Friday, April 18
The contenders to replace my old Dell 27" monitor:
Samsung 28" 3840x2160 TN display for $749.Dell 24" 3840x2160 IPS display for $1199.*LG 34" 3440x1440 IPS display for $1299.
You wouldn't really want to go DOWN in size, would you?
Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, April 19 2014 12:19 PM (Kv7m+)
I'd rather not go down in size or panel quality, but there's no ideal solution at present... At least, not at a reasonable price. The only solution that gives me everything I want would cost about $7000, because I'd need the monitor itself (close to $3000), a super-high-end video card to run games at 4K resolution because the monitor only does 4K (around $1800), and a new computer to put the video card in because it won't actually fit in my current computer (upwards of $2000).
So if I give a little on panel quality, I can get pretty much what I want for 1/8 the cost.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, April 19 2014 01:20 PM (PiXy!)
Their take: If you're not doing professional graphics work where colour accuracy is key, go buy one. If you are, go buy one and keep a standard-resolution colour-calibrated monitor for doing colour checks.
I do some design work, but entirely for web, not for print. To a first approximation no-one at all browses the web on colour-calibrated monitors, so no matter how accurate your own setup is is, no two people will your work see it the same way. So good enough for me.
I think I'll get the Samsung when it arrives next month. Unless the price of the Dell 24" comes down even further...
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, April 19 2014 02:24 PM (PiXy!)
The VX238 is pretty awesome: it's insanely bright, has 2 HDMI inputs, and built-in speakers that are better than you would expect, given that the monitor is massively thinner than the run of the mill (for example, it's probably 1/3 as thick as your average Dell monitor.)
Posted by: RickC at Saturday, April 19 2014 02:34 PM (0a7VZ)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, April 19 2014 03:49 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: RickC at Sunday, April 20 2014 10:16 AM (0a7VZ)
Your point about quality IPS displays being much more affordable than in the past is very true, though.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, April 20 2014 12:32 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: RickC at Tuesday, April 22 2014 07:43 AM (ECH2/)
Posted by: McDirty at Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:56 PM (9uMB5)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, April 22 2014 02:34 PM (PiXy!)
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