For a while now, I've been looking to get a new monitor to replace my crappy Samsung 19" I've had for about 4-5 years now. While I was out getting a new mouse for my work PC, I was looking at the sizes and getting an idea of what size my home desk could accommodate, and I've come to the conclusion that the 24" monitors are about as large as I can go (it's a corner desk). So this afternoon I did some research on whats out there, and basically whittled down my options to these three:
Dell Ultrasharp 2407
Brightness 400 cd/m2
Pixel Pitch: 0.27 mm
Gateway FPD 2485
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Pixel Pitch: 0.270mm
Brightness 400 nits (I can only assume that's 400 cd/m2 ?)
Pixel Pitch: 0.282 mm
Contrast ratio is exactly same for all three 1000:1, but the brightness display is different. From an artists standpoint, what is preferable? Having a lower brightness that gives you better blacks? This whole LCD monitor thing kind of confuses me. I'm not going to post all the specs, most of the differences are in what devices are added in and different video support.
Most of the review sites I looked at, don't have side by side comparisons I can make, and most are also basing a lot of the info from a gamers perspective. Granted, I'm a gamer too, but from an artists stand point, shouldn't there be factors I should be considering in a display?
Although I work on a Dell at work, the thing is also pretty dang old, so I don't know how the quality has improved for some of their more advanced displays. But I have heard a lot of artists say that Dell does have very good displays as far as getting good color accuracy. However I am not that familiar with HP's or Gateways stuff, even though some reviews say the Gateway is pretty good.
Does anyone have any advice? Or are all three of these pretty much close as far as quality wise?