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  • Walter Rowe
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    I cannot speak knowledgeably about the monitors you mentioned other than the industry leading reputation of the Eizo displays with their self calibration and edge to edge evenness and supposed long life. You pay high dollars for that of course.

     

    I will share that I recently purchased an LG UltraFine 4K display and it is beautiful. It adjusts height and tilt. It has 5 USB-C ports on the back (two of they are power distribution ports that let me charge my laptop and one other device). It is like having a docking station built into the display.

    https://www.lg.com/us/4k-monitors

    I got the 24 inch model but they make larger ones.

     

    BENQ also has a stellar reputation. I had a 32-inch 4K model at one time and it was really amazing.

    https://www.benq.com/en-us/campaign/4k-monitor.html

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  • Demetri Dourambeis

    I have found the Eizo to be the most consistent and user friendly. (I also have the 24” and a BenQ) and as other contributor mentioned, the standard calibrations out of the box are hard to improve upon unless there are specific fussy fashion style clients around. Certainly, the Eizo handles lighter highlights and darker tones very well — there is still plenty of differentiation in the higher and lower 10%s which is great for creating the right mood on interior or desktop product shots.

    If you ever have to go to print then it is probably wise to invest some money in some hardware calibration tools and invest in a lot more time to and fro a printer to create what you get off press to correspond to what you see on screen.

    Others have said that going to print involves the dark arts. Obviously that is silly, as it is all about light, but you may go through some dark times trying to master the art!

    Top tip: when going for screen representations, make sure you convert to sRGB for the files you send and check them out using that profile first. The Eizo can work in Adobe RGB but most users on the t’interweb will have monitors and browsers which convert it to sRGB so it is better that you do it first so you have a better idea what people will view on their own screens. Having said that, hardly anyone adjusts their monitor apart from brightness and screens these days change colour at different times of day and ambient lighting. The basic issue is that you can control what you send out, but you can’t control what users see.

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