Best Glossy Monitors

Best Glossy Monitors –  If you want to get the best color accuracy, I recommend choosing glossy monitors. However, be ready to see reflections not typical for matte screens. At the same time, matte displays may dull down the colors and you won’t be able to enjoy the brightest color gamut.

In general, glossy screen monitors are suitable for gamers and movie-lovers when colors are of great importance.

Speaking about the disadvantages of glossy monitors, we should necessarily mention the glare. Even if the display features the best anti-glare coating, it isn’t as good as a matte one.

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1.Samsung

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The glossy black CF396 is lightweight and fairly compact, measuring 16.7 by 21.6 by 8.6 inches (HWD) and weighing 6.8 pounds. All four bezels are chunky, nearly half an inch thick. The monitor rests on a V-shaped base that connects to the cabinet by a shaft that angles upward from the back.

The CF396’s 23.5-inch vertical alignment (VA) screen supports a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels (1080p), at a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. VA panels offer high contrast ratios, thanks to their ability to render deep blacks, as well as wide viewing angles. The CF396 is rated at 178 degrees for both vertical and horizontal angles, meaning that you can view the screen from off to the side, or from above and below, with minimal color shift or distortion.

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2.Acer R240HY bidx

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The 23.8-inch Acer R240HY bidx monitor is an affordable LCD monitor from Acer that is a real pleasure to view. The 4ms response time and standard 60hz refresh speed make the R240HY perform smoothly for video editing, streaming, and watching movies.

The full HD resolution of 1920 x1080 pixels produces great picture quality in the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. This, in combination with Acer’s ‘zero-frame’ design and minimal stand, make the R240HY a special consideration for those looking for a space-saving 24-inch monitor.

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3.Acer Nitro VG240Y

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Now, the display, itself, isn’t especially aggressive in its gaming-design, but it is the stand that gives it away. As the name suggests, it has a 24-inch screen size, which combined with the resolution should be good enough in terms of sharpness for most gamers. Additionally, the 1080p resolution enables gamers with lower-tier hardware to enjoy high frame rates, thus perceiving the advantages of the fast refresh rate.

However, this is doesn’t tell the entire story. What is more important for gamers is actually the pixel response time, rather than the refresh rate, by itself. Because a fast panel with slow response times results in ghosting, which can be more annoying in faster screens and oftentimes you are better off buying a 60Hz with a decent response, than a fast monitor with a slow response.

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4.Philips 328B6QJEB

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The Philips Brilliance 328P6AUBREB provides a Quad HD (2,560 by 1,440 native resolution at 60Hz) image with High Dynamic Range (HDR-10) support. It uses a 31.5 inch IPS display panel, manufactured in China by Philips associate TP Vision, with a wide gamut W-LED backlight.

Only early adopters of HDR playback systems and video content specialists are likely to find this display’s HDR capability of use — and given the number of competing HDR formats, support for Dolby Vision might be expected as well as for HDR-10. Similarly the 10-bit capability is nice to have, but realising a fully 10-bit workflow is far from simple.

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5.BenQ

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One of the most important items a photographer can have is a top-notch display on which to edit their images (or video). The BenQ PD3420Q is the company’s latest ultra-wide, and it promises a huge amount of screen real-estate for an affordable price: a multitasker’s dream.

This  pro-level design monitor is a 34-inch QHD ultra-wide 21:9 60Hz IPS panel beast that has the potential to be a multitaskers dream display by providing enough space to run applications like Photoshop and Lightroom Classic or Capture one and even leave you enough space to keep a Netflix window playing in the corner, all at the same time. It’s a monitor built with professional designers and digital content creators in mind and leans heavily into color accuracy so users can be sure to get the best out of their images and video.

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Best Glossy Monitors – Glossy monitors are one of the latest trends among display manufacturers. However, are they worth it?

Today the FixThePhoto team will tell you about all pros and cons of top glossy monitors you can get on the market in 2021.

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