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Editing photos and videos requires very special features in a monitor, as they need to be true to color and show a lot of detail. A popular opinion is therefore: the bigger and higher the resolution, the better. But people often forget that with a higher resolution, all menus and fonts also become smaller. In many cases, this can be adjusted accordingly, but at some point even this is no longer possible. A size of 27″ is still the best choice here, but it can also be a few inches larger if the desk allows it.

One of the best-known brands in this category also finds itself in first place with us: Eizo. With its CG279X, it offers the best features for the creative field including a high resolution, a high contrast and a good maximum brightness. In second place, the much cheaper ASUS ProArt PA278QV offers an enormously large surface and also many useful features for creative areas. Acer’s Predator can also not only serve as a good gaming monitor, but is also perfect for working in the Adobe sRGB color space, as it reproduces it true to color. Unfortunately, it has to make some losses when editing in dark rooms.

Best Graphic monitor: Eizo CG279X

  • wide color gamut (including 99% AdobeRGB coverage)
  • Resolution up to 4K
  • Sensor for automatic self-calibration
  • True Black Display
  • price
Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
Response time
13ms

One of the best brands for the creative field is probably Eizo and the model CG279X is one of the best monitors that creative minds can put on their desk. The screen convinces with the highest resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), a very good contrast ratio of 1300:1 and a brightness of 350 cd/m2. This makes it possible to edit images with pixel accuracy and text outlines can be seen clearly. With presets for the gamma curves HLG and PQ, the monitor is particularly suitable for professional applications in video post-production and pre-press. In addition, the monitor reproduces up to 98% of the DCI-P3 standard and also supports the Rec. 2020 standard. Furthermore, the CG279X supports 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, which means that RAW formats converted to AdobeRBG are reproduced with absolute color fidelity.

Creative from ASUS: ASUS ProArt PA278CV

  • Excellent color gamut
  • Wide viewing angles
  • High resolution
  • Built-in ruler and screen overlays to aid measurement/alignment
  • Low contrast ratios
  • Poor HDR support

The ProArt Display PA278CV from ASUS is wonderfully usable in several areas due to its versatility. Even though it can only be used in gaming to a limited extent, it would be ideal as a pivot monitor on the desk and thus expand the setup with a very good screen. It also does very well as a standalone graphics monitor, as the rich colors and wide color gamut display clear images.

The monitor can easily be rotated 90°, making it ideal for reading chat. However, a monitor with a portrait function can also easily find a place in a normal office and can be used there in many ways.

With its WQHD resolution and 75 Hz, it is also better positioned than many a Full HD monitor, which is why multitasking is no problem. The picture is also crystal-clear, making the PA278QV ideal for reading texts and thus an ideal graphics candidate.

Design in 4K: Dell S2721QS

  • 4K resolution
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Good ergonomics
  • Poor performance in dark rooms
  • Low contrast ratio

Dell’s S2721QS is suitable for many fields, but it was developed for office use and has enough positive features to convince graphic designers as well. Creative minds will be happy about an excellent SDR color space with full sRGB coverage. Adobe RGB coverage is also good, but not good enough for professional purposes. A good response time of 4 ms, VRR, as well as FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility are wonderful values for an extensive gaming evening, even though the refresh rate is only 60 Hz.

Graphics monitors in comparison

Best Graphic monitor
Eizo CG279X
Eizo CG279X
ASUS ProArt PA278CV
ASUS ProArt PA278CV
Dell S2721QS
Dell S2721QS
Size 27 Inch 27 Inch 27 Inch
Resolution QHD (2560 x 1440px) WQHD (2560 x 1440px) UHD (3840 x 2160px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Panel IPS IPS IPS
Refresh rate 60Hz 75Hz 60Hz
Response time 13ms 5ms 4ms
Display type Flat Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1300:1 1,078 : 1 1300:1
Jack 3.5mm
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