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Any graphic designers/artists here wanna recommend a good monitor?

#1That_Damn_KidPosted 5/10/2014 11:40:50 AM
Not looking to spend too much. I have a 1080p monitor but I'm considering upgrading to something with a better resolution.
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#2SnadadosPosted 5/10/2014 11:42:11 AM
How much it not too much?
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#3That_Damn_Kid(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2014 11:44:48 AM
Less than $250
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#4ShubPosted 5/10/2014 11:49:01 AM(edited)
Sorry but you're not going to find anything good with a resolution higher than 1920x1080 for less than $250. You may find something with 1920x1200 but no guarantees, and that's not a huge upgrade unless you hate 16:9 with a passion. Anything beyond that (e.g. 2560x1440) will cost more. Especially if you value color accuracy, then you'll want a monitor that does a good job at that.
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#5bluemooglePosted 5/10/2014 11:55:58 AM
Cheapest namebrand 1440p monitor that I know is the is the Asus pb278q for $480 on Amazon right now. Very good monitor, I just bought one myself and I recoomend it if you are willing to pay for it.

You can also find a plethora of Korean 1440p monitors on Newegg amd ebay for $300-400, and a lot of people are happy with theirs. Just beware of hidden import or shipping costs
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#630aught6Posted 5/10/2014 12:22:21 PM
That_Damn_Kid posted...
Less than $250


Impossible.

If you are a serious graphic designer, then color accuracy and calibration are absolutely critical - for print, and to a lesser degree, for web. I'd expect you to know rudimentary things like this and over printing, etc.
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#7CELTEKKPosted 5/10/2014 12:27:27 PM
30aught6 posted...
That_Damn_Kid posted...
Less than $250


Impossible.

If you are a serious graphic designer, then color accuracy and calibration are absolutely critical - for print, and to a lesser degree, for web. I'd expect you to know rudimentary things like this and over printing, etc.


yea... really, there's no way you're going to be getting anything of the quality you'd want as a graphic designer for that price, even for 1080p. the Asus PB278Q is an amazing 1440p WQHD monitor, I just got one for $490. but if you're super serious about color reproduction and minute details like that, you're gonna be spending ~$800 for a higher resolution display.
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#830aught6Posted 5/10/2014 12:37:53 PM(edited)
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Yep.

Pirating the Adobe Suite and screwing around with tutorials doesn't make someone a graphic designer. But you may learn a lot.

If you're a professional, you do not skimp on your tools, ever. Dentist; carpenter; graphic designer; whatever.

Honestly, I'd expect to drop at least $1,200 USD on a monitor if it's primary function is graphic design, something like an NEC MultiSync:
http://www.necdisplay.com/support/p/pa301w-bk-sv/
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