[Leica] Apple 27" LED Display Questions

A. Lal alal at poly.edu
Fri Jan 21 10:52:26 PST 2011


Yes, it looks like Dell and NEC are recommended for use with PCs.

I'll try to find a dell 27" Ultrasharp and compare it to the NEC before 
making my decision.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayanand Govindaraj" <jayanand at gmail.com>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at leica-users.org>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 2:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Apple 27" LED Display Questions


> Factory defaults are always set up for watching movies or playing games. 
> We
> need a much more subdued viewing screen for our tweaking of photographs. 
> It
> keeps happening here - if you tell someone that his online postings look
> flat, back comes the reply that it looks fine on his screen. Of course it
> will, but on a dimmer, calibrated screen they look awful - and none of 
> them
> print anyway, so never are going to accept the truth! BTW, I use a Dell
> 2209WA which is an excellent 22" IPS screen available at a very reasonable
> price.
> Cheers
> Jayanand
>
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:31 AM, A. Lal <alal at poly.edu> wrote:
>
>> Good point Chris. When we got our plasma TV we had to turn down the 
>> colour,
>> contrast and brightness. The factory defaults were set to maximum or 
>> nearly
>> so.
>>
>> Any suggestions on calibration soft/hard-ware?
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Crawford" <
>> chris at chriscrawfordphoto.com>
>> To: <lug at leica-users.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:34 PM
>>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Apple 27" LED Display Questions
>>
>>
>>  A screen doesn't have to look 'wow', it needs to match your prints and 
>> be
>>> calibratable to do so. A properly calibrated screen looks dim compared 
>>> to
>>> most screens out there now.
>>>
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>>> On 1/20/11 9:55 PM, "A.Lal" <alal at poly.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hi Gang,
>>>>
>>>> I'm putting together a new  WIn 7 computer  to replace a 7 year old
>>>> Compaq.
>>>>
>>>> Digital image  processing will be about the toughest job this computer
>>>> will
>>>> have to do. At the moment I am leaning towards one of the new Sandy
>>>> Bridge
>>>> i7 processors with lots of RAM, 16  GB, and a good video card.
>>>>
>>>> High on the wish list is a first-class large monitor.  For the past 
>>>> week
>>>> or
>>>> so I've been eyeballing displays at the local computer stores and by 
>>>> far
>>>> the
>>>> best display I've come across to date is the 27" Apple LED display. 
>>>> Every
>>>> time I look at one, I go 'Wow'.  Are any list members using this 
>>>> display
>>>> with a Win computer? If so, are there any compatibility problems? In
>>>> particular, I want to make sure that the built in camera will work and
>>>> the
>>>> USB ports will not freeze up. Newer 1155 socket motherboards  are
>>>> available
>>>> with display port sockets so is it correct to assume that the Apple
>>>> monitor
>>>> will be plug 'n play with win 7?
>>>>
>>>> As an alternative, should the Apple option not work,  can list members
>>>> recommend similarly sized monitors that would be suitable for serious
>>>> digital photo work as well as everyday computing - I prefer not to have 
>>>> a
>>>> dual monitor solution.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>> Akhil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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