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4K Monitor for Work and Photo Editing

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  • Jul 17th, 2017 3:35 pm
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That looks good to me. Dell also has a 27" IPS 4k monitor, it's a little more expensive but apparently you can get 12% ebates on Dell right now. I'm not sure which is better. I would give you a direct link but it's acting up, maybe see if you can find it here:

http://www.dell.com/en-ca/search?q=27%2 ... tor&~ck=mn

$669.99

The 12% Ebates is worth around $80. So we're talking about $515.40 for the Lenovo one versus ~$590 for the Dell one. Perhaps others can chime in as to which is better.
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Best monitor review sites are listed below. For photo editing you will want a model that calibrates easily and accurately using a simple colorimeter. You will have to decide if you want a standard gamut (sRGB) model or one that supports a wide gamut (AdobeRGB). Most hobbyist photographers do just fine with standard sRGB. Consider that the Internet is essentially sRGB and moving to wide gamut can get problematic as you have to learn to deal with software that supports wide gamut.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

http://www.prad.de/new/monitore/testberichte.html
- view the German language side for the most recent reviews
- use Google Chrome to view and auto translate this website
- their "English" side has not had any reviews translated since 2013
- any monitor rated Good or Very Good is worth considering


PS.... I don't consider Lenovo monitors as "good for photo editing"

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Gee wrote:
Jul 15th, 2017 3:42 pm
For photo editing, you're going to want 8 or 10 bit colour.
hmmm...can we tell how many bits this one is?
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Nolan wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 11:07 am
hmmm...can we tell how many bits this one is?
Can't tell from the specs but it appears to be an 8 bit or a true 6 bit
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Almost all the non-4K sRGB gamut monitors under $400 CAD are 6bit and use AFRC (Advanced Frame Rate Control) to simulate an 8bit colour space of 16.7 million colours. For the most part, TFT Central and PRAD find them almost indistinguishable from true 8bit monitors. In my experience, todays' 6bit + AFRC are better than true 8bit LCD monitors of 10 years ago.

If you want something better in terms of bit depth then you will have to look to the wide gamut monitors (AdobeRGB). Reading the promo literature for these you might assume they are a 10bit monitor as they claim to offer a colour depth in excess of 1.07 billion colours. In reality, most of these units under something like $700 CAD are really 8bit + AFRC units. The mfg's use the AFRC to simulate a 10 bit colour depth.

As for 4K monitors.... I'm not sure where they stand in general.

For example: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/vie ... 780-4k.htm

8bit + AFRC

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