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Dell U2723QE Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed May 26, 2022 at 10:53 am
Dell U2723QE Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
8.4
Office
6.7
Gaming
7.7
Media Consumption
8.6
Media Creation
7.1
HDR
Size
27"
Resolution
3840x2160
Max Refresh Rate
60Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDR10
Yes

The Dell U2723QE is a 4k office monitor with a 27 inch screen. It sits alongside the Dell U3223QE in the UltraSharp lineup, and it's also known as the U2723QX. It features an IPS Black panel that delivers deeper blacks than regular IPS panels, and it has a bunch of extra features to improve your workflow. The USB hub has great connectivity with multiple USB-A and USB-C ports, allowing you to easily connect your devices and control them with the same keyboard and mouse thanks to the KVM switch. It supports DisplayPort Alt Mode with 90 W of power delivery, and you can use it to daisy chain secondary monitors either over USB-C or DisplayPort. Also, it comes with an incredibly ergonomic stand that makes it easy to place in an ideal position.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Dell U2723QE is good overall. It's impressive for office use thanks to the high resolution, incredible ergonomics, and wide viewing angles that make it a great choice for sharing your screen with someone. It's also excellent for content creators because it displays a wide range of colors and has excellent out-of-the-box accuracy. It's good for watching media content as it has a decent contrast, but it doesn't deliver deep blacks in the dark. It's only decent for watching HDR content, as highlights don't pop, and it doesn't have any advanced gaming features if you want to game with it.

Pros
  • Sharp text clarity and large screen.
  • USB hub offers great connectivity.
  • Good SDR peak brightness.
  • Stand has incredible ergonomics.
Cons
  • Disappointing reflection handling.
  • Blurry motion.
8.4 Office

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE is an impressive office monitor. It has a large screen and high 4k resolution that make it easy to multitask with multiple windows open. The USB hub is great if you want to easily connect your devices and control them with the same keyboard and mouse, thanks to the KVM switch. It also has wide viewing angles if you want to share your screen with someone else, ensuring the image remains accurate at the sides, and the ergonomics are incredible.

Pros
  • Sharp text clarity and large screen.
  • USB hub offers great connectivity.
  • Good SDR peak brightness.
  • Stand has incredible ergonomics.
Cons
  • Disappointing reflection handling.
6.7 Gaming

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE is alright for gaming. It doesn't have any extra gaming features like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth or variable refresh rate support, so it has limited compatibility with gaming consoles. It also has a slow response time that makes motion look blurry, but it has low input lag. Luckily, the 4k resolution and 27 inch screen are great if you want an immersive gaming experience.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Lack of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and VRR support.
  • Blacks look gray in dark rooms.
  • Blurry motion.
7.7 Media Consumption

The Dell U2723QE is good for multimedia content. The high resolution delivers crisp images, and the 27 inch screen is big enough to watch videos with someone sitting next to you. If that's the case, they'll see an accurate image from the sides thanks to the wide viewing angles, and it has incredible ergonomics that make it easy to adjust the screen. Although it has a decent native contrast ratio, it unfortunately doesn't perform well in dark rooms because blacks still look gray, and the local dimming is awful.

Pros
  • Sharp text clarity and large screen.
  • Stand has incredible ergonomics.
Cons
  • Blacks look gray in dark rooms.
  • Awful local dimming.
8.6 Media Creation

The Dell U2723QE is excellent for content creators. It has excellent accuracy and displays a wide range of colors in SDR, even in the Adobe RGB color space. The 4k resolution delivers sharp text and images, and the 27 inch screen is big enough to view most of your work area at once. It also has wide viewing angles that help make the image stay accurate at the side, and the incredible ergonomics are important if you need to share your screen with a coworker or client.

Pros
  • Sharp text clarity and large screen.
  • USB hub offers great connectivity.
  • Stand has incredible ergonomics.
  • Excellent out-of-the-box accuracy.
Cons
  • Disappointing reflection handling.
7.1 HDR

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE is decent for HDR. It has a fantastic HDR color gamut that displays a wide range of colors in HDR, and the incredible color volume means they look vivid. However, highlights don't pop all that much due to the just okay HDR peak brightness, and the local dimming feature doesn't make small objects look brighter. Also, despite having a decent native contrast ratio, blacks still look gray in the dark.

