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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  • seamonkey79 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I am so very tired of 1920x1080 and the like resolutions... I'm using a computer, not watching TV. My spreadsheets fit very well on a 1920x1200 screen, two sheets next to each other, full height... 1080 doesn't give enough.

    Although a 27" does give the potential of being a bedroom TV... if I didn't already have a 32" in there, anyway.
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  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    Agreed. All these 1080p panels are great if you're just a gamer or watching movies, but stiff to those of us who need more space! Dell's U2711 is just about perfect I reckon, packing the majority of a 30-inch's res into a 27-inch space. Pity about the price, but then IPS have never been cheap (excluding H-IPS, AOC do a good-looking 23-inch H-IPS for AU$289). Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    I've been tempted to pick up an AOC in the past but generally always settled on a BenQ just because of the name.

    Article couldn't have come at a better time, been looking at a 26-27" LCD monitor. :)
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  • juzz86 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    My work BenQ was pretty good. AOC seem to get pretty good reviews, some of their 24-inch models are quite snazzy (2434PW) and they're well-priced. I'm thinking of giving the IPS model a go (http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=prod... as that's a pretty good price for some excellent colour representation and viewing angles for the bedroom. Pity the stand sucks. Reply
  • Amoro - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    This monitor is on sale right now for a reasonable price. It's probably TN though if you're against that. I've been looking for the past couple of months for a 24"+ monitor with 1920x1200 and this is the cheapest in a while. Haven't seen one this cheap since that Gateway FD2400/2401 was on sale.
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  • The0ne - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - link

    Yea, sick of the TV size myself, but it's what the consumer wants I guess. Can't blame people for being sheeps. Reply
  • Basilisk - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    The Hanns-G 28" ('27.5" viewable') gives you those 1200 lines for $300, FS. I love it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...
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  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - link

    Agreed, 16:9 monitors are automatically off of my list.

    Someone said the display companies are doing 16:9 because the panels are smaller, and so cheaper, then 16:10s of the same size.
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  • numberoneoppa - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    This resolution is a crime for a monitor this size. Reply
  • Brian Klug - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - link

    Hey readers - in the last display review I did (the G2410H) there was a lot of discussion about the CRT not being good enough or fast enough refresh rate to really show a comparison. I'd really like to try something with DVI inputs (but not DVI-A, as we're defeating the point at that rate). I've done some searching and found it considerably difficult to find any new CRTs out there (aka there basically aren't any).

    If any of you out there have ideas, I'm open to suggestions/sending us something/anything quite honestly. I know the 24" Sony GDM-FW900 is considered the most legendary CRT ever made, but availability is challenging. Just putting out feelers if any of you have some solution in mind or something better.

    Thanks Again,
    Brian
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