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Re: Advice on new monitor ?

I'm looking for a monitor too as I have a desktop on the way. This seems good value, though I'm not an expert .... https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I'm looking for a monitor too as I have a desktop on the way. This seems good value, though I'm not an expert .... https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
Looks good; nice set of connections. Make sure you have the desk space for a large monitor. With a 4ms response it will not do serious gaming as there will be some ghosting on fast moving images as the pixels can not switch fast enough and there is no mention of FreeSync (AMD graphics) or NSync (Nvidia graphics) assuming you have a game spec graphics processor.
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Looks good; nice set of connections. Make sure you have the desk space for a large monitor. With a 4ms response it will not do serious gaming as there will be some ghosting on fast moving images as the pixels can not switch fast enough and there is no mention of FreeSync (AMD graphics) or NSync (Nvidia graphics) assuming you have a game spec graphics processor.
I can accomodate it physically. Bit concerned that such a large screen might need 4k rather than 2560x1440. (Wonder if I'd be better with more resolution and smaller svcreen?) I don't use games and have no plans for moving graphics at all; just photo editing. According to specs, my computer can handle 2560x1440 at 60 MHz without a graphics card, but there's a slot to add one if needed.

Here's something else at a similar price point with smaller size (28 inch) but 4k resolution ... https://www.ebuyer.com/639060-asus-p...SABEgKUdfD_BwE
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Re: Advice on new monitor ?

This is the slightly larger version of mine

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-d...dmi-plusmhl-4x

IPS 4k monitor

24 inch is my current screen. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-d...dmi-plusmhl-4x

USB 3 also which is handy
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Be mindful the monitor you found is a TN panel. Ideally for photos you need an IPS panel due to its superior colour reproduction, especially with blacks. Also TN panels can be seriously affected depending on the viewing angle. IPS not an issue angle wise. One other suggestion is the physical build quality certain brands can feel quite flimsy especially the stands for the monitors and the buttons. Dells better quality monitors are very very sturdy. No high gloss dust magnet finish!
Obviously you have Apple monitors, but they come at a hefty price. I may sound slightly biased towards Dell, simply because I viewed every monitor under 400, which was an IPS and nothing came close.
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Re: Advice on new monitor ?

Thanks - I missed that.

I had a trip round Currys to see some monitors at first hand, and was surprised at how much bigger a 32" seems than a 27". (I know obectively that it has about 40% greater area, but subjectively the difference seemed even more). There's a relatively affordable 32" HP (Pavilion 32) which is IPS and might be a good budget buy. Not sure whether it has detailed colour calibration.

A few relevant articles; some purely commercial, one or two seemingly more objective:

https://pc4u.org/best-monitor-for-ph...d-photography/
https://www.photoworkout.com/best-mo...photo-editing/
https://thedigitalcamera.net/best-mo...d-photography/
https://photographylife.com/best-mon...or-photography
https://fstoppers.com/originals/intr...ouchers-137516

As ever, you have to pay a lot of money to have something that ticks all the boxes.
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Re: Advice on new monitor ?

I bought my new desktop PC in Oct, and studied a few forums etc etc it all comes down to what you want. I bought an ASUS all in one. Firstly I don't do gaming, its an all in one box so no trailing leads etc, I only use it for photo work and the 4k screen is stunning.....its what fits the bill. It has plenty of inputs no DVD drive but I have an external one for that (if I ever need it). Great reviews for photographers as well.

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