Pros
  • Displays wide range of colors in HDR.
Cons
  • Blacks look gray in dark rooms.
  • Awful local dimming.
  • Highlights don't pop in HDR.
  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 8.4 Office
  • 6.7 Gaming
  • 7.7 Media Consumption
  • 8.6 Media Creation
  • 7.1 HDR
  1. Updated May 26, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated May 19, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Dell U2723QE is stylish with an office-oriented design. It has a silver body with black bezels.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Dell U2723QE's build quality is great. There's nothing wrong with it, and it's well-made. The stand holds the screen in place when you adjust it, and unlike the Dell U3223QE, it doesn't lock in place when you put the screen at its max height, making it easier to put down. The back panel flexes a bit, and the screen wobbles slightly when you shake the desk, but neither are of big concern.

9.4
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.9" (15.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-21° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
-45° to 45°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE has incredible ergonomics. It's easy to adjust the screen, and it has an even wider swivel range than the Dell U3223QE. There's also a cutout in the stand for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
10.6" (27.0 cm)
Base Depth
7.3" (18.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
13.7 lbs (6.2 kg)

The stand doesn't take up much space, and because the base is flat, you can still put stuff on top of it. With a straight edge in front, you can put your keyboard flush against it.

Design
Display
Housing Width
24.1" (61.2 cm)
Housing Height
13.9" (35.4 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.0" (5.0 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.3" (0.8 cm)
Design
Controls

There's a single joystick to navigate the on-screen menu and a power button to turn the Dell U2723QE on and off.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • DisplayPort cable (the U2723QX variant comes with an HDMI cable)
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Power cable
  • User guides and manuals

Picture Quality
7.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,978 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
1,811 : 1

The Dell U2723QE has a decent contrast ratio. It's better than most IPS panel monitors because it uses new IPS Black technology, which delivers deeper blacks compared to traditional IPS panels, but they still look gray in the dark. Sadly, the local dimming doesn't do much to improve the contrast because all the zones turn on with most content, including the checkerboard pattern. Keep in mind that the contrast with local dimming is in HDR because the local dimming feature only turns on in HDR.

1.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Edge

The edge-lit local dimming feature on the Dell UltraSharp U2723QE is awful. It automatically turns on in any of the Smart HDR modes, and it doesn't do much to improve the picture quality in dark scenes because all four zones are all on with most content. It displays deeper blacks if there's ever a zone that turns off, but the large majority of content forces all the zones on, defeating the purpose of local dimming. The video is with Smart HDR set to 'DisplayHDR 400'.

7.9
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
340 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
338 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
342 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
341 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
341 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
341 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
338 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
341 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
341 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
341 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
341 cd/m²
ABL
0.001
Minimum Brightness
33 cd/m²

The Dell U2723QE has good SDR peak brightness. It's enough to fight glare in a room with a few lights around, and it maintains its brightness very consistent across different content. These results are from the 'Custom Color' Preset Mode after calibration with the Brightness at its max.

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
432 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
424 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
427 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
428 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
429 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
429 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
423 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
426 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
427 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
428 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
428 cd/m²
ABL
0.001

The Dell U2723QE has alright HDR peak brightness. It gets visibly brighter than the Dell U3223QE in HDR, but small highlights don't pop the way they're supposed to. The EOTF follows the target PQ curve perfectly until there's a sharp roll-off at the peak brightness, causing a loss of fine details in bright scenes. These results are from setting the Smart HDR mode to 'DisplayHDR 400'.

8.0
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
43°
Color Washout From Right
43°
Color Shift From Left
49°
Color Shift From Right
54°
Brightness Loss From Left
45°
Brightness Loss From Right
45°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
48°
Gamma Shift From Right
49°

The Dell U2723QE has a great horizontal viewing angle. It's a great choice if you often need to share your screen with someone next to you, as the image remains accurate from the sides.

