Summary: I bought this a while ago, because I wanted a HD monitor for photo editing on a new MacPro. The image is amazingly sharp, but at the end of the day the font is quite small and by 2015 this model is outdated.
Summary: I've experienced issues with this monitor: Monitor not waking up from sleep, requiring restart Monitor not displaying any image at bootup Monitor displaying only half an image Problems likely involve MST. My Samsung 4k 60hz SST monitor has none of these problems.
Summary: I just got this a few days ago, and I got it to work on a 2014 MacPro right out of the box. The picture quality is exactly as advertised. I got it to work at 5-hz using the trick mentioned on the Apple user support , i.e. enabling DisplayPort 1.2. Sharpness is amazing.
Summary: I just purchased the monitor and have been using it for only 4-5 days, I am happy to report that I don't have any of the problems that other ppl report here or at other review sides. Basically the major problems I have heard were the double monitoring and the failure to wake up from sleep.
Summary: Others here have talked about the various issues and challenges with this monitor (and 4K monitors in general), so I wanted to contribute something unique to the discussion - a value comparison between this, and the best of the last-gen HiDPI monitors.
Summary: Great potential and a good monitor, great picture quality and size/resolution! But it falls short in there ways 1. DisplayPort 2.0 can only be enabled once a connection has been made. A connection cannot be made until DisplayPort 2.0 has been established.
When it works, it's amazing. But it almost never works.
Andy Dopieralski, Amazon
28 April 2014
Summary: This monitor has an absolutely beautiful panel. And there ends the positive portion of this review. Dell has put a great panel and a wonderful bezel together with the buggiest firmware I've ever encountered in a consumer product. Additionally, the firmware is not user-upgradable.
Summary: There is a huge issue with this monitor. Asus and Sharp comparable monitors had the same issue but put out a user enabled firmware flash to fix it. Dell refuses to acknowledge their monitor has any issues.
UP3214Q simply isn’t ready yet, quality control issues
Hans R., Newegg
31 January 2014
Summary: I ran a Sapphire R9 290 with the latest Catalyst drivers on Win 8.1/64 and frequently experienced loss of synch issues with the UP3214Q (revision A00). This happens when the PC goes to sleep, changes resolutions or sometimes just randomly.
Pros: Good color calibration out of the box Dell’s zero-dead pixel warranty Good monitor stand with solid design Very good reflection control Comes with DP cable Overall display quality is good Many connectivity options USB hub HDMI @ 4K / 30Hz works fine
Cons: Host of issues with DP 1.2 in MST mode @ 4K / 60Hz (see below) Poor quality control (my first monitor had two large dust specs behind the glass, my second monitor had one dead and one bright pixel) Some backlight bleeding in the corners