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2018 monitor Buying Guide

2018 Monitors buying guide
Updated on December 09, 2018

 

On this page of this 2018 buying guide you will find my selection of monitors and screens for photo retouching or video editing at first or mid-range prices... sometimes with nice surprises. In this price range, the tiles often do not display the colours with precision or homogeneity, but I try tirelessly to find yours...


Find all my advice to choose your monitor well:


How to choose your monitor : 7 pages
 


 

 

My favorite under £200! | Under £200.00

In this new school year 2018, I recommend this new favorite with a 23.8 inch display that I know by heart because it has no major defects despite its price but the finish and especially the ergonomics are at the top - Plan a budget of £200.

 
 

Dell P2419H - New !

£171.25

My new favorite under £200 because no major defects and a great finish/ergonomy - Read my full review  

 


 

My 24-inch selection | From $250

End of 2018, you still have to spend £600 to buy the first 24-inch EIZO for photographers and retouchers who want to work in high-quality Adobe RGB - the Eizo CS2420 - BenQ has just released a competitor, the BenQ SW240, at "only" £399 but unfortunately its display does not offer the same homogeneity on all the tested specimens. So certainly it's half as cheap but it's random. - Budget: less than £600.

 
 

BenQ SW240 New 2018 !

£399.00

Not Eizo who wants but very good value for money.... if you come across a good copy! - Read my full review  

     
 

Eizo CS2420

£635.50

My favorite 24 inch even if it is a little more expensive than the BenQ. Super-precise colours, homogeneity and 5-year warranty - Read my full review  

 
 


 

 

My selection of 25-Inch QHD | Under £500

The 25-Inch QHD (2560 x 1440) offers an interesting alternative to those who want a high pixel density but without the disadvantages of the 4K. I invite you to read my page of advice on switching to 4K... - Budget : under £500.

 
 

Dell U2518D

£291.00

The colors are very good by default and that's good because it doesn't calibrate well - Read my full review

     
 

Dell UP2516D

£455.00

Adobe RGB color space and QHD on 25-Inch screen for photographers - Read customer reviews on Amazon.co.uk  

 
 


 

 

My sélection of 27-Inch | From £950

Frankly, the BenQ, if you fall on a homogeneous slab would have its place in the top of the range but only here it is... The Eizo suffers from fierce Internet and external competition, while its colours are very beautiful for an office screen. Budget: less than £1,000.

 
 

BenQ SW2700PT

£610.00

What a pity that its tile is often so inhomogeneous because BenQ knows how to use colours! - Read my full review  

     
 

Eizo CS2730

£939.60

My favorite 27 inch even if it's a little more expensive than the BenQ. Super-precise colours, homogeneity and 5-year guarantee - Read my full review  

 
 


 

 

My selection of 32-Inch and 32-Inch 4K | From£1,150.00

I always thought that 30 or 32-Inch were the ideal sizes to display the QHD or, better still, the 4K because the texts keep an easy to read size at 70 cm! Budget: less than£1,150.

 
 

Dell U3219Q - 4K

Soon...

My favorite 32'' 4K because it offers an excellent price/quality ratio. Precise colours (sRGB), very good homogeneity and 3-year guarantee - Read my full review  

     
 

Eizo EV3237 - 4K

£1,136.00

A 32'' 4K because it offers an excellent price/quality ratio. Precise colours (sRGB), correct homogeneity and 5-year guarantee - Read my full review  

 
 
 
This guide to buying photo or video monitors is the result of a long selection process, either because I was able to test the monitor - 14 reviews to date - or by analyzing the feedback I receive from emails. Have a good purchase!


- My favorite under £200 !
- 24-inch
- 25-inch Dell WQHD
- 27-inch
- 32-inch and 32-inch 4K

- Find all my desktop or laptop monitor reviews


 

Calibrate your monitor with the
best colorimeter: i1 Display Pro !

Read my full review...

£149.10 £178.00

Calibrate your photo printer with the best quality/price ratio: i1 Studio !

Read my full review...  

Good deals : £399.00

   
 

 

     

 

 

 
 

 

       

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