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Dell UltraSharp U4323QE: Two minute review

A few years ago I was a big fan of Dell’s minimalist design. It suited the aesthetics and vibe of that time, when function didn’t necessarily take precedence over form, but form didn’t distract from function. The problem with minimalism, though, is that it can get boring and dry after a few years. Sadly, Dell doesn’t seem to have received notice that the rest of the world has literally moved on.

One look at the Dell UltraSharp U4323QE and I was disappointed to see the same silver chassis and almost brutalist look I’ve seen on many of the brand’s monitors. I understand this is a productivity monitor, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun at work and look good, right? At least it’s silver, not black, but that seems to make it worse.

To be fair, this 4K IPS display does what it was designed to do. As far as productivity is concerned, you will be hard-pressed to find many alternatives that offer the same functionality and features. But what about the rest of your viewing needs? Is this the best monitor to buy if your viewing needs go beyond work? These are fair questions to ask, considering you’d be dropping $824.99 / £1,014 / AU$1,450.90 for a single display, and many of the best 4K monitors on the shelves have become more affordable in price.

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE on author's desk

(Image credit: Future / Michelle Rae Uy)

More on that later; let’s focus on the controversial design of him. The Dell UltraSharp U4323QE really isn’t a bad display. It has clean lines and curves, and small black bezels that seem virtually invisible in use, due in part to the panel’s 350-nit brightness. Yet the minimalistic look she sports seems outdated or, if not outdated, just plain very simple.

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE on author's desk

(Image credit: Future / Michelle Rae Uy)

There are several other points for improvement here: the base is massive and takes up desk space (although it can act as a surface for items like a check disk, notepad, and phone), the cable management solution is literally a hole in the stand, and it’s very heavy (40.9 pounds to be exact), meaning things like setup and desk rearranging can be tricky, especially if you’re a tiny human like me.

And, of course, there’s the fact that it’s a 42.5-inch panel. I have a sizable desk and it still crowds my setup. But that’s the price you pay for lots of screen real estate, I guess.

Also, I’m quite disappointed with his physical adjustments, or lack thereof. You have tilt (5 degrees down, 10 degrees up), swivel (20 degrees to each side), and a 2.4-inch height adjustment, and you’re done. For a display poised to offer the ultimate in productivity, it doesn’t seem much concerned about ergonomics.

To compensate for its mediocre design choices, Dell has loaded the UltraSharp U4323QE with a ton of features, many, if not all, geared towards turning users into master multitaskers (read /mänstərs/). In its productivity features, the U4323QE shines. I appreciate the USB-C hub, with three USB-A and one USB-C, and the KVM functionality, which pairs well with the ability to accommodate up to four different inputs. As someone who is always running out of USB ports on her PC (I really need to do some tech spring cleaning), these features were heaven sent.

To answer your question, yes, there are enough ports to support the aforementioned features, including three upstream USB-C ports for data and one that supports 90W PD to power your MacBook M2 Pro or other powerful laptop . And if you’ve gone rogue and given multitasking a whole new meaning, Dell is also introducing an Internal Multi-Stream (iMST) feature, which lets you split it into four individual FHD displays, all viewed from a single source. This may be too much for most office professionals – they’ll be better served by the Picture by Picture (PBP) and Picture in Picture (PIP) features at their fingertips – but many power users will find it beneficial.

Finally, there are two 8W speakers built in, but sadly they suffer from the same curse as many monitor speakers. They sound a little thin and the volume is a little disappointing, especially in relation to the size of the display.

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE on author's desk

(Image credit: Future / Michelle Rae Uy)

While we’re on the subject, the Dell UltraSharp U4323QE’s image quality is impressive…impressive for productivity and occasional media consumption, that is. You get sharp images, thanks to its 3840 x 2160 and decent 103 ppi. Our tests also produced an average color accuracy of DeltaE < 1, which is higher than most monitors achieve.

However, if you’re hoping to maximize your investment of over $800/£1,000 and use it for content creation and gaming, you’ll be disappointed. Our colorimeter test only yielded 109.6 sRGB and 77.6 DCI-P3 coverage, meaning this won’t meet the needs of professional creators. And while you might technically enjoy some single player adventures like The Hogwarts Legacy on it or strategy games like Total War: Warhammer IIIthe fact that it lacks the curvature for deeper immersion and highs at 5ms and 60Hz means you’re limited in the kinds of games you can play.

Not to mention that there’s no HDR support and the dynamic range leaves a lot to be desired. Alas, it shows how The witcher AND Wednesday they just weren’t fun, as details often got lost in the dark shadows and colors just didn’t pop. The witcher he seemed particularly anemic.

