Monitor comparison

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Stefan, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Guest

    I didn't find an appropriate monitor group, so I try it here.

    My trusty Sony Flat Trinitron behemont is getting old and I'm thinking
    of replaciing it with something more "modern". More precisely I want a
    22" TFT monitor. (No, I don't want a bigger one.) And it must be matte.

    The Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA seems to be a real bargain. But is it really
    usable for professional work? How does it compare to those much more
    expensive Eizos, Miros etc.? Being a freelancer, money *does* matter.
    Stefan, Oct 1, 2009
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  2. Stefan

    Stefan Guest

    I know that. I want a 22" TFT.
    The Dell 2209WA is IPS technology and its specs are impressive on paper.
    I would be interested in somebody who has seen one in real life and can
    compare it to those top notch monitors.
    Stefan, Oct 1, 2009
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  3. Stefan

    Stefan Guest

    I hear you. But the point is, there is no such dealer in reachable
    distance, otherwise I wouldn't be asking here.
    Stefan, Oct 1, 2009
  4. Stefan

    Joel Guest

    Me? I rely on the end users not the dealer. Or if I don't trust people
    then how do you expect me to trust you?
    Joel, Oct 1, 2009
  5. Stefan

    Joel Guest

    I don't own any flat monitor to give you any idea (I am still using the
    old CRT monitor), but I would suggest to GOOGLE for information. And try
    not to pay much attention to way too negative or way too possitive but some
    general information.

    Then stop by the local store to see for yourself, just make sure the
    monitor is connected to the highest resolution (HDMI mode) that monitor can
    Joel, Oct 1, 2009
  6. Stefan

    Al Dykes Guest

    Given a choice of well recieved monitors that differ by, say $100
    bucks, would buying the cheaper monitor and a calibratio spyder be the
    best move?
    Al Dykes, Oct 1, 2009
  7. Stefan

    Joel Guest

    That's I don't know as I got my 20" CRT was onsale (around $100 off
    clearance) for around $65 (I used to paid around $600-800 for the Sony 20"
    CRT). And most 19-20" flat screen monitor usually sell for around $120-180,
    and some people on Craighlist sells their used 20-22" monitor for around

    Me? I would go for the one with HDMI connector which I saw at some local
    stores and they look very similar to CRT, and some even has smaller pixel
    than regular CRT monitor. They looked good and the price was under $200 for
    the 20" (or 21" I don't remember).
    Joel, Oct 1, 2009
  8. Stefan

    Joel Guest

    And what the hell is decent monitor? are you talking about the $3000-4000
    monitor or the $200 monitor.
    Well, if you don't give a shit, then I won't mind giving you some of my
    shit, deal?
    Joel, Oct 3, 2009
  9. Stefan

    PeteR Guest

    That wasn't very nice.

    Anyway, LCD monitor panels come in a range of different qualities and
    generally the price reflects that quality.
    You can read more about this at
    and for more information about the technical side of this have a look at:

    I have two Samsung monitors on my work station. one is a reasonable quality
    21" Samsung 215TW (cost AUD650 abt two years ago) and good enough for my
    image work the other is a Samsung 24" P2350 that is rubbish (cost AUD350)
    but is adequate for displaying windows, emails, menus etc.

    Try to find out the panel type before you buy your monitor. It really makes
    a difference.
    PeteR, Oct 22, 2009
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