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I'm looking for a monitor. Mainly browsing and photo editing.
Most of my editing is via lightroom such as adjust brightness & crops. Doesn't do much color adjustments.

I saw a deal on the Dell for $449.00
I found the HP at Amazon for $410.22

I've heard tint & dithering issue on the Dell.
Does the HP have any major issue?

Which one would you get if you were me.

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viodea wrote in post #11814799external link
Which one would you get if you were me.

That's a great price on the Dell. I'd jump on it.

The U2410 is a wide gamut display with a 12bit internal LUT. HP is 8bit and normal gamut.

Feb 10, 2011 12:32

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I know the Dell looks very good on paper but people had been complaining...
I'm not sure if it's still a problem.

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viodea wrote in post #11824532external link
I know the Dell looks very good on paper but people had been complaining...
I'm not sure if it's still a problem.

I'm not sure if there ever was a problem, but there's only one way to find out.

What are your options? Buy a lower performing monitor for the same money? Buy a smaller, lower performing monitor for half the price? Buy a pro quality monitor for twice the price?

Feb 11, 2011 16:34

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I may be able to get a used Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP 27-inch Wide-Screen for $400.
It's almost 3 years old. I do worry about it's toward the end of it's life.
Is this a good deal?

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viodea wrote in post #11824608external link
I may be able to get a used Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP 27-inch Wide-Screen for $400.
It's almost 3 years old. I do worry about it's toward the end of it's life.
Is this a good deal?

With LCDs... nope. And it's not even an IPS paneled display.

http://support.dell.co​m .../about.htm#Specific​ationsexternal link

Feb 11, 2011 16:43

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I was told it's an IPS display. I can't find any panel info in that linked document.
What panel is it?

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I just found out the Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP is a PVA.

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viodea wrote in post #11825729external link
I just found out the Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP is a PVA.

If you can get that monitor for less than $200, it would be a fair deal. If the sellers are local, don't be afraid of insulting them with a low-ball cash offer.

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My Dell 2001fp which is an IPS panel monitor I paid $600 for stopped working properly just about a month after the three year warantee expired. Now only 1/2 to 3/4 of the screen is working.

I did put a lot of use on it in that time, maybe 10 hours/day or more.

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I've had the Dell U2410 for about 3 weeks now and can't say I can find anything wrong with it. I'm running this along with a Samsung SynchMaster 2243 and a Wacom Cintiq. The Dell is so much better than the Samsung, imo.

May 28, 2011 10:00 as a reply to TomBrooklyn's post 6 hours earlier.

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TomBrooklyn wrote in post #12493189external link
My Dell 2001fp which is an IPS panel monitor I paid $600 for stopped working properly just about a month after the three year warantee expired. Now only 1/2 to 3/4 of the screen is working.

I did put a lot of use on it in that time, maybe 10 hours/day or more.

LCD backlights start dying from day one. 3 years of constant use is a good lifetime for your monitor. Now is a good opportunity to step up to the next level, like an NEC PA241.

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