hi-res monitor

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  1. lkavaney

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    what brands of hi-res monitor would you recommend? and what specific models? I don't know where to start! and personal recommendation is always best. thanks!!
     
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    Try the dell ultrasharps. I have a 20inch widescreen and I love it. No dead pixels in over 3 years.
     
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    I have a Dell laptop and love that! the aftercare service is pretty amazing too, I had a line appear in the screen and they were out on site fixing it within 48hrs. Will go look at the prices, thanks!!
     
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    ditto on the dell ultrasharp widescreens. i love mine.
     
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    I have the Apple Cinema Display as a primary. Love it... IIRC, the Apple Cinema displays and the Dell Ultrasharps use the same Phillips LCD panel. I've heard wonderful things about both monitors.

    Anandtech has a great writeup of both:
    http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=2400

    As a lower cost alternative, I really like the BW series from Samsung. I have the 204BW which good for all around use high res monitor. Samsung's higher end T line is geared more for graphic arts and photo editing but there is a premium to pay (albeit still cheaper than the above two). I am satisfied with mine but only as a monitor positioned in landscape. The viewing angle from top to bottom on the 204BW isn't wide enough for portrait mode viewing.

    I've seen lots of schools using Lacie displays which seem to have positioned themselves as specialists for graphic arts. Hard to find.. freakishly expensive. Neat thing is that many have a build in colormeter.. No personal experience with Lacie.
     
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    Well, all I can say is it depends on what your definition of High Resolution is and your budget. How accurate do you need your color to be, color stability, compatibility, etc. The Ultrasharps are fine for everyday use, the apple cinema displays are a little better but overpriced. Lacie makes an excellent 20" & 22" monitor that is a high-end calibrated LCD that supports the latest 16 bit sRGB. The top of the line color reference monitor is the Sony Artisan. The Rolls Royce of CRT technology. Be forewarned that it is 21" and weighs about 100lbs! There is no other monitor that compares to it in color accuracy and stability. Discontinued; unfortunately, but you can still pick it up on eBay once in a while.
     

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