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I hope you were joking... those monitors for graphics work? NEVER.

I had a 2420 at work for a few days, and its horrible. You cant even calibrate it, to have accurate colors, its just crap. I even have two of the newer AMVA LED BenQ's, wich are a little better in terms of colours, but they have the worst trailing i ever saw, even with AMA (overdrive) on. Would not buy them for anything really.
Benq-s in general are cheap picks, so i thought maybe some of their top end models are worth the look if Dell UltraSharp 3011 gets ruled out.

I just copy pasted the wrong link for first one and it was for general view of their recent models´ aspects.

Dont know personally about trailing, but the contrast ratio is generally good on their never higher end models and for multiple setup seemed good idea for a moment in ultracheapo build. The biggest downside is the lack of calibration so Benq plastic crapiness will be ruled out then. Didn't notice that at first.

Thanks for pointing that out for me.
post #32 of 35
I'm running a A0 revision 2009 UltraSharp 2410, and it does not have any tint issues (that I've noticed, anyway), but it does have the dithering issue on darker neutral tones in sRGB mode, unfortunately. It's a shame because the colors look best there. I've had to use custom color mode, but ack, my CRT looked better. Any recent UltraSharp 2410 should be good though, as I've heard that was something later revisions corrected. Also, it comes calibrated from the factory (not sure which mode that applies to?).

I'd go with 1920x1200 (or greater) for Photoshop. 1920x1080 is not ideal for Photoshop. I'd honestly recommend him to get a good 27" 1440p or 30" 1600p over two 1080p or two 1200p monitors even.

Also, only 4GB for a Photoshop build? With RAM prices like this? I don't think it was balanced well for the primary use. You should have subtracted the GPU (it does very little for Photoshop besides stutter the scrolling in my experience) and added more RAM instead, but that's just my opinion. With prices like this, you should have gotten 16GB, but 8GB minimum.
post #33 of 35
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Considering it was only using 57% of 4GB earlier on while using Photoshop, I dunno. I figured more than 4GB was way overkill. Owner did ask about being able to add more later which was an obvious yes. We'll see if he needs it. I think he may do for Maya, but that'll be later.

The feature set for OpenGL is pretty decent.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405745.html

At least with the GPU he has he can play games to a decent level and it'll be good for MAYA.
    
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post #34 of 35
Well, it depends on his uses, but for a build for someone using Photoshop for their business, Id say 4GB is way low. Prices are cheap. If it's more than he needs though, don't worry about it.

As for Photoshop and GPU use, I am not a heavy Photoshop user, but all GPU acceleration did for me was stutter when you first go to scroll/zoom (sometimes, not always), and turning it off fixed it. I lost the zooming effects, but oh well. That effect itself takes time, plus the stuttering it does afterwards, so I say you actually net a loss with GPU use. That's just been my experience. RAM takes place over a GPU in a Photoshop build.

Again, if he has enough RAM for his own uses, and the GPU does have other purposes, don't worry about what I'm saying. These are more rules of thumb, which may not always apply.
post #35 of 35
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Yeah, sounds legit. Did alright earlier on, though. And shouldn't be a problem to grab a £30 kit and add 4GB more to the equation if needed later. At the moment, it's a damn sight better than his old laptop, which sounded like it was painfully slow. Kind of, go put the kettle on while I apply this filter slow.

Thanks guys, reps all round!
    
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