Which NEC monitor?

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Which NEC monitor?
Nov 3, 2012

I'm looking for a new monitor for photo editing, and am a bit torn between the NEC P221w-bk-sv and the newer NEC PA231w-bk-sv.  Anyone know which is better, or if they are more or less equal?

The price difference isn't that much, and the extra inch in size one way or the other doesn't really matter to me. The main differences are:

The P221 covers 96% of color gamut, while the PA231 is only 75%.

The PA231 is an IPS panel, while the P221 is not.

The PA231 has higher resolution than the P221 (1920x1080 vs. 1680x1050).

Both come with SpectraView calibration.

I guess what it comes down to is that I'm not sure how important that extra 20% of color gamut is.

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

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