Plus, which cuts down on blue light while maintaining color accuracy. The 34-inch curved model hits 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut and includes slim bezels with dual speakers.

CategoryUltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColorUltraSharp 34 CurvedUltraSharp 24
Display size31.5 inches34 inches24 inches
Resolution3840 x 2160 (60Hz)3440 x 1440 (60Hz)1920 x 1200 (60Hz)
PPI14010994
BrightnessSDR: 350; HDR: 1000300 (typical)350 (typical)
Color calibration accuracy93% AdobeRGB; 99.8% DCI-P399% sRGB; 99% REC 709; 95% DCI-P399% sRGB; 99% REC 709
BacklightMini-LEDWhite LED edgelightLED
Connectors1x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x Thunderbolt 3 Upstream, 1x Thunderbolt 3 downstream, 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.2, 1x External Colorimeter port2x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB-C, 5x USB 3.2, 1x audio line-out, 1x RJ45 (ethernet)1x DP 1.4, 1x HDMI 1.4, 2x USB-C, 3x USB 3.2, 1x audio line-out, 1x RJ45 (ethernet)

Dell Slim Soundbar Fit

Source: Dell Dell Slim Soundbar connecting to Dell monitor. (Image credit: Source: Dell)

Finally, there's Dell's new Slim Soundbar (SB521A), which offers an easy way to add some extra speaker oomph to your setup without adding much bulk. The soundbar includes 3.6W speakers and simply attaches magnetically to the bottom of your monitor.

The Dell Slim Soundbar and UltraSharp 24 USB-C Hub Monitor are available now starting at $55 and $450, respectively. The UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor is expected to launch on November 5 for $5,000. The UltraSharp 34 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor is expected to launch on December 1 for $1,200.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.