Before I start the thread in earnest, permit me a digression. Many moons ago, my mother bought a new bin for the kitchen. It didn't match the cooker it was next to, so she bought a new cooker. Which didn't match the fridge, so we needed a new fridge. Eventually the entire kitchen had been overhauled in a tasteful shade of avocado (hey, it was a different era) - all because of that £5 bin. Why do I tell you that? Well, recently I bought a £9 colorimeter to have a play with display calibration. Now I've bought a £109 colorimeter; and here I am, opening a thread about new and better monitors... Anyway: my current monitor is a Philips 'Brilliance' 240S1B1 TFT: 1920x1200, probably-six-bit-I-dunno, DVI-D and D-SUB inputs. Eight years old, £241 at the time, never been fantastic, hasn't improved with age. For an upgrade, I have the following want-list: 24-27", preferably no larger. Reasonably cheap. IPS. 1440p. Pretty cheap. 99-percent of sRGB (Adobe RGB can go hang.) DisplayPort and HDMI inputs. 60Hz or better at full resolution over DisplayPort. Did I mention cheap? VESA mountable, so I can use it on my monitor arm. Matte anti-glare finish. Cheap. When I say "cheap," I'm thinking around what I paid for the Philips only eight years better. I've only had a quick browse around, but I've found the following possibles on Amazon: Iiyama XUB2792QSU-W1 ProLite, £280 - six pounds cheaper than the same thing in black. I remember Iiyama being a decent brand for them as can't afford an Eizo, back in the days of CRTs. 75Hz refresh with FreeSync support at 70Hz (no idea if FreeSync-via-Nvidia actually works on Linux - I know there's a readout in the settings that tells me that my current monitor doesn't do Gsync.) Downsides: Iiyama's being a bit cheeky by claiming it's a "10-bit" panel when it's actually eight-bit plus-cheating, but it reckons it hits 115% of the sRGB gamut anyway. BenQ PD2700Q 27 Inch 1440p QHD Monitor for Graphic Design, £285. How can that not be great? It says "for graphic design" right there in the product name! Only 60Hz refresh, but 4ms response time to the 5ms of the Iiyama, with a claimed 100% coverage of sRGB/Rec. 709. It also claims to be a 10-bit panel, but I have my suspicions it's cheating like the Iiyama. Asus PB278QR 27 inc Professional Monitor, £307. Even better than the BenQ "Graphic Designer," I can be a "Professional!" It's not entirely clear what you get for the extra £20 over the competition, though... Workload, for any of 'em, is photo editing (though I'm using an entry-level DSLR, here, so let's not go overboard), general office use, bit of gaming. Thoughts?