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10/02/2017 11:28:41 AM · #1
Hello everyone...

It's time that I get a nicer monitor. I'm thinking about $500 budget. Obviously if I can get away with going cheaper that'd be fantastic... Lol.

I'm not too fussed on size... This monitor's only purpose will be to edit my photos/videos on. I just got back from my Niagara trip and the photos need to be edited on something better.

Currently I'm been using my TV so honestly, anything is better. I'm not brand loyal to computer stuff either so anything is fine for me.

Ready? GO!

10/02/2017 11:49:41 AM · #2
I use a 21" NEC monitor for my editing. I've had it a few years now and haven't gone to anything bigger because this one has been great for seeing subtleties in my images. I don't recall the model offhand.

Disclaimer: I worked for NEC for 6 years, so I could be a little biased. I did buy my monitor retail, however.

Message edited by author 2017-10-02 11:52:12.
10/02/2017 12:06:24 PM · #3
I have had a succession of HP monitors that I've been very pleased with over the years.

This is the next iteration of what I have now in a reasonably priced monitor.

You can get all crazy and spend a LOT of money on a monitor, but I've been happy with HP stuff that's simply midrange and terrific, IMO

HP 25" Backlit LED Monitor $229.99
10/02/2017 01:37:47 PM · #4
For your budget I'd suggest looking for something in a 24" size, with 2560x1440 resolution. For photographic editing, an IPS panel is highly desirable (reduces gamma shift with viewing angle change). Look at the viewing angle specification, if it says 178 degrees then it is most likely IPS. Some will state panel type directly in the description or specs. Look for a monitor that covers 100% of sRGB space or better. Some newer monitors cover almost all of the wider Adobe RGB gamut. Look for a monitor that has a height-and-tilt adjustable stand and at least. Many low-buck monitors just have legs, forcing you to wall mount or put spacers underneath to achieve the right viewing position.
10/02/2017 05:18:35 PM · #5
I just went through this search two weeks ago. This was the winner:
https://smile.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor-P2715Q-27-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00PC9HFO8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506979031&sr=8-1&keywords=Ultra+HD+4k+P2715Q

Message edited by author 2017-10-02 17:18:49.
10/02/2017 09:40:20 PM · #6
That's a heckuva good price on a 4K monitor. One caution on 4k, make sure your video card is capable of driving at that resolution.
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