Last week we compared the Apple Studio Display to the much cheaper Samsung M8’s rich display, and the comparison was popular with Mac rumors Readers, so we thought we’d put the studio monitor against another competitor option, the Dell UltraSharp 27-inch “U2723QE” 4K USB-C Hub.

At $655 on sale, Dell’s 27-inch UltraSharp monitor is the same size as a studio monitor, but it’s 4K instead of 5K and it’s up to 400 nits instead of 600 brightness, so HDR isn’t as good, nor is color accuracy.

It has a minimalist design that doesn’t match that of the Studio Display, but it does come with multiple USB-C and USB-A ports, as well as an HDMI and DisplayPort. It also supports 90W power delivery, so it will work with any Apple laptop, although it won’t charge 16-inch devices at full speed.

We dived deep into the Dell 27″ UltraSharp Monitor and Studio Monitor in the video above, so be sure to check it out for a definitive answer as to whether a studio monitor is worth the premium over this affordable Dell monitor.

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