Dell UltraSharp 6K 32-Inch Monitor Undercuts Cost of Apple Pro Display XDR By Nearly $2K While Also Offering More Options

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The Dell UltraSharp 6K 32-inch U3224KB monitor has launched with a price tag of $3,199 and comes with many options not included with Apple’s latest flagship display. At $4,999 for the standard glass model, the Pro Display XDR is $1,800 more than the U3224KB and while the panel in the UltraSharp 6K monitor may not equal that of Apple’s it does offer many more options to hopefully entice potential buyers. Other optional additional costs for the Pro Display XDR include another $1K for the nano-texture glass model, and another $1K for the Pro Stand or $199 for its VESA mount adapter.

Announced back in January at CES the Dell UltraSharp 6K display features an LG panel with IPS Black technology that is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified. Display brightness between the two is, no pun intended, like comparing apples to oranges. Dell lists the display brightness for the U3224KB as 450 cd/m2 (typical) while Apple lists the brightness of the Pro Display XDR as “1000 nits sustained full‑screen, 1600 nits peak1 (HDR content only)“. Resolution is slightly different as well with 6,144 x 3,456 for the U3224KB and then 6,016 x 3,384. Beyond that, it becomes a little bit easier to identify other differences between the two. Both are 60 Hz and have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Per The Verge:

“But Dell has thrown a kitchen sink’s-worth of features at the U3224KB in an attempt to make it more of a one-stop-shop productivity accessory. There’s a built-in 4K HDR webcam, dual 14W speakers, echo cancellation mics, a bevy of USB-C and USB-A ports, and a Thunderbolt 4 connector that can offer up to 140W of power to a connected laptop. There’s also the ability to connect two computers and control them both with a single mouse and keyboard thanks to a built-in KVM, and content from both machines can be displayed simultaneously.”

U3223KV Specs (per Dell):

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The Dell UltraSharp 6K panel supports 100% sRGB, 100% Rec. 709, 99% DCI-P3, 99% Display P3 while the Pro Display XDR offers seven reference modes Pro Display XDR (P3-1600 nits), Apple Display (P3-500 nits), HDR Video (P3-ST 2084), HDTV Video (BT.709-BT.1886), NTSC Video (BT.601 SMPTE-C), PAL and SECAM Video (BT.601 EBU), Digital Cinema (P3-DCI), Digital Cinema (P3-D65), Design and Print (P3-D50), Photography (P3-D65), Internet and Web (sRGB).

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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