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lucas's avatar
1 year ago
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lucas
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imo, 2560 x 1440 px (3.69 mp) on a 27" screen is pretty fucking dope.

i bought an NEC PA272 for my home office a few years ago. i love it, especially the built-in 3-port USB hub that switches between two upstream ports, each assigned to a specific display input. this means that i can have a laptop connected and a server connected, and i can easily switch {display, 3 usb devices} between them, or even do PIP! of course, i also love the screen size and resolution combo (and the resultant pixel density), color accuracy from factory calibration, ability to recalibrate at home (if i took photography as seriously as i used to), and build quality (something that many thinkpad owners cherish).

in my work office, i use an old NEC LCD2090UXi (20" at 1600 x 1200 px) IPS display, extended dual with my thinkpad x220 IPS display (1366 x 768 px), totaling 2.97 mp.

now i want better displays for my work office.
- do i buy another PA272? doubtful at $1000.
- maybe the NEC EA275WMi? possibly at $589. [i only use my laptop in the office, i appreciate integrated speakers in the office; it seems ideal for non-photo work, which is all i do in the office.]
- i was almost settled on the Benq PD2700Q for $329, before i took an ativan and drank a couple glasses of wine and realized how much i love my NEC monitors.
lucas's avatar
1 year ago
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lucas
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i don't give a fuck about using a 7-year-old thinkpad. have they even improved much?

a good display is so valuable
lucas's avatar
1 year ago
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lucas
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whoa, you can get the NEC EA275WMI with the calibration package (~$200 typical market value) for only $619
asemisldkfj's avatar
8 months ago
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asemisldkfj
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2560 on a 27" display is so great. I have one at home and kind of hate going into work because my monitor there is 1920x1080 and it's kind of shitty. I bought a crossover 27ganjidog on eBay a while back because gatz turned me on to crossover. it was super cheap, no dead pixels, and I love it. I put it on a vivo stand I got on amazon recently and am loving the setup. here's a pic: https://i.imgur.com/3yhbcJ5.jpg

that NEC is expensive fuckkk
lucas's avatar
7 months ago
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lucas
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looks good. how much is that crossover? so same size, same res, and also ips? seems good to me...

i've just always been a perfectionist about displays, and hate light bleed, uneven backlighting, etc. so i'm personally willing to pay a lot if a display seems to minimize these issues