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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Computer monitors
« on: March 29, 2020, 07:09:06 PM »
Want to get a new 27". There are certainly larger ones, but I had a 30" at work for years and I actually got tired of it because it seemed too big. It was tiresome to have to move my head to see all of it, and seemed a relief to come home to a smaller one. (My current work one is 27" and it is just right for me)

I will not lay out $2k for an Eizo or whatever, but will get some type of monitor calibration system because I am a photographer and this is important in printing. I want to keep this to $ 500 or less. It has been a while since I've been in the monitor-buying-comparing game and I have lost track of all the new technologies (LED, backlit, in-plane swiching, etc.) I want:

-large gamut

-flat, not curved (But am curious as to opinions about curved panels)

-not entirely sure about aspect ratio, but 16:9 seems about right

-something easy on the eyes, because I get eyestrain, BUTT I do NOT want any filtering of blue or any other wavelengths, as I need the most accurate representation of colors in my images possible.

Any recommendations, or suggestions for primers on this topic so I can get back up to speed? ? Thx.

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Re: Computer monitors
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 07:34:55 PM »
Want to get a new 27". There are certainly larger ones, but I had a 30" at work for years and I actually got tired of it because it seemed too big. It was tiresome to have to move my head to see all of it, and seemed a relief to come home to a smaller one. (My current work one is 27" and it is just right for me)

I will not lay out $2k for an Eizo or whatever, but will get some type of monitor calibration system because I am a photographer and this is important in printing. I want to keep this to $ 500 or less. It has been a while since I've been in the monitor-buying-comparing game and I have lost track of all the new technologies (LED, backlit, in-plane swiching, etc.) I want:

-large gamut

-flat, not curved (But am curious as to opinions about curved panels)

-not entirely sure about aspect ratio, but 16:9 seems about right

-something easy on the eyes, because I get eyestrain, BUTT I do NOT want any filtering of blue or any other wavelengths, as I need the most accurate representation of colors in my images possible.

Any recommendations, or suggestions for primers on this topic so I can get back up to speed? ? Thx.



     I've used a Dell 16:10 monitor for more than 10 years, and if I need a new one I'll try to get another one like that, a 1920x1200. As far as I'm concerned 16x9 is unsuitable for most uses.
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Re: Computer monitors
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 07:56:26 PM »
Mine is a 27" iMac, 5120x2880. Very nice, not available separately.

For a PC, I've always liked Viewsonic. The nicest one I have is a 24" VX2475SMHL-4K, 3840x2160, no longer available.