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sportyman531
Posted 19/11/2016 - 13:14 Link
I just have a 21" Acer screen which came with the computer. Sometimes I watch TV on it and the image seems sharp if I sit far enough away from it!
It seems that a screen upgrade is required along with extra memory for the computer itself to aid with faster processing.
But which monitor to go for? As far as I can make out 4K, sRGB, tweaked for image processing is what I need. Should I look out for any other features?
24" monitors look reasonable priced, 27" seem to be priced by inverse proportion to the increase in screen size!
Should I look out for any other features?
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cabstar
Posted 19/11/2016 - 15:23 Link
IPS is always a requisite of any screen I use. Depending on your budget I don't think you can do worse than the dell ultra sharp range. I have a 5k Mac and the screen space is fab for Lightroom being able to see a large resolution image in your workspace does make a huge difference so I would definitely look st 4K models too.

Also if you can rotate your acre monitor by 90degrees that also helps for lightrooms second screen particularly when working in portrait images
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rodcy
Posted 20/11/2016 - 18:03 Link
Taking the advice of members on this forum I bought a Dell Ultrasharp 24" - the U2415. Look back in this section and you'll see 2 threads on monitors with their discussions. All I can say is they were right in their recommendations. Very good monitor at a good price
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cabstar
Posted 21/11/2016 - 19:47 Link
The 24" ultra sharp is a beautiful monitor
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Posted 22/11/2016 - 00:14 Link
I will also be looking to buy a moniter soon , but it will be. A non american brand. Regards
sportyman531
Posted 22/11/2016 - 23:14 Link
rodcy wrote:
Taking the advice of members on this forum I bought a Dell Ultrasharp 24" - the U2415. Look back in this section and you'll see 2 threads on monitors with their discussions. All I can say is they were right in their recommendations. Very good monitor at a good price

An Ultrasharp 24" looks good and reasonably priced , there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference between the U2415 and the U2417H, perhaps I'm not familiar with all the jargon.
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rodcy
Posted 25/11/2016 - 16:47 Link
As was explained in the one of the topics in this thread the Dell U2415 has a 16:10 aspect ratio and the Dell U2415H has a 16:9 ratio. What that means is that the U2415 is more square in shape. The advantage for me wuth the U2415 is that it is more suited for photo editing. I don't edit many photos that are much longer than they are tall if you get what I mean. As for getting a non American monitor theonenadeem I bet the Dell is made outside the US and has components sourced from non US companies. I can't undesratnd why buying non American is important when companies such as Dell have a large non US workforce.
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Posted 25/11/2016 - 17:03 Link
rodcy wrote:
As was explained in the one of the topics in this thread the Dell U2415 has a 16:10 aspect ratio and the Dell U2415H has a 16:9 ratio. What that means is that the U2415 is more square in shape. The advantage for me wuth the U2415 is that it is more suited for photo editing. I don't edit many photos that are much longer than they are tall if you get what I mean. As for getting a non American monitor theonenadeem I bet the Dell is made outside the US and has components sourced from non US companies. I can't undesratnd why buying non American is important when companies such as Dell have a large non US workforce.

Rodcy. Due to events across the pond . I wont support a regime that is prejudiced against me. There is a possibility that i may be prevented from travelling to the USA .Just my 1 cent. Regards
cabstar
Posted 26/11/2016 - 07:45 Link
I thought dell was an Irish company I know my first dell came from Ireland.
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sportyman531
Posted 26/11/2016 - 10:53 Link
Dell Inc. (stylized as DELL) is an American privately owned multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that developed, sold, repaired, and supported computers and related products and services. Eponymously named after its founder, Michael Dell, the company was one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide according to Wikipeadia.
In any case as a privately owned company it has nothing to do with the regime in the USA.

I think that we are dangerously close to going off topic here, this is a photographic site, nothing to do with politics!
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Edited by sportyman531: 26/11/2016 - 10:53
johnriley
Posted 26/11/2016 - 11:22 Link
Politics is strictly off topic at PU in any event. Let's not stray any further into that quagmire.....
Best regards, John

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