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Old 06-11-2014, 04:34 PM
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Recommendation for an inexpensive display

I am going to get a replacement -
these 3 are within a few dollars of each other -
Dell U2412M,
Viewsonic VP2365,
NEC EA223WM
Any advice ?
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:04 PM
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Re: Recommendation for an inexpensive display

Hi frankg

Of the three in question I would get the Dell U2412. Nice IPS technology display.

I would not get the mentioned NEC display because it is a TN technology display with narrow angle of view which causes vairarions in tone and color with viewing angle (careful on how they quote viewing angles for TN technology). So IMHO I would steer clear of this one.

I typically go for Dell, HP, NEC for well know names in monitors. The Viewsonic has good specs yet have not seen them high on the list of monitors for photo-editing those that I know. So it could be good yet I default to other brands based on experience.

Hope that helps.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:36 AM
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Re: Recommendation for an inexpensive display

Thank you v much
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:36 AM
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Re: Recommendation for an inexpensive display

I'd go with some of the latest 27 inchers, notably:

LG 27EA83R-D
DELL U2713H (NOT the -HM which has a different gamut)
Asus PA279Q

These are all superb displays within a reasonable price. Specifically the LG is a steal considering its color accuracy and adobergb, hardware calibration-capable screen.

Asus is the most expensive from the group but comes with a dedicated hood and the build quality is excellent. There's also a cheapier PB278Q which, like the DELL U2713HM covers sRGB only and doesn't have the perks of its more expensive brother (e.g. 4-port USB 3.0 hub which is great for someone working on a laptop).

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:19 AM
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Re: Recommendation for an inexpensive display

Simple, stick with the NEC, ideally a SpectaView with their software.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:01 PM
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Re: Recommendation for an inexpensive display

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Simple, stick with the NEC, ideally a SpectaView with their software.
The beforementioned NEC is a TN panel and my guess is 9 out of 10 panels from SpectraView series are out of the budget.

I know two cheap displays from renowned brands which are worth checking out:
Eizo CS230
or
NEC SV 232.

however I haven't used the second one.

The downsize is the resolution - instead of the regular 1920x1200 you get 1920x1080 .
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