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Dell’s new UltraSharp videoconferencing display packs 4K webcam

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Dell's new 32-inch UltraSharp display features a built-in 4K webcam.
Dell's new 32-inch UltraSharp display features a built-in 4K webcam.
Photo: Dell

The new 32-inch UltraSharp monitor Dell introduced at CES 2022 looks like a home-office videoconferencing powerhouse. The 4K display has a 4K webcam with microphones built in for those WFH meetings. And the monitor serves as a USB-C hub with decent port selection and 90W of power for your MacBook or other laptop, too.

Dell U3223QZ UltraSharp Video Conferencing Montor

Dell’s new 32-inch U3223QZ UltraSharp Video Conferencing Monitor is a 4K IPS panel with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution a screen refresh rate of 60Hz (great for most Macs and most home-office users; not the best for gamers).

Built-in 4K webcam

But the most interesting thing about it? Dell built in a 4K webcam using a Sony 4K HDR STARVIS CMOS sensor, similar to what it uses in its $200 standalone UltraSharp Webcam.

And the monitor’s version, unlike the standalone webcam, has two microphones to pick up your voice. And you’ll be able to hear others through the monitor’s two 14W speakers or via headphones.

Dell said users can adjust the camera’s tilt by 20 degrees and switch among 65, 78, and 90-degree fields of view. That’ll give you some options for how you appear on those video calls.

The new USB-C monitor's port selection is no joke.
The new USB-C monitor’s port selection is no joke.
Photo: Dell

USB-C hub

As a USB-C hub, the new monitor lets you connect your MacBook with a single USB-C cable. While your machine sends its video signal to the screen, it can also sop up 90W of charging power. And you can access five 10Gbps USB-A ports, ethernet and another USB-C port.

In addition, if you have a computer with Display Stream Compression, you can use the monitor’s DisplayPort-out port to daisy-chain a second 4K monitor.

With the new display’s HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 input ports, you plug in multiple devices and view them in picture-by-picture or picture-in-picture modes. And the built-in KVM allows you use a pair of peripherals with multiple computers.

The U3223QZ’s stand enables tilt, swivel and height adjustments. You can turn the monitor vertically (portrait mode), too.

Dell said it plans to sell the monitor starting on March 29 at a price it will release closer to that date. In the meantime, you can see a 3D demo here.

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