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« on: April 24, 2008, 16:03 »
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Hello.

My budget is about 600 usd for buying a monitor.

Im quite lost with contrast, brigthness, response time, resolution... issues.
Which features are most important to choose a good monitor?

Im thinking in 22 or 24"

Brand and model allowed without property release  ;)


« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 16:20 »
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I finally  got my hands on Lenovo 220x few days ago , I had to order it and wait few months for it cause its been sold out here before it reached the stores.

I can tell you only the best about it , but try to find some reviews on the net or find it in a store and try it yourself and you will see see what I am talking about. I dont know of a monitor  at the market that can compare with it for that price , not even close , only thing i, t doesn't look to modern , but that doesn't bother me.

The price over here is about 600$ , but Im sure you can find it cheaper especially in the US.



« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 02:49 »
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I have a [wiki]Lacie photon20visionII[/wiki] which i have been happy with. I bought it used so I got a good deal on it.  I wouldn't be afraid of buying used again - the advantage being you can aford quite a bit better monitor for the money spent.

« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 04:27 »
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Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP 24-inch Widescreen.

Currently $599 on their website.

I don't know if the following link will work or how long it's good for, but this might get you there (not an affiliate link or anything like that BTW, just copied and pasted from the browser):

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6272


« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 07:50 »
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Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP 24-inch Widescreen.

Currently $599 on their website.

I don't know if the following link will work or how long it's good for, but this might get you there (not an affiliate link or anything like that BTW, just copied and pasted from the browser):

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6272





I have had more suggestions about this monitor.

Anyone knows about monitors features like contrast, brigthness, resolution, response time...
How to read this values?

« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 07:56 »
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my suggest is

LACIE

or

EIZO

after 20 years....

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 14:26 »
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I bought a Samsung 244T based on this and several other articles:
http://www.shutterbug.net/equipmentreviews/software_computers/0506samsung/index.html

I have been using it for about a year now and it is really outstanding. 

jsnover

« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2008, 15:37 »
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They don't make the 244T any more - and I have one too; it's excellent. When I bought my Mac Pro a couple of months ago I added a 245T (what they replaced the 244 with). It's great too.

« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 16:04 »
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The T series is great, second that. I own a 215TW and even if at that time was priced above average, it was definitely the only option for graphic design and photography.

I'm sure the 244 and 245T are great as well. But boy oh boy is it pricy, * it;)

p.s.: I own a smaller Philips too (and had several others, but their picture quality is NOT what you want, believe me) and a 2232BW Samsung. Good monitor, but the color reproduction goes nowhere near the T series.

« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008, 18:12 »
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Do this samsung monitors have I-spi panel?
Anyone who worked with an ispi and non ispi monitor... do you see differences?

Is there any afforable (under 600usd) ispi monitor?

vonkara

« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 18:29 »
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I have a brand new 22 inch Samsung (3000:1- 2ms- 300cd/m2) I will suggest to look over the Samsung or Acer products. Mine was 325can$. Since I can see what the IS reviewers was calling overfiltred and artifacts, mostly because of the higher contrast it gave me. I was having 1000:1 before and now I can see a difference whit the new one.

What's give a ispi monitor more?

« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2008, 08:00 »
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i-spi panel monitors are supposed to be good for photo as they offer best colors than tn panel monitors and more angle of vision I think.
The problem is there arent a lot to choose and they are quite expensive...

« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 13:43 »
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I recently picked up a Samsung 2253LW (I believe - I'm not at home right now).  It's 22", and 1000:1 constrast.  Looks great after calibration (some complain uncalibrated, it's a little too "vivid").  Res is decent at 1680x1050.

For $600, you can get a pair at CostCo and go dual monitor.  I highly recommend a dual monitor setup.


Response time isn't an issue, unless you're a serious gamer.

« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 14:08 »
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I got the Samsung Syncmaster 223BW and am more than happy with it.  22" and contrast is 3000:1. 300 Euros half a year ago.

« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 15:56 »
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and if you dont have it allready I wouldl buy a $100 or $200 cheaper monitor and buy a monitor calibrator.  They are very much worth it and will save you lots of rejections for images being too dark / light or wrong color.

« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2008, 02:49 »
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Yes, I totally agree with Leaf. For me, calibration is essential and do all the difference. I know we can have bad visual habits with wrong colors on a monitor.

« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2008, 15:17 »
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I havent buy the computer yet as I have to buy the furniture of my new home first  :D

Yes, a calibrator is in my wish list too and I know it is important but... escuse my ignorance... (I have never calibrate my monitor...)

Can I ask you what do you get by calibrating the monitor and why is it so important?

Will you reccomend any calibrator that will have a good relation price-quality?

« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2008, 15:38 »
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I use the spyder.
I bought the spyder2pro but that is discontinued and they now sell a spyder3pro or the older spyder2

I wouldn't be afraid to go with the spyder2 though
bhphoto link for spyder2

By calibrating your monitor it will correct the colors / contrast/ brightness that it displays.  It measures the light output of the screen and makes sure it is correct.  If i even have to surf the net (let alone edit pictures) on my computer and the calibration profile is not active (after my video card acted up for example ;) ) I go bonkers.   

It is pretty simple to calibrate your monitor when you get the equipment.  it is explained petty well with the included software and doesn't take any 'know how'
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 15:40 by leaf »

zymmetricaldotcom

« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2008, 16:44 »
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I  have a 22" Samsung 226BW. Got a new IMac and it sits next to it, the standard default result is shameful for ze Koreans. The Samsung can be tuned, but out of the box the white (for example) looks like a dull grey next to IMac's default.

On Vista go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Color Management, then "ICC Rendering Intent to WCS Gamut Mapping":

Default Rendering Intent: Business Graphics
Perceptual (Photo Images): Photography
Relative Colometric (Line art): Proofing and Line Art
Absolute Colometric (simulate paper): Proofing - Simulate media/paper color
Business Graphics (charts and graphs):  Proofing and line art

..is the sweet spot for me.    Imac still kicks its ass anyhow.

« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 16:50 by zymmetricaldotcom »

« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2008, 17:37 »
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I found the NEC MultiSync 20WGXPro and Phipilps 200WP7ES wich are quite afforable with sips panel.
Anyone tried them?

« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2008, 17:56 »
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.... or an Apple Cinema Display but... (perhaps a silly question) can you use it on a PC??
Any opinion of this monitor?

« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2008, 20:06 »
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Here's a technical review.

http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3302&p=5

It seems to perform pretty well out-of-the-box (minimal calibration), and within your budget.

Cheers.
PTLee

Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP 24-inch Widescreen.

Currently $599 on their website.

I don't know if the following link will work or how long it's good for, but this might get you there (not an affiliate link or anything like that BTW, just copied and pasted from the browser):

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6272





I have had more suggestions about this monitor.

Anyone knows about monitors features like contrast, brigthness, resolution, response time...
How to read this values?

« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2008, 10:18 »
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Anyone know about a good affordable monitor which I can use with an macbook (first gen)? Im not even sure if using external monitors with macbook is a good idea even. Thinking about maybe just buying a new computer.


 

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