How to choose LCD monitor for photographers and professional graphic designers.

There are many parameters you can find in a specification to monitors, and most of them would be very important for you to take into consideration .
But most of manufacturers or sellers don’t provide the  information regarding  what type of panel they used in  LCD monitors. However, such info extremely important when you have to deal with photography or video.  You may probably know that the best LCD panel for photography and design is IPS type: best color reproduction,  same color on any viewing angle is possible only on this type of LCD panel.

When I did research which monitor have IPS panel I found this great web site with Comprehensive List of IPS Based LCD Monitors with good explanation for  LCD Monitor Panel Types. Below you can find a table with   IPS based panel Monitors from www.pchardwarehelp.com. Read these articles before you are going to buy LCD  monitor and I hope it helps you to choose a right monitor for  your photography work.

* Indicates a display that has been discontinued since this list was first published.
Display Model Size Resolution Price Notes
Apple Cinema Displays 20″
23″
30″
1680 x 1050
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
$600 to
$1,800
Apple LED Cinema Displays 24″ 1920 x 1200 $899
* Dell 2007WFP 20″ 1680 x 1050 $400 Dell used two panel types, S-IPS and S-PVA, in the 2007WFP so a S-IPS panel isn’t guranteed. Discontinued.
Dell 2209WA 22″ 1680 x 1050 $300 Uses and e-IPS panel. e-IPS is basically a more economical IPS panel that is cheaper to produce than S-IPS and H-IPS.
Dell 3007WFP-HC 30″ 2560 x 1600 $1,400
Dell 3008WFP 30″ 2560 x 1600 $2,000
Dell U2410 24″ 1920 x 1200 $600 The U2410 uses an H-IPS panel.
DoubleSight DS-263N 26″ 1920 x 1200 $700
DoubleSight DS-265W 26″ 1920 x 1200 $600
EIZO ColorEdge CG243W 24″ 1920 x 1200
EIZO FlexScan SX2462W 24″ 1920 x 1200
Fujitsu P22W-5 ECO IPS NEW 22″ 1680 x 1050
Fujitsu P24W-5 ECO IPS NEW 24″ 1920 x 1200
Fujitsu P26W-5 ECO IPS NEW 26″ 1920 x 1200
Hazro HZ23W 23″ 1920 x 1200
Hazro HZ24W 24″ 1920 x 1200
Hazro HZ26W 26″ 1920 x 1200 £500
Hazro HZ26Wi 26″ 1920 x 1200 £500 The HZ26Wi uses an H-IPS panel.
Hazro HZ30W 30″ 2560 x 1600 £900
* HP L2335 23″ 1920 x 1200 $900
HP LP2475w 24″ 1920 x 1200 $550 The LP2475w uses an H-IPS panel.
HP DreamColor LP2480zx 24″ 1920 x 1200 $2,000 30-bit panel with LED backlight.
HP LP3065 30″ 2560 x 1600 $1,400
Lacie 320 20″ 1600 x 1200 $900
LG L2000CP 20″ 1600 x 1200 $450
LG W2600HP 26″ 1920 x 1200 $1,100 There seems to be a multiple versions of this display, not all being IPS.
LG W3000H 30″ 2560 x 1600 $1,400
NEC EA231WMi 23″ 1920 x 1080 $400 The EA231WMi is the first IPS based 23″ LCD with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
* NEC 20WMGX2 20″ 1680 x 1050 $500 Discontinued
NEC LCD2190UXi-BK 21.3″ 1600 x 1200 $1,000
NEC LCD2490WUXi 24″ 1920 x 1200 $1,200 The LCD2490WUXi uses an H-IPS panel and A-TW Polarizer resulting in the best viewing angles of any LCD technology.
NEC LCD2490WUXi2 24″ 1920 x 1200 $1,100 Differs from the LCD2490WUXi in that it has no A-TW polarizer.
NEC LCD2690WUXi 26″ 1920 x 1200 $1,200 Like the 24″ version, the LCD2690WUXi also uses an H-IPS panel and A-TW Polarizer.
NEC LCD2690WUXi2 26″ 1920 x 1200 $1,300
NEC LCD3090WQXi 30″ 2560 x 1600 $2,200 The LCD3090WQXi uses an H-IPS panel.
* Philips 230WP7NS 23″ 1920 x 1200 $900 Discontinued
Philips 240PW9EB/69 24″ 1920 x 1200
Planar PX2611W 26″ 1920 x 1200 $800 The PX2611W uses an H-IPS panel.
ViewSonic VP2365wb NEW 23″ 1920 x 1080 (16:9) $300

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