I have a few questions about LCD's and this seems like the place to ask them. I'm looking to buy a 19" for use with Photoshop. I don't care about games just colour. I'm not a professional photographer so don't want to spend more than I have to. I'm living in London and prices are high. My budget is £600.
Here are the LCDs I'm looking at with the price on the right. The prices were found on UK sites like dabs.com/uk and bechtle.co.uk. If you know cheaper places please share.
NEC MultiSync 1980SX - 550
NEC MultiSync 1980SXi - 570
EIZO L788 - 640
EIZO L768 - 590
EIZO L767 - 520
ViewSonic VP191b - 400
Formac Gallery 1900 - 455
Formac G. 1900 Raven - 465
Formac G. 1900 Platunum- 500
Lacie Photon 19 - 435
From what I understand the difference between the 1980SX and 1980SXi is that the 1980SXi is the IPS Panel version. From reading various posts the IPS panels are better for Photoshop work due to less colour shifting. Is this correct? Are there other reasons?
I think all the Eizo's are IPS panels. Does anyone know the difference between the L788 and L768? The L768 and L788 have better contrast ratios than the L767 (1000:1 vs 500:1). Is this the only difference and does it make enough difference to choose it over the other models. I've noted that the ColorEdge models have pretty low contrast ratios (450:1) and they are considered the best.
I've heard mixed reviews about the VP191b. Anyone have any experience? I think it is an IPS panel but not sure.
The Formacs are supposed to be good, but haven't seen that many testimonials. I did hear a negative that the stand is poorly designed. Don't know the difference between models. Anyone have any input?
Seen mixed reviews on the Lacie, which I think is manufactured by NEC/Mitsubishi and I think uses MVA or SVA panel. Anyone?
Thanks for any input you can offer,