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Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-02, 19:33 PM

Note: could the Mods please not combine this thread with the other 'yellow' thread, it will get lost in the abyss.

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I decided to take some pictures of my Y2P after applying the BIOS and EM updates and calibrating with a ColorMunki. I also compare this to my Dell u2711 which is calibrated with the same tool.  I include the u2711 images to give you a reference point of comparison in case your monitor is not calibrated.  Thus the images below should look very similar regardless of the quality of your monitor.

 

Notes on Y2P

  • I used the Pro photographer's reference image found at http://www.cppa.org.au/Colour/4800test.jpg. Take a look yourself and see if the items look as they should
  • The test image was loaded into IE 11 desktop mode in both PC's
  • the BIOS and EM improved the color 75% - the cailbration brought it to the attached images
  • In EM Daily mode, the calibrated LUX was 123 at 80% brightness (2 clicks down from 100%). 120 is recommended for print calibration.
  • I disabled adaptive brightness in Win8 and Intel Display settings

Overall I am very happy with the screen resolution and colors.  As a photographer, I don't expect any laptop to be color accurate, but the Y2P is pretty darn good and more than good enough for every day use.  BTW, my Y2P was delivered Nov. 26.

 

Anyway this is my experience, YMMV.  I hope this helps.

 

FIrst the u2711,

u2711a.jpg

 

Next the Y2P (note hinge at bottom of image)

Lenovo Y2Pa.jpg

 

Bottom of image (wouldn't fit on one screen, but I wanted to include banana and lemon since we all know what they should look like)

 

u2711

u2711b.jpg

 

Y2P

Lenovo Y2Pb.jpg

 

Side by side; Y2P is cooler, but those are yellow (note that u2711 is a Adobe gamut monitor which kinda skews the results)

Y2P_u2711.jpg

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-02, 19:57 PM

Looks pretty much the same on my Dell U2711 and my Y2P is close (and plenty yellow) and now it makes me want to calibrate it since it really looks good enough to do some photo work on (Amazon has Lightroom 5 quite cheap today btw).

 

Thanks for taking the pictures!

 

Z.

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-02, 20:08 PM

You're welcome.  In terms of comparison accuracy take the last picture as reference as both screens are side by side - the Y2P is pretty good. 

 

FYI, the ColorMunki is a pretty good tool and works well on wide gamut monitors.  For $160 or so it is money well spent, especially if you have a decent monitor.  I also have the Huey and i1 Display 2 but these do not work on wide gamut.

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2013-12-02, 21:00 PM
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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-03, 15:02 PM

bh626: It seems you're right. Your profile is apparently better than mine from old i1 Display 2. Could you publish your profile? Maybe, it will be applicable to another panels from one production series.

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-03, 15:40 PM

SandyP, I understand that you are trying to monitor these forums but my question related to battery life was specifically targeted at this particular setup that these individuals were testing.  Now that you moved my post you might as well delete it because it has no context in the battery life forum.  Thank you.  I'm still interested in these guys perspective but if you just going to move the post I may as well not post it again.

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-03, 16:38 PM

wrote:

Note: could the Mods please not combine this thread with the other 'yellow' thread, it will get lost in the abyss.

________________________

 

I decided to take some pictures of my Y2P after applying the BIOS and EM updates and calibrating with a ColorMunki. I also compare this to my Dell u2711 which is calibrated with the same tool.  I include the u2711 images to give you a reference point of comparison in case your monitor is not calibrated.  Thus the images below should look very similar regardless of the quality of your monitor.

 

Notes on Y2P

  • I used the Pro photographer's reference image found at http://www.cppa.org.au/Colour/4800test.jpg. Take a look yourself and see if the items look as they should
  • The test image was loaded into IE 11 desktop mode in both PC's
  • the BIOS and EM improved the color 75% - the cailbration brought it to the attached images
  • In EM Daily mode, the calibrated LUX was 123 at 80% brightness (2 clicks down from 100%). 120 is recommended for print calibration.
  • I disabled adaptive brightness in Win8 and Intel Display settings

Overall I am very happy with the screen resolution and colors.  As a photographer, I don't expect any laptop to be color accurate, but the Y2P is pretty darn good and more than good enough for every day use.  BTW, my Y2P was delivered Nov. 26.

 

Anyway this is my experience, YMMV.  I hope this helps.

 

FIrst the u2711,

u2711a.jpg

 

Next the Y2P (note hinge at bottom of image)

Lenovo Y2Pa.jpg

 

Bottom of image (wouldn't fit on one screen, but I wanted to include banana and lemon since we all know what they should look like)

 

u2711

u2711b.jpg

 

Y2P

Lenovo Y2Pb.jpg

 

Side by side; Y2P is cooler, but those are yellow (note that u2711 is a Adobe gamut monitor which kinda skews the results)

Y2P_u2711.jpg


Hi! Your test just helped me make a decision to buy this laptop. Do you mind sharing your calibrated icc profile as I do not have an access to a colorimeter at the moment. Thanks!

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-03, 17:08 PM

Beautiful.  Thanks!

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-03, 21:20 PM

Great thanks for the image comparison!

 

Would you mind taking a quick look into Microsoft office as well? On my Y2P the photos and videos actually look okay, as they contain a lot more colors and this panel is supposed to cover 95% of sRGB. However in programs that you'd use single colors -- take Word for example, the default highlighting text, which is RGB= (255, 255, 0), looks lime green at best. In powerpoint if you try to pull out the color palette and set something to RGB = (255, 255, 0), you'd get exactly the same lime green.

 

I played around with a Samsung Ativbook 9 plus in a Microsoft Store that has Word/Onenote, and it's exactly the same.

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Re: Y2P Colors Compared to reference monitor

2013-12-03, 21:32 PM

Doesn't this solve the issue?

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