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Good sRGB or cheap(ish) AdobeRGB Monitor
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:58:28 AM »

I'm setting up a new Mac system and I am having a hard time picking a monitor.

I wish I had the cash for a CX271 or a PA272, but, even though I work for a reseller of both and can get a decent deal on them, they far exceed my budget.

I've been looking at the Dell U2713H and the Asus PA279Q.  I'm in Canada where the PA279Q goes for about $875.  The Dell was just on sale for $649.  Both get pretty decent reviews, but have reported issues with uniformity and overdrive (yes, I will play a few games).

Now the wrinkle.  If I drop from entry level wide-gamut to top quality sRGB, I can get the Eizo EV2736 for less than the PA279Q.

Here are my questions:
-Can anyone with experience with any of these displays comment on their use?  Photo retouching, games, everyday use.
-Is anyone here using a high quality sRGB display like the better Viewsonic and Samsung?  How do you find it?


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Re: Good sRGB or cheap(ish) AdobeRGB Monitor
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 10:50:20 AM »

IF you work with working space wider in gamut than sRGB, a wider gamut display is useful, end of story.
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Re: Good sRGB or cheap(ish) AdobeRGB Monitor
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 02:51:22 PM »

Go down in size, that is the one single biggest saving you do. Are you really sure you need 27"? If you stretch your budget just a little bit more, a PA242 with Spectraview II should be within reach.

but have reported issues with uniformity

This is very common and something you should watch out for. Nothing kills your editing pleasure more quickly.

You'd think that if you lay down $500 - 1000 for a monitor, a reasonably uniform screen is not too much to ask. But uniformity isn't in the spec sheet, so manufacturers can cut corners here and save a bundle, and still sell what on paper looks like a high-end unit.

Dell is notorious for this. I have posted this link a few times here, not so much for the issue at hand, but for Dell's official reply. That's pretty sobering:

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