High end Eizo or NEC are all good but then they should be given premium price. I would like to see a high end machine compared with a mid - low machine, both calibrated in a real life situation, then judge if the extra is worth it and you can detect the extra gamut.
Maybe go for primarily mid level but have a high end monitor on hand for final fine tuning.
Another thing worth considering is the after sales service and backup. NEC (uk) were very good in getting a replacement to me (rural Scotland) by the following day.
A couple years ago I was fortunate to have seen a top-shelf Eizo side-by-side with a Cinema display that was less than 2 years old. Both were calibrated by someone who supposedly knew what they were doing and the difference was not subtle. The Eizo was simply the finest display I had ever seen. Every parameter of quality that can be attributed to a display was superior to anything in my experience. I went home and started digging through the couch looking for spare change so I could buy one. I’m still digging.
I would be interested in comparing a mid-level Eizo with their top-shelf models.
I would like to see a high end machine compared with a mid - low machine, both calibrated in a real life situation, then judge if the extra is worth it and you can detect the extra gamut.
Robert, for me it’s not a problem. But that’s only because I’m running a dual 23" monitor setup.
Unfortunately, I purchased the non-retina MacBook Pro, which was a big mistake. Since my MacBook Pro only has one Thunderbolt port I had to buy a Matrox DualHead2Go to drive two LG external DVI displays via my single Thunderbolt port.
Although it’s a viable solution, it does come with a few problems. The first problem is that this setup tricks my MacBook Pro into thinking it has one huge 3840 x 1200 display. That may sound great, but most of the Apple dialog boxes show up smack dab in the middle of the monitor frames, which really sucks. You do learn to live with it though. Other applications don’t have this issue. Only Apple OS dialogs.
The second problem is because the setup is unusual, I’ve yet to find any professional monitor calibration software that works with the Matrox device.
I’m pretty sure retina displays have two Thunderbolt ports, so you shouldn’t have these issues.