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Budget monitors

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Superstriker#8, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    What are some good under $450 monitors?
     
  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
  3. Joelmusicman

    Joelmusicman Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    I've got a Dell u2412M 24" IPS display that I'm pretty happy with; the colors look great to my eyes. Then again, I've never tried calibrating it or checking for gamut coverage...
     
  4. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Well I bought another monitor for photo editing a couple of weeks ago. The good news is US$450 is plenty enough money to get a color accurate monitor.

    If you are editing mostly for the web and not printing at home then you need a color accurate monitor with 100% sRGB like this one....

    http://www.amazon.com/PA248Q-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B008DWH00K - US$360

    If you are using it to print at home any need an even wide color gamut - this one at roughly your budget has 99% aRGB

    Dell 2413
     
  5. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 24, 2013
    What color space is best for sending to a lab for printing?
    And the Asus is only $318 now.
     
  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Depends on the lab, but usually sRGB or Adobe RGB. Always check with the lab.

    --Ken
     
  7. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I got a Viewsonic 23" IPS LED backlit monitor for a hair over $130 with shipping. the deal is over now, but you can find that particular monitor pretty inexpensive on Amazon, and with sRGB rendition it's not bad at all out of the box!
     
  8. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Ron
    I bought a Crossover 27" IPS from ebay, 262€ = $360. Very happy with it.