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Oct 17, 2023 16:08:40   #
flashdaddy Loc: Berlin PA
 
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor now has a horizontal line across the screen, so it's probably time to purchase a new monitor, but I have to go with something less expensive. After 48 years professionally, I had to close my studio last year, and at this point business is nil.

My PC is getting old as well, but it will have to do. I'm thinking I'd like to have a 27" monitor but I don't know what to buy and if the resolution will be too high (the Eizo is 1920x1080) and it looks like the 27" monitors are at 2560x1440. Within the last year, I had to have my Video Card replaced because it didn't have enough memory, and a Radeon RX550/550 series was installed.

I'm thinking about either a Dell or a LG through B&H, and I'd like to keep the price under $400. Any suggestions, I will be using it mostly for Photoshop.

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Oct 17, 2023 17:33:01   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Depends on how much "detail" you need....
My 23" and 24" monitors are OTS (Acer and HP) for less than $150 each, at different times.
(I don't pixel peep.)

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Oct 17, 2023 17:42:51   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
flashdaddy wrote:
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor now has a horizontal line across the screen, so it's probably time to purchase a new monitor, but I have to go with something less expensive. After 48 years professionally, I had to close my studio last year, and at this point business is nil.

My PC is getting old as well, but it will have to do. I'm thinking I'd like to have a 27" monitor but I don't know what to buy and if the resolution will be too high (the Eizo is 1920x1080) and it looks like the 27" monitors are at 2560x1440. Within the last year, I had to have my Video Card replaced because it didn't have enough memory, and a Radeon RX550/550 series was installed.

I'm thinking about either a Dell or a LG through B&H, and I'd like to keep the price under $400. Any suggestions, I will be using it mostly for Photoshop.
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor ... (show quote)


Back in 2015 I searched for the 'best photo editing' monitor. The Dell Ultra Sharp fill in the lower mid range of $100 to $1000+. I'd have to pull the receipt but I remember around $400. The prices even up to a 24inch are still seem in that range. Ordered online and drove over to Best Buy a few days later and picked up.

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Oct 17, 2023 21:17:43   #
flashdaddy Loc: Berlin PA
 
The 2 I'm looking at are P2723D for $341.99 (Dell wants $369.99), and U2722D for $329.99 (Dell is $339.99) and both are from B&H. I don't know which would be better, can someone check them out on B&H and let me know your thoughts? No big deal over $12. My concern is if there would be a problem with my video card and the resolution of these monitors.

I am somewhat of a pixel peeper as I do some work with copy and restoration.

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Oct 17, 2023 21:37:19   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
The P2723D seems exactly the same as the UltraSharp U2722D model, although when I read the subtle description differences on the Dell site, the P-roductivity model seems a bit more for colorful display, where the U-ltraSharp model seems a bit more neutral, including 100% sRGB coverage, vs 99% for the P model. The tech specs are nearly the same, but it's hard to compare 1:1 when the common specs are listed in completely different orders by Dell for the two product pages. I'd stay with the U-model, but that's me as I don't know about this P-model from my prior research. Remember: I look at every image at the 1:1 pixel level details, even when making my subsecond keep vs kick culling decisions.

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Oct 18, 2023 03:01:48   #
DanDe Loc: Mchigan
 
I’m an artist and photographer doing color critical work and have been making my own prints for 25 years for collectors. When my expensive Eizo monitor died several years ago, I tested several monitors and was stunned by the high quality of the BenQ SW240 24 inch monitor. It only costs $399. (My old Eizo cost ten times more—and the BenQ is just as good.) my other monitor is a iMacPro 5K 27 inch which I use more for video than Retouching or Art. I prefer the 24 inch screen for my workflow. Here's a link to the BenQ SW240 at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-SW240-Computer-Factory-Calibration-Calibration/dp/B07CCQGFFG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=38YPG4IFLV3VM&keywords=benq%2Bsw240%2Bmonitor&qid=1697611408&sprefix=BenQ%2Bsw240%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-3&th=1

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Oct 18, 2023 07:54:43   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Check out BenQ's lineup of monitors - especially those that can be hardware calibrated. Like DanDe I bought he SW240. I didn't go for the larger monitors as I don't have space available on my desk. The results were fantastic, and I wish I had purchased it earlier. Highly recommend.

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Oct 18, 2023 08:04:52   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
flashdaddy wrote:
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor now has a horizontal line across the screen, so it's probably time to purchase a new monitor, but I have to go with something less expensive. After 48 years professionally, I had to close my studio last year, and at this point business is nil.

