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MirrorImage Photography

Posts: 413

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US

I'm a photographer, and i edit my own work to a point... but i'm still old school using an old crt monitor, (sad i know).... anyway looking to get a new LCD/LED monitor....... my budget is only about $300.... can i get anything decent in that price range?  And what is it i should be looking for? I'm not a gamer, so is the 2-3-4-5-6 m/s response time impotant at all to me?  what about the 5,000,000/1 contrast (what ever that means)  is there namebrands i should stay away from, and then ones i should be looking for???
Any and all help, very much appreciated, thanks in advance... David

Nov 23 12 11:36 pm Link


MirrorImage Photography

Posts: 413

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US


Nov 24 12 12:29 am Link


Kevin Greggain Photography

Posts: 6768

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

In the 300 range, you probably can even land a 27" monitor from companies like LG or Samsung

24" are common, and just watch out for contrast ratio and speed (measured in ms). Most of the monitors nowadays are fast, and have great contrast.

I personally like the LG

Nov 24 12 12:39 am Link



Posts: 1276

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nov 24 12 12:52 am Link


Don Olson Imagery

Posts: 291

Eugene, Oregon, US

Samsung or LG in your price range. Doesn't matter as they are made on the same assembly line and both good.

Nov 24 12 01:24 am Link


Michael Bots

Posts: 7986

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Spring [March] is traditionally the time prices ratchet down on computer products as all the newest is introduced at CES in Las Vegas in early January.

What's coming?   4K resolution
(3,840 x 2,160 / 4096×2160 etc depending on aspect ratio) … d-monitor/

Nov 28 12 10:05 am Link