I have a HPLP2475w that I have never been happy with as my main monitor, it has never impressed me and I always felt like for $600 it is a piece of crap. I just replaced one of my secondary monitors with a Dell 2209WA and wow for $200 it looks a lot better than my HP.
I've been wanting to get the NEC PA271W-BK-SV but I am just not sure I want to spend $1600 on a single monitor after being porked on this HP one. I was tempted in getting an Apple display but with Thunderport now they don't work on PC's anymore and I don't want to buy the older model.
Any suggestions on something that is excellent but cheaper than $1600. I know there is a 24" version of the NEC that is cheaper, but I wanted to go for a 27" if I am buying a super high end monitor as the 27" has better resolution and if I remember correctly has better IQ.
The HP always has a color cast, never calibrates well, and is not very sharp. Side by side with the 2209WA, images just look soft. I've been wanting to do this for a long time now, but after dropping in a 2209WA on my PC, it just confirms how bad the monitor is. I thought about a bigger higher end version of the 2209WA.
I've been debating about just getting an iMac 27" for photography and other stuff, but I not a big mac fan.
Any suggestions would be helpful. I am willing to spend some money on a good monitor, but not sure I want to drop $1,600 on just a monitor right now.
I really like the idea of NEC's integrated calibration system and I know their monitors are amazing from what I hear.