View Full Version : help me pimp my wifes office with LCD monitor selection

07-30-2010, 1:26 PM
Hey Guys,
I知 looking to pimp out my wife痴 office. She works from home, and has been the bread winner now for 3 years( I work in IT). I知 looking for a 20-23 inch LCD monitors with a VESA mount, and ideally an ambient light sensor that will automatically adjust the brightness of the monitors because she works in the dark a lot. She痴 in real estate, but has gotten into photography recently with a purchase of a Canon 7d for taking pictures of our 3 daughters. She痴 going to learn the whole photoshop/CSV thing. She値l be using these monitors for 2d applications only and photos. I already installed the ergoron wall mounts and just need to determine a monitor based upon your opinions. I値l show you guys when I mount the monitors, it値l look clean and very star trekish. I'm hoping to stay under 350 per monitor, but can go a little higher.
I知 thinking about the Nvidia quadro NVS 450 video card with display port so I can convert to HDMI or DVI. Any thoughts on this video card also?

07-30-2010, 3:01 PM

I would go with glossy screen HP monitor....Price is around $200...I have 2 of them,great for gaming and everyday use

07-30-2010, 3:18 PM
I have to say while I am mainly an Apple hardware person the LG Flatron 2753V is an amazing piece of hardware and has all the features you wanted at a reasonable cost.

07-30-2010, 3:21 PM

Stay away from glossy screen monitors, they reflect everything and strain the eyes. The glossy screen is to make it appear sharper than the image is, they're always lower quality than a matte display. The stand that this Samsung comes with is very nice, it has a usb hub built in and is height adjustible. You can also swivel, tilt and rotate the display on the base. The display quality is also top notch. You will not find a better display for the price.




You should also look into ATI Eyefinity edition video cards since these have 6 display port outputs on them, just use display port -> hdmi adaptors to hook your monitors into them (display port is getting phased out).



07-31-2010, 1:29 PM
For me, as bad as it might sound, nobody makes better for the price monitors than dell. I'm currently stuck using an old Acer I keep around when I change jobs. I always request the top of the line Dell that I can afford with my budget. Their latest models are simply awesome, and their built in web cams aren't bad.

07-31-2010, 1:38 PM
She’s in real estate, but has gotten into photography recently with a purchase of a Canon 7d for taking pictures of our 3 daughters. She’s going to learn the whole photoshop/CSV thing. She’ll be using these monitors for 2d applications only and photos.

You really need to get her an IPS display. Pretty much every sub-$300 LCD you'll find on the market is going to be TN.

IPS is going to render more consistent colors with more accuracy. IPS is highly desirable for anyone in photography. Of course, you'll still want to calibrate your display for your photographic workflow.

Dell has a couple IPS displays available at the $300 price point.

Here's a list of IPS displays available on the market: