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Sorry to come up with a familiar question once again but I am looking for a new monitor for my second computer.

I am using a Dell 24" at the moment am very happy with it. I intended to go for a 27"screen but a colleague tells me that BenQ are also good, has anyone here had experience with them?

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Sorry to come up with a familiar question once again but I am looking for a new monitor for my second computer.

I am using a Dell 24" at the moment am very happy with it. I intended to go for a 27"screen but a colleague tells me that BenQ are also good, has anyone here had experience with them?

 

I am interested in BenQ experiences as well  as my 24in Samsungs are getting tired (esp backlight) - I was planning for the Samsung 27in (2560 x1440) which are a little more epxensive than the BenQ which do look interesting. Do they calibrate reasonably well?

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I'm using a NEC MuliSyncES231WMi that I bought on eBay new in the box

and it has worked well for me for five years.  I calibrate it with a Spyder 3 Pro.

 

I am looking for a new monitor as well and am interested in what "Yall" say.

 

Chuck

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"I intended to go for a 27"screen but a colleague tells me that BenQ are also good, has anyone here had experience with them?"

 

"but"?  BenQ do a 27" IPS monitor (2560x1440) for just over £300 (one left at Amazon).  BenQ make a lot of monitors, but nearly all are TN, so anyone's experience of them is best going in one ear and out of the other.

 

A very highly regarded budget monitor is the Asus ProArt PA248QJ (around £370).  Its only 24" but you can probably pay three times as much without getting much more.

 

A very useful database here: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/panelsearch.htm

 

If looking at consumer brands, just type in the brand name and then you can research the few IPS monitors that come up.

 

Or even better use this:  http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/selector.htm

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I would echo Robert about the ProArt range, Ultrasharps are also pretty good at that sort of price point range.

 

You won't see the difference unless you start spending out for a Spectraview or Coloredge. However for ease of use or calibration, money does matter.

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I have nearly settled on a BenQ GW2765HT  after reading reports, seems to be a good choice for an excellent price, shall decide next week!

 

Thanks Robert!

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I have nearly settled on a BenQ GW2765HT  after reading reports, seems to be a good choice for an excellent price, shall decide next week!

 

Thanks Robert!

 

Please let us know how you get on. I am considering a couple to replace my 24in Samsungs.

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I haven't researched this too much but a look at the Phillips 27" may be worthwhile.

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Well, I now have the BenQ GW2765HT sitting on my desk, for the price (370€) it is OK, but if I had had more cash I would have preferred the DELL. (If I had had even more, I would have gone for an Eizo)

 

It seems that it is designed of windows, as a cd (driver) supplied is only for windows. I contacted the hotline and they said that there are no plans to supply software for apple. To be honest, I don't know if it is necessary as my monitor seems to work well without it!

 

I have only calibrated it by eye at the moment as I don't have the calibration thingy. I found the Srgb calibration on the blue side, but in the "user" mode it is easy to calibrate!

 

I am still on 1920X1080 resolution as my graphic card doesn't seem to cater for 2560x1440 and have not found an update for MacPro yet.

 

What's important for me is, the prints from my Epson 9900 look almost exactly as they did on my monitor!

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I've had the Benq, Philips and Dells IPS panel monitors. My current Dell 27" replaced a Philips 24" which replaced a Benq can't remember inch over a period of a decade. I was happy with all of them when I had them. The Dell is fine, easy to calibrate, however the model I have has a built in USB 3.0 hub which is notorious for failing (as mine did). There's no apparent fix for it, but it still works as a USB 2.0. Annoying, but not the end of the world. 

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I've installed several BenQ monitors for customers & have never been impressed with them. I have an Eizo myself, but when it comes due for replacement I would get an HP Dreamcolor. They have beautiful colours & sharpness in a way that feels smooth & natural.

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I've installed several BenQ monitors for customers & have never been impressed with them. I have an Eizo myself, but when it comes due for replacement I would get an HP Dreamcolor. They have beautiful colours & sharpness in a way that feels smooth & natural.

 

 

Now you tell me :angry:

 

But, the HP and Eizo are in a different class, about three times the price. I am quite satisfied with the BenQ, it does the job! The Dell would have been a better choice, but for about 50% more!

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I've installed several BenQ monitors for customers & have never been impressed with them. I have an Eizo myself, but when it comes due for replacement I would get an HP Dreamcolor. They have beautiful colours & sharpness in a way that feels smooth & natural.

 

 

Now you tell me :angry:

 

But, the HP and Eizo are in a different class, about three times the price. I am quite satisfied with the BenQ, it does the job! The Dell would have been a better choice, but for about 50% more!

 

 

Sorry, I saw your post late, but thought my reply might be useful to other readers. As a "budget" offer, the HP "Z" monitors are very good.

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I've installed several BenQ monitors for customers & have never been impressed with them. I have an Eizo myself, but when it comes due for replacement I would get an HP Dreamcolor. They have beautiful colours & sharpness in a way that feels smooth & natural.

 

 

Now you tell me :angry:

 

But, the HP and Eizo are in a different class, about three times the price. I am quite satisfied with the BenQ, it does the job! The Dell would have been a better choice, but for about 50% more!

 

 

Sorry, I saw your post late, but thought my reply might be useful to other readers. As a "budget" offer, the HP "Z" monitors are very good.

Sorry, Orange Elephant, the angry smiley was just meant light heartedly, I should have added a friendly face at the end.

Thanks for your reply, and every one else too! :)

 

PS Have a "greeny".

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No offence taken David. I did take the comment light heartedly, but you were correct that I was a little too late with my comment.

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