I am looking for a decent 27" monitor for photo editing. I've read reviews but still need some help, as I cannot decide between LaCie and Eizo brands recommended by a friend, and cheaper Dell U2711 and Samsung S27A850D (the latter uses PLS panel). I can afford LaCie or Eizo, so if they are better, I'll go for them. But are they? What can you say about Dell model? And what is your experience with Samsung's PLS technology (as a relatively new technology, it can be not perfect yet)? How they both compare against their expensive rivals (image quality; hardware durability etc)?
Thanks in advance for help!
Eizo and NEC are generally regarded as the finest monitors available and are the benchmark by which others are judged. If you have the budget then you certainly won't be disappointed with a 27" Eizo. Whether you need that level of quality for vide editing I don't know, but as someone coming from a stills photography background then Eizo's are considered the best, mainly down to their quality, uniform screen brightness, calibration accuracy, five year warranty, etc. etc.
If I take your sequence of monitors mentioned, I would put them in this order from worst to best:
3/4. This is a tie: LaCie/Eizo
5. HP Dreamcolor
With Justin's addition of NEC, I would add that to the LaCie/Eizo range.
The question always is what is the benefit of this monitor to your specific workflow? For CC work, you may want to have, in addition to one or two of these monitors, a true broadcast quality monitor for CC work, like the http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/758921-REG/Sony_BVM_E250_BVM_E25 0_Trimaster_EL_OLED.html or more affordable http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/818436-REG/Eizo_CG232W_BK_ColorE dge_22_5_Color_Calibration.html although many will find this too expensive for their tastes.
One more question: what is the difference between NEC LCD2490WUXi2 / LCD2690WUXi2 and PA241W / PA271W, except for the size and resolution? And do both LCD...WUXi2 and PA..1W series compare equaly to LaCie and Eizo?
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