2017 27" 5K iMac display vs. NEC?

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Jacques Cornell
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2017 27" 5K iMac display vs. NEC?

I guess my question is really whether I'm going to like the 2017 iMac's display after working for years on NEC Spectraview-calibrated displays. I'd like to have a 27" 4K or 5K display, as it makes it easier to judge sharpness prior to printing. However, I like the color accuracy of NEC displays calibrated with Spectraview. A colleague with an NEC attached to a 2014 27" 5K iMac says he uses the NEC for retouching because it's got better color and contrast for that task. But, that's an older iMac. I wonder if the 2017 iMac display's color is better enough to obviate the need for the NEC? BTW, I've concluded I don't need a wide gamut display.

Trying to decide between a 15" rMBP with a new NEC EA275UHD 27" or a 27" 5K iMac and a low-end 13" rMBP. The latter costs $500 more, which is OK. But, if the iMac display is substantially inferior to NEC I'd still have to buy an EA275UHD, which would bust my budget.

So, any of you had a chance to compare a Spectraview-calibrated NEC display to the 2017 27" iMac's display?

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