I'm a web-designer/developer/coder.
Most of my time is spent staring at lines of code, the resultant web pages, and vector graphic layouts. I do occasional bitmap image editing, read technical books as PDFs, and typical office stuff. My web pages can be quite graphically 'busy' with panels that flip and transparency fade effects. Reading low contrast text gives me a headache.
Over many years I've only had to buy three screens, so I'm quite a novice at this. But, given that I spend many hours looking at my screen every day, I need to get it right.
I'm replacing a failed Iiyama E2207WS
(22", 16:10, 1680x1050)
If it hadn't failed I'd still be happy. But as it has I'd like to replace it with something better.
I'm looking for a monitor with the following characteristics:
- 16:10 ratio (width:height)
- 24" diagonal at 1920 x 1200 pixels
- (or 22" diagonal at 1680 x 1050 pixels)
- I'm not a gamer -- although I do enjoy TriggerRally :) -- so I don't need great speed, but the old e2207ws did suffer from text streaking / stretching (?) during scroll
- I don't need it very bright but
- good contrast is important
- as is reasonably good colour reproduction
- (the e2207ws was OK in both respects)
- plenty of easy colour/colour-temp adjustment might be useful too (see below **)
- I need the screen low and angled to my line of sight
I think I've found a good stand to get the monitor down low and angled, but I'm open to anything better:
Wearson WS-03A Adjustable LCD Monitor Stand
I was strongly considering
iiyama ProLite XUB2495WSU-B1
especially given the anti-flicker and low blue light features,
but this Hexus review suggested that the black levels and contrast are poor.
** ...and leaning away again having read this Amazon review: "While the overall colour was good, the whites were too blue on mine. Adjusting the Colour Temp in the menu is a waste of time as it auto selects certain temps. 5700k is far too red and 6500 too blue, and nothing in between."
And, like the reviewer, I also hate fiddly touch (in)sensitive buttons and ludicrously bright LED 'on' lights.
Any advice much appreciated.