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Loss of screen real-estate allowing multiple docs to be opened simultaneously. I have not tried it with high level games so cannot speak to the frame rate etc. I would have given 5 starrers overall except for the overpricing.
I have had it for a week and the only issue that I have is that is does not provide gigabit speed through its built-in internal USB hub. I have a brand new MacBook Pro and it is connected via USB-C to the monitor. I use a gigabit USB-3.0 adapter with the monitors USB port to connect to my wired network. In this configuration I only get 340Mbits/sec (using iperf). When I connect the same usb 3.0 adapter (using a usb to usb-c adapter) I get 938Mbit/sec. Which is close enough for gigabit speeds for me. I hope this is useful information for everyone. I prefer too be wired when at home.
Pros: awesome colors, incredibly clear, massive real-estate, stand an housing incredibly solid and ergonomical
Cons: IPS glow, HDR low, 60hz, right at that point where it's almost to big to not be curved
Once we have hardware that can readily push 4k above 60hz is probably when you should really get something like this if you intend to do gaming, particularly competitive gaming. For normal gaming and other tasks this is more than adequate and you really benefit from all those extra pixels. I use this primarily in a work capacity so it's browser tabs, consoles, and IDEs. This monitor is almost perfect if that is all you're going to do. Almost because even in that context, it still suffers if you like to do those things in low light, but it's not to noticeable. Even watching movie with black bars is good enough that I really don't notice the glow, at least not to the extent that it's turning the screen yellow or anything like that. It's also a little weird doing things/using windows that cause my eyes to approach the corners. Maybe it's just because I'm also used to using a 34in curved monitor during the day, but it takes a bit to get used to the view angle going back and forth. I knew what I was getting into with this monitor, but accepted those concessions as there don't seem to be any others of this size and clarity with USB-c available outside of a few LGs that come with their own compromises. Speaking of which, LG makes the panel in these. They really need to get it together quality wise. I know they can when you look at the displays they produced in partnership with apple, but I'm also not going to pay 1300 for a display right now. But even at this significantly lower price point I don't think the quality should be this poor. I also opted for the Dell because of their warranty commitment. Overall I'm content with this model but with ready acknowledgement that things could be a lot better.
Monitor seems to be a solid choice for my iMac Pro. Be aware the monitor comes with an 18 inch USBC thunderbolt cable, the length for most people will be functionally useless so you'll need to invest in a longer cable from Amazon. I ended up getting an additional 6.6ft cable from Amazon. The height adjustment is great, as is the screen tilt. The thin bezel on this monitor are wonderful!
I bought this display to replace my Dell U3014, because I wanted 4k resolution. I was concerned about some of the reviews, but I decided to try my luck anyway and I am glad I did. I have spent the last couple of days testing the unit I received and I don't see any stuck/dead pixels, no red lines or significant color tinting. The only issue I have found so far is a slight difference in color temp. on an all white screen. The top half of the screen is a little cooler than the bottom half. You have to look at an all white screen to see it. It is not enough to make me do a return. If you do color critical work this might be a concern. I do not believe this is due to cheap LED backlighting as others have said. I think it is an issue with the panel manufacturing process. So Dell can thank LG for one star off. For me this display is well worth the price.
There’s only one reason I gave 4 stars...the Dell logo at the bottom of the screen upon arrival was split and The screen seemed to be coming off from the actual bezel. I didn’t return as overall I’m happy with the rest of the monitor and all it has to offer. I just wasn’t interested in sending it back, and then getting a new one only to find it banged up again and have to repeat the process. I use this as an external monitor for my Mac Laptop and Microsoft surface. Occasionally I’ll hook my PS4 Pro up to it.
This is definitely an expensive display but I absolutely love it! It’s brilliant, even when compared to my 2019 MacBook Pro 16” very good built in display. The single USB-C connection for video and power is a treat. It has no problem to change my laptop even though it’s only 90W, slightly below the power output of Mac’s adapter.
Bought new hdmi cable and greatly reduced the random screen going black for a second or two. Was incredibly annoying especially at this price point. Saw on line the problem can happen with older hdmi cables. Tried it and it seems to work. Only gone black once in past month...used to be a 10-15 times a day problem. Wish monitor had built in speaker.