My PC is getting old as well, but it will have to do. I'm thinking I'd like to have a 27" monitor but I don't know what to buy and if the resolution will be too high (the Eizo is 1920x1080) and it looks like the 27" monitors are at 2560x1440. Within the last year, I had to have my Video Card replaced because it didn't have enough memory, and a Radeon RX550/550 series was installed.

I'm thinking about either a Dell or a LG through B&H, and I'd like to keep the price under $400. Any suggestions, I will be using it mostly for Photoshop.
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor ... (show quote)


I purchased a 27" BenQ, and highly recommend it. I couldn't be happier.

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Oct 18, 2023 08:45:44   #
tcthome Loc: NJ
 
flashdaddy wrote:
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor now has a horizontal line across the screen, so it's probably time to purchase a new monitor, but I have to go with something less expensive. After 48 years professionally, I had to close my studio last year, and at this point business is nil.

My PC is getting old as well, but it will have to do. I'm thinking I'd like to have a 27" monitor but I don't know what to buy and if the resolution will be too high (the Eizo is 1920x1080) and it looks like the 27" monitors are at 2560x1440. Within the last year, I had to have my Video Card replaced because it didn't have enough memory, and a Radeon RX550/550 series was installed.

I'm thinking about either a Dell or a LG through B&H, and I'd like to keep the price under $400. Any suggestions, I will be using it mostly for Photoshop.
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor ... (show quote)


BenQ Scroll down. You don't have to go 4k. They have a 2K res option. Good luck. I think ASUS makes a monitor for photo/video rediting also.

https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/photo-editing.html

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Oct 18, 2023 10:04:51   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
flashdaddy wrote:
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor now has a horizontal line across the screen, so it's probably time to purchase a new monitor, but I have to go with something less expensive. After 48 years professionally, I had to close my studio last year, and at this point business is nil.

My PC is getting old as well, but it will have to do. I'm thinking I'd like to have a 27" monitor but I don't know what to buy and if the resolution will be too high (the Eizo is 1920x1080) and it looks like the 27" monitors are at 2560x1440. Within the last year, I had to have my Video Card replaced because it didn't have enough memory, and a Radeon RX550/550 series was installed.

I'm thinking about either a Dell or a LG through B&H, and I'd like to keep the price under $400. Any suggestions, I will be using it mostly for Photoshop.
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor ... (show quote)


27" is a very good size, and the prices are reasonable. We have a couple of 27" Dell monitors, and we're satisfied with them.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/monitors-monitor-accessories/ar/4009/25-27-inch?appliedRefinements=24271&gacd=9684992-1106-5761040-266906002-0&dgc=ST&SA360CID=71700000110212923&gad=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhL6pBhDjARIsAGx8D5-0j85xzOYiu5jM339zxc0SIk0O-TgqWF99bApTTL2xpAXF5yASPycaAnteEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Oct 18, 2023 11:28:04   #
charles tabb Loc: Richmond VA.
 
flashdaddy wrote:
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor now has a horizontal line across the screen, so it's probably time to purchase a new monitor, but I have to go with something less expensive. After 48 years professionally, I had to close my studio last year, and at this point business is nil.

My PC is getting old as well, but it will have to do. I'm thinking I'd like to have a 27" monitor but I don't know what to buy and if the resolution will be too high (the Eizo is 1920x1080) and it looks like the 27" monitors are at 2560x1440. Within the last year, I had to have my Video Card replaced because it didn't have enough memory, and a Radeon RX550/550 series was installed.

I'm thinking about either a Dell or a LG through B&H, and I'd like to keep the price under $400. Any suggestions, I will be using it mostly for Photoshop.
After more than 10 years my Eizo 21" monitor ... (show quote)


I have just gotten an Asus Model PA278CVSeries LCD Monitor.
My Son installed it for me and adjusted it for me and I'm just blowen away with it's color and clarity.

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Oct 18, 2023 16:13:03   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
charles tabb wrote:
I have just gotten an Asus Model PA278CVSeries LCD Monitor.
My Son installed it for me and adjusted it for me and I'm just blowen away with it's color and clarity.


I have a 27” ASUS - hard to beat!

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Oct 18, 2023 16:30:18   #
flashdaddy Loc: Berlin PA
 
jaymatt wrote:
I purchased a 27" BenQ, and highly recommend it. I couldn't be happier.



Thanks everyone for the info. I called B&H and spoke to a salesman about monitors and ended up purchasing a 25" BenQ PD2506Q. I was also looking at two Dells, but he thought the BenQ would give me better color, so I went with it.

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Oct 19, 2023 11:10:46   #
jimvanells Loc: Augusta, GA
 
Check out Costco or a friend who has a membership. I saw an LG 27" 4K for under $330. That's what I use and love it.

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