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About to purchase a monitor, need help with final decision!!

 
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Jan 19, 2013 17:08 |  #1

I did search for an answer and can't seem to find it...

I’m about to purchase a monitor, but am at a crossroad in my decision.

I'm looking at IPS panels within my budget and the 27” monitors seem to have a native resolution of 1920x1080 while the smaller 24” seem to offer more selections with 1920 x 1200…

Here’s my question, is the additional 120 vertical pixels from a 24” monitor worth more than the 3” overall of added display if I went with a 1080 27” monitor.

I really want the larger screen, but hate to be stuck at 1080...

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Jan 24, 2013 15:13 |  #2

I guess it's a matter of opinion, but IMHO the "TV / HD / 16:9" aspect ratio is far from ideal for photo editing.

It's too short in landscape, and too narrow in portrait.

Sadly, 1080 monitors are FAR more available and affordable than 1200.

One of the most recommended affordable editing monitions is the Dell IPS in 1920 x 1200.


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Jan 24, 2013 15:19 |  #3

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15529127 (external link)
One of the most recommended affordable editing monitions is the Dell IPS in 1920 x 1200.

I am planning to buy dual 16x10 monitors too. Do you you have a model number for us?




  
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Jan 24, 2013 15:59 |  #4

U2412M is a good start


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Jan 24, 2013 16:21 |  #5

Yeah, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" LED LCD Monitor - 16:10 is the one that I was thinking of, it's a very popular affordable editing monitor.


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Jan 24, 2013 22:12 |  #6

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15529422 (external link)
Yeah, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" LED LCD Monitor - 16:10 is the one that I was thinking of, it's a very popular affordable editing monitor.

I use two of them on a work station for photo editing and they work very well.

16:9 works on a 27in screen when it's 2560x1440, it's not so usable when it's HD 1920x1080.


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Jan 25, 2013 02:04 |  #7

Moppie's making sense...


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Jan 30, 2013 08:22 |  #8

Moppie wrote in post #15530694 (external link)
16:9 works on a 27in screen when it's 2560x1440, it's not so usable when it's HD 1920x1080.

+1. I have 2 U2711 monitors with Display Port input, and I see no drawback to the format at full 2560x1440. Such was not the case with older, lower resolution 27" monitors, I have to admit.


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Jan 30, 2013 17:30 |  #9

I just went with 2x24" Dells for my new build. One is the U2410 which is wide-gamut, and the other is the newer U2412M for my multi-tasking and extra screen. These will be my first 16:10 monitors and I haven't hooked them up yet, so I'll have to check back next week and give my opinion on the setup.


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Feb 01, 2013 22:40 |  #10

I just dropped a new U2412M next to my antique FW900, it's really sweet!


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Feb 01, 2013 22:45 |  #11

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15562649 (external link)
I just dropped a new U2412M next to my antique FW900, it's really sweet!

What happened to that old widescreen CRT you had?
That would was pretty sweet :cool:


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Feb 02, 2013 23:09 |  #12

That's the FW900,.. and it still purs.

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The Dell is sharper (almost too sharp) being an LCD,. images really pop.
I think the CRT remains more true to life, but I'll render final verdict once I figure out how to get everything calibrated...

For now, I can;t even find my CS4 activation info... :rolleyes:

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Mar 11, 2013 22:39 |  #13

I've had the Sony FW900, the Dell 3011 and now the Dell U2711. I just ordered a 2nd U2711 for dual setup at work. As an everything monitor the U2711 seems to be the best with tight pixel count , however if I was just doing print and photo processing only the FW900 is amazing even still today. When you print a high quality photo out on a higher end printer you can put the photo up to the monitor and it is amazingly right on and basically a replica of what is seen on the screen. But for everyday use it seems to dim and will only get so bright. It's also huge and 200 lbs and doesn't fit on most desks very well. So it's too big and is what made me put it on Craigslist for free :( . I think down the road LEDs will become the norm and quality of LEDs continue to grow.




  
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Mar 12, 2013 10:21 |  #14

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I've had the Sony FW900, the Dell 3011 and now the Dell U2711.

What made you switch from the U3011 to the U2711?!


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Mar 12, 2013 14:37 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #15

Very happy with my 24" 16x10 Dell U2412M. It replaced my 23" 16x9.

The 16x10 is a lot nicer than the 16x9. A website I visit a lot has those "click for a larger image" notes. Well the older 16x9 didn't show anything larger, I was stuck against the top and bottom. But on the 16x10 the images do get larger.


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