Originally Posted by KenjiS
I might have done something silly...
I just ordered a 279Q to replace my XL2730Z...
I also do photo editing on my rig(not professionally, i stick to sRGB colorspace) and i dont have space on my desk for a second monitor. I want one monitor that does it all.. The BenQ is ok, seriously is, but its still TN...
Not being silly am i?
I know exactly what you're saying and thats why I was interested in this monitor as well. Its IPS right, so that must be good.
Sadly it all depends on your sample. If you get the right one without the yellowish tint it could be a great monitor. But if you, like me, get a monitor with luminance uniformity issues that could be a problem for your creative work. I've send mine back. 3 in total all because the upper (or the left) 30%-40% part of the panel was yellowish while the rest (60-70%) was a good white.
If you are familiar with tools like photoshop or lightroom you can do the following:
1) make a photo of your monitor in dark conditions with a white fullscreen page configured (F11 in web browser and visit: http://jasonfarrell.com/misc/deadpixeltest.php?p=2
2) open the photo in lightroom
3) remove all the highlights (-100)
4) remove all the blacks (-100)
5) turn up the Luminance to 100 in the Noise Reduction tab.
You'll end up with a picture like this:
This is an exaggerated version of the luminance uniformity but you now know if your panel has uniformity issues. Next step is to see if the yellowish parts of the monitor bother you enough while working with it. In my case those yellowish parts resulted in a 10-15% color change compared to the more whitish parts. Right now you would be better of with a Dell S2716DG (TN) if you look at the uniformity. However TN is not that great for colour accuracy.
I'm waiting for my retailer to find me a panel without the atrocious yellowish tint and large amount.