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Postby sanjeev nair » Tue, 19 May 2009 10:15 am

HI, Can anyone help me with sourcing a professional monitor with IPS panel..I am a professional photographer just moved to singapore.

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 19 May 2009 12:06 pm

Sorry but i think you'll struggle to find people that know what IPS is let alone which panels are compliant.
I doubt any of the sales guys at most local shops would know.

Best bet would be to make a list of the screens you most prefer then go over to the singapore hardware zone for price lists ( google hardware zone singapore) They also have a pretty good forum for pure IT tech stuff.
( BTW ....SLS ( which you'll see a lot)stands for Sim Lim Square which is singapore's biggest IT centre)
Personally i find the Dell screens hard to beat. Not the cheapest but the service is pretty damn good and the picture quality is fantastic

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 19 May 2009 12:51 pm

Like this one:

http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/product ... &cs=sgbsd1

Pretty cheap, too at S$389.

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Postby sanjeev nair » Tue, 19 May 2009 5:40 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Like this one:

http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/product ... &cs=sgbsd1

Pretty cheap, too at S$389.


thanks ....yes i had short listed the 2209 and also the Hp lp2275w , but none of the shop keepers were aware of an IPS panel...

So how do i get either a DELL or HP...buying online? will i get a better price?
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Postby durain » Tue, 19 May 2009 5:53 pm

there are other brand doing IPS or S-IPS panels, so you will need to do more research on it on which one you want to get and go down to SLS and haggle.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 19 May 2009 5:54 pm

I believe there are Dell storefronts at Suntec and Funan but your best bet is to order online with Dell. A lot of stuff sells with free delivery... don't know about this one.

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Postby sanjeev nair » Tue, 19 May 2009 6:00 pm

I know the philips has a 24 inch one S$799 apprx in SLS or SLT, i have been to only one the one on your left when u coming from The bencoolen. but none of the others mention clearly whether its spv or ips panel.
dell, hp and philips mentions it.

got to see who has a better pricing and good after sales support. Yes the dell for 359 looks a very good price....if the performance also matches then i will go for it....i have a lot of image editing and PP.
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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 20 May 2009 8:08 am

You may also want to consider that you'll need a dual link DVi graphics cards to get the best out of the higher resolution screens and of course a "true" dual link DVI cable. Not the easiest of things to find even at SLS.
I'm always amazed at how many people spend serious dollars on a graphics card then just use the standard DVI cable.

Here's a table to show the plug configs for easy ref



Good luck

http://lyberty.com/encyc/articles/tech/img/all-DVI-types.jpg

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 20 May 2009 9:58 am

bigfilsing wrote:You may also want to consider that you'll need a dual link DVi graphics cards to get the best out of the higher resolution screens and of course a "true" dual link DVI cable. Not the easiest of things to find even at SLS.
I'm always amazed at how many people spend serious dollars on a graphics card then just use the standard DVI cable.

Here's a table to show the plug configs for easy ref



Good luck

http://lyberty.com/encyc/articles/tech/img/all-DVI-types.jpg


The Dell monitor above max's out at 1680 x 1050 resolution. Why would it need dual DVI?

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Postby sanjeev nair » Wed, 20 May 2009 5:44 pm

Ideally 1920x1200 would be a good resolution but then i have to move into 24inch. I found the Philips 240PW9EB to have IPS and its 750$. Any views on how this monitor is? is it better than dell? cannot find HP LP2475W...the sg Hp site also no help.
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Postby IronMac » Fri, 22 May 2009 5:40 pm

I currently have a Dell 2209WA sitting unboxed in front of my desk here. (I am not buying any more big purchases until my status in SG is sorted out.) I purchased it April 29 at one of the Dell storefronts at Funan for S$354.17 all in. It was quoted to me at S$389 just a few days before that(!).

The 2209WA is supposed to be the best value for the buck IPS panel on the market right now. You may or may not see it on the Dell SG site because it depends if SG has any units allocated at any one time. I had to go and ask for the model specifically and was told it would take 8-10 days for delivery. Of course, they were more than willing to take my money. :D

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 22 May 2009 9:56 pm

IronMac wrote:I currently have a Dell 2209WA sitting unboxed in front of my desk here. (I am not buying any more big purchases until my status in SG is sorted out.) I purchased it April 29 at one of the Dell storefronts at Funan for S$354.17 all in. It was quoted to me at S$389 just a few days before that(!).

The 2209WA is supposed to be the best value for the buck IPS panel on the market right now. You may or may not see it on the Dell SG site because it depends if SG has any units allocated at any one time. I had to go and ask for the model specifically and was told it would take 8-10 days for delivery. Of course, they were more than willing to take my money. :D


Are you selling it?

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Postby IronMac » Sat, 23 May 2009 6:22 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
IronMac wrote:I currently have a Dell 2209WA sitting unboxed in front of my desk here. (I am not buying any more big purchases until my status in SG is sorted out.) I purchased it April 29 at one of the Dell storefronts at Funan for S$354.17 all in. It was quoted to me at S$389 just a few days before that(!).

The 2209WA is supposed to be the best value for the buck IPS panel on the market right now. You may or may not see it on the Dell SG site because it depends if SG has any units allocated at any one time. I had to go and ask for the model specifically and was told it would take 8-10 days for delivery. Of course, they were more than willing to take my money. :D


Are you selling it?


Oops..no, sorry if that was the impression I was giving. I should have made it more clear that if someone wanted to buy this particular model, do not depend on the SG Dell site to get it. Go down to one of the Dell storefronts and order it there.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 25 May 2009 1:56 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:You may also want to consider that you'll need a dual link DVi graphics cards to get the best out of the higher resolution screens and of course a "true" dual link DVI cable. Not the easiest of things to find even at SLS.
I'm always amazed at how many people spend serious dollars on a graphics card then just use the standard DVI cable.

Here's a table to show the plug configs for easy ref



Good luck

http://lyberty.com/encyc/articles/tech/img/all-DVI-types.jpg


The Dell monitor above max's out at 1680 x 1050 resolution. Why would it need dual DVI?

Cheers.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but i thought the graphic card is analogous until the dual cable is fixed, so a better picture is received from the graphic card by a not so true digital signal, even though the monitor will max out at that resolution you state, the gaming and HD is greatly improved using the dual cable it has something to do with the programming I believe, rather than a digital chip but not sure. I have seen the difference because of a dual card i used to have linked up by a dual cable. the old Orchid i think it was called and matrox are specialists at dual graphics, so god knows what they have achieved lately. I recall working in the components industry and the cards then was very expensive back in mid 90's cost as much as some of the monitors.

So rather than monitor output, he is talking of graphic card output to monitor, the analogue being inferior on a monitor that can take a digital image. :???: Maybe the Heineken is working so I'm not sure, what I'm talking about :) It's just Einstein taking over :lol: don't tell SMS though

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 25 May 2009 8:48 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:You may also want to consider that you'll need a dual link DVi graphics cards to get the best out of the higher resolution screens and of course a "true" dual link DVI cable. Not the easiest of things to find even at SLS.
I'm always amazed at how many people spend serious dollars on a graphics card then just use the standard DVI cable.

Here's a table to show the plug configs for easy ref



Good luck

http://lyberty.com/encyc/articles/tech/img/all-DVI-types.jpg


The Dell monitor above max's out at 1680 x 1050 resolution. Why would it need dual DVI?

Cheers.


You must have mssed the "get the best out f the hgher resluton screens" :)

I believe it has a lot to do with colour depth and screen refresh rates ( at higher resolutins). Maybe not so important for still image editing.

My point was not to spend a lot of money on a high res screen without a suitable card and cable.
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