In principle, by clicking on the link in the previous paragraph, you will see everything. We have set the following parameters:
matrix type: E-IPS, MVA, PVA, S-IPS, S-PVA (this is in ascending order)
contrast ratio from 1000:1
brightness from 250 cd/m²
Clear leaders at the time of this writing: NEC MultiSync EA191M (12,800 rubles, PVA matrix, 250 cd/m² brightness, 1500:1 contrast, DVI-D, color calibration) and HP ZR22w (14,000 rubles, matrix S- IPS, 250 cd/m² brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, DVI-D, color calibrated), although this will likely change over time.
Let’s explain our choice… First of all, the size 19-24″ is not too much and not too little, it’s just what you need. You will not watch movies on the monitor (there is a TV / screen / cinema for this), you will edit pictures, staring at it almost point-blank, and the viewing angle will be critical (if you look quite close, only pixels will be correctly visible on the big screen, on which your gaze falls at a right angle, all peripheral ones can change the color tone), but there’s nothing to be done, look at the reviews. We deliberately did not choose from TN + film matrices, since you already have a monitor on it. Moreover, we deliberately do not consider too economical solutions, like C-PVA or E-IPS, although we could. In more detail about matrices, you can accumulate a lot of technical information if you are interested: for example, a fairly detailed article on the types of matrices or a shorter, but old version. For real fans, we can recommend a good libel from the F-center, for those who like to read specifications on models, we recommend using Yandex Google or IXBT.
Please note that the primary choice does not mean anything yet – try to look for feedback from the owners, especially if they are photographers (after all, it’s not enough to buy a monitor, you also need to set it up). The fact is that manufacturers often adjust the performance characteristics of their offspring for their own benefit and according to their own standards, since no one has standardized the evaluation options, it is unprofitable for them. The fact that we chose two models two paragraphs above is not our recommendation, these are just toys that best fit our parameters, the acquisition issue would be overgrown with additional details. In addition to looking for reviews, there would even be standard everyday rules: “consult your wife” and “think for 100 bucks a day” (12 thousand would be enough for 4 days of thinking). Again, monitors should be tested before purchase using existing programs or websites. Just as an option, we can recommend the Lagom LCD we liked, although there are hundreds of sites with test targets for testing monitors on the Internet. Remember that the main criterion is not the opinion of a person from the Internet (especially since in fact he may turn out to be a bot), but your own eyes. And if you like something cheaper than we recommended (or more expensive), you are right, not us, besides, we don’t even believe in our existence.