7.1
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
35°
Color Washout From Above
33°
Color Shift From Below
38°
Color Shift From Above
42°
Brightness Loss From Below
37°
Brightness Loss From Above
35°
Black Level Raise From Below
65°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
36°
Gamma Shift From Above
34°

The Dell U2723QE has a decent vertical viewing angle. The image remains accurate if you're looking down at it while standing up, but it loses some brightness.

7.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.203%
50% DSE
0.156%

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE has good gray uniformity. There's a bit of vignetting towards the corners and edges; otherwise, the screen is uniform, and you won't have issues displaying full-screen documents or webpages.

5.9
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.951%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
2.687%

The Dell U2723QE has disappointing black uniformity. There's noticeable backlight bleed along the bottom edge, which is distracting in dark scenes. Sadly, all the local dimming zones are on, so it doesn't change the black uniformity. Keep in mind that the uniformity with local dimming is in HDR because the local dimming feature only turns on in HDR.

8.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Color Space (sRGB)
sRGB Gamut Area xy
101.5%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
3.08
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,988 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
1.95
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Brightness Setting
75
Measured Brightness
174 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Dell U2723QE has excellent out-of-the-box accuracy. The sRGB mode clamps the colors to the sRGB color space well, and it doesn't lock you out of any setting except for the RGB controls. This means that you can adjust settings like the brightness to your liking. However, the white balance is a bit off, particularly with brighter shades of gray, and the color temperature is colder than the 6500K target, giving the image a blue tint. If you don't want to use the sRGB mode, other pictures are less accurate with over-saturated colors, and the color temperature is even worse.

9.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom Color
sRGB Gamut Area xy
100.8%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.64
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,530 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.35
Contrast Setting
73
RGB Settings
100-93-94
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Brightness Setting
38
Measured Brightness
100 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is fantastic. It removes any issues with the white balance and color temperature, meaning the image looks accurate.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
100.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
88.0%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell U2723QE has a remarkable SDR color gamut. It covers the entire sRGB color space without any issues, and it has great coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing. However, reds are over-saturated, and it doesn't display saturated greens properly, which isn't ideal if you need to edit photos with these colors.

9.8
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
93.6%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE has an exceptional SDR color volume. It displays a wide range of colors that are as bright as pure white. However, it struggles to display really dark colors due to the low contrast, but it's better than most IPS panel monitors thanks to the IPS Black technology.

9.1
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
97.2%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 400
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
71.6%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 400

The HDR color gamut on the Dell U2723QE is fantastic. It has near-perfect coverage of the commonly-used DCI-P3 color space, and unlike the Dell U3223QE, it doesn't under-saturated colors, meaning they look more vivid on this monitor. However, it's not future-proof because it has limited coverage of the Rec. 2020 color space, which more content will start to use.

9.1
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
93.0%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 400
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
71.3%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
DisplayHDR 400

The Dell U2723QE has outstanding HDR color volume, especially with DCI-P3 content. It displays colors as bright as pure white, and even though it has a low contrast ratio, it still displays some darker colors well.

5.6
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-Gloss
Total Reflections
9.3%
Indirect Reflections
5.3%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.0%

The Dell U2723QE's reflection handling is disappointing. It struggles in rooms with strong light sources, like if you place it opposite a window, but it gets bright enough to fight glare in rooms with a few lamps around. Unlike the Dell U3223QE, it doesn't have a pink tint, and you can see the differences here.

9.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The Dell U2723QE has fantastic text clarity thanks to the high pixel density. Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) makes the letters bolder and easier to read.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Dell U2723QE has incredible gradient handling, and you won't notice any banding with shades of similar colors.

Motion
6.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
30 Hz

The max refresh rate with 10-bit, chroma 4:4:4 signals over HDMI is lower due to bandwidth limitations of HDMI 2.0. You can use 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 chroma subsampling if you want to keep the 60Hz refresh rate with a 4k resolution and 10-bit color depth, but that also reduces the text clarity.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC
No
VRR Maximum
N/A
VRR Minimum
No VRR
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR

The Dell U2723QE doesn't support variable refresh rate technology.

