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$1,000, wide-gamut, NEC prefered, for 4:3 viewing?
« on: May 05, 2011, 03:01:53 PM »

Subject line sums it up: still monitor shopping.  The NEC Multisync PA271W comes highly regarded -- but it's (to me) all width and not enough height.  I edit stills on it (as a second monitor).  Most of what I edit is 4:3 or even squarer.  Is they anything comparable that is proportioned less like a brick and more like a window?    :P  I guess it's great for comparing two versions ... .

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Re: $1,000, wide-gamut, NEC prefered, for 4:3 viewing?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 04:56:49 PM »

Ya know...(depending on your OS) you can rotate the PA271W and run it as a vertical display...
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Re: $1,000, wide-gamut, NEC prefered, for 4:3 viewing?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 05:12:25 PM »

O I know ... I've had rotatable monitors since LCDs (and OS X has had the feature built in for while).  But lying down or standing up, the PA271W is still lanky.  When it comes to monitors (and, fwiw, windows) I prefer stout.  4:3 aspect ratio would be perfect.  I'm editing fine-art photos, almost none of which are panoramas or trophy shots from python hunts.   ;)

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Re: $1,000, wide-gamut, NEC prefered, for 4:3 viewing?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 05:11:42 PM »

The extra width gives you space for palettes etc without crowding out your image. Once you have it, you can never go back.

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Re: $1,000, wide-gamut, NEC prefered, for 4:3 viewing?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 05:49:58 PM »

 :)  Indeed on both accounts.  I've had some issues with the PA271W which I purchased (thanks again for your reply to my other post), which has had me switching from the PA271W to the 2490WUXi2.  The 2490 isn't much more square, but now seems small.

I'd thought I'd rather have my 300 square inches available to me as, say, 16 x 19 (instead of 13 x 23) and put my palettes, etc. on my (small) primary monitor ... but now I'm not sure.  The layout is more than satisfactory.
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