Color Consistency

Building on the 5-point testing we did in the Dell U2711 review, we’ve added testing at 9 different points across the LCD. To test this, we take our best center calibration profile and then test Delta E performance at 9 different places on the display.

We’ve seen before how localized calibration profiles are on the G2410H, and the X270W is no exception. Performance at other points on the monitor simply differs, and gets on average 0.75 Delta E worse at any given point that isn’t dead center. There’s obviously partially the backlighting uniformity to blame, but we’ll show later that it doesn’t quite match this circular falloff of Delta E performance we’ve measured.

Tracking is reasonably acceptable along the edges, but does average 2.42 as opposed to our relatively stellar 1.67 performance at the center.

Analysis: Color Quality Analysis: Brightness and Contrast
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  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    Guess it really is a dead-and-goner Brian! I have one of those on my new HP LP3065. It's a single green pixel, only viewable on a solid black background. Bit disheartening on a $1200 monitor, but there ya go.
  • Martimus - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    HP has a 100% dead pixel replacement policy on their more expensive monitors. Plus when you call them, they usually send out a guy to replace the monitor, rather than have you ship it to them.

    I would at least try calling their customer service, to see if you can get a replacement.
  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I wasn't atually aware of that mate, thankyou very much for filling me in. I'll give them a buzz today and see how I go! Cheers again!
  • AmdInside - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    My vote is for the Asus 27" monitor. I own it and have no complaints.
  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    A good choice. My sister scored one of these, as I bought it but couldn't 'appreciate' the design on the speaker bar. I love that it has a remote though! Best idea ever.
  • PubicTheHare - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    But I'd like something with fairly accurate color (gaming capable would be nice) and 1920x1200

    There's something about 1080P that bugs me; it's missing 120 pixels and the omission in favor of marketing it as "1080P" feels like a cheap trick.

    Is there a 1920x1200 monitor with decent color reproduction for under $400?

    I don't think I've seen any.
  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    My recommendation: an older HP or Dell Ultrasharp model. They're usually S-PVA or IPS, and have plenty of features with great colour representation. Samsung are a good bet also. As the market has changed over the past year, you can't look to newer models to provide high-res at high-sizes anymore, without paying a good deal of cash. eBay is your friend, and that's where I'd start. Good luck!
  • Reikon - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    The HP ZR24w is 1920x1200, about $400, and uses an IPS panel.
  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    Yep, won't do much better than that for $425!
  • Exodite - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    The only reason to get a 27" display would be to get a 2560*1440 resolution, or higher.

    I'm not going to pay more money for less pixel density, more power usage and more space occupied when I'm essentially getting a less smart-looking Samsung P2250 or P2270.

    The only 27" displays on the market with that kind of resolution so far seem to be IPS with a plethora of useless additions such as USB-hubs and such which are geared towards the graphics professional though. Where's the slim and sleek 27" TN panels for the rest of us?

    I need the vertical resolution for productivity, 1080p has pretty much killed the reason to ever upgrade from my 1280*1024 set before they burn out completely, and since I only watch movies or play games outside of the text editing and software design side of things TN would be ideal.

    And cheaper.

    Come on Samsung and LG, I'm putting my faith in you here!

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