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Decent monitor around £200?

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My Dell UltraSharp has completely died now and the benq I have is useless for editing.
So looking for a monitor 27" or above that will calibrate and show the full colour gamut and range of black to white.
What's available these days?
 

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Also interested in that answer...……….:)
 

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I don't know if it's still in production or has been bumped for something newer but you could have a look for the HP 27w. Personally I prefer it's smaller sibling (due to desk space) and the only real grumble on it is the stand gets a lot of fluff dust; I think there was also a 32" version as well.
 

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I was contemplating one of these ViewSonic VX3276-2K-MHD 32 Inch IPS WQHD a while back been saved in my basket since. The specs looked good for photo editing but it needs more space than I have on my desk.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Currently my top contender based on what's available and reviews is another dell UltraSharp but nearly double the budget. Still less than half the price the reviews think we should pay for their recommended benq.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Currently my top contender based on what's available and reviews is another dell UltraSharp but nearly double the budget. Still less than half the price the reviews think we should pay for their recommended benq.
I love my ultra sharp and would have suggested getting another but a 27" would be way outside your £200ish range.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Currently my top contender based on what's available and reviews is another dell UltraSharp but nearly double the budget. Still less than half the price the reviews think we should pay for their recommended benq.
The Dell Ultrasharp have such a good reputation that they can keep the price up. I have one, have for 8 years or so. I picked up a cheap and used BenQ yesterday just a 24 inch, but now I have 3 24 inch monitors. The Dell is the best but the BenQ may be better than the Samsung. All are calibrated. I do need a 3 way arm mount to get them off my desk.
 

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I would bite the bullet and go for another Dell Ultrasharp. They take some beating!
 

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tried calibrating this Benq PoS I have tonight because it gets a decent review on TFT central. Measuring it is WAAAAAAY off. The bar graph is pretty much maxed out on every one! . Either the Lacie Blue is broken now or it's carp.
On the photofriday page, which I always use as a good indication of the brightness contrast, I just could not see ABC or XYZ, all one tone.
Calibration error'd at setting the grey every time.
Out of interest I selected the profile that I set up with the lacie Blue Eye some time ago for the Dell ultrasharp and now could easily see all 26. Except greys look distinctly pink to me! I've colour picked them in PS and they are deffo meant to be grey.
Full gutsfull!
 

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For a quality IPS monitor that can be calibrated and maintain that calibration longest, £200 seems far below today's market prices. Instead of having the budget determine what you're looking for, establish your requirements and budget yourself for the least expensive one.
 

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So for an intermediate level photographer like me is this good?
Dell U2415 24" IPS Full HD Monitor
I want a wide gammout, Adobe RGB and calibratable. Reliable to.
 

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I’m also looking at this:
BenQ SW240 Review: 1920×1200 IPS Adobe RGB Professional Monitor
 

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I got this one yesterday. Waw just Waw! Impressive colours straight out of the box. It has a detailed contrast brightness and RGB adjustments menus. I calibrated with Colour Munki and it just warmed up the tones a bit.

 
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