5.3
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Total Response Time
20.7 ms
Overshoot Error
6.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
11.3 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
33.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
25.9%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto

The Dell U2723QE has a slow response time. This results in noticeable motion blur with fast-moving objects, whether you're gaming or scrolling through long documents. You can change the Response Time setting to 'Fast', but it also causes a ton of inverse ghosting.

not tested
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No 120Hz Refresh Rate
Rise / Fall Time
N/A
Total Response Time
N/A
Overshoot Error
N/A
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
N/A
Worst 3 Total Response Time
N/A
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
N/A

The Dell U2723QE doesn't support a 120Hz signal.

5.3
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Total Response Time
20.7 ms
Overshoot Error
6.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
11.3 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
33.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
25.9%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto

As the Dell U2723QE has a 60Hz refresh rate, the results for the response time at 60Hz are the same as its max refresh rate.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce motion blur.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is entirely flicker-free across all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain.

Inputs
8.2
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
9.1 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.1 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The Dell U2723QE has low input lag, and your desktop actions will feel responsive.

9.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
8.3 MP
Pixel Density
162 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
27.0"
Screen Area
313 in²
6.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

As the Dell U2723QE is limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, it has limited compatibility with the PS5 and its advanced features. You can play 4k games up to 60 fps on it, but not with higher frame rates.

5.8
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

Like with the PS5, you can only play games up to 60 fps on the Xbox Series X, and you can't take full advantage of the console's features.

Inputs
Inputs Photos

The Dell U2723QE has a massive USB hub. Most of the inputs are in the back, but there are two inputs on the left underneath, which are easier to access if you need to connect a mouse and keyboard. The USB-C port on the right in the back is an upstream port, which you need for the KVM switch.

Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
1 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
DisplayPort Out
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No

The Dell U2723QE has a DisplayPort Out port if you want to daisy chain a second monitor. It sends 4k @ 60Hz signals with 10-bit color depth without any problems to a second display if your graphics card supports Display Stream Compression (DSC). It also has an RJ45 Ethernet port, allowing you to connect directly to the monitor if your laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port, and it works without issues.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
5
USB-A Rated Speed
10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
3
USB-C Upstream
Yes
USB-C Rated Speed
10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
USB-C Power Delivery
90W
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
Yes
Thunderbolt
No

The USB-C port in the middle of the back inputs supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, allowing you to display an image from a compatible device and charge it at the same time. It supports 90 W of power delivery, while the other USB-C port in the back is an upstream port that you need for the KVM switch to work. The USB-C input underneath the left side is a downstream port with 15 W of power delivery, so if you want to charge a power-hungry device like a work laptop, connect it to the USB-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode.

If you want to daisy chain using the USB-C ports, make sure to set USB-C Prioritization to 'High Resolution' so that you can get two monitors at 4k @ 60Hz with 8-bit color depth, but once you set it to 10-bit color depth the signal is unstable. If you set USB-C Prioritization to 'High Data', both displays have a 30Hz refresh rate.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Dell U2723QE works well with recent MacBooks. The USB hub and KVM switch work without issue, even when closing the lid to the laptop. The Ethernet port works as intended, and windows return to their original positions when waking up from sleep. If you try to daisy chain a second display, it will just mirror the first display with a MacBook connected.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP
KVM Switch
Yes

The Dell U2723QE has a bunch of extra features to increase your productivity while working, including:

  • ComfortView Plus: Removes blue light to help reduce eye strain.
  • KVM Switch: Allows you to connect a keyboard and mouse to the monitor and control two sources with them.
  • Multi-Monitor Sync: Synchronizes multiple monitor's settings when daisy chaining via DisplayPort.
  • Multi-Stream Transport: Allows you to daisy chain via DisplayPort or USB-C.
  • Power Sync: Automatically turns the display on and off when connected to a Dell PC via USB-C.
  • USB-C Prioritization: Allows you to change the setting between 'High Data Speed' for DisplayPort 1.2 bandwidth and USB 3.2 Gen 2 speed or 'High Resolution' for DisplayPort 1.4 bandwidth and USB 2.0 speed. Both settings work with 4k @ 60Hz signals if you have one monitor connected, but you need to set it to 'High Resolution' for daisy chaining if you want both to have a 4k @ 60Hz signal.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27 inch Dell U2723QE, which is part of the UltraSharp Series lineup that includes the Dell U3223QE. There's also a U2723QX variant that's the same monitor but comes with an HDMI cable instead of DisplayPort, and the results apply to the U2723QX and U2723QE variants. You can see the difference between the monitors below.

