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hobbo Avatar
hobbo Plus
12 1.8k 4 England
1 Feb 2019 9:04PM
My, current pc monitor has developed two vertical lines of dead pixels which is more annoying than anything, I can still use it ok, but for photo-editing itís not so good.

Can anyone recommend the very best affordable monitor for photograph processing please.....

I have looked on Amazon at BENQ and DELL ULTRAPSHARP.....both mentioned in online reviews.....
All suggestions will be researched prior to me making up my mind.

Cheers!

Hobbo
KevinEllison Avatar
1 Feb 2019 11:41PM
Both Benq and Dell devices are well received it seems, personally I think Benq are a little high priced...I use a fairly high-spec Dell monitor and am well happy with it - so not having a Benq as well (obviously...) I canít compare...!

Thereís probably a host of technical reasons why one beats tíother...
We await more knowledgeable opinions..Wink
My point being, Iím sure Dell units are pretty good too..
justin c Avatar
justin c 19 5.2k 36 England
2 Feb 2019 8:56AM
It depends on your budget. The Dell Ultrasharp seems to be a popular choice. A step up would be the BenQ monitors, then above that you've got NEC and Eizo. I've no idea what the current models are but I opted for a BenQ PT2700 27" monitor. I've had it for about 1.5 years and am very happy with it and can certainly recommend it. I'm pleased I spent a little more and went for BenQ over the cheaper (at that time) Dell monitors. But on the other side of the coin, I certainly don't regret not going up a price bracket into the realms of Eizo and NEC. The BenQ meets my needs perfectly and I'm 100% happy with it.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2019 10:47AM
I use two monitors both Dell Ultrasharp. My previous monitor was also a Dell Ultrasharp (it did last 8-9 years before it was too difficult to calibrate). I am a very keen amateur producing many competition photographs and I have found the Dell Ultrasharp well up to the job. Yes you could spend 3-4 time as much for a specialist monitor but I am not convinced it would make a significant difference for me.

Dave

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