Dell UltraSharp U3224KB 32-inch 6K Monitor Review: 21 Megapixels Of Flexible Productivity

Dell’s UltraSharp U3224KB is a 6K (6144x3456, 21.23MP) IPS 32-inch monitor with wide gamut color, HDR 600, KVM functions and a built-in webcam with microphone.

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With new resolutions comes the question, “Can you truly see a difference?” There is a point where the human eye won’t be able to resolve any more pixels. But I don’t think we’re there yet. 4K definitely looks better than QHD, which definitely looks better than FHD. And after spending time with 6K, it definitely looks better than 4K. All we need is a new name, Mega HD? Super 4K? Ultra Mega HD?

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The Dell UltraSharp U3224KB is a one-percent product. That refers to the axiom stating that you usually have to spend a lot more money to get the last one percent of performance. This monitor has a sharper image than any 4K screen, but, in most cases, it’s only a little sharper. Yes, the difference in rendered content is more pronounced. But one must decide whether it’s worth almost triple the money over a good 4K display.

What is clear is that Dell has added some usable value. This is no version 1.0 display. It is a fully realized monitor with tremendous functionality, extremely accurate color, a powerful KVM feature, quality audio and superb build quality. And the webcam is one of the best I’ve seen, either integrated or when compared to the aftermarket.

Though the U3224KB sells for a premium price, it can be your next monitor for the long term. I fully expect to see these still running 10 years from now. And with its stunningly sharp image, it will still be enjoyed after that decade. If you have the budget for a bleeding-edge display, it’s definitely worth checking out.

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Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.