Dell has shown a 31.5 “monitor at CES that, according to the company, has a mini backlight with 2000 dimmable zones. In theory, that would lead to a relatively impressive HDR experience.
Without much publicity, Dell has displayed a 4k monitor on the CES with an image diagonal of 31.5 “. Various websites, including DisplaySpecifications, show pictures of the monitor. It is the UP3221Q that according to Dell over 2000 dimmable zones has.
The manufacturer states that the monitor is VESA certified with the DisplayHDR 1000 label, which means that a peak brightness of 1000cd / m² is possible. The monitor would have a wide color range, whereby an unknown part of the dci-p3, AdobeRGB and Rec.2020 color space can be displayed.
In addition, a striking feature is that a colorimeter is built-in for calibration with CalMAN software. The UP3221Q is not the first monitor that Dell installs; the company also introduced a 4k monitor with built-in colorimeter in November last year: the UP2720Q. Just like this monitor, the UP3221Q has support for Thunderbolt 3 and a monitor cap that has to prevent glare.
Dell has not disclosed any information about the UP3221Q. As a result, it remains to be seen whether and when the monitor will be launched and at what price. Two thousand dimmable zones is relatively much for an LCD, so the price will not be low. High-end game monitors with mini backlights, such as the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX and the Acer X32, which were shown during CES, have 1152 dimmable zones.
The miniled technique combines an LCD with many small LEDs behind the panel, which should lead to relatively high contrast and a good HDR display. It is not known how many LEDs are used in the UP3221Q.