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    Default Best Monitor for Audio/Video/Photo Editing? (Yep another one!)

    Would first like to apologise for what is most likely yet another one of these threads (x10000000000!).

    I am currently a music student and will eventually be creating my own home studio. I also enjoy my photography (As some of you may know) and I do dabble in video editing.

    I currently have an LG W2261VP and a crappy 17" tv as a second monitor so aim to buy a new monitor to use as a main and have my LG as the second monitor.

    So yeh, emm. I am needing a nice sharp and vibrant monitor that can accurately display colours so I can happily use Photoshop/Pro Tools/Sony Vegas Pro.

    The monitor I am currently looking at is the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM which seems to be great, especially for the current price on Aria! I was hoping you all could let me know whether that is my best option, or whether I could do better. I would like the monitor to be between 22" (or 21.5" as my LG is just now) and 24" (Might go larger if my budget allows it). I have a budget of 200 maximum, but would prefer to keep it as cheap as possible.

    Again thank you all and sorry for yet another thread, just needing a little advice

    EDIT - Now also seen the Dell ST2220T IPS screen (But with touchscreen, which may be good for my photoediting?). Has anyone used this monitor?
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    Got the U2311h, and its nice, also seen the 2312hw and it's pretty good but prefer ccfl over led backlit

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    The 23" Dell ought to be a good shout for all of those tasks. You've got good colour (photos) and good resolution (photos / music software).

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2312hm.htm

    I can't see that touch screen would add any extra dimension when it comes to photo editing. The screen just wouldn't be sensitive enough to make the fine adjustments needed really. Perhaps get a Wacom tablet thing.

    Also, check the 24" Dell - you might get that in budget or pretty damn close. Was 209 here a few days ago IIRC.
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    Thank you both, think it will be the U2312HM i'll go for then, will not order until later tonight just in case anyone else recommends another monitor
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    Thats the monitor ordered, looking forward to it arriving now!
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