Dell UltraSharp U3417W review: update of a favorite

Extremely good colour quality with clear downsides

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Viewing angles

The new viewing angle measurements are a lot more detailed than before. Aside from the reduction in brightness we also measure the colour deviation. The standard deviation is shown once again. This is based on the sub-measurements of the base- and support colours, plus 100% and 75% white. If the standard deviation is low, the brightness of all colours is reduced in the same manner. Unfortunately we have not tested enough monitors to be able to put these values into perspective, which is why we show the information here without linking it to a conclusion.

Because this test is performed differently than the test we used to do, these results are not comparable with those of the older test method. For this test we measure at a brightness of 150 cd/m² instead of using the maximum brightness, and the distance between the device and the screen is different.

The Dell UltraSharp U3417W performs excellent here. The comparison with the va-technique based Asus MX34VQ is interesting, in terms of remaining brightness that monitor is slightly lacking while the colour fault under an angle is marginally bigger, although that difference is very small. The strong point of ips is clearly visible in this example. 

Viewing angles left

Viewing angles right

Viewing angles above

Viewing angles below

 

Viewing angles white 

Below you can find the deviations of white for the four viewing angles – in the graphs above cover the average colour deviation, which explains the different values. 

Dell UltraSharp U3417W


Product discussed in this review

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Dell UltraSharp U3417W

34.1 inch, 3440x1440, 109 ppi, IPS, 60 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 8 ms, 300 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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£702.00

Avg. £745.58
3 shops, 3x stock

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