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I used one of the websites to calibrate my display, but I probably am not too perfect at changing all the settings.

How much do these hardware calibration tools help? Are they worth $150?
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That's a really subjective question......

How much calibration does your display need?
How much would you notice?
Do you do anything that require color accuracy?
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I just want best color quality for when I am watching shows and using photoshop.

This laptop website has an ICC Profile linked for my laptop's display: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-G751JY-T7009H-Notebook-Review.133178.0.html

"ICC File (X-Rite i1Pro 2)"

Should I just go ahead and use this and save the money?
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I just want best color quality for when I am watching shows and using photoshop.

This laptop website has an ICC Profile linked for my laptop's display: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-G751JY-T7009H-Notebook-Review.133178.0.html

"ICC File (X-Rite i1Pro 2)"

Should I just go ahead and use this and save the money?

Again... it is subjective:
"Best" can be expensive.
"Good enough that I cannot tell the difference" is usually less expensive.
"Good enough for real-world" is usually even less expensive.


The problem with provided profiles are:
1) Are you sure that adjusted unit and your particular unit are using the exact same panel?
2) Even with the same panel model or even batch, there are tolerances.


My point is.... it's nearly impossible for anyone to give you a definitive answer.
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