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Is Apple Cinema Display actually "wide gamut"? good for aRBG?


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I'm looking for a monitor that has a true "wide gamut" of colors and does a good job of covering the adobe RBG color space. I've also been looking at the dell ultra sharp 2407wfp-hc monitor. If it came down to it, (and i cant round up the money for a 23" cinema display) would you buy the dell monitor or the 20" apple? Keep in mind that i don't play computer games. I"m only interested in photo editing?

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Various review (from good PC reviewers like CNet) have stated that they found the Dell's image quality was less impressive with static images than with video and games. Apparently using a gretag colorimeter the Mac displays colour better ....
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That doesn't answer my question about whether or not it is wide gamut or not. "Wide Gamut" refers to the range of colors a monitor can display. Also, Cnet's review of that dell monitor is terrible. More scientific reviews say exactly the opposite.
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I don't believe it does. If you want something with a wide gamut or produces more than 95% of the Adobe RGB color space, check out an Eizo or a LaCie. You will be around $1500 or more but you'll get the wide gamut you're looking for.


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Yeh I agree .. you get the gamut you pay for with a monitor. Eizo or a LaCie are real expensive for the average user but their gamut is excellent for the Adobe RGB color space .. I'm guessing you are a print designer and want to soft proof your work .. my printer uses LaCie and a colorimeter.
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