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Dell’s new 4K USB-C monitors are first to use LG’s high-contrast ‘IPS Black’ tech

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Dell's new 27-inch and 32-inch UltraSharp monitors are the first to use LG's IPS Black Technology.
Dell's new 27-inch and 32-inch UltraSharp monitors are the first to use LG's IPS Black Technology.
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Dell said it has started shipping two new monitors that are the first on the market using LG’s new IPS Black Technology, rolled out at CES in January. IPS Black promises 35% deeper blacks than typical 4K displays, which tend to have poor contrast in favor of other benefits (mainly brighter colors). That’s effectively doubles the usual contrast ratio to 2000:1.

If you depend on your display for the best possible image — say, like a designer does — the new monitors could offer the great color IPS displays are known for, but with solid contrast, too.

LG IPS Black Technology

Dell’s new 27-inch U2723QE and 32-inch U3223QE are the first consumer products that use the new IPS Black technology. As such, they offer exceptional contrast, color accuracy and enhanced eye comfort. Dell said the deeper blacks allow for a contrast ration of 2000:1 with a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

The two displays support 4K resolution with 1.07 billion colors and a wide color gamut — 100% of sRGB, 100% of rec709, and 98% of DCI-P3 — along with VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. They also feature Dell’s “ComfortView Plus,” an always-on technology that reduces blue light emissions while promising to not compromise on color accuracy.

Versatile connectivity

The displays have one HDMI port, two DisplayPorts, and USB-C connectivity (four total USB-C ports). One of the USB-C ports allows it to act as a “hub” for devices with 90W of power delivery and support for 10 Gbps data transfer speeds. Both screens have only a 60Hz refresh rate

The 32-inch Dell UltraSharp 4K USB-C Hub Monitor retails for $1,150 while the 27-inch option costs $780.

Price: U3223QE is $1,150; U2723QE is $780.

Where to buy: Dell Technologies