Garry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 183 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
Guys, I'm looking for some LCD monitor recommendations please. I want to upgrade the HP Pavilion f1723, 17' LCD I have to a wider (say 24'), and better quality LCD.
Having reviewed previous threads there seems to be a wide range of monitors in use but I'm hoping someone may have recently upgraded and could share their decision process.
I'm aware of the well documented quality of the Eizo range (and the associated price) - the Dell 24' WFP seems to have some positive reviews as does the Samsung syncmaster 244T. Indeed www.trustedreviews.com state that the Samsung 'is the best high resolution LCD monitor seen at a great price' around £800.
With a lot of time spent editing photographs in CS2, and the monitor being my primary display to both family and friends, I'm keen to make a sound investment.
Siggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4372 times:
I bought the Samsung SyncMaster 244T last week and it is absolutely amazing.
It is supposed to be quite a lot better than the Dell 24" even though they share the same LCD panel. The Samsung 244T was 225 pounds cheaper than the Dell and Samsung has a great policy regarding dead or stuck pixels. 1 or more stuck/dead pixel and you get a repair/replacement under warranty. Dead/stuck pixels are virtually unheard of in these Samsung displays.
You will not be disappointed. I got the black bezel which I think looks better.
Woody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4225 times:
I'm using a Dell 24" Widescreen at work for CAD use.
I have compared images with some I've edited at home on a calibrated Sony CRT, the bad news if your looking at editing your photos is that it is very hard to gauge the level of sharpening applied. Every image looks over-sharpened on the 24" LCD.
Apart from that it's a fantastic monitor for my work use, loads of space for windows etc.