Electronics company BenQ has released a new monitor designed for photo editors on a budget. The 24-inch 1080p SW240 display features 99% Adobe RGB coverage for accurate color reproduction.
Incredible illustrator by day, passionate photographer by night, Ryan Hamrick loves little more than making art—the exceptions being his wife, children and maybe the perfect Old Fashion.
Since hopping onboard Samsung’s #DitchTheDSLR campaign some time ago, Hamrick has amassed an impressive collection of camera gear, most notably Samsung and Fuji. As his collection grew, he needed a place to store his camera gear.
In his typical artistic fashion, he wanted it to not only store his gear, but show it off in a beautiful way.
When selecting a monitor you rarely think about how it connects with the computer, but this decision has at least some impact on the way you’ll be able to enjoy it. Techquickie put a video together that explain the ins, outs, pros and cons of each of the different connectors. There are currently four families of those in the market: VGA, DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort.
I think it is pretty obvious that the big message of the video is ditch those analog VGA connectors. But aside that I did learn a few things that I did now know (or at least did not pay attention to) before:
- While HDMI is cool, it does not have a locking mechanism (unless you are using the really new HDMI 2.0)
- VGA connectors are getting worse as the cable get longer
- Current Displayport 1.2 supports 4K @ 60Hz, audio, network, multiple video streams, wide formats and prety much everything else
- Displayport 1.3 brings 8K in.
- Your connection method does impact the color spaces you can work with.
- there are mini and micro version for almost any digital connector
- Thunderbolt rocks!