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2 Dell UltraSharps With Factory Calibration Sheets. Which is better?

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GenieGOR

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So I have two Dell ultra sharp monitor is here, with the option to keep one of them. Which one of the two factory calibrations is the better one?

They are both Dell UP3216Q.
 

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ATMINSIDE

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I'd take the left side, personally. Delta-E is a lot lower.
With this said, both are great calibrations and you most likely can't see the difference.
 
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GenieGOR

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I'd take the left side, personally. Delta-E is a lot lower.
With this said, both are great calibrations and you most likely can't see the difference.

Thanks man! What does that mean tho? Also why is the Kelvin temperature of the one on the left warmer and closer to 7000 Kelvin?

Also which gray level is better? It looks like the one on the left is 50 less than the one on the right.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Thanks man! What does that mean tho? Also why is the Kelvin temperature of the one on the left warmer and closer to 7000 Kelvin?

Also which gray level is better? It looks like the one on the left is 50 less than the one on the right.

Good read about Delta-E: http://www.colorwiki.com/wiki/Delta_E:_The_Color_Difference

The higher the K the cooler the color, not warmer.
All panels vary slightly, which is why calibration matters. The difference in color will be corrected by the calibration.

Not sure what you're asking on the gray level?
 
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GenieGOR

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ATMINSIDE

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Just wanted to know why they were noticeably different. One reached 350 and the other 300.

Oh, you were asking about the brightness.
The information in the graph is simply showing how bright each panel can go.
cd/m2 = candela per square meter which is simply a measure of light output from a given area.

Your calibrated settings will equalize the brightness to match across all monitors.
 
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GenieGOR

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Oh, you were asking about the brightness.
The information in the graph is simply showing how bright each panel can go.
cd/m2 = candela per square meter which is simply a measure of light output from a given area.

Your calibrated settings will equalize the brightness to match across all monitors.

So the monitor on the right technically is brighter but they calibrated them both to be equal?
 

ATMINSIDE

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So the monitor on the right technically is brighter but they calibrated them both to be equal?

Correct.

The calibration is performed after these values are measured.
What you see on the screen will be equalized across all monitors, this is the point (and beauty) of factory calibration.