I'm looking around for a new monitor an I've narrowed down the short list. However, two of the monitors I'm interested in have 'wide gamut' screens. Now, I'm not going to be using this monitor for photo stuff, but wondered if the photo folk in here might enlighten me a little.
For a start, I won't be calibrating the monitor with a spyder-type tool, so will be doing it as best as I can, based on info from others' online postings and from free software. I'm using Windows Vista. Any suggestions on how to go about this?
My system usage is roughly split as:
30% Business Apps / Web Coding
So as you can see, definitely a need for sharp text, and reasonable response times. Up until last week I was using a Hyundai L90D+, which was a 5:4 with a 1280 x 1024 resolution. Had it since May 2005, so not bad.
My requirements started out as 5:4 or 4:3 with minimum for 20" screen, but the prices are hellish. I have now accepted that I need to shift to widescreen, but have decided that it must be:
24" (giving plenty of vertical scrolling and viewing space)
16:10 (better than 16:9 for more vertical screen)
This means 1920 x 1200 is the way to go.
Of the ones I've been looking at, I find the following:
To keep things simple, my concerns are that the HP2475 is an older model, and is no better thant he Dell. Both the HP2475 and the Dell are wide gamut. The ZR24w, while being a non-wide gamut apparently can't scale to 1920 x 1080 in a 1:1 manner. The specs claim it, but online reports are that it stretches the view.
So, I feel left with the LP2475w and the Dell. As mentioned already, I feel the Dell has the better chance of being the one, but wonder if anyone can throw some extra light or thoughts on things...
At £450 for either, I'd rather not mess around with issues.
You can get detailed reviews of all three at tftcentral. Go to the 'TFT Selector' and select the following options:
Office / Internet
Height Adjustable Stand
That should throw up all three.
P.S. - If anyone would be willing to loan me a spyder tool for a small fee, it will be duly considered.
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