Subject: Re: 4K screens RGB vs RGBW
On 2017-11-27 23:56, Alfred Molon wrote:
> In article<rYydnXXY_M9KCYHHnZ2dnUU7-IHNnZ2d@giganews.com>, Alan Browne
>> On 2017-11-27 16:46, Alfred Molon wrote:
>>> I was checking a new notebook (the ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD). Looks
>>> interesting, especially because the price is not so high compared to
>>> other notebook PCs in the same class (core i7 7700HQ, 512GB SSD+1TB HDD,
>>> 16GB RAM, 15" UHD screen, fast graphics card etc).
>>> But the 4K screen seems to be only RGBW and not RGB, which according to
>>> a review degrades a bit the image shown on the screen. Does anybody know
>>> more about this RGB vs RGBW issue?
>> From a cursory review it does indeed seem such displays (RGBW) are not
>> as good as pure RGB in terms of colour reproduction. They may be a bit
>> better in brightness. They are cheaper to make.
>> This does not seem like a machine a photographer w/should use. OTOH, if
>> you go look at one in appropriate lighting conditions and find it
>> acceptable, then that may be sufficient for you.
> This notebook was ticking all the boxes, until I read about the RGBW
> issue with the screen.
> Which other 15" notebook has a decent 4K screen for image editing?
> I would need a machine as fast as possible (which in practice means an
> i7 7700HQ or similar processor and a fast graphics card), 16GB RAM or
> more, M.2 SSD and HDD for space.
Get an external display... Oups! You're an Oly shooter!! Never mind...