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New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: September 07, 2017 10:47AM
I poked thru past posts but didn't find what I was looking for.

I'm thinking about buying a new monitor, using a 24" Dell now, want to step up to maybe a 30", give ot take.

It's for a desktop, not a wall, use it for Photoshop, Illustrator and surfing the web.

Colors and definition need to be good to very good.

I know I could spend $4000 and get one sent straight from God, but I have $400 or less.

Suggestions without snarking me to death.

Thank you.

Praying or whatever it is I do, for the victims of Irma and those about to be.I'm on the coast in Maryland so we should be good, but hope for all the folks down south.
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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: September 07, 2017 11:01AM
For what it's worth, my next monitor is going to be a 40" 4K TV, on my desk. That gives about the same resolution as my current 1920x1200 Dell 24". They show up on sale for $350 to $400, or new on Ebay in the same price range.

Basically, you're talking about the same resolution as your current 24", but 40". It's about 3x to 4X the pixels, IRRC.

You want to make sure you get a good model for this purpose. I don't recall the specs you want; there's stuff about 4:4:4, blackness levels, etc. Make sure your Mac has the right output, too.

The Samsung UN40KU6300 is supposed to be good. Here are some quick Google results.

[www.techspot.com]

[www.slant.co]

[4k.com]
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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 07, 2017 11:14AM
Best in class is a Dell UltraSharp U2717D -- only $17 over your budget -- and pretty much the only one I would buy.

Super thin bezel, tons of connections, USB 3 hub, height adjustable, tilt and swivel. I have the previous version, this year they moved the USB ports to the left bezel, which is 100X better than mine on the back, and its more like the 2405 and 2407 I had years ago... [www.amazon.com]

Although a TV seems cool, with its paltry 1920 x 1080 vs 2560 x 1440 for the Dell, you are missing a lot of pixels...



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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 07, 2017 11:16AM
I bought this monitor from amazon warehouse - [www.amazon.com]

Amazon warehouse price is currently $387

(packaging wasn't great but item is perfect)

27" monitor
4K Resolution
Color - very good although I haven't calibrated it. I was a photographer in my previous career so i know i'm at least ballpark here.
DisplayPort / hdmi connectors

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The only things I could image adding to this is usb-c & usb-c charging support. I'm very happy.



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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 07, 2017 11:48AM
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jdc
Best in class is a Dell UltraSharp U2717D -- only $17 over your budget -- and pretty much the only one I would buy.

Super thin bezel, tons of connections, USB 3 hub, height adjustable, tilt and swivel. I have the previous version, this year they moved the USB ports to the left bezel, which is 100X better than mine on the back, and its more like the 2405 and 2407 I had years ago... [www.amazon.com]

Although a TV seems cool, with its paltry 1920 x 1080 vs 2560 x 1440 for the Dell, you are missing a lot of pixels...

Anon is referring to a 4K TV, not a 1080p. Lots more pixels than a 2560x1440 monitor but you need to make sure you have a video card to run it at 2160/60p.
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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 07, 2017 11:57AM
The price on this has crept up. You can get a clone of this for $400.
Currently $600 [www.newegg.com] BenQ BL3200PT Black 32" 2560x1440

This clone is $380. [www.newegg.com] QNIX QX323QHD Super Ultra Pivot 32" 2560x1440



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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 07, 2017 12:29PM
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Lew Zealand
Anon is referring to a 4K TV, not a 1080p. Lots more pixels than a 2560x1440 monitor but you need to make sure you have a video card to run it at 2160/60p.

Yeah, my bad, just realized he had 4K.

But yes, also need a mac that can drive 4K, which arent many.



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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 07, 2017 12:41PM
If you do not need 4k, I'd look into monoprice IPS displays under $400.

If you need 4k, lots of options but most seem to be over $400.
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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 07, 2017 01:56PM
You can get a 50" 4K TV for $300 if you wait for a sale.

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But yes, also need a mac that can drive 4K, which arent many.



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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 07, 2017 02:13PM
I got a 55" TCL 4K with Roku for $250 -- but it was a one time deal, sorry.

Walmart has a no name 55" 4K for $309.



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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: September 07, 2017 02:48PM
For my desktop use (as opposed to TV watching), 40" or so is as big as seems comfortable to me, using the TV at 12-18". 55 feels really uncomfortable.
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Re: New computer monitor ideas
Posted by: AllGold
Date: September 07, 2017 04:37PM
I was just in Best Buy and noticed this for $300: [www.bestbuy.com]

No height adjustment but otherwise it looks good.



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