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Feb 23, 2021 11:18:51   #
fran120
 
I would like to purchase a new monitor for work with PS and LR on a PC. I thought I would opt for 27". What features should I consider? 16:9 or 16:10? What brand? Price range $250-350. Any suggestions?

Feb 23, 2021 11:28:32   #
PDC
 
Think for yourself.

Feb 23, 2021 11:32:24   #
TreborLow
 
Only point I can contribute: When I upgraded I did not notice that my new monitor stand was NOT adjustable. I could use that feature and you should consider it. My brand is Benq (24 inch) and it is working quite well.
If you do any video conferencing, consider the use of either a built in camera and microphone versus an add-on unit.
Bob

 
 
Feb 23, 2021 11:46:34   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
BenQ, the SWPT 2700 series is excellent.

Feb 23, 2021 11:48:23   #
BigDaddy Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
 
fran120 wrote:
I would like to purchase a new monitor for work with PS and LR on a PC. I thought I would opt for 27". What features should I consider? 16:9 or 16:10? What brand? Price range $250-350. Any suggestions?

16x10? Weird. Standard HD TV is 16:9.
I like the 27", that's a nice size for everything. I always ran my software at full screen until I got a 27" monitor. Now. I run everything in a window, normally just small enough to keep at least 3 rows of icons on the left, and multiple apps even smaller so they sort of "stick out" underneath so I can see edges of those under the top app. Makes things really nice. I keep my resolution at 1920x 1080, seems the right size for everything...

Also when I bought this monitor, an ACER S271HL, I actually wanted a much better more expensive one. It was out of stock so I got this one, figuring I could use it on my other PC if it wasn't good enough. Turned out I really like this one, perhaps not the best or most expensive, but it works fine for me. Not recommending it, certainly lots better ones out there, just sayin'.

Feb 23, 2021 16:02:10   #
Orphoto Loc: Oregon
 
If you are working on still photos instead of videos, the 16:10 aspect ration will buy you a little bit of extra real estate vertically, which is very useful. 27" is a very useful size. When comparing specs look for what % of color spaces are within the monitor's capability. More is better. Monitors which portray "billions" of colors (10 bit) are preferable to those with "only" 16 million (8bit). More resolution is always pleasant to work with but will likely be the driver for pushing monitors up out of your budget range.

Feb 23, 2021 16:16:36   #
fran120
 
Thanks. This is more of what I wanted to find out. I am working on stills and still doing my homework on the new monitor issue

 
 
Feb 23, 2021 20:38:22   #
Jerry G Loc: Waterford, Michigan
 
This one is a little over your price but I think you'll find it has most of the features that make a good monitor for photography, if it is too much the 24" is less than $250.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1332933-REG/viewsonic_vp2768_27_wqhd_professional_monitor.html/specs

Feb 24, 2021 05:57:53   #
OnDSnap Loc: NE New Jersey
 
[quote=fran120]I would like to purchase a new monitor for work with PS and LR on a PC. I thought I would opt for 272w

I think you need to raise your budget or lower your expectations. I use an NEC PA272W

Feb 24, 2021 06:57:08   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
UTMike wrote:
BenQ, the SWPT 2700 series is excellent.


Budget=24" at $400.00

Feb 24, 2021 07:00:46   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Look around & try & get a monitor with as close as you can to 100% sRGB & Adobe RGB as you can for your budget, for the size monitor you want. Dell might have something in your price range.

 
 
Feb 24, 2021 07:52:53   #
GLSmith Loc: Tampa, Fl
 
As far as "quality" for a monitor, I used to be involved in doing repair/installation & my company was involved quite a bit with the movie industry.....2 parts here...1 is your graphics car, the other the monitor... 2 years ago I upgraded to dual monitors for my work with all of my images & was looking for a top rated monitor (set) to go with the graphics card. View Sonic for years has had the most color accurate monitors.

What ever brand you decide on, download "Quick Gamma" (free downloadable app) & calibrate your monitors per the instructions.....Takes less than a minute

Feb 24, 2021 08:02:29   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Back in 2016 I googled something like "best monitor for digital picture editing". You could spend from $150 to $1000+ for the several different monitors on a few "top 10" review sites I found via the google. A consistent entry on the rating lists as a good mix of quality to price was the Dell - UltraSharp U2415 24" IPS LED that I could order online and drive over to Best Buy and pick up, resolution 1920 x 1200.

Be sure to consider where you plan to place and use the monitor. Today in 2021 I'd be tempted to consider the Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor instead, giving a 2560x1440 resolution. But, I'm not sure I have room here at the end of my desk for that larger monitor.

Feb 24, 2021 08:44:47   #
ddgm Loc: Hamilton, Ontario & Fort Myers, FL
 
Back in the late 90s I bought a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 22" CRT which cost me $2200 Canadian, I used to say $100 per inch, and had too much disposable income. I now use 2 Samsung SyncMaster 26" flat screens which I am going to replace soon. I will be looking for 2 27"ones that will rotate between landscape and portrait, or a 32" one.

Feb 24, 2021 09:15:51   #
APSHEPPARD
 
I concur with the BenQ suggestion and also raising your budget a bit. I think you will be glad you did.

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