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24 LCD Monitor suitable for photo editing

declanh Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
I cant even make up my mind what model i want let alone find a good price

first i thought of dell

http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&sku=104716

but then i read the review and its got bad issues with ghosting

it needs to have 24 bit colour so I think that rules out the cheaper iiyamas and samsungs that have TN (18bit panels)

the only other i can find is the BenQ FP241W which looks ok but is pricey at £440

Is there anything else i should be looking at ?
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
I wouldnt have thought you would have to be too concerned with ghosting issues if your wanting it for photo editing? Its mainly with gaming that ghosting is frowned upon as there is often fast moving images on screen.

Have a look at the older Dell 24" which is the same model number without the HC at the end. If you can find an A04 revision (the last revision of this model before they released the HC) I have heard that this is a lot better with regards to ghosting issues. Apparently the colour is better on the HC model though so you may prefer that for photo editing.

I guess its just a toss up between those two issues that you need to consider but youre on the right track as this Dell is one of the best 24"s available at the mo. Theyre next model they bring out will have probably solved both these issues and be perfect but who knows when that will be!!
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I wouldnt have thought you would have to be too concerned with ghosting issues if your wanting it for photo editing? Its mainly with gaming that ghosting is frowned upon as there is often fast moving images on screen.

Have a look at the older Dell 24" which is the same model number without the HC at the end. If you can find an A04 revision (the last revision of this model before they released the HC) I have heard that this is a lot better with regards to ghosting issues. Apparently the colour is better on the HC model though so you may prefer that for photo editing.

I guess its just a toss up between those two issues that you need to consider but youre on the right track as this Dell is one of the best 24"s available at the mo. Theyre next model they bring out will have probably solved both these issues and be perfect but who knows when that will be!!


Yeah, it is swings and roundabouts the HC does have better colour but its got the ghosting problem.

My issue is I dont want to spend potentially over 400 quid on a monitor that has a known issue. I dont play that many games (hardly at all) but that could change if I had a 24inch LCD ;-)

I'd also be keen to get some sort of dead pixel guarantee with it - I know im hard to please.

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#3
Well you do get a dead pixel guarantee with the Dells and a 4 year warranty. I believe you can return the HC to them if you have problems with ghosting and they will give you your money back. It may be worth checking this out by emailing Dell and seeing what they say. At least it will give you the opportunity to test it and see if its as big a problem for you as it is for other people.
#4
I don' t know a great deal about monitors but is this one any good?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107417
#5
Its not as good as the 2407wfp or 2407wfp-hc as it uses the inferior TN panel. While ghosting issues are much less common on TN panels due to their better response times they lack the colour accuracy and quality of the superior S-IPS panels (which the 2407wfp's have). TN panels also have inferior viewing angles.
I guess its up to you what you require from your monitor. If your using it mainly for gaming then you might want to go for a TN panel so you dont get any ghosting.
Bear in mind though that the cheaper 24"s dont do 1:1 pixel mapping which means they will stretch the picture coming from a console. Consoles output at 16:9 widescreen but all monitors display a 16:10 ratio. This means they will stretch the 16:9 signal to fit the 16:10 display. A monitor with 1:1 pixel mapping will take the 16:9 signal and display it properly, this will mean there will be black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. This is the only way to get a true 1080p picture on a monitor. Both Dell 2407wfp's have 1:1 pixel mapping :thumbsup:
#6
the 2408wfp is coming out within the next week or so (VERY soon). Don't buy the 2407wfp now under any circumstances.

The 2408wfp has a much better colour gamut than the 2407wfp.
#7
The Dell monitor is all well and good, but people often just default to Dell for thier hardware without properly checking out the alternatives. For example, Ebuyer.com are currently doing a 24" Samsung monitor for £335 INCLUDING tax and delivery:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130991

Not only does it either equal or beat the Dell on all specs, it is both sexier and a better brand, plus all the customer reviews gave it five star. If I were to buy a monitor tomorrow, it would be that one. And I've bought a lot of monitors...
#8
Its a TN panel, thats why its £335. Similar monitors of this size with TN panels can be got for around the same price, some even cheaper.

The reason why people are "defaulting" to the Dell (Im talking about the 2407wfp) is because it is the best 24" you can buy for around the £400 mark. It has the superior S-IPS panel, a variety of inputs (DVI, VGA, Component, Composite, and S-Video) and is able to do 1:1 pixel mapping which only a few monitors of this size are able to do. Not to mention the fact that Dell do a dead pixel guarantee and a 4 year warranty.

You may go for the cheaper Samsung but I would be much happier paying the extra £60-70 for the Dell.
#9
cheers for the excellent discussion and sound advise

looks like I will wait and see for the 2408wfp then

hope there are reviews available for it pretty soon as i dont want to buy it without reading the reviews.

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#10
Check out trustedreviews.com as they do pretty indepth reviews. Also read forums like hardforums and avforums as they are invaluable sources of info.

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