Good monitor firstly for photo editing, secondly for gaming?

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sluggy_warrior Senior Member • Posts: 2,599
Re: Good monitor firstly for photo editing, secondly for gaming?

KD750 wrote:

I'm looking for 1440p (but would go 1080p at a push) no larger than 27". I have a 24" Samsung that will become my second monitor. I have a Color Munki calibrator.

Currently I am a semi pro photographer so need something decent and I do like to do gaming when I get time, but I don't compete so crazy refresh rates are not a necessity. I'm thinking around £500 but could go a bit higher if needed.

I'd highly recommend the LG 27GL83A-B, around $379 currently, been in and out of stock constantly the past few months. I got it for my daughter to pair with a 5700XT, superb gaming 1440p @ 144Hz, she's doing very well in Valorant, I'm really jealous sometimes as it displays motion so so smoothly. I ran a quick calibration with DisplayCal and Color Munki, came out 99% sRGB.

Rtings review:
https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b

Otherwise, I'm rocking a Dell P2720D. It's really good for photo editing, doesn't show much difference after calibration (98.63% sRGB). It doesn't have fancy features for gaming, but I have no problem playing Overwatch every night (1440p @ 60Hz). However, I'd recommend the equivalence Dell S2721DS as it has slightly higher refresh rate and FreeSync.

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