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Good 27 or 30inch monitor for photography and gaming?

 
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Oct 13, 2013 05:21 |  #1

Hi.

Anyone recommend me a good IPS panel monitor that offers fantastic colour accuracy for photo editing, easy on the eye to read text and code, And finally for gaming in general.

budget is around £800 max for a high quality monitor.

I already have a Dell U2410 which is a fine monitor so anything as good if not better on a 27/30inch scale is ideal.


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Oct 14, 2013 03:03 |  #2

U2710/2712 perhaps. Though why do you want a monitor that big, the pixels will be enormous, and you have to sit miles away so you don't hurt your neck constantly looking to see the whole monitor. I have a 2212HM and that's plenty big enough, though I'd like it slightly taller not HD video size but I got it because it was pretty cheap. I have two of 'em at work and I really only use one at a time.


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Oct 14, 2013 06:06 |  #3

The pixel density is actually higher on the 27in LG panels than it is on the 24in ones.
That means the pixels are smaller, so you fit more content in into more space.
And if you sit at a proper distance then you don't have to move your head around.

I run a 2711 and a 2410 next to each other, the 2711 has noticeably smaller pixel pitch than the 2410, and noticeably higher resolution to match.


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Oct 14, 2013 10:01 |  #4

Moppie wrote in post #16369400 (external link)
The pixel density is actually higher on the 27in LG panels than it is on the 24in ones.
That means the pixels are smaller, so you fit more content in into more space.
And if you sit at a proper distance then you don't have to move your head around.

I run a 2711 and a 2410 next to each other, the 2711 has noticeably smaller pixel pitch than the 2410, and noticeably higher resolution to match.

+1

pretty much this. If you are serious about editing pics, a 27inch is a must, if not bigger.

Why do you think many love using 27 inch imac for photo editing?


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Oct 14, 2013 12:39 |  #5

Consider that photography support is about sharp, accurate color reproduction in narrow or wide gamuts.

Supoort for gaming is about fast refresh rates (not needed for photography support). Gaming likely only needs narrow gamut support.

Those are two very different sets of requirements. The compromise is get a fast refresh rate screen and then color calibrate it with Spyder or Munki. Decide the gamut before making the purchase.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 16:08 |  #6

Fast refresh rates in monitors are a marketing gimmick.
I do plenty of gaming on my apparently very slow 2711 and can't tell the difference from when I used a very fast (instant response) CRT.


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Oct 14, 2013 16:48 |  #7

Moppie wrote in post #16370868 (external link)
Fast refresh rates in monitors are a marketing gimmick.
I do plenty of gaming on my apparently very slow 2711 and can't tell the difference from when I used a very fast (instant response) CRT.

Well said.

I game on the 24 inch version of your monitor and yet i dont notice any issues whatsoever.

Basically i am looking at the same quality as my 24inch but 27inch. If i can get something that completely blows away my 24inch for gaming and photography, this is why this thread was created


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