I just got my U3011 -- yes, U3011 --- from Amazon for 1099 USD + sales tax and set it up an hour ago. No dead or stuck pixels as far as I can tell with UDPixel. The screen looked huge at first, but when I got to the desktop ,the feeling of screen real estate isn't at all too much. It feels fairly natural -- like you moved into a bigger home.
There is a smell -- I hope that's temporary "breaking in" period.
The black level is MUCH blacker than my HP ZR24W, on which black has a blueish-grey glow. The heat generated doesn't feel greater than my 24" monitor when I put my hand up to it.
The screen is sparkly, though, but the matte matches exactly my ZR24W.
I wanted the U3014, but the semi-gloss and IPS edges glow were question marks at the time, and the consumer reviews weren't completely in, and those posted were mixed.
The text seems a bit small, and seems as if it fades melts into the background - i suppose that's the coating -- maybe I can experiment with the size.
I hope I made the right choice, though I wish I had both monitors side by side to compare myself directly to choose the one I prefer better.
You mean that glorius electronic silicon smell of newness? You only get that once.
See for me with 2 U3011s, having a third U3011 just pleases my OCD and as well can open to Surround gaming if I want to attempt it... ...heaven knows I have enough steam games to try.
All of them dissapear if I move the head to the center of the glow focus, the one that costs more to make dissapear by centering the head is the top-left corner (that one might be a bit of bleed, but I see it's looking pretty similar to your pics).
Information on Rev A02!! Scroll up a couple posts
RTC overdrive on light backgrounds
* This is by design and will not be addressed
...until Dell iron out all the issues from this monitor.
...even if you managed to get a good panel, (no dead, bright pixels, no bleeding), there will still be other annoying things such as IPS glow...