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    I've donated one of my Eizo 27" monitors to our Landscape Architect daughter who is working here remotely into her London office. Just acquired a 24" Eizo monitor for my wife to do her accounts work remotely also - we are quite the 'business hub' now, although as I've worked in one room in the house on my own for 30 years it takes a bit of getting used to having 'colleagues' around

    Interestingly I find Revit, Lumion and in particular Adobe Acrobat less prone to odd glitches running everything on one Eizo 31" monitor (now plugged directly into the 2nd graphics card, a GTX 1080 Ti rather than the Quadro P4000). Printing to pdf would lock up every time if Enscape was open on the 2nd monitor.

    Hope you are all keeping well.


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    My old monitors look like crap now. I wonder if I can expense it if I buy another one

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    I decided to think positive, invest in the future and get a replacement for my missing 27" Eizo CG277 (I like to have Enscape or Lumion on it while still working on the main screen in Revit).

    Fortunately the Eizo monitors I always buy are the last to disappear from the online stores - cost I guess. Colour accuracy is why they are expensive and rather wasted on cad but I spend a lot of time doing renders and in Photoshop (at least that's my excuse ).

    I spotted that an Eizo 27" CG279X was discounted on Jigsaw24 for some reason and arrived by UPS within 24 hours. I like these models which have self-calibration built in, but anyway a gorgeous display.
    https://www.eizoglobal.com/products/coloredge/cg279x/

    Eizos seem to last forever. We have a 16 year old Eizo 24" monitor that is just starting to show some signs of variation in white areas - no wonder they give 5 year warranties.

    By the way, impressed with UPS - driver had a very fancy mask on - the cheaper couriers who delivered same day had no masks on here (UK).

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    I just discovered what you all are talking about. I have two cheap Asus monitors that I thought were fine. I just plugged in a 37" 1080p TV to my card as a third monitor, to stream to while I'm working, and for Enscape. Huge image quality difference.

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    If you think thats a huge difference, buy or borrow a decent high end computer monitor, and give it a go. Good monitors are worlds better than decent TV's, too. Years ago, i didnt understand the difference very well. I have two "decent" Dell 24" monitors on a spare desk behind me, that i bought as secondary monitors when i worked in an office full time. I only used them occasionally, though. Compared to the WQHD 27" though, they actually "hurt" to look at after a while.

    Im blown away by how different a monitor can make you feel, throughout the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willsud View Post
    Fortunately the Eizo monitors I always buy are the last to disappear from the online stores - cost I guess. Colour accuracy is why they are expensive and rather wasted on cad but I spend a lot of time doing renders and in Photoshop (at least that's my excuse ).

    I spotted that an Eizo 27" CG279X was discounted on Jigsaw24 for some reason and arrived by UPS within 24 hours. I like these models which have self-calibration built in, but anyway a gorgeous display.
    https://www.eizoglobal.com/products/coloredge/cg279x/
    holy crap those are pricey!

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    Yep, they sure are. You wouldn't want to be buying them for multiple users I guess but as there is only me here and it's all tax-deductible why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    holy crap those are pricey!
    I've just thought about the price in that link of $2,426 - even at the present exchange rate that is way more than I paid for it in the UK. 1,250 + VAT (20%) = $1,542 + taxes - or am I missing something?

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    Could just be markup? I found that same monitor on a couple sites and they were all in the same general price range Although UK websites had it listed around 1,500. Who knows...

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