In the market for a new monitor for graphics

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mrchainsaw5757, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular

    mrchainsaw5757

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    So i have been searching around everywhere for a monitor that would be nice on my wallet, but will provide a very good quality image, response time, etc... I have been learning the basics about contrast ratio, response time and what not. Is there anything i should primarily looking for? I mainly do Graphic design, and desktop publishing. I noticed the ACD's dont seem THAT great for their price, compared to others with a much lower price. I have been searching around and want one around 22" and i came across this one.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3438383&Sku=A179-2220&SRCCODE=&CMP=ILC-GUIDE&GSID=40615957&GSESID=osn0uw45szfvi5veu42lqdip&GSCID=13

    But then i also found this one, which was ALOT cheaper, with a lot lower contrast ratio. Would this be a bad thing for myself?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2430647&CatId=2775
     
  2. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    To be honest, I have not found any good reviews on Acer displays for Design Professionals.

    I'm going to go back to the Dell UltraSharp 2407 WFP-HC. From what I have researched (and it has been a lot), the best going displays (priced from lowest to highest) for Graphic Design are:

    BenQ FP241W
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2407 WFP-HC
    Apple Cinema Display
    LaCie 319
    Eizo FlexScan

    Here is a really interesting and helpful link that compares various displays:

    http://www.digitalversus.com/duels.php?ty=6&ma1=88&mo1=249&p1=2366&ma2=71&ph=6
     
  3. mrchainsaw5757 thread starter macrumors regular

    mrchainsaw5757

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  4. TenPoundMonkey macrumors member

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    The dells havebeen great... I'm currently running a 24" LG that I love.

    IMO no matter what you get, invest in a calibration tool (Spyder, Huey, etc). This will bring even cheaper displays up to reasonable accuracy.
     

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