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post #21 of 33
I will put my vote for the U3011. Superior monitor in my opinion. I am sure you have done your research on the specs so I won't go over the pro's and con's of both monitors.
post #22 of 33
Am I the only one who likes saturated colors? I know I can't be because Samsung s phones are over saturated and people love those little screens. My HP is a wide gamut display. I love the colors on it! Besides using your video cards software you can Lower the saturation thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post

Am I the only one who likes saturated colors? I know I can't be because Samsung s phones are over saturated and people love those little screens. My HP is a wide gamut display. I love the colors on it! Besides using your video cards software you can Lower the saturation thumb.gif

It's not just an issue of saturation, though, it also makes the hue of some colors wrong. One of the most obvious is skin tones, which tend to look orangish in non-color-aware apps. The increase in saturation is not uniform; it is much more pronounced for reds than for other colors.

If you want more saturated colors, I would recommend getting a standard gamut monitor and using the digital vibrance settings in the driver.

I think you're right about a lot of people liking over-saturated colors, because it seems like 90% of photographers these days are cranking the saturation and contrast in Photoshop. Unfortunately that comes at the cost of fine detail.
post #24 of 33
At the end of the day we are talking about two monitors that both blow away 98% of the crap you can buy at your local Best Buy or Fry's. The difference between these two monitors is much smaller than the difference between either of them and some 27" 1080p TN panel you might buy for $279.
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post #25 of 33
I would suggest getting the Dell U3011 for 2 reasons:-

1st: It is from your friend and so it is good to help your friend out

2nd: At US$ 580, it is an excellent buy. This is a one-time only deal which does not come by daily. So, it is good to grab this opportunity now. After that, you can actually try it with your system and will have first hand experience. Only by then, you will decide whether to keep it or not. If you decide to sell it, you might even reap a little profit as a bonus!

Contrarily, those Korean monitors are always there and they are unlikely to disappear from the market anytime soon. So, in other words, they wait for you and you need not wait for them.
post #26 of 33
i would buy the dell use it while waiting to sell it for $700-650 then get 2 korean.
the only problem with the korean monitors is there's a high chance you could get one or both of them with dead pixels and you cannot return it.



the zr30w is recommended over the u3011 as a gaming monitor.

the korean monitors make both the zr30w and u3011 look way over priced.
    
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Wow,thanks guys,you guys are awesome! i really appreciate every single thought from you guys..thank you:thumb:
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People buy Dell Ultra Sharps not just for gaming. They have way more connection options then the Cheap Korean Monitors. Also Warranty is also part of the equation. Build quality is too. Its like Comparing a BMW 335i to a Hyundai Genesis. The Hyndai will be as fast, maybe look better to some but lose in many other categories.
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post #29 of 33
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People buy Dell Ultra Sharps not just for gaming. They have way more connection options then the Cheap Korean Monitors. Also Warranty is also part of the equation. Build quality is too. Its like Comparing a BMW 335i to a Hyundai Genesis. The Hyndai will be as fast, maybe look better to some but lose in many other categories.

wow, I like the analogy.. biggrin.gif
post #30 of 33
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wow, I like the analogy.. biggrin.gif

it's actually a really good analogy except the warranty issue with the monitors(which he did point out but I thought its worth repeating). at least in the analogy you can get the car fixed if there are any defects
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