Yes happy with it. I can run 40% brightness 130cd/m2 with one ceiling light and small light behind monitor (my room is not bright during day nor night) when I watch movies and play games. For browsing OCN and general use when bright screens are dominant I use 15% 70cd/m2.
My unit is around 6500K on default warm 50/50/50 preset with gamma 1 being 2.2 perfect. This can vary unit from unit on any monitor.
I've had HP Z24i before with same LG LM240WU8 panel as was found in many 24" 1200p at the time, it had glow and was noticeable even on 24". On 31.5" that old LG panel's glow would probably be ridiculously bad, so what ever BOE did with their IPS-ADS that the Q3279VWFD8 uses I think the glow is reasonable and 31.5" is not an issue with it as long as you don't expect perfect dark corners at high brightness.
I don't know if any of the newer HP's are worth getting beside for business customers. Reason being you will probably not find a decent 1440p 75Hz IPS with adaptive sync, and if they have a 4k 60Hz it might cost a fortune. HP Z line used to have zero pixel defects policy so if your monitor went bust within 3 years you get a replacement, although it may be a bad one, so you RMA it again and again and may end up with a full refund depending on your local laws.
The only HP I read people mentioning I think is 27es which is 27" 1080p 60Hz with very glossy surface and that's why it gets mentioned it's one of the rare near glossy panels.
Business monitors in general lack adaptive sync and 75Hz option, making them fairly undesirable. Back in the day the 1200p was popular for ages since there was that decent fairly semi glossy LG panel, although DELL used it with crappy strong matte coating.
As before these are the biggest downsides of Q3279VWFD8:
- matte surface
- no height adjustment and VESA is via adapter bought separately or DIY, I it put on a few books = problem solved and many smaller monitors need this even with height adjustment
- adaptive sync with Nvidia GPUs depends largely on Nvidia's driver issues, maybe it works 100% for some, does not for me but I can get it to activate correctly to test it and it works 1-37Hz (LFC) + 38-75Hz fine
- power button could be under status LED so one doesn't accidentally turn the monitor off when using OSD, the buttons are a bit too much to the center for me but you get used to it
Sure pixel response times and overdrive could be better but that goes for any LCD ever made. I don't notice any excessive smearing anywhere, no problem gaming, movies, web/documents. If you get the VA variant or any other VA you will get smearing blacks.
It's not as fast as 144Hz advertised panels but unlike those it's void of "all" of their issues.
After getting used to the size it even feels small at times, but when you use it it's not small, you do have to move your eyes more than on 27" let alone 24". You get used to the size. It's a tiny bit larger area than even "smaller" 34" ultrawides: http://www.displaywars.com/34-inch-d...7B2560x1440%7D
It's +33% in size compared to 24". http://www.displaywars.com/24-inch-d...7B2560x1440%7D
For the money around 200 EUR with tax it's a good monitor. People who buy these monitor don't often go to forums to report about it but it sells a lot. Well it's even better than it was before on top selling lists: local country wide comparison site: #2 monitor (210 EUR), #1 as always is Samsung S24F350FHU (24" 1080p 60Hz PLS=IPS with adaptive sync, 140 EUR), #4 on other shop where #1 is again the Samsung, #6 on the biggest retailer that sells here and expanded to EU again #1 is that Samsung. If sold by a shop it's always or almost always the best sold 1440p monitor, let alone 1440p 75Hz selection is very limited add to that adaptive sync and there are almost none to choose from beside this.
The viewing angles could be better, again applies to every LCD ever made, hell even OLED doesn't have great viewing angles and starts to get noticeably worse past 25deg.
For what the specs are, what it delivers and what it costs, it's a damn good value.
It's speced at 1200:1 contrast but you get around 1350:1, which is a very good result for IPS as many modern IPS are now down to even 1000:1 although the infamous 144Hz AUO is 1150:1. It can vary how good contrast an IPS has but anything above 1200:1 is good and above 1300:1 is very good result, there are not so many IPS that reach 1400:1 and they may be expensive panels (DELL 3219Q, 2718Q are some other IPS monitors with strong 1300+:1 contrast).
The strong 1350:1 contrast is definitely a plus.