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Suggestions Please for a 27in monitor that shows photshop well for editing

Feb 13, 2013 11:53 AM

thanks, I don't want to spend an Apple Monitor type price. But under would be fine.  Appreciate it.

 
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    Feb 13, 2013 10:33 PM   in reply to ear41

    Dell

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 14, 2013 9:43 AM   in reply to ear41

    There isn't just one Dell 27" offering, so Lundberg02 stopped short of being helpful.

     

    Consider:

     

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2713h.htm

     

    If you're going to do image editing, I strongly suggest seeking a monitor that doesn't change the view much depending on the position of your head.  For these, e.g., using IPS technology, expect to pay more.  Note that the above site does viewing angle evaluations.

     

    It's something you have to live with every day you use your computer.  Get the best one you can.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 14, 2013 3:33 PM   in reply to ear41

    27" with 2560 x 1440 pixels has about the same pixel density as a 20" monitor with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Things displayed on the 27" will be the same size as on the 20" but there will be about 75% more screen area.

     
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    Feb 14, 2013 3:53 PM   in reply to ear41

    The pixel density will be higher on the 27" than the 24". Things will displayed at about 85% of the size to which you're accustomed but you'll have about 75% more information on the screen.

     
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    Feb 14, 2013 5:41 PM   in reply to ear41

    Many apps will provide zoom so you'll be able to 120% magnify web pages, office documents, PDFs, etc, for example, and type and vector elements will still be rendered sharply and actually should then look better on the 27" than on the 24" monitor because of the 27" higher pixel density. However, raster elements will be resampled if magnified, and then look either fuzzy or jaggy, depending on whether smoothing is enabled. Some apps allow text-only zooming so images are unaffected.

     

    Apps also often allow adjustment of the size of interface elements such as tool buttons and text. Photoshop is quite limited in that respect. The size of non-textual buttons cannot be adjusted and if you already need the UI font size at "large" for the 24" then you may find Photoshop's interface becomes uncomfortable to use on the 27".

     
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    Feb 14, 2013 11:17 PM   in reply to ear41

    I've just purchased an HP2711X and it is stunning. I'm running CS3 and primarily do photomanipulation with animation. I am simply amazed by the clarity and scope this monitor provides. I highly recommend this model, you won't be disappointed.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:09 AM   in reply to ear41

    ear41 wrote:

     

    I notice that some, not many, 27 inch monitors have a 1920X1080 resolution. Would an image on that 27 inch monitor look as sharp as on a 24 inch with the same 1920X1080 resolution? Thanks,

     

    The monitors would display the same level of pixelation but each pixel would be slightly larger on the 27", so you would need to sit slightly further from the 27" than the 24" for the displays to appear equally sharp (when all else is equal).

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:37 AM   in reply to ear41

    You're welcome! Let us know what you settle for. I'll be looking for a new monitor when I upgrade the whole system this year.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:22 AM   in reply to conroy

    conroy wrote:

    I'll be looking for a new monitor when I upgrade the whole system this year.

     

    FYI, I have heard that a Dell Ultrasharp U3013 is in the works.  I keep wanting a big new monitor, and a 30 inch 100ppi monitor would fit nicely between the two 20 inchers I have, turned up sideways (like "ears").  Something like this (seen online):

     

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v339/Inuyasha32/WP_000072.jpg 

     

    Tell me that wouldn't be cool.  My R&D budget is recharged after blowing all that dough on the SSD array last year.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel Carboni wrote:

     

    Tell me that wouldn't be cool.

     

    I could, but I'd be lying.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:34 PM   in reply to conroy

    How do you get three outputs?

    Insanely cool, yes.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:41 PM   in reply to Lundberg02

    There are graphics cards that'll drive 3 displays simultaneously. I think Noel has a HD5670 that'll do it.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:06 PM   in reply to Lundberg02

    I have a Radeon HD 7850 (upgraded from the 5670 when I moved up to the T5500 workstation last year).  The 7850 supports up to 4 displays, two of which could be big 30 inchers.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 8:58 PM   in reply to ear41

    Hey ear41, sorry for the delay - life! There are many variables involved

    when comparing 24" to 27" monitors but the basics are pixilation spread. On

    my Hp2711x I see no pixilation difference but I have on others. My old 24"

    was beautiful, it was also 1920X1080 resolution, it's been repurposed as a

    17" laptop dock monitor. The only difference I see is SIZE and I like it.

    I'm really into CS3 animation and the larger screen really helps me define

    detail, and it's all in the detail. I recommend you fine a store in your

    area that displays these 2 sizes side-by-side and see for yourself before

    deciding to spend the monies. All I can tell you is I love my 27 and would

    recommend it to anyone/everyone. Hope this helps you! Oh, and I'm jealous

    too - this photobucket shot http://img.photobucket.com/*

    albums/v339/Inuyasha32/WP_**000072.jpg * is awesome. I've got to look into

    this for my own setup. That's way too cool!

     
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    Feb 17, 2013 8:53 AM   in reply to ear41

    Which model, ear41?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 17, 2013 9:31 AM   in reply to ear41

    Hey, that's great! Congratulations on giving it a shot. I'm not familiar

    with the Dell version of the 27" but I'm sure it will be comparable to my

    HP. When you get it and have had a chance to really compare them - let me

    know what you think? Until then, glad I could be of some help to you.

     
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    Feb 17, 2013 10:38 AM   in reply to ear41

    Cool, a U2713HM.

     

    I'm extremely interested in whether that one has the new panel uniformity calibration (it's been reported that the U2713H has it), and how uniform it actually looks (i.e., can you see any color or brightness shifts across the surface, e.g., comparing edge to center).

     

    Thanks.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Feb 18, 2013 1:24 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    I've seen pictures with remanence (ghosting) http://www.avforums.com/forums/18341410-post25.html for a 2713HM (It is a thread about the newer and  higher-spec H, but this user reported about his HM)

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 1:28 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    Nick, there has also been a new 30" premier color announced, as well as 21x9 29", but with a cheaper panel: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/02/14/Dell-releases-UltraSharp-monit ors-with-99percent-Adobe-RGB-color-space-support

    I've seen also a dual monitor stand, but am not sure it the 27" or 30" would fit in there.

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:10 AM   in reply to ear41

    Google "color test for monitor" and you will get a few flavors to try.

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:22 PM   in reply to ear41

    Yes, why don't you go to DeviantArt and look at anyone of thousands of

    artists work. You could even view my site. Just Google Vincestigator ( I'm

    the only one) and select gallery. You'll have to double click on any of the

    images you wish to see the details of. And then, if you double click it

    again and the details page it will go full screen. Ps. you have to go to

    the full version to see the animation work. Check out my new post titled

    Defender II Sword & Sorcery. I think you'll like it. And it will definitely

    give you the visual you're looking for. Let me know what you think?

     
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