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p.1 #1 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


Newegg has a Dell 24" IPS, LED -Backlit LCD monitor for $190 Model number S2440L


Dec 29, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


Most of the reviews say it is mislabeled and is not and IPS panel.


Dec 29, 2012 at 03:30 PM
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p.1 #3 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


It's not a bad monitor and has very accurate when profiled. For the price it is very good.


Dec 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
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p.1 #4 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


According to PRAD (german website with info on monitors & televisions), the S2440L uses an A-MVA (Advanced Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment) panel. The viewing angle, while not quite as good as an IPS panel is significantly better than a standard TN panel. Considering the price and Waycool's comments, it's probably a reasonable choice.


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p.1 #5 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


tmpollard,

when you say viewing, do you mean as in just looking at images, displaying images for others to see??

Or will you also be using it to do imaged editing e.g. color correcting?

If its the later, then NO! Its not a good monitor, but if its the first, then it will be fine provided you calibrate it for the viewing conditions

Dell, make other monitors that are better suited for the 2nd option

Henrik



Dec 31, 2012 at 03:31 AM
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p.1 #6 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


Thanks Tived, I'm looking for something for viewing and Lightroom editing but on a budget so trying to get something low cost.


Dec 31, 2012 at 03:40 AM
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p.1 #7 · Would this be a good monitor for viewing photos


its all about compromises,

usually when we talk monitors in Photo editing, we are looking at the color gamut, and we strive to get at least AdobeRGB because this is what most should be using as the color space their camera captures in, as well as the color space you will be editing in, even better if you can use ProPhotoRGB but there are no monitors that can cover that color space (Yet! :-) )

So when you look for monitors try to find the one that comes closest to AdobeRGB within your Price range, it may be that there isn't any, but try :-)

There is one scenario where all this is irrelevant, if you are working in a close loop system, where you edit all your images and print them. If you are getting a print match or even very close, then to heck with all the rules ;-) because if it works for you thats all that matters.

However, if you are sharing and other people are involved in the image development then we need to follow some guidelines, but that's another story

Dells U2410 would probably be the one i would be looking at, but its also several times more expensive at least here in Australia.
I do actually have a couple of old DELL's that started out with, and we are now almost 8 years later and they are still very stable, however I do not rely on them for color accuracy these days, but I did back then.

If you decide that you actually want something better, and don't mind spending a bit on it, look at NEC's P-series offering, together with their Spectraview software.

Best of luck with your choice, let us know what you end up with and how you find it

Happy New Year

Henrik



Dec 31, 2012 at 08:40 AM





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