New monitor - £150 max

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    DJ Overdose said:

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    Itís Doris's birthday next month and she wants a new monitor. Sheís been good this last year so Iíve upped her budget to £150.

    Needs to have as good a screen and colour representation as she will be using for photoshop.

    So far I like the look of the Asus VC239H and the Viewsonic VX2276. Anything else I should consider?

    Needs to have VGA and HDMI input and speakers a bonus.

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    Possibly a used Dell U2715h or another in that range, I like Dell panels but they aren't cheap!

     
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    A good IPS monitor would be good for what you want and in the price range,
    its only 5ms but as long as she isnt a gamer it would be fine, my daughter got this one, she messes with photoshop a little & over the moon with it
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    Technical Specification
    Display

    • LCD panel type: IPS technology
    • Backlight type: W-LED system
    • Panel Size: 27"
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Optimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    • Pixel Density: 82 PPI
    • Response time (typical): 5 ms (GtG)*
    • Brightness: 250 cd/m≤
    • SmartContrast: 10,000,000:1
    • Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1
    • Viewing angle: 178ļ (H)/178ļ (V)
    • Flicker-free
    • LowBlue Mode

    Convenience

    • Built-in Speakers: 2W x2
    • Power On/Off
    • Menu/OK
    • Volume/Up
    • Input/Down
    • SmartImage/Back
    • VESA mount 100 x 100 mm

    Connectivity

    • VGA (Analogue)
    • DVI-D (digital, HDCP)
    • HDMI (digital, HDCP)

    Power

    • On mode: 15.40 W (typ.) (EnergyStar 7.0 test method)
    • Standby mode: 0.5 W (typ.)
    • Off mode: 0.5 W (typ.)

    Dimensions

    • Product with stand (mm): 612 x 453 x 227 mm
    • Product without stand (mm): 612 x 367 x 45 mm
     
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    consoles said:

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    personally id look at one of the Apple Cinema screens you can pick them up cheap on ebay and the colour image quality is mint
     
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    piggzy said:

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    A bit of a lesser known brand but 27" 1ms response , Full HD and built in speakers for £149

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    Mickey said:

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    Key features

    • Full HD, IPS panel
    • 75Hz and FreeSync
    • DVI, HDMI and VGA inputs
    • Review price: £130

    The LG 23MP68VQ is our new top pick for a sub-£150 monitor. With a 23-inch Full HD, IPS panel, a stylish design and a smooth 75Hz refresh rate, it ticks all the boxes for a budget monitor. It even manages a few surprises, including FreeSync support and an easy-to-use onscreen menu. You get excellent contrast levels, decent colour coverage and excellent viewing angles as well.
    Itís not perfect; it wonít deliver spectacular colour accuracy and is slightly wobbly on its stand, but at this price itís hard to find anything better. With only one HDMI port, multi-device setups might be a little difficult to set up, but there is at least a VGA and DVI port as well.
    For the money, thereís nothing better than the LG23MP68VQ.


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    hoponbaby said:

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    I've got a couple of the earlier version of the LG - 23MP65 and for the money they are cracking screens
     
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    DJ Overdose said:

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    Looking around more online and I beleive for PS work, a sRGB &age of over 90% is preferable.

    This Dell is over 100% - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] but not IPS, cheaper TN screen.

    Or in reality a decent IPS screen like the LG above will be just fine?

    Thoughts?


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    Brydo666 said:

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    Did you pick a monitor DJ OD?

    I've gone and ordered the Dell one you linked (£120 on Amazon) but have concerns about the stand. I've had a great experience with Dell monitors in the past, including the one I have now but part of that experience comes from the good quality and adjustable stand.
     
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    DJ Overdose said:

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    Not yet. Still trying to decide between the two in my OP and the LG one Mickey posted.

    Wasnt keen on that particular Dell one due to being a TN screen. Other Dells were pricey IMO.


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    {{909}} said:

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    I got a cheapo nobrand IPS screen (the name KOIOS was stuck on the front but it came off when I peeled off the protective film) about 5 years ago for around 250

    Its based around the apple cinema screens which are LG I believe and to be honest, i'd buy the exact same screen again today, the colour when using photoshop is awesome, along with the 27" 1440p resolution. I forget the other specs but there were posts talking about overlclocking these screens for 120hz (for gaming) so I guess its good for that too, although I have only played a couple of games and I dont have FPS OCD.

    The only thing I'd consider instead would be a 4K IPS.

    Treat Doris to a big one, the initial shock may be 'it's too big', but she'll get used to it quickly and it soon becomes the norm.
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    DJ Overdose said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by {{909}} View Post
    Doris to a big one, the initial shock may be 'it's too big', but she'll get used to it quickly and it soon becomes the norm.
    PMSL! LG it is then I reckon.


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