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Hi guys,

I was poking around Amazon and saw a listing for this monitor: AOC U3277PWQU 32-Inch Class VA LED Monitor, 4K (3840x2160). I looked up "VA" and found "vertical alignment". I looked this up on Wikipedia and it redirected me to IPS. It does say that you get a wide viewing angle, but I get no information on calibration-ability. Is a VA monitor good for photo editing, in the way an IPS monitor is? Do we collectively recommend this, or not recommend it? Thanks!

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VA is the new kid on the block. It's supposed to be a combination of TN (Twisted Nematic) and IPS (In Plane Switching.) You get a better viewing angle than a standard TN display and better blacks. It's geared towards more gamers and first-person shooters. VA really doesn't reproduce colors that well, though it's better than a TN display but not as good as a IPS panel.

If you are editing photos (or video) it's better to get a true IPS display. I would not purchase a TN display or VA for editing photos. :)

Edit: VA Display Panels might be labeled as MVA or PVA.

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