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John S C

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« on: March 28, 2009, 06:02:03 AM »

I'm looking to replace my 3 year old monitor with a newer one. I have a budget, which is around that of an Apple 24" display.

I'm not opting for the Apple as I'm not enthusiastic about the glossy screen, and there does seem to be some concern over calibrating the LED based units.

With this in mind what monitor would you go for. Yes I'd love a high end unit, but the budget just won't stretch so it's a question
of what  can I get at the price.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 07:59:32 AM »

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I'm looking to replace my 3 year old monitor with a newer one. I have a budget, which is around that of an Apple 24" display.

I'm not opting for the Apple as I'm not enthusiastic about the glossy screen, and there does seem to be some concern over calibrating the LED based units.

With this in mind what monitor would you go for. Yes I'd love a high end unit, but the budget just won't stretch so it's a question
of what  can I get at the price.

John C

I you told us what your budget is you might get more answers.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 12:21:58 PM »

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I you told us what your budget is you might get more answers.

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As I said my budget is around that of an Apple 24" which is around 650 here  in the UK or $900 in the US


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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 03:12:46 PM »

HP LP2475W
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 04:53:59 PM »

The NEC2090UXI is about $750.00 US and the NEC2490WUXI is around $1000.00US. These are not the latest and greatest NEC models, but seem to have most of features that make NEC a good choice.

The HP LP2475W and DELL 2408WFP have good reviews and are a little less expensive. Take a look at this site -
http://monitortest.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 06:44:58 PM »

You need to be careful with Dell monitors.  I've heard that they will sometimes have high-quality monitors when a new model comes out, then start making worse-quality ones under the same model number after the good reviews have already come out...

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 07:37:07 PM »

Yeah, I seem to remember there are some monitors (could have been DELL) that have been supplied with different types of lcd panels while keeping the same model name.

The NEC P221W is a fairly new model. It has a 22 inch screen. I don't believe it has an IPS panel, but it can be ordered with SpectraviewII software and a calibrator for $757.00.

There are many monitor discussions on this site.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824002458

http://www.provantage.com/nec-display-solu...sv~7NEC90RW.htm
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 09:46:06 PM »

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As I said my budget is around that of an Apple 24" which is around 650 here  in the UK or $900 in the US


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For those of use who do not have price lists in our heads, the $ figure really helps! I got a NEC 2690 about 6 months ago for $1000-1100 US and love the monitor. It is wide-gamut, displaying some 95% of Adobe RGB.  The companion SpectraView calibration software/puck (extra cost) works very well, modifying the LUTs in the monitor rather than on the video card which is supposed to give some advantages. But, it works with other calibration tools as well. Maybe the price has come down a bit.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 05:43:13 AM »

Thanks for the recomendations

The NEC models do look good for the price, especial the 2690, which is looking favorite at the moment

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 01:34:38 PM »

Another recommendation for the NEC 2690 with SpectraView, if that's in your price range.  I got one about a year ago and it's fantastic.  Also, SpectraView is much easier to use than my previous calibration package, which was an old Spyder; the Spyder required much user-tweaking that SpectraView does automatically itself.

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 05:50:51 PM »

I'm using the DELL 2408WFP with CS4, Epson R2880 and have never had better results. I profile the monitor with a Spyder2 and print on Ilford Smooth Pearl, Ilford Gold Silk Fibre and some Epson papers all with supplied profiles. Beatifully consistent results!

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