Please help me im losing my mind!

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draacor Senior Member • Posts: 1,830
Please help me im losing my mind!

So my current monitor, an LG 27" 4K display is dying on me. I want a new monitor that is primarily geared to my photography. I don't print much. Once a year i get calendars made from shutterfly and thats about it. I have a 2020 Macbook Pro 13" M1 that i use as my main machine. I think I have my monitor choices down to two but if you have any suggestions beyond please I'm all ears. I am crosseyed from looking at so many reviews and spec sheets.

PD3200U - This monitor is highly regarded and i really like the aesthetic of the BenQ monitors. I also love the price right now! However being that its primarily only sRGB am I limiting myself? 2017 is now 4 almost 5 years old does this monitor still hold up? I want something that can potentially last me at least 5 years so I'm hesitant.

Asus PA329C - So Asus. I have an 8 year old Asus monitor that is still going strong but its just a basic 24" monitor nothing special. This monitor is definitely at my budget limit but on paper it ticks off a lot of boxes. It has 100% sRGB and 100% adobe RGB. It also has DCI-P3 which I'm reading is what apple is pushing on their devices but not sure how that would affect my workflow. It seems to me that for what I do, im paying $400 for essentially USB-C and a built in hub, however I already have a Docking station for my macbook so not sure how useful it is.

One last thing is i just bought a datacolor Spyderx Pro to compliment whatever monitor I get.

Being that I am not a professional photographer in the sense that its my bread and butter and I will probably never use Adobe RGB, as I primarily share my stuff online, should i spend the extra $400 on the Asus as its a little more future proof? DCI-P3 something you could see being important? If i were to say get a PD3200 and do everything in sRGB and someone views my photos on apple hardware that uses P3 what happens?

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