NEC P221W or Samsung synchMaster 245T?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by thebeave, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. thebeave macrumors member

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    Despite size differences, these panels are priced within $100 of each other after including the p221w calibration software. Both are 16:10. Which do you prefer?
     
  2. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    I would go with the NEC. It's newer than the Samsung by a few years and has pretty positive reviews
     
  3. thebeave thread starter macrumors member

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    New Review Today of the P221W in Shutterbug

    FYI David Brooks today just printed a multi page review of the NEC P221W with the Spectraview II software and colorimeter in the Feb issue of Shutterbug magazine.

    He states:

    "This NEC package of display, software, and colorimeter is definitely professional level quality in every dimension...you can't get an all around,easy,good, high quality performance ...for less"

    It's a 22 incher. Assuming the Samsung 245T is every bit as professional,and that I can afford it, would I miss the extra 2 inches of diagonal real estate using PS4, various Nik plug ins, etc?
     
  4. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    I would say 99.9% of the time is the resolution that really matters. You will notice the different between the 1680x1050 vs 1920x1200.
    If you have the money to spend (even if it means saving on coffee for a month) I highly recommend the HP LP3065 at 1229USD from NewEgg http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E16824176071
     
  5. thebeave thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice. 1299 is just too far out of my range unfortunately. As it is the P221W with the bundled hardware / software is about 675 after tax for me. I'd love to find a bundled 24" of the same quaity in the same range (<700)
     

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