Newegg has a shell shocker deal in about 5 hours for this monitor at $549.99 US plus shipping ($7.59). I have been lurking the hardware forum for some time waiting for the opportunity (cash) to build a proper editing system.
While that is not going to happen anytime soon, I do have a need for a new monitor. A search of the forum shows that other UltraSharp models are generally accepted as a decent midrange monitor. My main concern is the ability to calibrate it for use in the CS6 suite of products (using the proper calibration tools) for color accurate representation. The main use would be for premiere pro.
If I have done this correctly, here is the Newegg link to the monitor. The price shown is before the 2 hour window to purchase it begins.
Thanks all for your input.
The monitor isn't perfect but the price is good enough to get two. But take care, a good color calibraton tool can cost half as much as the monitor.
Thank you both for your input. 10 bit color (which I don't believe I need as of yet) and usb 3.0 capabilities aside, if you had to choose between a U2713HM or the older U2711 would one have a clear advantage with regards to accurate color correction/grading?
The older 2711 consumes more power and I have read that some people find the screen coating a problem for them while the newer 2713 has the same screen coating but appears to not be as "bad". The price is about on par with each other as best I can tell?