The monitor that we had been waiting for is finally here! Introducing the Dell G3223Q 4K Ultra Hi Definition gaming monitor. With Fast IPS, 144Hz resolution and 1MS of response time! Will this be the ultimate gaming monitor? Let’s find out!
What is the Dell G3223Q Gaming Monitor?
The Dell G3223Q is a 32″ 4K ultra hi definition monitor built for gamers in mind. It features ultra thin bezel, fast 144Hz refresh rate and also supports 120Hz for console gamers. Yay! The Fast IPS panel enables a 1ms GTG response time, AMD FreeSync and VESA Display HDR are also featured in this monster.
The Dell G3223Q retails at SGD1,279.00 at Dell’s website.
What’s in the box?
The Dell G3223Q monitor comes in a huge package, within it are the three main components. 32 inch Monitor, height adjustable stand and base plate. The usual cables for display port and HDMI cables are included. Dell also included a USB 3.2 Gen1 (5Gbps) upstream cable.
Setting up as usual is a breeze, I really love the no tools required setup and swivel screw provided by Dell. Just connect the hinges of the stand to the monitor, screw in the swivel screw into the baseplate and you are good to go.
The monitor actually looks massive but weight lighter (around 6kg) than what it looks like. But do get someone to help you if you have small hands.
Design and ergonomics.
Let’s agree on this, Dell builds solid monitors that looks like it can withstand WW3 while playing Battlefield! The signature baseplate measuring 34cm x 24cm is one of the best I had seen in the market. Keeping in mind that this is built for gamers, Dell threw in a single-color (Blue) backlighting. Coupled with the matt black casing and rear vents, it will look on point for most gaming rigs with RGB led lights.
The G3223Q comes with an ultraslim bezel at 0.5cm, allowing users to have the full 32 inch experience.
Being big doesn’t mean that it’s rigid, Dell does throw in a generous movement adjustment to the monitor. The G3223Q comes with a height adjustment range of 100mm, tilt angle of -5 degrees to 21 degrees and the stand is able to swivel from -30 degrees to 30 degrees. The monitor doesn’t allow portrait mode though, so this is more of a primary monitor. For those with custom monitor arms, the G3223Q does come equipped with the standard VESA mount.
Like most Dell monitors, the G3223Q comes with the OSD mode. The On Screen Display(OSD) button on the rear right of the screen which allows users to toggle the preset game mode, brightness/contrast level, Picture – in – Picture (PIP). The on/off button can be found on the bottom right of the screen. As usual the OSD mode works great, great for multi tasking. Plug in your console and browse the internet at the same time!
Specifications and connectivity.
|Display Type||LED-backlit LCD monitor/TFT active matrix|
|Monitor Screen Size||32 inch|
|Native Resolution||3840 x 2160 at 144Hz (with HDMI 2.1)|
3840 x 2160 at 144Hz (with DP 1.4)
|Adaptive-Sync Technology||AMD FreeSync Premium Pro Technology|
|Brightness||400 cd/m2(typical) ; 600cd/m2 (peak)|
|Color Gamut||95% DCI-P3, 99% sRGB|
|Response Time||1ms (gray to gray) in Extreme Mode|
|Panel Type||Fast IPS|
|Pixel Per Inch||138|
|2 X HDMI 2.1 (4K 144Hz @10bit 4:4:4 with DSC) |
1 X DP 1.4 – 1
3 X Superspeed USB 5Gps (1 with BC1.2 charging capability at 2A max)
1 X Headphone-out Port
The G3223Q is equipped with 2 HDMI ports, a DP display port and a USB type-B port at the rear.
For easier reach, Dell had placed a headphone jack and 2 other USB type-A (One with charging capability) at the bottom left of the monitor. What is missing is the USB-C port which might be a tad disappointing, considering the price of the monitor.
The display quality is amazing, especially with the colors. The VESA Display 600 coupled with the DCI-P3 95% really allows the image to jump out at you while ensuring a smooth transition to the next frame. Pre calibrated with a DeltaE of <2, there is no need to calibrate it further.
At a 1ms GtG response with Fast IPS of144Hz, the G3223Q is the best monitor you can get for gaming in terms of visual quality, refreshing rate and speed. Tested out Overwatch and Roblox, both of which are vibrant and fast paced. During the gameplay, no ghosting not smearing were detected while running the games. Colors were top notch and not over glaring even though brightness was on high. The monitor is treated with TUV Certified ComfortView Plus that reduces harmful bluelight emissions.
Creators rejoice, the DCI-P3, sRGD color space and gamma settings offers great color spectrum and accuracy.
While watching movies in 4K, the screen does look duller however it does reflect the color accuracy of the subject. As a matter of fact, it actually makes the subject look like what they are live than on screen.
The bottom line.
The Dell 3223Q 4K UHD Gaming Monitor is everything what Dell had marketed it to be. I will highly recommend it if you are a pro gamer or takes gaming seriously and have deep pockets. At over SGD1,200 the monitor is considered quite expensive. 32 inch is really big up close, I would have preferred it more if it comes with a curvature.
The lack of USB C ports, speakers on the monitor will not affect those with professional gaming rigs. But if you are looking for a more versatile use monitor, there are more on the market at a lower price.
Great monitor with amazing display which is built for gaming.
- High functioning display.
- Great looking design.
- Good quality.
- Limited USB ports.
- Lack of curve screen.