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The primary reason is so that the two monitors match. Calibrated or not, the U2711 is still a wide gamut monitor. If you're using it in sRGB mode, then you're kinda wasting the monitor (and you might as well have gotten a cheap Korean at that point). A picture on one monitor will look be off with regards to the other.
You might be able to get away with doing sRGB calibrations on both monitors, but if you're gonna do that, return or cancel the U2711 and just get two Koreans. If you're not comfortable with the reliability of two Koreans, then get one U2713hm and your favourite Korean monitor.
Or, alternatively, she can have two monitors and use them both, understanding that the dell is for wide gamut photography and prints and the other is for standard gamut stuff. And just deal with the fact that the two monitors look different. That would drive me nuts though.

Again please read post.

I will be calibrating these. The monitors aren't next to each other, they'll be in different rooms so I don't see the need for them to match (heck they'll be in different lighting conditions even).

2nd monitor will not be used for color check but content checking.

Is any reason to get the U2711? I don't mind getting her better stuff but if there's no need, I rather not waste money. 2nd monitor usage will be less than 20%.

Ugh you do realize the U2713hm isn't 10 bit either. Already ordered the U2711 (wonder how many times I had to say this already).
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Just grab a Shimian off eBay for ~$350 and call it a night. thumb.gif
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Pretty much this. You take a small chance any way you go but the odds of getting a bad unit are minor...
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Just grab a Shimian off eBay for ~$350 and call it a night. thumb.gif

Or a CrossOver 27Q LED. Not sure which one has the better build quality but the CrossOver 27Q LED has better build quality than the Yamakasi.
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Ordered another U24 instead for the parents.

Off to read up on DIY'ing your own monitor (all my budget really allows for myself now).
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post #26 of 27
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Ordered another U24 instead for the parents.
Off to read up on DIY'ing your own monitor (all my budget really allows for myself now).

The Dell U412HM has a lower resolution so I guess that may be better for reading text for people with bad eyesight.

I still would have gotten the CrossOver 27Q LED though.
Edited by Koehler - 12/2/12 at 7:50pm
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The Dell U412HM has a lower resolution so I guess that may be better for reading text for people with bad eyesight.
I still would have gotten the CrossOver 27Q LED though.

Have you ordered your monitor yet?

Let me know how your order goes. I'm waffling on the models too.
Edited by evilferret - 12/3/12 at 12:59am
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