Which laptop screen is better for photo editing?
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    Which laptop screen is better for photo editing?

    by Capn Gus Bloodbeard » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:54 pm

    I'm looking at getting a new laptop....I'm hoping to spend under $1000, but I was wondering if anybody knows if any brand's screens are better for photo editing?

    Or would I be better off sticking with my desktop and the 4yr old BenQ FP71G*S monitor for the photo editing?
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    by Capn Gus Bloodbeard » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:35 pm

    Even if anybody isn't sure about particular brands, how about technologies?

    Glossy screen or regular?

    What about WLED screens, like the new ones by Dell?
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    by CraigVTR » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:42 am

    HAve no idea about laptops but calibrating your screen is a must.
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    by Chardonnay » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:54 am

    I have one of the new Dell Studio Laptops with the WLED screen and love it - mind you I am no professional so hobby and club use only required.

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    Re: Which laptop screen is better for photo editing?

    by LOZ » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:30 am

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard wrote:I'm looking at getting a new laptop....I'm hoping to spend under $1000, but I was wondering if anybody knows if any brand's screens are better for photo editing?

    Or would I be better off sticking with my desktop and the 4yr old BenQ FP71G*S monitor for the photo editing?



    Sorry Gus but their is no new laptop under $1000 with a 1/2 decent screen for photo editing and a 4yr old Benq was a shocker 4 years ago .
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    by Capn Gus Bloodbeard » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:11 pm

    Lol, I know it'll be far from industry standard. The BenQ was about the best in the price range for photo editing - but it was an entry level price range)

    I'm thinking the matte screens may have a more 'stable' viewing angle than the glossy ones, particularly outdoors.
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    by cowsgomoo » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:16 pm

    My glossy screen really reflects over head lights. I'm going to investigate matt screens for the next one.
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    by Fusionize » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:09 pm

    I have a sony vaio, it is superb, 18.something inch screen, full adobe rgb colour profile, can't go wrong with it, problem is, its probably a bit far past your $1000 budget lol. One thing though, it works great for work, play and gaming

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    http://www.photographyblog.com/news/son ... ographers/
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    by Muzza » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:22 pm

    I've got an ASUS that I use in many different environments and regularly use outside. For what I do a matt screen is a must to cut down on reflections. Try and get the highest resolution you can afford also.
    Mine's a 1920 x 1200, 15.4" which cost a little more but if you want to edit on it it's the way to go. I also regularly calibrate my monitor to get the best out of it.
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    by Bob G » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:09 pm

    I have the glossy imac screen but the way my room lighting is positioned I don't have any reflection problems. Where it does fall down is that the enhanced contrast and presentation of this screen is just too good to be able to match to a print.

    I use a second screen, being a matt cinema display which allows me to proof my prints far more accurately.
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