Originally Posted by Caspase
But are current s-ips much better than they were back in 2003? My father bought it for 1500$ back then so it was pretty high end, has the technology really evolved? If not maybe my monitor is fine...
They did evolve (and become cheaper), most of them are now e-IPS which is somewhat an upgraded S-IPS. The thing is that a lot of them are 6-bit but use A-FRC to become (artificaly) 8-bit, and W-LED backlight which doesn't have the same gamut as CCFL (and it adds severe tinting)
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM
I think your monitor is still a very good one even compared to modern ones (when it comes to colour reproduction). The only worthy upgrade IMO would be moving to a 27' IPS LCD (higher res, better performance but you do loose in some areas as I've already said).
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Last edited by repman244; Nov 11, 2012 at 03:13 PM.