Summary: I am usually a Samsung TV/monitor guy, but since I trust Dell for my laptop and desktop purchases, I said why not ? Companies I have worked for, have purchased 100s of similar monitors from Dell. Also, since I was given a Dell sound bar (clips on the bottom of the monitor), it was a nice plus.
Summary: excellent quality monitors- I bought 2 of them. I use programs with lots of menus so I need the screen real estate. I did a lot of research and found this monitor to be great for graphic design. I have them mounted via brackets together and I am happy. The colors and brightness are nice and vivid.
Summary: Before I bought it, I read the reviews. But I cannot confirm the complaint about panel quality. Perhaps that observed phenomenon is related to the typical property of an IPS display. It has a high contrast (horizontal and vertical) except the corners.