My advice? If you have the money to splurge on the ultimate productivity monitor that can serve as a dedicated work monitor, definitely buy the Dell UltraSharp U4323QE. Otherwise there are better value propositions out there.

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE: Pricing and Availability

  • How much does it cost? $824.99 / £1,014 / AU$1,450.90
  • When it is available? Available now
  • Where can you get it? Available in the US, UK and Australia

I won’t mince words: The Dell UltraSharp U4323QE is an expensive monitor. Sure, there are more expensive monitors out there, and this one offers plenty of useful productivity features. However, you’re spending $824.99 / £1,014 / AU$1,450.90 solely on a productivity monitor – one that doesn’t even have HDR support or a measly 720p webcam – that’s a lot of money for something that isn’t multifaceted in use.

If you have the money to spend it, then you have my full support. However, if you’re looking to invest in a display that covers all your needs, from productivity to gaming to media consumption, you’d do well to consider other options.

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE: Specifications

Screen size: 42.5 inches
Proportions: 16:9
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Brightness: 350 cd/m²
Response Time: 5 ms (fast gray to gray), 8 ms (normal gray to gray)
Viewing angle: 178°/178°
Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1
Color support: 1.07 billion colors, 95% sRGB
Entrances: 2x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x USB-C PD up to 90 W, 3x USB-C upstream, data only, 3x super fast USB-A downstream, 1x super fast USB A, 1x USB C downstream, 1x 3 jack .5mm, 1 RJ45 port
Weight: 40.9 lbs (18.5 kg)

Should you buy the Dell UltraSharp U4323QE?

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE on author's desk

(Image credit: Future / Michelle Rae Uy)
Value That’s pretty expensive for a monitor that appears to have been designed just for productivity. 3.5/5
Project The slew of productivity features make up for its brutalist design, but it still loses points for that boring look and minimal physical tweaks. 3.5/5
Performance It delivers exceptional image quality… for productivity. Everything else is just meh. 3.5/5
Average rating This is the ultimate productivity monitor, but that’s about it. 3.5/5

Buy it if…

Don’t buy it if…

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE: Also consider

Dell UltraSharp U4323QE on author's desk

(Image credit: Future / Michelle Rae Uy)
Row 0 – Cell 0 Dell UltraSharp U4323QE Gigabyte AORUS FV43U BenQ PD2706UA designer
Price: $824.99 / £1,014 / AU$1,450.90 Starting at $699.99 / £964.33 $629.99 (approx £503.60, AU$932.65)
Screen size: 42.5 inches 43 inches 27 inches
Proportions: 16:9 16:9 16:9
Resolution: 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Brightness: 350 cd/m² 750 cd/m2 (typical), 1000 cd/m2 (peak) 350 nits typical, 400 nits peak
Response Time: 5 ms (fast gray to gray), 8 ms (normal gray to gray) 1ms 5ms GtG
Viewing angle: 178°/178° 178°/178° 178°/178°
Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 4,000:1 1,000:1
Color support: 1.07 billion colors, 95% sRGB 97% DCI-P3, 150% sRGB, 99% AdobeRGB 95% P3, 99% Rec.709, 99% sRGB
Entrances: 2x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x USB-C PD up to 90 W, 3x USB-C upstream, data only, 3x super fast USB-A downstream, 1x super fast USB A, 1x USB C downstream, 1x 3 jack .5mm, 1 RJ45 port HDMI 2.1 (support 4K 144Hz 4:4:4 @ DSC enabled or 4K 144Hz 4:2:0) x2, Display port 1.4 (DSC) x1, USB Type-C x1 1x HDMI 2, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB Type-C (DP1.4), 1x Audio out (3.5mm), 1x USB-B (upstream), 3x USB-A (downstream), 1x USB-C ( downstream)
Weight: 40.9 lbs (18.5 kg) ‎34.2 lbs (15.5 kg) 20.1 lbs (9.1 kg)

How I tested the Dell UltraSharp U4323QE

  • Tested for a couple of months
  • I’ve mostly used it for work, but also some gaming and streaming
  • We ran it through our series of benchmark tests

To properly test the Dell UltraSharp U4323QE in real-world scenarios, I used the display for a couple of months as my primary work monitor and occasionally for gaming and media consumption. Beyond that, our test team also put it through a series of benchmarks that involved using a colorimeter to test its color coverage and accuracy.

With years of extensive experience testing and reviewing computers and peripherals, and as one of EliteViser’s IT editors, I have all the right tools, skills, and experience to determine whether or not a display is worth your time and money. You can trust me to test them and give the right advice.

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First inspection in August 2023


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