I’ve just gotten a new Dell UP3216Q (AU$2000) to replace my AOC I2757FH (AUD$390 2 years old) but after plugging it into my Asus laptop’s (Intel HD Graphics 4000) HDMI port and firing it up I noticed that whites aren’t really white but more an off-white with a slight hint of red and yellow.
I plugged my AOC monitor back in to compare and yes to my eyes the AOC displays perfect whites. Also all other colours seem to be over saturated on the Dell, Reds, blues, greens all look really bright.
I loaded up bbc.com to compare and it just doesn’t look right on the Dell the News header looks really red when on all other devices I’ve used it looks more of a brownish red. I’ve fiddled around with menu settings on the monitor to no avail.
My question, is it just that my eyes have gotten used to my AOC or is this new Dell screen just not factory calibrated correctly. Should I send it back?
Also ever since I plugged the Dell into the HDMI port on the laptop the AOC screen now isn’t showing light greys correctly (slight green tint). The VGA port works fine (but i obviously don't want to use this) and a USB>HDMI adapter works fine too. How do I get it back to what it was? I haven’t touched Windows “Color Management” or my screens settings. Has it loaded a different color profile just for the HDMI?
Dell on the left, AOC on the right.