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    Default Dell™ 2405FPW 24 UltraSharp Wide Screen LCD Monitor

    Is this a good LCD for photoshop? Is it a good LCD.

    http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod...=sg&l=en&s=dhs

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    Not too sure...but I'm taking delivery of the new dell 20" LCD this afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxknocks
    Not too sure...but I'm taking delivery of the new dell 20" LCD this afternoon
    Let me know how's the quailty. The 24" wide is really tempting.. The price is now is S$1829 till 15/07/05.

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    Wow, they are finally selling it in SG. I was looking for this monitor ever since i saw the CNET Review

    Extremely rare to have a user rating of 9.9 even with 24 respondents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberian
    Is this a good LCD for photoshop? Is it a good LCD.

    http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod...=sg&l=en&s=dhs
    It's a very good general purpose LCD monitor. I won't buy it for critical Photoshop work though. I'd still go with good CRTs for mission critical DI.

    You would have to ask yourself how serious your photoshopping needs really are. The price is nice. Most panels have come down tremendously.

    FWIW. If you like an even wider aspect, especially for wraparound gaming needs as well, 3 x Viewsonic VP191b is just slightly more than one of these 24 inch Dells. Now that one is a VERY good class LCD for general purpose use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
    It's a very good general purpose LCD monitor. I won't buy it for critical Photoshop work though. I'd still go with good CRTs for mission critical DI.

    You would have to ask yourself how serious your photoshopping needs really are. The price is nice. Most panels have come down tremendously.

    FWIW. If you like an even wider aspect, especially for wraparound gaming needs as well, 3 x Viewsonic VP191b is just slightly more than one of these 24 inch Dells. Now that one is a VERY good class LCD for general purpose use.
    Can I know how much it cost for the Viewsonic VP191b LCD monitor? Thank you in advance dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum
    Can I know how much it cost for the Viewsonic VP191b LCD monitor? Thank you in advance dude.
    Fuwell is selling it for $749 with a free DVI cable. Price is from two days ago. The price is probably inclusive of GST. 3 years warranty.

    VX924 is $859. VX912 is less than $649 (some special price they want you to ask).
    Last edited by kahheng; 9th July 2005 at 02:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
    It's a very good general purpose LCD monitor. I won't buy it for critical Photoshop work though. I'd still go with good CRTs for mission critical DI.

    You would have to ask yourself how serious your photoshopping needs really are. The price is nice. Most panels have come down tremendously.

    FWIW. If you like an even wider aspect, especially for wraparound gaming needs as well, 3 x Viewsonic VP191b is just slightly more than one of these 24 inch Dells. Now that one is a VERY good class LCD for general purpose use.
    I'm not the critical type and also not into gaming , so should be ok for me. The next thing is which VGA card cand give me 1920 x 1200 resolution, true color in 32bit ? Currently I'm using Matrox G450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberian
    I'm not the critical type and also not into gaming , so should be ok for me. The next thing is which VGA card cand give me 1920 x 1200 resolution, true color in 32bit ? Currently I'm using Matrox G450.
    The Matrox Millenium P750.. It can support 2 of those panels at once..

    I doubt that you can get any graphics adaptor officially capable of 1920 x 1200 @ 32bit at this point in time. Even the Parhelia listed above is only capable of 24bits colour on each output at that resolution..


    Edit: Made a slight mistake here.. I meant that no commercial units that are affordable are officially capable of 1920 x 1200 @ 32 bits over DVI..

    You can get most cards to transmit at 1920 x 1200 @ 32 bits over analog VGA output but the VGA cable must be of sufficiently good quality to prevent the signal from degrading..

    In addition to that, most cards have a low-pass filter that cuts off the signal too low to be truely capable of such an output. This is largely due to having to meet certain RFI/ EMI emissions criteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox
    The Matrox Millenium P750.. It can support 2 of those panels at once..

    I doubt that you can get any graphics adaptor officially capable of 1920 x 1200 @ 32bit at this point in time. Even the Parhelia listed above is only capable of 24bits colour on each output at that resolution..
    In this case, I'll stick to my Matrox G450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberian
    In this case, I'll stick to my Matrox G450.

    You might wish to borrow a DVI capable card from someone to test out... Something like a Nvidia 6600 or ATI 9600 based card..

    They should be able to transmit 24 bits over the DVI but you may need to enable certain driver functions like "Reduce DVI frequency on high-resolution display" or "Use Alternate DVI mode" to prevent corruption on the display.

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