I have only had the monitor for one day but here is my initial impression. Please note that I am using this monitor for work, (Office apps, browser windows, RDP, etc.). So I will not be able to comment on the gaming aspect.
The monitor was well packaged (in a double box) and has no visible damage. The physical setup was straight forward. However there were no instructions for installing the stand, which is in two pieces. The legs need to be bolted to bottom of the upright column. That column has an attached bracket that snaps into the back of the monitor. The column on my set has a loose object inside that rattles when you shake it, but whatever it is, it does not appear to cause any problems. The stand column has a built in LED on the top that can be configured to be different colors (default is red). It might be cool if the monitor was not placed against a wall.
I connected my Windows Laptop docking station via the included Display Port cable. It recognized the monitor immediately and displayed the correct resolution (3840 x 1080). The display is very nice and crisp. No bad pixels and the color is great. The default brightness seems very high (at least for my office). I changed it from the default of 80 to 30 and it still seems plenty bright.
This is replacing two 23” monitors. The screen size is equivalent to two 27” monitors, so I was able to decrease my screen scaling and effectively increase my screen real estate.
So far so good.
The main reason I wanted this monitor was for the Dual Host Source option, which should allow me to allocate different portions of the screen for different hosts (either via Picture in Picture or Picture by Picture). So far, I have only been able to configure the monitor to recognize 3840 x 1080 input instead of 1920 x 1080. In PiP, this allocates a Widescreen PiP window, even though the actual input is 1920 x 1080. It puts black boxes on each side of the image and uses up twice as much screen real estate as needed. PbP is even worse, with the image from each host squeezed into a 16:9 aspect ratio half of the screen. Again the 1920 x 1080 image has black boxes on each side. There needs to be some way to define the resolution per input. But I have found that yet.
Regarding the input, so far I have only been able to get the Display Port and HDMI 1 (v2.0) to work. I am not able to get HDMI 2 and 3 (v1.4) to sync with any device I have tried so far. So there are only two functional inputs.
One annoying thing is that to switch between inputs or activate PiP, you have to go through multiple steps on the OSD, either via the buttons on the monitor or via the included remote (which does not work consistently). It would be nice if there was a dedicated Input button that would allow you to toggle between inputs.
If I was just using this monitor with a single host, I could live with these shortcomings. However, there is one issue that if it does not clear up, this will be going back. Every so often (the timing seems to be random), the monitor will cut out for about two seconds. The display just goes black, and then after two seconds, it comes back. Since setting it up yesterday and using it all day today, it has cut out around 20 times. So far I have only had this happen with the Display Port input, but I have not used the HDMI 1 input as much.
I have opened a ticket regarding these issues with Monoprice Tech Support but no response yet. I will update this post when I have additional information.
Monoprice support (Tyler) was very helpful and quickly sent a replacement monitor.
Several things are working on this monitor that were not with the old one:
•HDMI 2 and 3 are working. •The display does not randomly cut out for 2 seconds. •The remote functions consistently. •There is no rattling part within the display stand. •I was able to get Picture by Picture working correctly using the directions that Monoprice support provided (set to 120Hz).
Picture in Picture still displays in the Wide aspect ratio window, even for a non-wide source, but I can live with that.