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Dell UP2414Q review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £870
inc VAT

Stunning monitor with superb colour accuracy but Ultra HD is an issue at 24 inches


23.8in screen size, 3,840×2,160 resolution, DVI: no, VGA: no, HDMI:

The UP2414Q’s image quality didn’t disappoint either. At its default settings, our colour calibrator showed it was already displaying 99.9 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut. This is outstanding even for an IPS panel and its even coverage across all the main colour groups meant there was very little need to calibrate it.

Unsurprisingly, all of our solid colour tests looked fantastic, with reds, greens and blues virtually popping out of the screen. Whites were also incredibly clean and bright, and our low black level reading of 0.22cd/m2 translated into very deep blacks that were uniformly lit across the screen. The monitor’s contrast levels were also excellent. With a measured contrast ratio of 997:1, all of our high contrast test photos were packed with detail in both the light and dark areas of each image. Our night shots were particularly impressive, as even the darkest areas of shadow showed a good level of detail.

Dell UP2414Q

Should you need to adjust the monitor’s picture quality, there are plenty picture modes to choose from, including Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Paper, Colour Temperature, Colour Space and Custom Colour. There are also options to adjust the brightness and contrast, and change the colour format, gamma settings, aspect ratio and sharpness levels.

The UP2414Q also supports Picture-by-Picture via DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort or HDMI to show two displays side by side on the same monitor. You’ll want to adjust the size setting to Aspect Ratio, though, as setting it to Full squashes each display to completely fill its respective half of the screen – though that may prove useful if you’re quickly doing a spot of multitasking between two devices.

The Dell UP2414Q is certainly an impressive monitor, and it’s well priced compared to Ultra HD displays such as the £2,800 Asus PQ321QE and £3,500 Sharp PN-K321. It’s a shame the UP2414Q isn’t compatible with Apple products, but if you have the correct hardware to drive it, the UP2414Q is incredibly impressive.

It’s early days for Ultra HD though and there are still big issues, there’s simply not good enough support yet for such high PPI monitors, either in the OS or applications. If you’re really keen on getting an Ultra HD monitor then you’ll want to invest a huge £2,769 in the 32in Dell UP3214Q. Its bigger screen, by around 56%, largely offsets the scaling issues seen here.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****


Viewable size 23.8 in
Native resolution 3,840×2,160
Contrast ratio 1000:1
Brightness 350cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 178°
Vertical viewing angle 178°
Response time 8ms
Response time type grey-to-grey
Screen depth 21mm
Base (WxD) 240x192mm
Screen elevation 50-180mm


Portrait mode yes
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable yes
Internal speakers none
Detachable cables yes
USB hub 4-port USB3
Integrated power supply yes
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras 3H hard coating, mini DisplayPort, SD card reader
VGA input no
DVI input no
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs none


Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 90W

Buying Information

Price £870
Warranty three years RTB

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