Contrary to other online reviews from real people (example), I had zero issues with the monitor (knock on wood). Not a dead pixel and the color calibration is shockingly accurate, with very little light bleeding at the bottom. I was really worried after spending $3,000 CAD, not to have a good product on hand. I know, I can always refund it but I did not wanted to play ping-pong and instead, to rather use a great monitor.
On the hardware side, the materials used are simply excellent, the screen bezel and stand are made of real aluminium. Dell put a lot of effort on details and they even have a cable cover to make everything neat behind the monitor. The screen thickness is also half, compared to my other U2412M monitor.
On the software side, Windows 8.1 handles the monitor very well. My video card is an Asus GeForce 660 GTX and NVIDIA have their drivers updated to fully support DisplayPort 1.2, I'm currently running the native Microsoft drivers without issues (NVIDIA control panel drivers updates are disabled). One thing is sure, watching a Pixar movie like The Incredibles on this screen makes my HD TV look really crappy. The image quality is simply stunning, I cannot believe what a HUGE difference it makes compared to my other Dell U3014. In fact, I'm facing a major issue: I cannot work with both monitors side by side because the UP3214Q resolution is way to high and I have to keep the screen close to my nose.
There are 2 issues I have on hand:
- When I restart Windows 8.1, the BIOS screen is not visible on UP3214Q (screen dead), but OK on U2412M (U3014 is not plugged now), so at least I can see what is going on.
- The provided cable is too short, I need at least 10 feet. I have a large desk so longer cables are required. So far, everyone is saying the the only cable that works well with this monitor is the 6 feet one included into box.
Edit: Holly crap, Google already has this thread indexed, 10 minutes after I post it... XF rocks.