Size ain't everything. Personally, I think that 24" is the largest you can go with a resolution of 1920x1200; anything larger than that and things start to look like Duplo blocks on screen. I like the user interface to be lean and crisp, not big and chunky, and that's what you'll get with this monitor. But hey, that might be cool with you
Another important consideration is that a monitor is your number one interface with a computer, and it utilizes one of the weakest parts of the human body. There's a reason this monitor costs $259.99, and others cost two to four times more. It's only your eyesight...
wouldnt touch it with a 10' pole
the Cheapest monitor i would consider is Asus for any decent color
other than that Samsung and Lacie have the best color quality if not using a pro preview monitor.
HP also released their new 30" and it very nice forget cinema displays (too much)
unlike Colin i think a 26-30 x2 is required.
unlike Colin i think a 26-30 x2 is required.
You missed my point. I'm all about a monitor larger than 24", but it needs to have a higher resolution than 1920x1200 if it exceeds those dimensions. A 30" with a 2560 x 1600 resolution is just about right
And I'll second the HP recommendation; love the higher-end monitors.
ahh got it now
Thanks for the replies.
I've decided that you probably get what you pay for in this case and I'm sticking with reputable, well tested brands.
There really is no 27" monitor that I've found that offers higher than 1920 x 1080 unless anyone knows of something else?
Samsung, HP, Viewsonic, Acer all not available
I see another 24 in my future
That thing is nice. Wish I had another $700 to blow.
FWIW. I am happy using one of these as a primary workspace for PPRO
U.S price seems reasonable as well
Thank you! That's a very nice monitor. They have a really cool web site as well.
That second link you sent at cnet has the best explanation of contrast ratio and aspect ratio I have seen
$449 at Amazon with incart discount
It's on top of my list now
The base looks a little narrow for the overall width. Does that pose any problems?
If you're willing to spend $450, I'd recommend you look at the HP LP2475w. You can purchase a refurbished model from the HP business outlet for that price... and "refurbished" means that somebody bought and returned it, generally without even opening the box. I got my LP2465 (its predecessor) from the outlet three years ago, and I've yet to see a monitor I prefer more... well, maybe the LP3065
Finally - a thread where I'm no longer a big noob and can speak from experience.
1. Forget I-Inc brand. I keep up with a number of "cheap-deals" sites and can attest that many people think I-Inc is the basement outlet for Hanns-G. When Hanns-G has a panel with dead pixels, it gets encased in an I-Inc chassis.
For the past two years, the 28" screens between these two companies have been twins, except the I-Inc has a shorter warranty and far worse feedback.
2.Over a year ago, I bought the 28" Hanns-G model prior to the one currently sold. It is AWESOME and without a doubt the best move on a non-critical computer purchase I've ever made. This giant screen has changed my computing life, no joke.
It is so big, so expansive, that I have to move my head from side-to-side simply to see the whole thing. At times, this can even be bothersome. But what a problem to have!
I understand the qualms about pixel size when stretching 1900 x 1200 this far. All I can say is that 99% of the time this isn't remotely an issue for me. I have to look for it, usually during movies. If you're like me, with bad eyesight, blowing up text makes it a no-brainer. My model is tack-sharp and the larger text size reduces eye strain significantly.
GET THIS MONITOR, BUT WAIT FOR THE HANNS-G VERSION TO GO ON SALE.
Bookmark "slickdeals.net" and check it out a few times a week. Sooner or later, especially at Thanksgiving, Newegg or Tiger Direct will have it on sale again.
The 2475 is a nice monitor.
I have the HP w2408 for 3 years and it is awesome. Never a problem with it.
The swivel feature is great when working on 8.5 x 11 documents or long spread sheets.
I'm gong to just be patient now and get my new computer built first. Keep my eye out for deals.
What is the Hanns-G model # you have?
Newegg is selling this for $299.99
Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built in Speakers
I have the model prior to the one you linked. Here's a link to the older unit - notice the stand on the newer one doesn't seem as stout. On the whole, the one I have is a tank and I'm not surprised they figured the stand to be overbuilt. Still, I assume the current model isn't going to fall over from a slight rub.
Once you go to one of these there ain't no turnin' back. The 22" widescreens I've put in my math class look like postage stamps to me now, even though the kids marvel at the "biggest screens they've ever used..."