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Old 04-25-2010, 01:57 AM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

Sites to check before buying a monitor:
http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html (look at the ones with Very good result)
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=39226

An explanation about the technologies
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles...chnologies.htm
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:49 AM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

+1 for Benq, I've got a 22" and it has pretty reliable colour after calibration
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:44 PM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

If you do decide to order online, I will tell you that I really like my e-IPS Dell 2209wa. I was lucky to get it for around $240 including s&h last Summer (my poor CRT had to go; still sad about that). Regardless of what monitor you get, make sure you get one that has an IPS system. Some have been happy with WPA, but IPS is better imo (not so good with gaming, but for retouching, very important).

As a side note, I don't think a high gamut display is really important if you are going to share your results online for others to see. In fact, I would say it could be a detriment in that what looks vibrant on a high color display may look dull to everyone else who standard displays. If you indeed need to do professional level retouching, then you may need the high gamut displays.
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

i believe it's asus that has just come out with a new led type monitor. i'm liking these led's over the lcd's. less tilt and swivel fade out. so, check those out, too. i saw one in the store on display and it looked good. it's not as good as the apple led's, but it's also quite a bit cheaper.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:09 AM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

1) I would look at any Review Pages Dates Look at the most up to date Reviews The rest are Uesless Technology changes so fast
2)I would lean more to reviews by People who actually use the product every day
Manufacturers tend to send products that have been looked over carefully before being sent
Plus everyday users are not always using the product in ideal conditions so I think you get better feedback
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:36 AM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

Just like to add
When reading reviews on products look carefully at the wording
LIKE. Good value for the money
That means For what your paying its a good product BUT! not neccesarily a good product overall
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