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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Title says it all. Prefer HDMI ports, wide viewing angles, and at least 1920x1080. Budget ideally around 500, willing to go up to 750....minimum 21 inches, ideal 24, up to 27. Ideally no speakers attached since it's dual monitor and i hate the sound quality.

I do like this BenQ but no HDMI.
Doesn't have to be on sale though....just want something that'll make the photos look great/comfortable to look at

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153R

$145 open box deal

24" asus w/hdmi port, 1920x1080, 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 16.7 billion colors, 2ms response time.

edit: i have 3 of these (27' version, and they are gorgeous) great for video and picture editing, i use em a lot for both
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153R

$145 open box deal

24" asus w/hdmi port, 1920x1080, 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 16.7 billion colors, 2ms response time.

edit: i have 3 of these (27' version, and they are gorgeous) great for video and picture editing, i use em a lot for both

Thanks...how are the open box qualities for monitors? a little concerned tbh...

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If you are doing photo editing for a photography business or something similar on these monitors, I would seriously reconsider. If color accuracy is important to you, you are going to pay alot for your monitor. We have a 24" NEC that we dropped $1200 on in order to get the color accuracy we need...and that was cheaper compared to most other flat panel photo editing monitors...

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Thanks...how are the open box qualities for monitors? a little concerned tbh...

Do not look at most asus monitors for photo editing. Most are TN and therefore suck for color accuracy, just like the majority of monitors out there.

Look at IPS panels like the dell ultrasharp series (aside from two older VA models). They provide superior color accuracy even when uncalibrated, though I do suggest calibration anyway.

Better manufacturers for displays are out there for photo editing purposes, but those are generally expensive. Among them the mentioned NEC for example.

Also I'd suggest you get one good monitor with the budget you have and then buy some crappy monitor on the side for palettes and such.

Dual monitors of equal caliber, you don't need.
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The NEC is a TN panel...

The Viewsonic is probably a TN panel, judging from the viewing angles. Either way, as a 6-bit + FRC panel it's not suitable for professional photo editing.

LG claims the E2370V-BF is an S-IPS panel. If true, that would make it the best of the bunch, but I can barely find any information on this monitor.

The Dell UltraSharp U2311H is a 6 bit + FRC panel.

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The NEC is a TN panel...

The Viewsonic is probably a TN panel, judging from the viewing angles. Either way, as a 6-bit + FRC panel it's not suitable for professional photo editing.

LG claims the E2370V-BF is an S-IPS panel. If true, that would make it the best of the bunch, but I can barely find any information on this monitor.

The Dell UltraSharp U2311H is a 6 bit + FRC panel.

Thanks, will rep when they allow for me to again (apparently you can give too much in a 24 hr period!)...
any recommendations in that price range? 250-300

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ok narrowed down to the LGe2370v , dell u2312hm, and asus pa238q [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FM6DR2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=pchahe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B005FM6DR2"]Amazon.com: ASUS PA238Q 23-Inch Monitor - Blank: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

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