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Question Any way to improve image quality to make it look like my old laptop display?

patr1c1a

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I have an about 8 year old HP Endy dv7 laptop and recently bought a 27'' Samsung F350 Full HD monitor. The thing is, black or very dark details are almost unnoticeable in the new monitor. I tweaked every single setting I found, also tried reverting back to default settings and nothing seems to improve it.
As an example, these are 2 photos I took of the HP display screen:
https://ibb.co/SX0s4BL
https://ibb.co/cYDPSfY
And these are the same pictures, viewed in the Samsung monitor (photos taken at the same time, with the same camera):
https://ibb.co/f4qWsvC
https://ibb.co/1QV7JP8

Could it be that a much newer monitor is SO much worse than my old laptop's integrated display?
And since I'm probably buying a new monitor as soon as I can, what features should I look for in order to get a quality similar to what my laptop offers?

Thanks!
 

iiSlashr

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It's because your old laptop probably used an OLED or IPS display, and your new monitor is a TN panel. This means you will not have as accurate dark colors, with blacks probably looking more gray. It's not necessarily "worse", it's probably higher resolution, which increases overall visual appearance.
 

patr1c1a

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It's because your old laptop probably used an OLED or IPS display, and your new monitor is a TN panel. This means you will not have as accurate dark colors, with blacks probably looking more gray. It's not necessarily "worse", it's probably higher resolution, which increases overall visual appearance.
Thanks a lot for your answer :)
I checked the manufacturer's website and apparently my new monitor has a PLS panel, which (according to a quick Google search) are quite similar to IPS. For my laptop, the display information says "SVA, HD,BrightView" and LED backlight, but I wasn't able to find specific panel details.
Could it be the difference with darker colors lies somewhere else, other than the panel type?
Thanks again!
 

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