Recommend 2nd Monitor

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by CaptZoom, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. CaptZoom

    CaptZoom FujiXspot Regular

    Mar 22, 2013
    Ok...I have not followed monitor tech for a while. At work and in the studio I use dual monitors, one of which is the MultiSync PA241W-BK 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor with Wide Color Gamut in each set. Now I'm finding myself working from home more often. At home I have a 27" iMac which is more than adequate for personal photo editing. However, since I'm bringing work home now (in the last several weeks my shortest work day has been 12 hours, with 16-20 hours days being the norm, and at least 14 hours of work over the weekends), I need to add a second monitor. It just makes things easier, which translates into some time savings. The problem is that I have limited space available at home. The 27" iMac takes up about half of the desk, so the second monitor has to small. If possible, I want to get a wide gamut 2nd monitor (17"-19").

    What would you guys recommend?
    If there aren't any wide gamut monitors available in this size, then non-wide gamuts are fine fine; but even amongst them, which would you recommend?

    I want to spend no more than $750 (not including tax and shipping).
  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    Jul 28, 2013
    I'm using "IPS" panel type LCD's which are wider gamut and a wide viewing angle. I am using an LG Flatiron IPS235 and an HP 2311xi (note there are other HP models 2311x/x1 which are NOT IPS)

    The LG is okay, the HP is better and brighter. When I calibrate the LG is at the limit of it's brightness. I use a Spyder 3 calibrator from DataColor to make sure they are calibrated and my prints (which I send out for printing with NO color correction) look just like I think they will.

    These are budget solutions -- but I'm a budget guy. These are both widescreen HD monitors with 23" diagonal so they are a little bigger than you are looking for but I include them anyway since they work for me.