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Jan 24, 2011 13:47 |  #1

Hey Everyone,

Thinking about getting a new monitor since I have been using my laptop screen for everything, I also just picked up a Wacom Intuos 4 Medium Tablet for editing too!

Anyway, I am going to pick up the U2311H from dell, seems to be the best deal out there. I need to calibrate the monitor obviously, and I have a spyder 2 for that purpose. Now when I plug the VGA cable into my laptop, will it automatically transmit the color profile I have on my laptop screen to the monitor? Or do I need to recalibrate it when the monitor is plugged into the laptop?

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Jan 24, 2011 13:48 |  #2

Each monitor screen is different, you would most likely need to recalibrate it once the monitor is turned on and plugged into the laptop.

PS, I have owned the Spyder2 Express for the past two or so years .. I haven't had much luck with it :( have you?


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Jan 24, 2011 14:24 |  #3

Mine has worked fine for me!

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Jan 24, 2011 15:19 as a reply to  @ Muskydave22's post |  #4

If your laptop has a DVI output, that's preferable to VGA. The Spyder2 Express is limited to one profile, so calibrate the Dell and you'll have to live with "off" colors on the laptop.

There are no custom options on the Spyder2 Express, only the preset 6500K and 2.2 gamma. This is fine for the U2311h. Before calibrating, crank the Brightness down to about 10-15%. Leave ALL other controls/settings at factory defaults.


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