Product Comparison: HP Z38c vs Dell U3818DW


General Specifications
Brand
HP
Dell
Model
Z38c
U3818DW
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The new 37.5-inch HP Z38c Curved Display is HP's widest curved monitor to date. It has an impressive 21:9 aspect ratio inside a very thin bezel, measuring just.
The expansiveness of this 37.5-inch curved screen paired with virtually borderless InfinityEdge creates a near-complete field view which provides an almost uniform visual focus that reduces eye movement across the screen.
Key Specs
Screen Size
38 in.
38 in.
Resolution
3840 x 1600
3840 x 1600
Response Time
5 ms
8 ms
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
60 Hz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HP Z38c Curved Monitor
  • The HP Z38c is a 21:9 aspect monitor that's 37.5 inches wide. I like it.
  • It's a great workspace for video editors, though it's only UHD resolution wide. Nice monitor.
  • Once you try it, you won't want to go back to a "tiny" 27” flat.
  • While gamers will decry the HP Z38c's lack of FreeSync support, nice resolution.
  • In this age of HDR and high fresh displays. I like this resolution.
Dell U3818DW Curved Monitor
  • Resolution is great, speakers aren’t great but that’s not why you’re buying this monitor.
  • As a software developer, the 1600 vertical resolution is perfect for productivity.
  • Another unexpected benefit of the 1600 vertical resolution is that most 4k videos are perfectly enjoyable in cropped full screen mode.
  • To get the best intended 4K resolution, you must open Display Preferences, the click on 'scaled' while holding down the Alt/Option key. I like this!
  • In particular fonts look much, much worse running at the U3818DW's native resolution.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black
Height
22 in.
17 in.
Width
35.3 in.
35.2 in.
Depth
9.8 in.
8.91 in.
Weight
30.42 pounds
26.76 pounds

HP Z38c

Dell U3818DW

Display
Display Type
LED
TFT LCD
Panel Type
IPS
IPS
Aspect Ratio
21:9
21:9
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
Brightness
300 cd/m²
300 cd/m²
Color Supported
1.07 Billion
1.07 Billion
View Angle Vertical
178 °
178 °
View Angle Horizontal
178 °
178 °
Curved Display
Yes
Yes
Anti-Glare
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
HP Z38c Curved Monitor
  • The IPS screen doesn't require calibration out of the box save for lowering the default brightness, so just about any users will love.
  • I like having one seamless curved ultrawide display instead.
  • The color accuracy is also excellent for creators who work with a lot.
  • Though the display does take up a relatively large footprint, it does eliminate the need for two monitors.
  • This display quality and size comes a costly price point.
Dell U3818DW Curved Monitor
  • This thing is absolutely amazing when it comes to picture quality and text readability.
  • No display manager software for Mac. This means you’re limited to snapping two windows side-by-side.
  • This is the best display I’ve ever experienced.
  • A truly massive spread of pixels, and so big you fee like you’re going to fall into the screen.
  • Having one cable for power and display is great. It charges at 100W, which is nice.
Features
Type
Home/Office
Home/Office
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
No
Yes
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
No
No
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
Panoramic experience, Micro-edge bezel, Flexible connectivity, Factory Color Calibration
Flicker-free screen with ComfortView, All-encompassing experience, In-Plane Switching technology, Masterful manageability, Convenient connectivity
What customers say about "Features"
HP Z38c Curved Monitor
  • The 3-sided micro edge bezel, i like this.
  • Less cables. Less clutter. Nice feature.
  • Has a standard VESA mounting adapter, that what i need.
  • Factory-calibrated color for reliable color between displays, i like this feature.
  • Sweeping panoramic with diagonal screen, i like all feature.
Dell U3818DW Curved Monitor
  • So I've been using the PBP (picture by picture) feature to split the screen.
  • I did get around to using the KVM features - works great.
  • The other features that this monitor has is a built in speaker, i like it.
  • The split screen feature through Dell‘s display manager is a game changer with a monitor like this. It is superior to having three monitors side-by-side.
  • The KVM feature is just okay. I wish it was easier to switch between inputs.
Connectivity
Inputs
DisplayPort, HDMI, USB Type-C
6x USB 3.0, USB Type-C, 2x HDMI, DisplayPort
What customers say about "Connectivity"
HP Z38c Curved Monitor
  • The USB-C connection delivers video, good connection.
  • All cables come standard so you can quickly set up and easily connect to any device!
  • I use the HDMI port and USB-C to give me power and the ulitimate workspace.
  • I fell in love with the monitor, the moment I turned her on. Good connections.
  • Crashes all 2017+ macbook pro machines i have testet it on when connecting via USB-C.
Dell U3818DW Curved Monitor
  • When connected to a MacBook Pro 2018 or 2016 via the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, the display does not stay off when the system is in sleep mode.
  • Sleep and shutdown work fine if connected via the Display Port.
  • Love being able to connect usb-C MacBook Pro and older generation MacBook Pro via HDMI and have split screen capacity.
  • The monitor will detect that your laptop is connected via USB C and will even charge it via USB C.
  • It's an excellent MacBook Pro monitor solution with a seamless USB-C connection and great picture quality.
Power
Wattage
80 Watts
56 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
RoHS, BFR/PVC, CEL level, WEEE, ErP

HP Z38c

Dell U3818DW

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
999.00 $


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