Model Size Resolution Aspect Ratio Swivel Range Included Cable*
U2723QE 27" 3840x2160 16:9  -45 to 45 DisplayPort
U2723QX 27" 3840x2160 16:9 -45 to 45 HDMI
U3023E 30" 2560x1600 16:10 -30 to 30 DisplayPort
U3223QE 32" 3840x2160 16:9 -30 to 30 DisplayPort

* All variants also come with a power cable, USB-A to USB-C cable, and USB-C to USB-C cable.

If you come across a U2723QE with a different panel type, or if it doesn't correspond to our review, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Dell UltraSharp U2723QE was manufactured in March 2022; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Dell U2723QE is a good overall monitor that adds a few more features compared to its predecessor, the Dell UltraSharp U2720Q. It's impressive if you're looking for a productivity monitor and want to use all the extra features like the KVM switch, DisplayPort Alt Mode, Ethernet port, and daisy-chaining. However, if you just want something with a 4k resolution and you're not going to use the extra features, you can find a cheaper monitor like the Dell S2722QC with similar picture quality.

See our recommendations for the best office monitors, the best 27 inch monitors, and the best 4k monitors.

Dell UltraSharp U2720Q

The Dell U2723QE is a newer version of the Dell UltraSharp U2720Q with a few more features. The U2723QE has a bigger USB hub that features a KVM switch, allowing you to control two devices with the same keyboard and mouse. It also has Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, which the U2720Q doesn't support, and it has daisy-chaining support, which you can't do with the U2720Q. The U2723QE also displays deeper blacks than the U2720Q, thanks to its IPS Black panel, but the contrast is still low.

Dell S2722QC

The Dell S2722QC and the Dell U2723QE are both good overall 4k monitors. Picture quality is similar between both, except the U2723QE has much better out-of-the-box accuracy and displays a wider range of colors in HDR. The U2723QE also has more inputs like a DisplayPort output that you can use for daisy-chaining and multiple USB-C ports. However, the S2722QC has much better reflection handling, making it a better choice for well-lit rooms, and it's slightly more versatile for gaming because it supports VRR.

Dell S2721QS

The Dell U2723QE and the Dell S2721QS are both 4k office monitors, but the U2723QE has a few more features. It has a massive USB hub that the S2721QS lacks, and it has a KVM switch so you can control two sources with the same keyboard and mouse. The U2723QE also displays a wider range of colors in SDR and HDR with better accuracy, and it has an improved contrast ratio. Both get bright in SDR, but the S2721QS is better in bright rooms because it has improved reflection handling.

Dell U3223QE

The Dell U2723QE is essentially a smaller version of the Dell U3223QE, but there are a few differences. The U2723QE has a wider swivel range, making it easier to share your screen with someone. The U2723QE also looks better in HDR as it gets a bit brighter and doesn't undersaturate colors like on the U3223QE. Both have disappointing reflection handling, but reflections on the U3223QE result in a pink tint that the U2723QE doesn't have. Also, the U3223QE has better out-of-the-box accuracy because the white balance is better.

Apple Studio Display

The Dell U2723QE and the Apple Studio Display are both great office monitors with a few differences. The Apple is a 5k display with better text clarity than the 4k display on the Dell. The Dell has a better selection of inputs with DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB inputs, and it has much better ergonomics too. The Dell supports HDR, which the Apple doesn't, and it performs better in dark rooms. However, the Apple is better for bright rooms because it gets brighter and has much better reflection handling. It's also a better choice to use with macOS devices because you get much better out-of-the-box accuracy, and you can use all of the display's features.

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