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Comparing 2709m to 2711x, going to stick with my 2709.
on June 30, 2012
I bought this monitor, thinking it would be a good upgrade for my HP 2709m. I tested
the 2711x alongside my current 2709m monitor, to compare them visually. I realize a lot
of visual preference is subjective, but here is my take. I put the brightness/contrast/color settings
equally on both, as far as the numbers they have in the menu. The HP 2711x seemed brighter in general,
but the 2709m looked better as far as balanced colors in movies....skin tones, the shade of blue.
For some reason, I had trouble calibrating the color in the 2711x to match it...it just looked off.
I could never get the blues to look right.
Also, with the LED in the 2711x, at least the one I bought, there was a blue glow at the bottom of the
screen, which was annoying when watching movies. I did not have this blue glow with the 2709m. The black level
in the 2709m was better to my eyes, more even. The 2711x seemed to have a blue tint to the black...and just
wasn't as dark as I was expecting with changing over to an LED. It was the main reason I wanted to switch.
The 2711x definitely is lighter, and thinner...and produces less heat, but in the end, I want to be
happy with my image. I think if I wanted to upgrade at all from what I have, I'd have to go to an IPS panel,
and spend a lot more money. I'm going to stick with my 2709, and return the 2711x. My current
use for the monitor is games, movies, and some photoshop work. The colors just looked better to me
in the 2709. I hope this helps somebody, but this is my subjective opinion.