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Flocarino

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Hello,
I am switching for the first time from my Apple LED Cinema Display 24 inch and would need a new monitor in the 24-32 inch range. Graphics card is a Radeon Sapphire RX580 8GB. It is for regular use, Photoshop and some gaming. Any recomandations for a reasonably priced HD 4k monitor would be wellcome. I hope they are all plug and play, no modifications required (such as adaptors, etc...) Thank you
 

Synchro3

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The most important aspects in 2019:
- at least 4K (I prefer 27 inch)
- IPS
- matte or glossy
- 10 Bit (and or HDR)
 

orph

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what buget range are you looking at and do you have anything you want from your display?

for a 'reasonably priced' display i like BenQ

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-EW327...eywords=benq&qid=1566808423&s=gateway&sr=8-13
£330 in the uk
3840 x 2160
95% DCI-P3

i suspect the HDR wont be amazing but at this price i dont think there is an amazing HDR display

or
https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-PD270...rds=benq&qid=1566808423&s=gateway&sr=8-5&th=1
£290
100% sRGB and Rec.709
10-bit
1440p
27 inch

relay the best place to look is
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
and
https://www.prad.de/
are the two best display review sites (prad.de is amazing but you have to use google translate)
 

orph

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Tv's get complex, relay depends on needs there.

they can be super handy as a second display but display lag and calbration can be a pain & specs tend to be less transparent
 

Synchro3

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I am restraint by size(height) 49cm/17inch and budget $300-$400 but I have seen a really nice one:
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_700_1104&item_id=098373

..by the way, I’m in Canada so $CAN and I’ll go buy it in person. Got to take the measurements before buying, in order to avoid unpleasant surpriseso_O

Don't buy the LG 27UD58 ! Is has only 250 cd/m2 brightness. This is not enough. 350 cd/m2 is ok (Philips)

The Philips 276E8VJSB you mentioned before is much better: https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/5886856f9

And the ideal average response time would be 12 ms (with 60 Hz) for moving pictures (gaming and video), wereas the Philips has just 14 ms und the LG only 15 ms. The lower the better (16 ms = 60 Hz).
 
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orph

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brightness depends on use case i keep my displays about 80-120 cd/m2 calbrated

the LG 27UD58-B looks ok
AH-IPS panel
10-bit color depth - 8-bit + FRC
99% sRGB
250 cd/m²

if you can try it out in shop and see how it looks

i have this one
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_700_1104&item_id=104961
BenQ GC2870H
28'
1080p
VA
8 bit
works well for me but not 4K so not what you want, just suprised they still sell it

edit

this site is always good to look at
https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/be3961e
lots of info on the display
 
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DPUser

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Tv's get complex, relay depends on needs there.

they can be super handy as a second display but display lag and calbration can be a pain & specs tend to be less transparent
Agreed. But, as you say, depends on needs. In my case, I focus (ha!) on audio work with DAW software, so max pixels on a big screen are really helpful. I'm running a 40" Samsung TV to great effect. And clients' films look really nice on it when auditioning scores!

As far as lag goes, "Gaming Mode" typically helps.
 
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Flocarino

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Jun 4, 2010
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Montreal, Canada
Just for facts...I went with the LG 27UD58-B.....it was on sale and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t believe the sharpness and the image details that I have missed all these years with the Apple LED Cinema Display.
Big thumbs up for the LG, I have tried it a little bit on Call of Duty II, WHAT A DIFFERENCE:)
Overall I’m happy, for the little use I have for it.....barely 1 hour or less daily, depending on needs.
Thank you all for the help and suggestionso_O
 
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