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| p.2 #10 · Looking for a 27" monitor (Mac/Samsung/Dell) for photo editing |
Dell colors: >1B, 99% AdobeRGB and 100% sRGB at a deltaE of less than 2, 120% of color gamut based on CIE1976 (83%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards
$ 850 Dell UltraSharp U2713H 27" - !!! promised availability in MARCH 2013
$ 74 Accidental Damage Service, Adv Exchange, to 5 Year Limited Warranty
$ 250 Xrite EODIS3 i1Display Pro
$ free Shipping
$ 1174 Total
EIZO colors: >1B, sRGB/Rec709/EBU/SMPTE-C: 100%, Adobe RGB: 97%, DCI: 91%
$ 2610 ColorEdge CG276W-BK - !!! promised availability in MARCH 2013
$ pay Shipping
$ 1436 In-pocket difference (not accounting for shipping, tax, cables)
Build-in color reader is convenient. However, I have (use right at this moment) ColorEdge CE240W for 6 years now. Nice monitor, just started yellow-band while warming up. Color calibration features were nice while lasted. Within a couple month of the end of warranty EIZO told me, that they will not port their software to support OS X 10.8 for this monitor. Their solution - buy another solution. So I bought another calibrator with software.
A combination of Dell with XRite will give me same or better future value. I do not see anymore, why pay for EIZO except for "cool" gimmicks. As far as convenience goes (USB, OSD menu, etc.) Dell beats EIZO hands down. By the way, individual factory calibration matters until the first time you calibrate yourself.
Edited on Feb 13, 2013 at 01:40 AM · View previous versions