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    Posted: 09 January 2019 at 16:37
My old Sony monitor is showing its age and after starting to do a little shopping for a replacement, it's pretty obvious there have been quite a few changes since my last purchase. Would appreciate any advice to aid me in my search.
This would be my main monitor for photo editing, not for video or watching TV, etc. Would be for my 1 year old Windows 10 desk top. Would like something that I don't have to calibrate every time I use it.    I'm not brand loyal, although my old Sony has served very well for about a decade, be nice if I could count on that again.
Looks like prices have come down significantly. Don't mind paying more for improved performance, but would like to hold it in the $250-300 range.

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The last one I bought, I got from an end of range specialist... Mine was in the UK but there must be similar companies in the US.

I went for a Dell P series (I wanted to use it vertically) and it has been very good, even if it wasn't the latest model.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2019 at 23:36
G'day Roy,

Although I do have a professional samsung 27" display, now is nearing 6yrs old. I dont calibrate it everytime I use it these days, but I do calibrate it regularly with the Spyder Pro software and the sensor. But over the years I have compared the Monitor Profile XML files and there has been no changed in past profiles, so I know that the display so far is not changing / deteriorating at this stage and is stable, although at some point it will.

The biggest thing you need to consider is what Colour Gamut you want your new display to support, whether AdobeRGB or sRGB and do you already own a calibrator or would you be investing in one or getting someone to calibrate it for you a couple times a year

You will also need to be aware of what Cable Connection type your current Graphics Adapter supports, such as DisplayPort ( 8K Resolution ) or HDMI 2 ( or earlier 4K resolution ), HDMI 2.1 ( up to 10K resolution) or whether you would need to upgrade the graphics card to be able to run the new monitor.

4K Resolution 3840x2160
8K Resolution 76804320
10K Resolution 10240x4320

Screen size will also contribute to resolution, such as 27" display can be 1920 x 1080 or in the case of my display its 2560 x 1440. So just by getting a larger screen size does not mean higher resolution nor colour gamut.


Article recommendations for Photo Editing Monitors for 2019

Of course if you are only displaying your images on the internet, then be aware that the Industry standard for images on the internet is sRGB which is what the lwest web browser is capable of displaying being MS IE.

Hope it helps.

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Go with 4k resolution. I have now more than year 31,5" 4K screen and it is for lot of years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote momech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2019 at 16:20
Thanks all. The link is very helpful Craig.
Gives me a much better understanding of what I'm looking for.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2019 at 18:15
Last months i bought a factory calibrated 2560x1440 25 inch IPS BenQ. Lightroom now opens up a whole new workspace, nice&wide, plenty detail (compaired to my old Dell 23".

I designed a photobook with software and was happy what came out of the printer colour/shadow wise.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zbozic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2019 at 12:32
I have a DELL UP3216Q a couple months as primary monitor and HP LP3065 as secondary.
DELL is primary for photos. HP is for output control in Premiere Pro and DELL is for editing screens.

No calibration needed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TomV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2019 at 15:06
I have a Dell with an IPS screen. When adjusted with my ColorMunki it is a nice match to my Canon Pixma Pro-100. It seems to hold its cal well. I do not think the ColorMunki color adjustment is an absolute necessity with this monitor but it probably helps.

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I have some 10 year old 24" Eizo flex scan s2431w. It holds remarkably well , photo books like blurb come out as expected color wise and I do not calibrate it at all.
I just use some factory provided profiles loaded to the system (windows).

I was looking for replacement (just want higher resolution and bigger screen) so this thread comes in handy :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote momech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 16:43
Thanks folks. Looks like I've got a 24" Dell in my future.
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