I’m thinking about taking my color management to a next level and calibrating/profiling my external monitor (LG W2442PA -SF) and laptop screen (Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12) (and maybe my aging printer (hp Photospamrt D6160), another office laser printer, and a projector, … and creating a color matrix for my camera).
My laptop has an IPS display, and as far as I understand to correctly calibrate that a colorimeter is not enough, but a spectrophotometer is needed.
A couple of years ago I was hoping for the ColorHug+, but the linked update sadly seems to have been the last one (and the website is offline as well). So I’m wondering if there is another alternative, any project worth to support? Or what would currently be the best spectrophotometer, working nicely under Linux/Ubuntu (and best fit to the FOSS values)?
In addition I’m wondering if I’m asking the right question: The darktable manual states:
Bear in mind that high-tier consumer-grade screens usually don’t need a user-made display profile unless you need to perform soft-proofing with professional expectations, since they are properly calibrated to sRGB in the factory.
I’m not sure if my before mentioned screens count as “high-tier consumer-grade”, but as I read that some screens even offer hardware calibration, maybe I should not spend the money on a spectrophotometer but on a new monitor instead?
Thanks in advance!
 Sooner, or probably rather later I’ll probably will have to replace my laptop as well out of performance reasons. And as I would like it to stay portable (<13") I’m wondering about a model with Thunderbold 3 or 4 and an external GPU for performance. In that case I could watch out for the display characteristics of the new laptop as well (still not sure how to interpret “high-tier consumer-grade” or for what to watch out). But anyway, that’s probably a totally different discussion…