$400 budget for monitor - help

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tsitalon1
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$400 budget for monitor - help
Mar 25, 2013

What's the best photography based monitor available right now for $400?

Del u2410 is $399 right now so I'm thinking I should go that route, would appreciate your opinions!

Robert Schoner
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Re: $400 budget for monitor - help
In reply to tsitalon1, Mar 26, 2013

Hi,

Best Buy has HP IPS monitors on sale.  I just bought this one for $170:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+23%26%2334%3B+IPS+LED+HD+Monitor/7294734.p?id=1218838643187&skuId=7294734

If you want a 25" There is this one for $220:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+25%26%2334%3B+IPS+LED+HD+Monitor/7295041.p?id=1218838639178&skuId=7295041

They are not wide gamut but I did not want that. I have not seen any reviews so I can't compare them to other brands but I'm happy with mine.

HTH,

Bob Schoner

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NewsyL
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In reply to tsitalon1, Mar 26, 2013

tsitalon1 wrote:

What's the best photography based monitor available right now for $400?

Del u2410 is $399 right now so I'm thinking I should go that route, would appreciate your opinions!

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Are you ready to deal with a wide gamut monitor that is somewhat a beast when it comes to calibration.

http://www.gballard.net/photoshop/srgb_wide_gamut.html

http://www.gballard.net/psd/go_live_page_profile/embeddedJPEGprofiles.html#

http://www.simongarrett.co.uk/ColourManagementCheatSheet.htm

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Read these reviews to get the gist of why I say it is a beast....

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2410.htm

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-dell-u2410.html

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