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Dell UltraSharp U3415W

Dell UltraSharp U3415W

from  $588.18+
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86 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The UltraSharp U3415W may not be the flashiest-looking monitor on the market but, with its good port selection and wicked curve, you'll be getting plenty done on this display.

Dell is known for producing rather plain monitors and, with their first curved model, they haven't changed the formula much. The U3415W is "nothing special" to Digital Trends, who says "it looks and works like any other UltraSharp. It’s just wider." TFT Central thought the plastic build was "smooth and sleek," and found the U3415W offered "a decent range of ergonomic adjustments" as well as a good selection of ports. And as for the display's marquee feature? Well, TFT Central found it to be a real boon in an ultrawide display, as it's "a bit more comfortable" and brings the corners of images closer. Though they "didn't really notice the curve in normal use," they "liked the feel" a lot.

It doesn't matter if the image is closer to you if it's not worth looking at, and U3415W gives you plenty to gawk over. TFT Central says the "default setup was very good, with the gamma and white point being well configured," and the screen should be "perfectly useable in a wide variety of ambient light conditions, including darkened rooms." Out of the box Digital Trends reports "punchy image quality" that "looks great when fed high-resolution, high-contrast photos or games." Past that, they say it "looks sharp in typical use," with contrast and gamut that "provide plenty of visual punch."

It's easy to dismiss curved screens as a gimmick, but the U3415W avoids that stigma by delivering imagery superior to that of its nearest competition, and at a better price.

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Screen size
3422
Screen resolution
Other
Response time
834
Video inputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Built-in devices
Usb hub, Speakers
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Response time
Video inputs
Built-in devices
Gaming
3422
Other
834
Displayport, Hdmi
Usb hub, Speakers

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86 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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