Dell's new USB-C UltraSharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor has a webcam bump

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in General Discussion edited January 5
Dell has introduced its UltraSharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor, a display that includes a smart 4K webcam in its housing.




While it's common to have a webcam built into a notebook's display, it's less common to have it happen for desktop computers. In its latest display launch at CES 2022, Dell is attempting to increase the slim variety by one extra option.

The Dell UltraSharp 32 4K Conference Monitor is, as the name suggests, a monitor built with video conferencing in mind. On top of the screen is a large circular bump containing the company's UltraSharp Webcam.

That camera uses a HDR Sony Starvis CMOS sensor with a 4K resolution, which means it should provide a high-quality video experience. This includes smart features such as automatic light adjustments, AI auto framing, improved clarity, and smart security features.

Dell also says it is certified for Microsoft Teams, and includes privacy and productivity features such as easily entering and exiting mute, enabling and disabling the camera with SafeShutter, and a quick sign-in and sign-out process.





To aid its video conferencing capabilities, it also has built-in dual-array microphones with echo cancellation, and 14W speakers.

Along with the webcam, the display is said to be the first in its class with IPS Black panel technology, with it also supporting VESA DisplayHDR 400. Offering a 4K resolution, it has 100% sRGB coverage, as well as 98% DCI-PC coverage, and can reach up to 400 nits of brightness.

Built into the monitor are USB-C connections, USB-A, DisplayPort support, HDMI, Ethernet, and an audio port. It also has the ability to recharge a connected MacBook Pro with up to 90W of power delivery.

Dell says it plans to ship the UltraSharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor on March 29. Pricing has yet to be announced.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,471member
    4K is so yesterday for pros, semi pros, and even enthusiast photographers and video editors. Today 6K should be the minimum resolution considered.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,606member
    OMG the bump is hideous! What were they thinking? I’d never be caught DEAD sitting in front of that thing! /s 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 10
    Think how much extra screen real estate they could get if they eliminated the top bezel and extended the bump down into some sort of... I don't know... notch???
    watto_cobraF_Kent_DMplsP
  • Reply 4 of 10
    MacPro said:
    4K is so yesterday for pros, semi pros, and even enthusiast photographers and video editors. Today 6K should be the minimum resolution considered.
    Did you read that it's a "Conference Monitor" designed with video conferencing in mind (MS Teams was mentioned), not video editing?  It don't think it was meant to be used by "pros" (whoever they are these days).
    edited January 4 baconstanguraharawatto_cobraF_Kent_D
  • Reply 5 of 10
    DuhSesameDuhSesame Posts: 1,251member
    ITGUYINSD said:
    MacPro said:
    4K is so yesterday for pros, semi pros, and even enthusiast photographers and video editors. Today 6K should be the minimum resolution considered.
    Did you read that it's a "Conference Monitor" designed with video conferencing in mind (MS Teams was mentioned), not video editing?  It don't think it was meant to be used by "pros" (whoever they are these days).
    And yet 80% of people are still using 1080p, there’s virtually no 8K displays.  Yeah retinas are still ahead of its time.
    williamlondonelijahgdewmewatto_cobraF_Kent_DStrangeDays
  • Reply 6 of 10
    This monitor is only 4K? For 32"? LOL
    watto_cobrawilliamlondon
  • Reply 7 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 9,997member
    Certified for Microsoft Teams is such a weak brag; Teams works with any generic PnP webcam and microphone.  The certification is just another bit of money grubbing from the Redmond gang.
    watto_cobraMplsP
  • Reply 8 of 10
    uraharaurahara Posts: 623member
    MplsP said:
    OMG the bump is hideous! What were they thinking? I’d never be caught DEAD sitting in front of that thing! /s 
    Do you mean the speakers which were placed at the top of monitor? Where would you place/hide them?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 10
    DuhSesame said:
    ITGUYINSD said:
    MacPro said:
    4K is so yesterday for pros, semi pros, and even enthusiast photographers and video editors. Today 6K should be the minimum resolution considered.
    Did you read that it's a "Conference Monitor" designed with video conferencing in mind (MS Teams was mentioned), not video editing?  It don't think it was meant to be used by "pros" (whoever they are these days).
    And yet 80% of people are still using 1080p, there’s virtually no 8K displays.  Yeah retinas are still ahead of its time.
    ...and most people don't actually use their 4K monitors at 4K resolution because a windows or mac screen at 4K is really hard to read. Most of them are scaled to around half their full resolution! Anything over 1080p for VC is just a big waste of money until bandwidth for the vast majority of users is considerably better.
    StrangeDayswilliamlondon
  • Reply 10 of 10
    DuhSesameDuhSesame Posts: 1,251member
    DuhSesame said:
    ITGUYINSD said:
    MacPro said:
    4K is so yesterday for pros, semi pros, and even enthusiast photographers and video editors. Today 6K should be the minimum resolution considered.
    Did you read that it's a "Conference Monitor" designed with video conferencing in mind (MS Teams was mentioned), not video editing?  It don't think it was meant to be used by "pros" (whoever they are these days).
    And yet 80% of people are still using 1080p, there’s virtually no 8K displays.  Yeah retinas are still ahead of its time.
    ...and most people don't actually use their 4K monitors at 4K resolution because a windows or mac screen at 4K is really hard to read. Most of them are scaled to around half their full resolution! Anything over 1080p for VC is just a big waste of money until bandwidth for the vast majority of users is considerably better.
    Scaled UI is different than system scaling. 
    MplsP
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