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Apr 24, 2008 16:51 |  #1

I need a better monitor for editing my images, but I know NOTHING about computers or monitors. I have been searching through old threads, but still can't seem to figure this out. What would you recommend if you had up to $1,000 to spend? Thanks in advance!!!


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Apr 24, 2008 20:36 |  #2

Mac or Windows? How big do you want or will fit on your desk?

I use a 20" Apple Cinema with my Windows Vista system it it works great.

I would recommend you save about $200 of your budget for a Spyder for calibration.


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Apr 24, 2008 20:51 as a reply to  @ dtrayers's post |  #3

I bought a Viewsonic 28 inch, I needed something to edit, accomplish work task and game a little to break the stress levels occasionally. I like it so far after 6 months. Bought it at B&H Photo for about 770.00 I think.


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Apr 24, 2008 20:51 |  #4

Apple gets my vote too.




  
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Apr 24, 2008 22:25 |  #5

Ack, sorry, that shows how little I know about monitors...it's for Windows. I am thinking somwhere in the 20" - 26" range, if possible. But quality is most important. I was looking at Samsung or Dell...don't think I have enough in my budget for a Lacie or Eizo. But I am having trouble figuring out the different models and what is best. I can do calibration software on top of the monitor budget. I really want to get a great monitor now instead of upgrading later. I really appreciate the help!


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Apr 24, 2008 22:27 |  #6

LaCie has a couple of excellent monitors for under a grand. Like this one. http://www.colormall.c​om/324-LCD-Monitor-P754C134.aspx (external link) or some of these. http://www.nextag.com/​lacie-monitor/search-html (external link)


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Apr 26, 2008 03:47 |  #7

I don't think OS matters a lot, but I'd say Dell is making a competitive monitor at a pretty good price. You can try to find those extra stackable coupons on ebay and get a nice discount on your purchase.

$379 for 24" Widescreen (1920x1200 resolution) is a pretty good price. If you're going to rotate your screen or need height adjustment, you may opt for the $599 version. The latter also includes extra DVI input, S-video, composite, HDMI, and component input on top of the standard 1 DVI & 1 VGA on the $399 model; thus can double duty as multimedia display too. I assume that you're a photographer, thus the built in multimedia card reader to the $599 model might also be useful.

You can keep the change for color calibration hardware. I'm using their 20" and have been very happy so far. If you need more info about what each input does, PM me and I'll be glad to help you.


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