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I am in a bit of a squeeze at the moment as I urgently need to purchase new monitors as I have delayed procurement for almost a year now. I run a Mac only environment with several Macbook Pro computers around the company. My current main working machine is a 15" Macbook Pro Retina as of it's mobility and all-around usability between locations and different tasks. My machine for heavy processing and prototype work is a late 2013 Mac Pro 6core. I run the Mac Pro with a three screen workspace currently for CAD design and prototyping but would like to extend this environment by one additional monitor for critical photography post processing. The monitor should be no smaller than 27" and no larger than 30". No 4K monitors please - I figure the tech is not arrived at best performance and price yet and will go for 4K at the next round. Connectivity should allow for the monitor to extend thunderbolt (or at a minimum several USB 3.0 for external drives, accessories, etc) and it should allow to attach at least two machines at the same time without unplugging cables (Mac Pro attached at all times, Mac Book Pro attached and switched to when needed). The switch between both machines on the monitor should be quick and painless (ideally a one click button affair). For connecting the display to the machines I need both display port and HDMI (I prefer a 27" monitor like the NEC over a 4K display as it can be pushed by the Mac Pro without issues while the other three monitors are still running). I absolutely DESPISE touch control buttons or anything consumer grade alike. I need proper hard-click buttons (ideally on the front rim to be accessible even when stacking displays. It should be a current (not outdated or replaced) display as I leave the option open to add an identical second display in 2015. Integrated calibration workflow would be great. I use Spyder hardware and basICColor software at the moment but am flexible if monitor native hard/soft is equal or better. My very first choice of monitors after a few weeks of search through the internet is this NEC 27" display: NEC PA272W Monitor: What it Looks Like, What's in the Box It looks the overall greatest package, exactly fulfilling my needs. The only one issue I have with this NEC display is that the authorized dealers around Shanghai/ China only offer a throat-cutting highway robbery deal, selling the display for about DOUBLE :wtf: the asking price as it retails in the US. I look for alternative displays at same level quality or better (or a better source for the NEC in China ?). Budget is 1500 - 2500 EUR (1,875 - 3,126 USD). If there is a display that retails at 3000 EUR though and is exceptionally better value as of manufacturers warranty, reputation for long life, speed of I/O ports, number of I/O ports, display specs, etc … I would not be turned off also. I have worked in the past with pro grade EIZO and Sony CRTs which where the business back then - truly bomb proof - are these manufacturers still as they used to be?
Liebe Forumsmitglieder, mein Monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 215TW) gibt gerade seinen Geist auf. Bei der Suche nach einem Nachfolger bin ich auf den neuen Eizo CG223W-BK gestoßen. Preislich ist der schon an der oberen Schmerzgrenze, viel mehr möchte ich auf keinen Fall ausgeben, so daß mir die wirklich professionellen Eizo-Monitore verschlossen bleiben müssen. Meine Frage an die Monitor-Experten unter Euch ist, ob ich mit dem CG223W-BK viel falsch machen kann? Auch unter dem Blickwinkel, daß der Vorgänger ja wirklich kein Bildbearbeitungsgerät war, aber für meine Ansprüche völlig gereicht hat. Über Tips etc. würde ich mich sehr freuen (selbstverständlich auch, wenn sie sich auf noch preisgünstigere Alternativen beziehen)! Herzlichen Dank im voraus und viele Grüße Michael