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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2018, 04:33:06 PM »

Great review, Dustin. I have the Dell 2412 and it is a great screen but have thought about gong 4k.

I moved from a pair of 2412M's to a SW320. I'm enjoying every moment of it (except for the sting of the credit card bill).

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2018, 08:08:14 PM »
Great review.

So now that I've been home for a while, I got a chance to look at my present setup vs the BenQ........

My Dell U2711 is not 4K but my graphics card can support 4K.  A friend has a BenQ SW2700 (also not 4K).  I'd have to say his color accuracy is a bit nicer than mine and I'll bet the SW271 is spectacular.  Need to wait until some other stuff is paid for first  ;)

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2018, 09:58:31 PM »

Great review, Dustin. I have the Dell 2412 and it is a great screen but have thought about gong 4k.

I moved from a pair of 2412M's to a SW320. I'm enjoying every moment of it (except for the sting of the credit card bill).

Hi Kaihp

Why were you working with two monitors?  What benefit did it afford you?

Thanks.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2018, 02:32:02 AM »
prefer single monitor setup. got a 32" Dell UP3216Q for about 2 years now. lots of screen real estate and excellent image quality at a reasonable price. also looked at Eizo and NEC monitors, but did not see the huge price difference reflected in visibly better IQ. very happy with the dell - for my non-pro/amateur stills only PP workflow as well as general use, especially large spreadsheets. cannot imagine downgrading to any 27" monitor.

will upgrade monitor in a few years, maybe to 34" and when i get 10k colour in practice, not only on paper. monitor, graphics card, OS and image processing software - all elements need to be capable and perfectly lined up. Very iffy. Cannot get it done in current setup.
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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2018, 03:12:30 PM »

Great review, Dustin. I have the Dell 2412 and it is a great screen but have thought about gong 4k.

I moved from a pair of 2412M's to a SW320. I'm enjoying every moment of it (except for the sting of the credit card bill).
Why were you working with two monitors?  What benefit did it afford you?
Two words: screen real-estate. Having two monitors allows you to put, say, the tools menus on one screen and the image on the other screen.

I designed a hardware board for a Raspberry Pi last fall, and there is is quite useful to have the schematics on one screen and the PCB layout on the other screen.

The drawback with a dual- (or even multi-) screen setup is the bezel is in the way when you'd like to put a window across two screens.

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2018, 09:24:03 AM »

Great review, Dustin. I have the Dell 2412 and it is a great screen but have thought about gong 4k.

I moved from a pair of 2412M's to a SW320. I'm enjoying every moment of it (except for the sting of the credit card bill).
Why were you working with two monitors?  What benefit did it afford you?
Two words: screen real-estate. Having two monitors allows you to put, say, the tools menus on one screen and the image on the other screen.

I designed a hardware board for a Raspberry Pi last fall, and there is is quite useful to have the schematics on one screen and the PCB layout on the other screen.

The drawback with a dual- (or even multi-) screen setup is the bezel is in the way when you'd like to put a window across two screens.

I too love working with two screens.  Being able to put things in two places without covering over anything with another window is pretty fabulous.
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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2018, 12:07:36 PM »
I wouldn't have it any other way as well.  They don't have to reside in a single plane and the secondary one can be a cheaper model that's fine for most activities. 

My little 20' BenQ has performed flawlessly for about 12 years and is sharper than my 24" newer Samsung - that's why I have started to consider a pro BenQ model.  Hope they continue to manufacture dependable products. ;)

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
I wouldn't have it any other way as well.  They don't have to reside in a single plane and the secondary one can be a cheaper model that's fine for most activities. 

I played around with using the sw320 as the main screen and a 2412M as the secondary screen. The problem was that the ppi is so different (and I need to run at 125% scaling on the sw320 to see the icons) that it became too cumbersome to be really useful for me. The same window would be 1.5x as tall on the 2412M screen than on the sw320 :-\

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2018, 02:10:18 PM »
Very valid/good point you're making!

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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2018, 04:05:20 PM »
I bought a BenQ SW2700.  The first had visible unhomogeneity in colour and brightness.  It was replaced.
The second was better, but did not meet BenQ's standards, even though BenQ denied that.  However, the retailer was excellent and gave me credit on an NEC PA 242W, which has near perfect homogeneity.
I have a second Samsung screen that has the various menu options and sliders for Lightroom, while the main picture displays on the NEC.  However, if I want to do soft proofing, this displays on the Samsung and I need to slide the screen over onto the NEC.
Otherwise, I am happy with this setup.
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Re: BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor Review | Dustin
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2018, 11:31:25 PM »
I wouldn't have it any other way as well.  They don't have to reside in a single plane and the secondary one can be a cheaper model that's fine for most activities. 

My little 20' BenQ has performed flawlessly for about 12 years and is sharper than my 24" newer Samsung - that's why I have started to consider a pro BenQ model.  Hope they continue to manufacture dependable products. ;)

Jack

I used dual monitors for almost 20 years. From 2006 through most of 2014 I had my old LaCie CRT hooked up along with a 23" LCD. I used the latter for my main screen, and kept palettes and such on the CRT where color shifts and such didn't matter. Nor did difference in resolutions. I arranged them in software so that when I moved the mouse pointer between them, there was minimal vertical shift.

In late 2014 I got a 5K iMac, and figured I'd get an adaptor to add the 23" screen to it. But I have left the old Mac Pro hooked up to it, and still crank it up for an occasional project, mostly audio. Using both computers at the same time is a little confusing in that I will type something on the wrong keyboard or move the wrong mouse, but otherwise is easier than migrating everything to one computer just for doing something every few months. I've got used to having a blank screen to my right the rest of the time. Once I got my desk layouts to suit me in PS, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator, I find the 27" monitor is almost always plenty of screen real estate for what I do, and I can always preview video full screen at 5K. And even with the CRT and 23" LCD, it wasn't that handy to move the mouse pointer from one extreme edge to the other. That's likely a lot of why I like sticking with one fair-sized monitor. But back in Olden Times, dual monitors were really useful and handy.

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