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    Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    I'm looking for a good 27-inch or bigger wide-gamut monitor to run off of my 2011 Macbook Pro. Anyone have any recommendations for something nice for $500 or so?

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    You can certainly get something much fancier, but I like using a regular Dell monitor that's been calibrated.
    Mine has served me well for almost ten years, and I calibrate it once a year.

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    I'd go for a refurb Dell U2713HM to keep it in your budget. New is a little above your budget.

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    It is a pit out of your price range but I use a HP Z series 27" monitor with a higher resolution. I love it and wish I had one at home.
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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    I confess I find all these different models of monitors bewildering.

    What is the difference between the various Dell U2713 flavors, for example? U2713, U2713H, U2713HM???

    I see the Dell outlet page but no refurbs on the HM version (if that is what I want). Anywhere else to look?

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    Dell has what looks to be a nice 4k screen for $500:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0x2160_dh.html

    Or what appears to be the new version of the Dell U2713HM--the 15H--for about the same price:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...d_monitor.html

    Here's the U2713HM for reference:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...op+Nav-Search=

    Thoughts on the two other B&H monitors for photo editing?

    --Darin
    Last edited by Darin Boville; 1-Aug-2015 at 15:35. Reason: Found the U2713HM. My mind is going.

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    Amazon had some refurbs.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...0x2160_dh.html
    really gets me excited... i'd be all over that and buy it new.

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    I ended up getting one of those Dell 4k $500 monitors. It's temporarily hooked up at work on my workstation using a displayport cable and a new ATI Radeon R7 video card to support the higher res. About $100 for the video card.

    I haven't edited photos with it yet, but it's REALLY sharp and color/contrast looks nice out of the box. It's so detailed and makes text so small it will be not ideal for general web browsing and computing. For big spreadsheets or image editing, a 4K display like this seems very nice. Next week I'll bring it home (and calibrate it) and bring my u2711 monitor to work where the 2560 x 1440 will be good for my work needs. So if anyone gets one, know it's for image editing and detailed work foremost.

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    Are ViewSonic graphic arts series any good these days?

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    Re: Good 27-inch monitors for $500?

    Refurb Dell 28" UltraHD P2815Q for $475.00.

    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineS...&suid=5838208f
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