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    Nigeve1
    Nigeve1 e2 Member 1683 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
    3 Aug 2013 - 9:50 PM

    I am just looking for some recommendations for a new monitor to use for processing with Photoshop CS6, my current monitor is old and not of satisfactory quality. I have had a Dell U2412M recommended already, any comments would be appreciated. I would prefer to spend

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    Gundog
    Gundog  1624 forum posts Scotland
    3 Aug 2013 - 10:11 PM

    There have been a lot of threads on this topic recently and the Dell models seem to get well recommended.

    Personally, I use a pair of 27" Dell monitors as I like to have my Lightroom and Photoshop workspaces spread over both, allowing me to always have an image at maximum size on one of them. You might find that if you buy a Dell, you can still use your current monitor to hold all the controls, tools and palettes while having the image you are processing on the Dell.

    SteveHunter
    4 Aug 2013 - 8:56 AM

    I hope the Dell ones are good, I have literally just before seeing this thread ordered a U2412M from Amazon after doing endless research.

    danbrann
    danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Aug 2013 - 10:06 AM

    Nigel I have A HANNS.G It seems Ok. Have a look at it in motion in operation if you like.
    Danny

    LiamKav
    LiamKav  1 United Kingdom
    5 Aug 2013 - 10:53 PM

    A small point, but how are you connecting the monitor? VGA, DVI, Display Port?

    Nigeve1
    Nigeve1 e2 Member 1683 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Aug 2013 - 6:27 AM

    Thanks for all the comments so far.
    I am connecting with DVI, I also use my laptop sometimes which is HDMI but I have a cable which converts from HDMI to DVI.

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Aug 2013 - 8:27 AM

    The Dell U2412M is cheap largely because it uses a 6-bit panel + dithering to achieve its 16.7m colours. Not so long ago that was a reason to upgrade to something else, but LG seem to have improved the technology to such a degree that it's no longer an issue. The e-IPS panel it uses has slightly less impressive viewing angles than other IPS panels I think, but still a vast improvement over a TN panel display. It has to be well worth upgrading to the Dell for anyone looking to replace a 'TN monitor' on a budget, though you might treat Dell's copywriting with some skepticism - this is not a wide gamut monitor as they claim on their website.

    patters
    patters  101781 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    6 Aug 2013 - 10:54 PM

    So is the Dell U2713H the ultimate display for fiddling with photos, spec looks impressive!

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315163 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Aug 2013 - 12:45 AM

    My latest Dell monitor was order by mistake with a lower spec than the monitor i was suposed to have ordered.

    But it was a whole lot cheaper and a whole lot better than I had expected so kept it, I think these can be picked up for less than 200 quid now.

    http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1275291737

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Aug 2013 - 12:57 AM


    Quote: So is the Dell U2713H the ultimate display for fiddling with photos, spec looks impressive!

    It might be the ultimate Dell display, though it's the middle of three models from Dell with hardware calibration. The others are the 24-inch U2413 and 30-inch U3014, both of which have a 16:10 aspect ratio against the narrower 16:9 of the U2713H. Hardware calibration is probably unique in this mid-price range, since NEC have discontinued the P221W. Only downside with the Dells is that you're forced to buy the X-Rite i1 Display Pro if you want to unlock hardware calibration, and even then you're chained to the proprietary Dell/X-Rite software.

    I actually own the U2413, and was going to ignore the fancy calibration for a while until I realised my Spyder was struggling to cope with the new display.

    The other specs for these monitors are mostly honest, though Dell unsurprisingly neglect to state that they are all 8-bit monitors with dithering. The inference is always that they are 10-bit. They also persist in referencing the CIE 1976 colour space, presumably for the simple reason that it allows them to write bigger arbitrary numbers than other manufacturers when talking about gamut.

    Last Modified By GlennH at 7 Aug 2013 - 1:01 AM
    genialdavygrout

    I have Photoshop / Lightroom CC running smoothly on my Macbook Air, but as you might expect need a bigger monitor to work off.
    I cannot justify hard earned dosh on an Apple monitor, so any suggestions, recommendations in other brands up to 200
    Thanks

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Apr 2014 - 8:38 AM


    Quote: so any suggestions, recommendations in other brands up to 200

    If you're economising it's probably worth looking at LG monitors, since LG manufacture a large proportion of the world's monitor panels and tend to be a little cheaper. Choose a monitor with an IPS panel, which at the budget end of the market is likely to be an e-IPS, more accurately. This will give you markedly better viewing angles than a TN panel monitor, which is still very common.

    The LG 27EA33V seems to be one possibility, though I can't personally vouch for it.

    dcash29
    dcash29  81904 forum posts England
    7 Apr 2014 - 9:45 AM


    Quote: STEVEHUNTER
    I hope the Dell ones are good, I have literally just before seeing this thread ordered a U2412M from Amazon after doing endless research.

    I found the monitor way to bright even after calibration. Try adjusting the Brightness to 10 and Contrast to 55

    If i purchase again it will be an NEC

    mlewis
    mlewis  91476 forum posts United Kingdom
    7 Apr 2014 - 3:45 PM


    Quote: STEVEHUNTER
    I hope the Dell ones are good, I have literally just before seeing this thread ordered a U2412M from Amazon after doing endless research.

    I found the monitor way to bright even after calibration. Try adjusting the Brightness to 10 and Contrast to 55

    If i purchase again it will be an NEC

    Calibration won't set the brightness of a monitor. The user should be setting the required brightness and then running the calibration.

    genialdavygrout

    Thanks for that Glennh, I will have a look.

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