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Updated on October 01, 2017

My 27" monitors buying guide for less than $900...

Spectraview NEC MonitorHere are some suggestions, some clues to find your ideal monitor. I created four price ranges to cover all quality/price ratios and to take into account the different purchasing capacities - which does not mean making a bad investment, believe me! - and the different needs of each of us photographers. Each to his own Graal !

And now a final word on how I see things: you will make a better use of equipment that you appreciate and chose freely, even if it's not, in the mind of others, the so-called "best".

 

 

My monitors buying guide - 2017 -
for more than $1,000

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Which 27" monitor for less than $1,000?

   
         
Dell U2715H - $588   Dell UP2716D - $620   Dell U2718Q - $515
Not expensive sRGB   Dell Adobe RGB 98   Dell for sRGB 4K
         
    Next...
Top of the line monitors
         
Eizo EV2750 - $900   BenQ SW2700PT - $600    
The best 27" in sRVB   Good vfm under $600  

 


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Dell U2715H monitor

DELL Ultrasharp U2715H

$446.50


My opinion about Dell U2715H monitor

Just like its 24” pal, the colors will be excellent once calibrated but the screen won’t be as homogeneous nor reliable as an Eizo. Dell isn’t always a safe bet… Does it have to be a problem? Not always! Calibrate it right away to be sure... – Read reviews of Amazon buyers - Read reviews of Amazon buyers

It’s really too bad you never know exactly what to expect when you receive a Dell screen because the colors are really good once calibrated. Homogeneity, especially at night, is often the main defect of Dell screens. This 27” is no exception to the rule, so it’s hard not to warn you and recommend it unquestionably. The price is interesting for a 27” though.

Other suggestion ! The same screen but with Adobe RGB 98 : Dell U2713H under.



Main technical characteristics of the DELL U2715H

Size: 27 inches 16:9 - 2,560 x 1,440
Panel: 
IPS LCD (LED), Matte panel,
Color space: sRGB
Brightness/contrast ratio: 350 Cd/m2 / 1,000:1
Input: 2 x HDMI + Display Port
Super thin edges, great for multi-screens.

DELL U2715H Price Retailer
 
$446.50
Buy from Amazon.com
 
Amazon.co.uk
£383.00 Buy from Amazn.co.uk
  $429.00


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Dell UP2716D monitor

DELL Ultrasharp UP2716D

$629.00


My opinion about Dell UP2716D

Just like its 24” pal, the colors will be excellent once calibrated but the screen won’t be as homogeneous nor reliable as an Eizo. Dell isn’t always a safe bet… Does it have to be a problem? Not always! Calibrate it right away to be sure... - Read reviews of Amazon buyers

Just like its 24” pal, the colors will be excellent once calibrated but the screen won’t be as homogeneous nor reliable as an Eizo. Dell isn’t always a safe bet… Does it have to be a problem? Not always! Calibrate it right away to be sure...

 


Main technical characteristics of the DELL UP2716D

Size: 27 inches 16:9 - 2,560 x 1,440 - 110 ppi
Panel: 
IPS LCD (LED), Matte panel,
Color space: Adobe RGB 98 + Rec709 + DCI-P3
Brightness/contrast ratio: 350 Cd/m2 / 1,000:1
Input: DVI + HDMI + DisplayPort + USB 3.0

  Price Retailer
 
$629.00
Buy from Amazon.com
 
Amazon.co.uk
£542.00 Buy from Amazn.co.uk
  $629.00


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Dell U2718Q monitor

DELL Ultrasharp U2718Q

$515.85


My opinion about Dell U2718Q - 4K monitor

The second generation of 4K DELL monitor features an IPS panel, of course, now with Ultrasharp screen and ultrathin edges - Read reviews of Amazon buyers

As for its 27" equivalent, if you get a good serial number, you'll be delighted with your investment. Calibrate it right away... Now, this monitor have a Ultrasharp screen with sRGB colorspace...


Main technical characteristics of the DELL U2718Q...

Size: 27 inches 16:9 - 3840 x 2160 - 163 ppi
Panel: 
IPS LCD (LED), Matte panel,
Color space: sRGB
Brightness/contrast ratio: 350 Cd/m2 / 1,300:1
Input: HDMI 2.0 + DP 1.2 + mDP 1.2
Super thin edges, great for multi-screens.

DELL U2718Q Price Retailer
 
$515.85
Buy from Amazon.com
 
Amazon.co.uk
£702.50 Buy from Amazn.co.uk
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EIZO EV2750 monitor

EIZO EV2750

$907.50


My opinion about Eizo EV2750 monitor

To experience the joys of an EIZO monitor at an "affordable" price. I think that many underrate this type of screens if you dot not need a monitor Adobe RGB 98... - Read reviews of Amazon buyers

I didn't calibrate this screen either but this EIZO shouldn't be understimated because its panel is already very interesting for a very reasonable price for a 27" reliable and homogeneous.


Main technical characteristics of the Eizo EV2750

Screen size: 27 inches - 2,560 x 1,440
Screen: 
IPS LCD (LED), Matte panel display,
Color space: sRGB
Brightness/contrast ratio: 350 Cd/m2 / 1,000:1
LUT table: 10 bits
Inputs: DVI-D + HDMI + DisplayPort
Frameless

EIZO EV2750 Price Retailer
 
Amazon.com
$907.50
Buy from Amazon.com
 
Amazon.co.uk
£682.80 Buy from Amazn.co.uk
  $989.00


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BenQ SW2700PT monitor

BenQ SW2700PT

$599.00


My opinion about BenQ SW2700PT monitor

During the test of my test copy I had not been dithyrambic because I had found a real problem of homogeneity. And I was not the only one unfortunately so check your copy ... otherwise, very beautiful colors (Delta E average 0,35), really - Read reviews of Amazon buyers

 

 

It is simply the best value for money to discover in good conditions of color accuracy photo editing on a 27" display Adobe RGB 98... If you come across a homogeneous copy!


Main technical characteristics of the BenQ SW2700PT

Screen size: 27 inches 16:10 - 2,560 x 1,440 - 110 ppi
Screen: 
IPS LCD (White LED), Matte panel display,
Color space: 99% Adobe RGB 98, 100% sRGB
Brightness/contrast ratio: 350 Cd/m2/700:1 mesured
LUT table: 10 bits / 14 bits
Inputs: DVI + DisplayPort + HDMI + USB 3.0,
Cap: yes.

BenQ SW2700PT Price Retailer
 
Amazon.com
$599.00
Buy from Amazon.com
 
Amazon.co.uk
£599.00 Buy from Amazn.co.uk
  $599.00



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My monitors buying guide - 2017 -
for more than $1,000


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$250.00

  Buy the best colorimeter : the i1Display Pro !
Read my full review Suivre
 
 

 

 
 

 

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