Note: This monitor uses a TN panel. It does not support IPS.
For Mac Users ¶
This monitor may have problems with color accuracy in Mac OS X. On the Device page author's test setup, I had issues in Mac OS X 10.6 but not in 10.9. This is likely because it was corrected in 10.6 and the "corrected" profile carried over, but it is possible the need for software calibration is not a problem in 10.9+. Your mileage may vary.
Correction options ¶
Option 1: Automatic adjustment (VGA only) ¶
Note: This does not work over a digital connection (Ex: DVI, HDMI, DP). Each calibration will be unique to a specific system configuration.
This can be done as a primary or supplemental fix. It is best if this fix is used in conjunction with a working color profile on your system, but this is not a hard requirement.
Option 2: Calibration (No cost) ¶
This option is the only solution over a digital connection.
If you are using a digital connection, the only way to correct the color is through calibration. There are paid and free utilities that can be used and both will work equally if you just need to correct the color profile for passable accuracy. On a Mac, this can be done with the Apple Calibration utility. There are better options, but this is sufficient in many cases.
In order to get the best results, the monitor should be set to a 2.2 color gamut as a starting baseline. In some cases, you will need to increase or lower this, as every panel will be unique. Increase or decrease this as you see appropriate.
If the 2.2 color gamut works, this is sufficient to clean the colors up for general usage.
Color calibrator ¶
This option is typically hard to justify for this class of monitor or you are sensitive to minor calibration inaccuracies, but it will produce the best result. This option is only recommended if you own a monitor worth using hardware calibration on. Furthermore, the calibrator MUST support TN panels.
Only select this option if you are picky about the color accuracy. The color gamut available generally does not justify the cost of a hardware calibration tool.
- Aspect ratio:16:10
- Resolution: 1680x1050
- Panel size: 22"
- Input: DVI (HDCP capable)/VGA
- Power supply: AC 120-240V