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Which monitor looks best?

 
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Aug 16, 2013 00:18 |  #1

I have been looking around for a bit and considering buying something, i might wait for thanksgiving sales, but I have found a few and would like to get some opinions

1. http://www.monoprice.c​om …eq=1&format=2#d​escription (external link)

Never heard of it before, but read a thread in this forum that gives me a little confidence in it.

2. http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6824260110 (external link)

Pretty cheap, but from a known brand name, how does it compare to 1?

Also, Can anybody see any reason that these would NOT be able to be hooked up to a laptop computer? That is what I will have to do for now.

3. http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6824260047 (external link)

It's 24 inches, not 27, but still looks good, 300cd/m^2 compared to 270cd/m^2 for the other dell, I think that has something to do with brightness, but I don't know if it matters or is important.

4. http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6824260135 (external link)

A little out of my price range, but I might be able to go for it if it is that much superior to the other choices.

Also, any other suggestions for a good monitor from Asus, Acer, Viewsonic, HP, etc?

What specs should I be looking for to make a good monitor for viewing and editing photos? And stil be good for general use, gaming, etc...?

Also, can anybody see any reason that these monitors would NOT be able to be hooked up to a laptop computer? That is what I would have to do for now.




  
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Aug 16, 2013 00:34 |  #2

I'd skip the first. To be honest I don't know the difference between the last three, I'd buy the one that had the best design or fit your budget, and calibrated. My Dell 2212HM works well, calibrated with Spyder (external link). Most people don't need super super accurate color, it just has to be kinda close really.

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Aug 21, 2013 20:19 |  #3

The Dell 2413, Eizo (pick one) or the Viewsonic VX2770SMH are the ones I'm looking at.

I haven't narrowed it down, any further, but I know all 3 (I haven't looked into a model # for Eizo) are pretty damn accurate. Add in a Spyder or X-rite and you are set.

FWIW, my friend shoots video @ Universal Studios. His personal choice is Sony > Viewsonic. They use the X-rites on all their monitors.

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Aug 22, 2013 13:40 |  #4

I have two of the Dell's and I think they are bright, crisp, and gorgeous. They also have really thin bezels, which makes them great two monitor setups like mine. The only complaint I have is that they don't have mounting holes. There's a vendor on eBay that sells an adaptor that is supposed to work, but I haven't tried one yet. The 27" screens are on sale at Best Buy right now for $267, which I think is a fantastic deal. Just make sure you have the space if you plan on getting two, like I have - they take up a lot of room.




  
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Aug 22, 2013 14:02 as a reply to  @ MaxxuM's post |  #5

Max, which model is $267?

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Aug 22, 2013 14:17 |  #6

The first 27" Dell is a poor choice IMHO due to low resolution and "HD TV" 16x9 aspect ratio. It's a movie watching screen, not a Post Processing screen.

The 2nd and 3rd Dell 24" models both have the "proper" 1920x1200 res with 16x10 aspect ration you want for post processing.

The U2412M is the bargain favorite. Tons of owners on this forum. they convinced me to get one as my first IPS LCD.

The 13 looks to add wider color gamut and other spiffy features.

I'd narrow it down to those two 24" Dells, and then decide if the 13's features seem important to you.

I like the U2412M a lot.


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Aug 22, 2013 16:43 |  #7

Ranger187 wrote in post #16230980 (external link)
Max, which model is $267?

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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16231024 (external link)
The first 27" Dell is a poor choice IMHO due to low resolution and "HD TV" 16x9 aspect ratio. It's a movie watching screen, not a Post Processing screen.

The 2nd and 3rd Dell 24" models both have the "proper" 1920x1200 res with 16x10 aspect ration you want for post processing.

The U2412M is the bargain favorite. Tons of owners on this forum. they convinced me to get one as my first IPS LCD.

The 13 looks to add wider color gamut and other spiffy features.

I'd narrow it down to those two 24" Dells, and then decide if the 13's features seem important to you.

I like the U2412M a lot.

I do more video than photography, so yea, there's that. That and I saved a good bit on going with 16x9 & 1920 x 1080.




  
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Aug 22, 2013 16:47 as a reply to  @ MaxxuM's post |  #8

Oh. It's the S series. That's kinda settling for lower quality if you ask me. The u2412 Is the same price and more color accurate.

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Sep 01, 2013 14:15 as a reply to  @ Ranger187's post |  #9

Another vote for the Dell U2412M. The 16 x 10 screen is so much nicer than my old 16 x 9 screen when viewing and working with vertical images.


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