Hi guys, my employer has kindly given me £500 to fix up a home office lol. Obviously within that I need a really good, sharp monitor that would be great to view my financial models on, but equally as good for processing photographs :p
I've previously held back on processing photos as I only have a laptop screen, meaning the colours etc aren't quite right. If I get a good monitor to view my pictures on, I think I'll be more inclined to see what I can do with them.
Can anyone recommend some good monitors available in the UK for around £150-£250 (I'll need the rest for a desk and chair!!).
I would suggest you consult with local retailers ... get a couple of opinion on recent devices that have been manufactured and then figure out a budget, because a good photography monitor can be a bit more costly than the standard device people dangle off their current PC. Also, consider getting a color management device to go with it ... so your colors are the same as other "calibrated" monitors.
What size are you looking for?
Do NOT get a TN panel!
Nowadays you'd expect all monitors come with a DVI (digital) connection, but it's not.
So make sure the monitor has a DVI and VGA connection (or even HDMI if your computers has one) because working on a 22" widescreen connected to a regular VGA port can be hard for the eyes.
One thing I find annoying is how the screen size is marketed.
Widescreen, 16/10, 16/9, etc...
To compare the different sizes I was considering, ie., 22"/23"/24" I tracked down the actual screen measurements of each model and made a scale drawing. I included my existing 19" monitor. (Dell)
I've just been through the "shopping for a new monitor" and the conclusions I've drawn are - an IPS panel is preferrable. The Dell 2209WA is an affordable choice. But, it is so popular it may not be in stock.
Supposedly if you order through the business section you will have a better chance. If not they are available new in box off ebay.com
I have the Dell 2209WA and it is awesome. Improved my post-processing quite a bit.
It's almost always out of stock though. I had to wait about 14 days to get mine.
Where did you get it from Elisha ?
It is my understanding it is not available in Canada and dell.com (US) doesn't ship to Canada..
I can help you if I knew what money that was lol.
Ill sum it up to be easy
Make sure it has dvi and hdmi
Brand doesnt really matter IMO but to one its own.
PS- Also buy a Huey if you don't own one already.
Originally Posted by Don Kondra
Based out of Ottawa i believe. they had a sale on it for $269 or $279 and i bought it from them.
too bad i missed out on the DELL SMB sale for $189.
It may not even be listed on the Dell Canada website anymore. Rumour is that they were discontinuing it but I think they just removed it cause of stock issues.
Actually, 2ms is a sign of a TN panel, terrible for viewing photos. HDMI isn't necessary either since DVI can easily be converted.
Originally Posted by shoeytennis