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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has a good color volume. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Dell U2723QE and the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV are both 4k, 27-inch monitors aimed at content creators. They have many of the same features and similar performance, but they have a few differences. The Dell uses a panel with IPS Black technology, resulting in a higher contrast than the ASUS, making it the better choice to edit content in a dark environment. The ASUS is better for well-lit rooms because it has much better reflection handling. The ASUS is also better for editing content in HDR as it has better color volume, and even in SDR, it has slightly better accuracy before calibration. On the other hand, the Dell has extra features, like a bigger USB hub and a KVM switch that makes it easy to multitask.
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.
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.
The Samsung Smart Monitor M8 S32BM80 and the Dell U2723QE are different types of 4k displays. The Samsung has a built-in smart interface meant to make it easy to stream your favorite content without a PC. It also performs better in dark rooms thanks to its higher contrast. However, the Dell is an office monitor with a bunch more inputs, including USB-A ports, making it easy to connect multiple devices and your mouse and keyboard. It also has much better accuracy before calibration, and it displays a wider range of colors, making it a better choice for content creators.
The Dell U2723QE is stylish with an office-oriented design. It has a silver body with black bezels.
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.
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.
There's a single joystick to navigate the on-screen menu and a power button to turn the Dell U2723QE on and off.
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.
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'.
The local dimming performance doesn't change much, even with firmware update M2T102 released in Aug. 2022. It's a bit less sensitive to turn on with dim objects, but other than that, it still fails to improve the contrast in most dark scenes.
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.
The Dell U2723QE has alright HDR peak brightness. It looks decent with real content, but small highlights don't pop as they're supposed to. The EOTF follows the target PQ curve perfectly until there's a somewhat sharp roll-off at the peak brightness, causing a loss of fine details in most bright scenes. These results are from setting the Smart HDR mode to 'DisplayHDR 400' with firmware update M2T102 that was released in Aug. 2022. The update causes the HDR peak brightness to be slightly dimmer, but the EOTF cut-off isn't as sharp as before the update.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The accuracy after calibration is fantastic. It removes any issues with the white balance and color temperature, meaning the image looks accurate.
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.
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.
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-saturate 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. Firmware update M2T102 doesn't cause a difference in the HDR color gamut.
The Dell U2723QE has good color volume. Unfortunately, firmware update M2T102 released in Aug. 2022 significantly impacts the HDR color volume as it was much better before the update. It doesn't display bright colors as well as before, and it's limited by its incomplete color gamut.
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. If you want better reflection handling, look into the ASUS ProArt Display PA279CRV.
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.
The Dell U2723QE has incredible gradient handling, and you won't notice any banding with shades of similar colors.
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.
The Dell U2723QE doesn't support variable refresh rate technology.
|Overdrive Setting||Response Time Chart||Response Time Tables||Motion Blur Photo|
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.
The Dell U2723QE doesn't support a 120Hz signal.
The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce motion blur.
The backlight is entirely flicker-free across all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain.
The Dell U2723QE has low input lag, and your desktop actions will feel responsive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dell U2723QE has a bunch of extra features to increase your productivity while working, including: