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post #1 of 14
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So everything said in the title. The colors must be pretty accurate (for obvious reasons). Some suggestions would be great! smile.gif
post #2 of 14
Just make sure the panel is actually at least 8 bit and 6bit+FRC dithering.
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How do I find this information?
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Checking reviews or asking on forums is the only way to know before purchasing. Unless I'm mistaken and companies have started listing panels on product pages. You'll need to pick up a colorimeter if you want to make sure you've got accurate colors. The ColorMunki Display or the i1 Display Pro are your best options. The hardware is the same but the i1DP has better software bundled with it and it reads faster than the CDM.
post #5 of 14
The HP 25xW is pretty highly regarded for its price.
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post #6 of 14
I would go 1920x1200 16:10 minimum personally. I do the same stuff and 1080p is too cramped for modeling packages and game engines 16:9 1080p non option to me, unless you go 1440p. Then your choices are Korean Ips in that price range. A lot of them do have good panels in them but limited or no OSD. Good colors are preferred but a lot of ips can do good enough colors for this work (srgb coverage) if calibrated or with a good icc profile. What you really want more than anything is good gradients with little to no banding, especially for texture work. At least i do. That's what i look for first ( good grayscale performance) so true 8 bit panel preferred, but that's not really in your price range. Not that you can't get a panel with 6bit+frc that still does a good job just true 8 bit while not a guarantee of perfection is what i personally look for.

My suggestion in your price range, (wait and save up another 30 bucks) would lean heavily on the side of something like a Dell U2415 24".
Nothing in that price range or even double that price range is going to be perfect in every way ( Dell has those finicky touch sensitive buttons) so just do some homework decide what best fits your needs.
Edited by KGPrime - 2/10/16 at 1:35pm
post #7 of 14
Dell 24" Ultrasharp for sure.
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post #8 of 14
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I know I won't get anything near perfect for that money, and tbh it doesn't need to be. I just need something that shows colors the way they are in reality (I don't mean the EXACT SAME shade, but close).
The monitor is for my sister and she said 1920x1080 on 23'' is good enough for her rendering tasks. Seeing 1920x1200 is pretty much in the same price range, I don't mind getting 19:10 one, but anything bigger costs a lot more.

What about these:

DELL S2415H
ASUS VC279H
Asus PB238Q ?
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Originally Posted by Wort View Post

What about these:

DELL S2415H
6bit, cheap, and tons of IPS glow.

Not sure about the other 2.
    
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Check out the ASUS PB258Q thumb.gif
I have a couple of them & I use daily for 3d rendering & photoshop projects. I can honestly say the color accuracy is quite impressive. I enjoy the 1st monitor so much, I could not stop myself from buying another to have a dual setup. The bezel is very thin, almost giving the screen a frameless appearance. It'll run you about $350 on NewEgg but I was able to get both of these on sell at MicroCenter for $280 + tax.

Here's the review that convinced me to buy this monitor biggrin.gif
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Dell 24" Ultrasharp for sure.

Another nice ips monitor also thumb.gif ...but the appearance + the functionality of the PB258Q won my attention.
Edited by drBlahMan - 2/10/16 at 5:16pm
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