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    There has been a mention of computer screens in a recent thread....

    I have a pre-loved(?) Dell Latitude E6430 laptop. Its getting on now, but has loads of RAM and big hard disk which suits me. Also runs a i5 CPU. And generally works well..

    My concern is the screen, I have gone through the screen calibration app on board, but do wonder whether its a good image or not. It's a bit different from my Surface Pro, that gives a really good and clear image. The Surface pro really works well, but the screen is too small for my ultimate liking.

    I prefer a laptop as it's just so handy to use, room-wise and portability.

    I would be interested in opinions as to what is a reasonable set up, cost-wise and perfection wise (?)

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      Re: Computer screens

      Dell do a couple of really good largish screens that would work with your laptop, see if you can check the graphics processor output for maximum resolution and go looking for a screen around that, screens aren't particularly expensive any more so you should be able to get something really good...

      I have a 27" monitor with "5k" resolution (5000 pixels wide) and the Olympus images are simply great on that.

      I believe LG make the screens for most monitors (I await correction) so I'd suggest a couple of these to look at!

      LG 24"

      Or you could go mad with one of these: LG 5k 27" monitor
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        Re: Computer screens

        Originally posted by AMc View Post
        Are you looking for a recommendation for an external monitor
        Probably...……..

        But I don't really want to go down the desktop pooter, as space and portability is an issue at the mo...…….

        But adding another screen might offend that wish too...………….
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          Re: Computer screens

          Originally posted by Walti View Post
          Dell do a couple of really good largish screens that would work with your laptop, see if you can check the graphics processor output for maximum resolution and go looking for a screen around that, screens aren't particularly expensive any more so you should be able to get something really good...

          I have a 27" monitor with "5k" resolution (5000 pixels wide) and the Olympus images are simply great on that.

          I believe LG make the screens for most monitors (I await correction) so I'd suggest a couple of these to look at!

          LG 24"

          Or you could go mad with one of these: LG 5k 27" monitor
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          • #6
            Re: Computer screens

            Might find this site useful.

            https://www.t3.com/features/best-laptop

            The number 1 is very nice indeed but not cheap!
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              Re: Computer screens

              My 17" Dell laptop has a native (internal screen) resolution of 1920x 1080 but I have it permanently connected via a display port cable to a BenQ BL2420PT 24 inch QHD Designer Monitor (1440p, 100% sRGB, Rec 709, Height Adjustment, CAD/CAM and Animation Mode, VGA/DVI-DL/DP1.2/HDMI) - Black
              Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
              Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
              Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
              Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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                Re: Computer screens

                FWIW I use an LG IPS235 which is a few years old.
                It was allegedly colour calibrated before it left the factory which I understand isn't the end of the process as light colour and level in the room are important too.
                As I seldom print I wasn't too concerned.


                The IPS is or at least was important. IPS panels have greater contrast so a wider colour space than Tn panels. No idea if anyone still makes Tn panels as I haven't investigated for a few years.


                FWIW I use a 1920x1080p screen on a very low end graphics processor and it works fine. My elderly XP machine can also support that res. but it's pretty flickery and horrid.
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                    Re: Computer screens

                    I have a Dell XPS 15 (which was recommended to me by someone on this forum a few years ago). It is just about the ultimate for photo work, I absolutely love it. It has a 4K screen, however, the price might be a sticking point. There are cheaper versions of the machine though.

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                        Re: Computer screens

                        The Lenovo all-in-one looks like excellent value for what you get. Its less than half the price of an iMac. The only difference being the 5K display on the iMac.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Computer screens

                          I have exactly the same concerns over my cheapy laptop screen, but don't want a desktop. Perhaps just getting a monitor is the answer.... I shall watch this thread with interest.
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                            Re: Computer screens

                            I am in the process of building a new PC for photo work and today got around to making the decision of which monitors to get. I was thinking of a single 32" 4K monitor (BenQ SW320) but really wanted 2 displays so perhaps a couple of BenQ 270s - BenQ way too expensive, so ruled them out. Finally decided on these, which have the same Infinity Edge screens as my laptop: https://www.dell.com/en-uk/work/shop...or-accessories

                            Amazon worked out a bit cheaper than directly from Dell yet still retains the 3 year warranty. Just have to wait now until the i9 processor I want becomes available at the end of July

                            So, almost there to a new system

                            Steve
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