Best Monitor for Photo and Video Editing


New member
Apr 13, 2018
I came to this forum to seek a help.I'm looking to purchase a new wide-gamut monitor (27-32") in the next few months. I'm a graphic designer and need something that will have accurate color calibration for both web and print work, photo editing, etc and high resolution obviously. I've also just purchased an Alienware Aurora with an Nvidia 1080ti video card, so looking for something that will be most compatible. I'm a little overwhelmed with the information and reviews out there. Could any of you recommend a few monitors (budget is open right now... this is a long-term investment so I want to make sure I'm getting the best product for my needs). I am looking at the the UP3216Q, but also see a few other UltraSharps that may be great.

I've also seen recommendations for the Xrite i1 monitor calibrator. Is this also the best option, or does it depend on the monitor you get?

Someone recommended EIZO ? COLOREDGE CG248-4K to me, I have read the introduction of this article:

Thanks for your recommendations!


New member
Oct 17, 2012
I've been looking at monitors myself, but only for sRGB, not wide gamut. So I'm definitely in the sub $500 range.

I found this guide [] helpful but ultimately followed the advice from, found here [].

Incidentally, I only want a monitor for web work, video, and game dev stuff. So I'm more than likely going for the ASUS PA248Q at $300.