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Excellent Monitor for Serious Work
on 16 August 2011
This is an excellent monitor for serious work.
I arrived here because I recently replaced my iMac: the new model has a glossy screen and I cannot work with the reflections. The iMac now stands to one side as my secondary monitor and the U2311H is my principal monitor.
The colour quality and range is excellent, and there are many built-in software options which made it astonishingly easy to match colours -- to lithographic and digital press output and to photographic prints. Also, it has sharpness control, which makes text far more precise and easier to read than with any other screen I've used.
There's a good range of positional adjustment, which makes a welcome improvement to my working posture, and it will even rotate for portrait format, which will be an asset sometimes.
There are many, far more expensive professional monitors and perhaps they're even better, but if you have to work within a budget then this one is streets ahead of the others you could buy. Have no hesitation in choosing it.
Some people say that a glossy screen makes colours "deeper" and more "vibrant", but working with two calibrated IPS screens side by side, I find the images are identical, except that one doesn't have reflections. I think it's just an illusion, as with glossy photographic prints compared to matt, and the proverbial glossy brochure.