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Monitor recommendations for photo editing

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by GMac11, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. GMac11

    Hitman

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    I am looking to purchase a monitor solely for photo work and general desktop use. I currently have an Acer XB270HU which has been my all round monitor for work and play.
    However I am now moving to a new house with a dedicated office and will have the space for two screens so would like to have a monitor for photo work and another for gaming and videos etc. I just bought an AOC AG322QC4 (£373) VA panel for the latter.
    I initially had a budget of around £700 so this leaves me with pretty much around £350 maybe £400 at an absolute push. Having looked in that price range it seems that concessions need to be made in one area or another.
    Is it better to get Wide gamut at 1080p/1440p or a more standard gamut at 4k? There are plenty of options at either but to find something that features both appears to be out of my reach. The only monitor I can see that fits that bill is the Dell P2415Q however reviews for this seem to be very thin on the ground.
    Finally, an added bonus would be USB C input as this would allow me to connect my MBP 13 but not a deal breaker - I don't mind using a dongle in the office.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    One final point, I would prefer something in the 24-25 inch screen size but if the right 27 inch is out there that's fine.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2018
  2. Raymond Lin

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    BenQ PD2700Q fits in that budget, 27”, 10 bit panel.
     
  3. GMac11

    Hitman

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    That's a great shout. I also see a 25 inch version which appears to have the exact same specs?
     
  4. Raymond Lin

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    I got work to buy me one the other week, it’s fantastic for the money.
     
  5. GMac11

    Hitman

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    Actually I see the 25 inch version is 'only' 8 bit. However they are both 100% sRGB/Rec. 709. Would there be a massive difference in them?
     
  6. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    I prefer 27” for editing personally in terms of size alone.