Monitor advice wanted

Chris Mitchell chris.mitchell at
Fri Jul 9 02:44:12 EDT 2010

David Mann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm planning to upgrade to a reasonably good LCD monitor in the near
> future.  Are there any models that offer high quality at good value?
> Sadly I don't have the budget for an Eizo but I have been eyeing up the
> IPS Dell ones.  Apple are out as they don't have DVI.  Apart from that
> I'm pretty much open.  I'm shopping in the 24 to 27" range.
> I'd like one that I could rotate to portrait orientation but that's not
> a deal-breaker (in fact it could be more of a pain than it's worth).
> In addition, what's going on with calibrators these days?  I plan to
> replace my old Spyder and I haven't been following developments in this
> area at all.
> Cheers,
> Dave
I've just replaced a dead monitor with an NEC Multisync P221w. I find it
excellent and have calibrated it quite happily with my Spyder 3. It can
rotate to portrait format. 

It's 22" and cost me GBP 350ish. They don't do a directly comparable 24"
version. There's a PA421 which seems to have the same specs but it's quite a
bit more expensive at around GBP 800. I find the 22" plenty big enough for
my needs.


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