At the CES, Dell presented many exciting new products. Among them is the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved, an office monitor with a curved design. It should not only score with UWQHD resolution. The US manufacturer also wants to offer a good contrast of 2000:1 thanks to the IPS Black panel. However, compromises have to be made with the limited refresh rate of 60 Hz.
With the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved, size counts
Dell is undoubtedly one of the busiest exhibitors at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. At the electronics show in the Nevada desert, the company scored especially with numerous upcoming gaming notebooks from its in-house brand Alienware. However, Dell has of course also thought about owners of a classic desktop PC. Therefore, the US company launches a new monitor, the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved. Its technical specs do not indicate that it is a high-flyer. However, the 34-inch monitor with a resolution of 3,440 × 1,440 pixels is pleasingly large. Dell specifies a response time of 8 ms in normal mode. However, 5 ms is also supposed to be possible in Fast Mode.
If you compare this to the 0.5 to 1 ms of the also presented Alienware AW2524H, there really are worlds in between. However, this is also a real gaming monitor. In the other disciplines, the IPS panel proves to be a rather average model. Besides a brightness of 300 cd/m², it also offers a good color space coverage. Thus, the sRGB color space is supposed to be covered up to 100 percent and the DCI-P3 color space up to 98 percent. It is really a pity that the monitor is not supposed to be able to offer HDR. Meanwhile, the color and contrast enhancer is almost standard for monitors. Even in the mid-range. The same applies to refresh rates above 60 Hz, by the way. Here, too, the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved unfortunately has to pass.
Other highlights of CES 2023:
- CES 2023: LG Display to showcase innovative OLED technologies
- CES 2023: HARMAN to showcase JBL Bar 1300 and JBL Quantum gaming headsets
The perfect companion in the office
While the specs may not be high-end, in the end you always have to ask yourself if you need it at all. If you are looking for a monitor with a very good overview and a great curved design for everyday office use with Word, Excel and co, this could be the perfect choice. The available ports also speak for office use. Thanks to 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.1, three sources can be connected in the classic way. The DP Alt mode of the USB-C port is also particularly cool and allows connecting modern computers or notebooks with a USB-C port. Those who connect their notebook can then not only look forward to an image transfer.
On top of that, the mobile computer is charged with up to 90 watts of power via the port. Again, the capabilities that the HDMI 2.1 ports bring along are a bit meager. If you want a variable refresh rate (VRR), such as Nvidia G-Sync, you will not find it here. Other common HDMI 2.1 features like Audio Return Channel (ARC) or ALLM are also missing here. The numerous USB ports are again pleasing. A total of 2x USB-C and 5x USB-A are available. A LAN port also allows the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved to connect to the Internet. The integrated KVM switch makes it easy to use the monitor with two computers. After all, you only need a mouse and keyboard once. These then automatically switch to the active PC.
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved is easy on the back and neck
When it comes to monitors for office use, ergonomic features are probably at least as important as the picture quality. After all, serious back, neck and headaches threaten after several working sessions of several hours. Since Dell is very familiar with the office sector, the Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved can be adjusted in many ways. For example, the height can be adjusted within a margin of 15 cm in total. Tilt and rotation are also adjustable. The two integrated 5-watt speakers are practical. Those who find a rudimentary stereo sound sufficient should be happy with this.
Price and availability
The Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved should be available from January 31, 2023. Thanks to its sheer size, good color space coverage, and curved design, it should be best suited for image editing in particular, but also classic office work. Unfortunately, there is no MSRP and release date for Europe yet. In the US, the monitor will be launched for $1,259.99.