32-36" monitor recommendation

Soldato
Joined
6 Jun 2008
Posts
11,308
Location
Finland
I'm keeping my NEC PA271 for photo editing and as a second screen.

I'll wait for the 4k market to mature before going that way I think.
Any modern IPS has lot higher contrast than that NEC and VA isn't needed for improvement in that.
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_pa271w.htm

Tech would be actually mature for 4K monitors:
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gn950.htm
That even has proper contrast unlike 2560x1440 resolution panel.
It's like bean counters and marketroids aren't allowing advance and keep reselling same old.
 
Associate
Joined
9 Mar 2011
Posts
76
Any modern IPS has lot higher contrast than that NEC and VA isn't needed for improvement in that.
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_pa271w.htm

Tech would be actually mature for 4K monitors:
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gn950.htm
That even has proper contrast unlike 2560x1440 resolution panel.
It's like bean counters and marketroids aren't allowing advance and keep reselling same old.

Thanks @EsaT , really useful. And believe it or not I have the contrast calibrated to 250:1 on the NEC. in that case, IPS is the way forward!

Regarding 4K, yes I should have phrased it better. What I meant was the sizes still seem limited unless you pay a lot (or get a TV). If there was a 32" version of the 27GP950 at a reasonable price, I'd get that. Not convinced of the benefits of 4K at a 27" screen size (I know there will be benefits) and I think higher contrast and (ideally) HDR will make enough difference to me for now - especially to the perception of resolution and depth. If the games I play support HDR of course.

@JediFragger thanks, I'll look at the review.
 
Soldato
Joined
6 Jun 2008
Posts
11,308
Location
Finland
Thanks, I'd rather wait until bigger 4K screens start arriving. Not convinced of the benefits of 4K at such small sizes. Especially as I'll be working on it too.
I actually know someone with 27" 4K monitor.
For text contect to get screen real estate benefit from that higher resolution viewing distance would need to be toward shorter end.


Thanks @EsaT , really useful. And believe it or not I have the contrast calibrated to 250:1 on the NEC.
Guess that calibration is to mimic some print process.
"Paper media" doesn't really have that high contrast.
 
Associate
Joined
9 Mar 2011
Posts
76
I actually know someone with 27" 4K monitor.
For text contect to get screen real estate benefit from that higher resolution viewing distance would need to be toward shorter end.


Guess that calibration is to mimic some print process.
"Paper media" doesn't really have that high contrast.
Yes that's right. It's calibrated for paper basically. I have a number of presets but never bother changing. The advantage is that I print using the same ICC profile as the monitor so prints look the same as the screen. I don't print very often, but very useful when I do.
 
Associate
Joined
9 Mar 2011
Posts
76
Currently looking like the 32GP850. I don't think I can justify the price difference to anything else, unless I see a real bargain deal for an Asus PG32 or Acer equivalent. I did wonder if I could stretch (haha) to the LG 38GN850 or Alienware AW38 (currently on Dell for c. £1k) but I still don't see that I can justify double the price for 20% more screen real estate. I'd prefer better build quality than the LG, and think the port positioning is mad, but I think the price is too tempting...

Having said that, just looked at the price history for the Rog - I might wait for a sale. Seems to pretty regularly drop below £600

Edit: Ordered the 32GP850 so will see how I get on.

Thanks everyone for all your help, especially @EsaT , @GMac11 and @JediFragger

@GMac11 be good to hear how you get on with your AW34.Hope it turns out well.
 
Last edited:
Top Bottom