Are Cheap Monitors Really "Cheap"?

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Re: Are Cheap Monitors Really "Cheap"?

tkbslc wrote:

Vunite wrote:

Batdude wrote:

Vunite wrote:

Batdude wrote:

Is simply impossible to get a hold of every single monitor out there to see if it meets our personal and individual needs when it comes down to color quality output.

Since my kids will start school from home very soon I have to start looking into the possibility of buying at least one more computer monitor. All I can go by is reviews on the internet and I just found this monitor (ViewSonic VP2468 Professional 24 inch 1080p Monitor 100% sRGB Rec 709 14-bit 3D LUT Color Calibration for Photography and Graphic Design) which is supposed to be really good for graphics design, which my kids are starting to do, and it costs LESS than $300???

I have also been looking at the BenQ SW270C at a whooping $800 though.

I currently have a pretty darn good 24" Asus monitor that in reality I don't have any complaints about it and paid around $350 for it.

So what exactly am I getting for a monitor over $800 such as the BenQ?

I will be giving the new monitors to my kids so that they don't strain their eyes with those little cheap laptops they get from the school district, but I would ALSO like to use the monitors myself, you know what I mean?

What's the reality here and your opinion regarding monitors?

I don't think I understand Monitors anymore. This ones specs on Viewsonics own website says 16 million Colors. Which is 8bit? But talks about some 3D 14bit LUT in it's config. I think I'd need someone to explain.

I have no clue what monitor you are talking about but it looks like you must be looking at a different model or something because I'm looking at Viewsonic's website and it clearly says 4.39 trillion colors.

It says that about the lookup table. The specs say 16 Million colours, hence my confusion.

Human eyes can only see about 10 million, so either way you are good!

It is still an 8bit monitor, not 10 That said, I'm not sure what the fuss is about for hobbyists like me, even semi pro people. Even a good entry monitor can be more or less regulated to fairly accurate colors with the standard on board RGB settings and an affordable colorimeter. Acceptable photo processing can be done, even if not the ultra level.

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