need new sub $1k monitor for photo editing, mostly.
November 24, 2017 5:29 PM   Subscribe

PhotoFites: I'm looking for a better monitor, 'cause current one gots a problem. Criteria inside.

I currently have the Dell U2713h, but the usb ports all died and it's out of warranty - so while I own X-Rite's i1, and can use it with my computer's video card, I can't use their custom profiling software anymore with the built-in monitor calibration function. It does work, but for whatever reason doesn't seem to work as well.

criteria for new monitor:

- for photo editing, mostly, some office work and web surfing, maybe eventually video, but almost zero gaming.
- 27" to 30"
- matte
- non-4k
- sub $1000 if possible. Good factory color and white point out of the box if possible. I know that periodically calibrating my monitor with a calibration device will probably always be a thing, but I'd like to do it as little as possible.

I've perused TFT Central and Wirecutter, but still can't seem to decide what to get. I have seen the Dell U2717d which I like, though it doesn't have the harware calibration built in, but have read that a number of the recent Dell monitors have quality control issues so I'm avoiding those at the moment.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks as usual mefiters. : )
posted by bitterkitten to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
The NEC EA275WMI has the same specs, the exact same specs, almost as if it were manufactured from the same lcd panel, hmm..., and it comes with calibration.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:50 PM on November 24, 2017

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