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Old July 27th, 2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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Benq announces new lcd monitor for designers

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Old July 27th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hmm... I know that BenQ has a good reputation for home theatre gear, but that screen wouldn't interest me. I assume they are targeting print "designers" because I'm a theatrical "designer" and 1280x1024 really doesn't cut it for 3d modeling, CAD or Photoshop for me. I'm currently using an Apple 23" LCD at 1920x1200 and that seems like a good size (although I've thought about upgrading to the 30" screen). My powerbook screen is 1280x854, which is acceptable for a laptop but I feel very cramped when working on a big CAD project. Seems like 1280x1024 on a 19" screen would be a rather large dot pitch.

Then again, maybe it's one of those things that you just have to see in person to appreciate? It seems like one of those "Spyder" gadgets could do the same sort of color management as that screen.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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For color accuracy, the monitor might have advantages because:

A- The monitor is matched to the color probe. Not matching the spectral response of the probe to the monitor will result in inaccurate color (i.e. probes like the Spyder), unless you have a spectrophotometer or the color probe very closely resembles the CIE color matching functions.

B- Being able to change the LUT in the monitor means that you have one LUT instead of two. Less processing noise / rounding error this way.
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