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The best colour calibrators you can buy

PC Advisor reviews the best colour calibrators you can buy in the UK right now.

5. ColorMunki Display

ColorMunki Display
  • Reviewed on: 31 August 11
  • RRP: £139 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The ColorMunki Display is very easy to use and can bring outstanding results to computer monitors. It’s sold for around the same price as competing solutions such as DataColor's Spyder 3 Elite, but is easier to operate and has a very handy auto-brightness correction capability.

4. HueyPRO

HueyPRO
  • Reviewed on: 1 October 10
  • RRP: £105 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you use your Mac for photography, video or colour printing, you’ll be surprised at the difference decent calibration can make. The HueyPRO is a superb and easy-to-use tool for the job. Our only complaint is that it felt a little flimsy.

3. Colorblind Assistant

Colorblind Assistant
  • Reviewed on: 29 May 12
  • RRP: FREE
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

A useful tool for anyone who wants to know what colour a shade is, we like Colorblind Assistant.

2. Datacolor Spyder4Elite

Datacolor Spyder4Elite
  • Reviewed on: 15 February 12
  • RRP: £180 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Spyder4Elite is a significant improvement over the previous version. Not only does it incorporate useful new features such as iPad calibration, but it also provides increased accuracy and better support for newer monitor technologies. It’s great for comparing the performance of multiple displays and can produce detailed reports.

1. Pantone Colormunki

Pantone Colormunki
  • Reviewed on: 4 May 08
  • RRP: £319 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The ColorMunki is a top-notch, innovative device with some very well-thought out software behind it – and it’s better-designed, slicker in use and substantially lower-priced than its nearest rival, the £503 Colour Confidence Profiler.

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