Buyer's Guide 2008: Displays
Dramatically improve your efficiency and enjoyment of digital darkroom work with a big, bright LCD
Known for building high-end visual displays with top-notch image quality, long-term reliability and innovative features, Eizo monitors support 10- or 12-bit color processing and give you extensive control over adjustments for producing the best image.
The ColorEdge CG241W LCD monitor delivers 12-bit hardware calibration, 1920 x 1200 resolution and a 6 ms response time, making it ideal for displaying stills and playing back high-def video. The 24.1-inch widescreen features a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2, an 850:1 contrast ratio and 178-degree viewing angles. The LCD panel reproduces 96 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, displaying most colors of an image taken in that mode and covering CMYK color spaces used for commercial printing. Estimated Street Price: $2,459.
Also from Eizo is the FlexScan HD2441W, a 24.1-inch monitor with 1920 x 1200 native resolution that displays full high-definition images at 1920 x 1080p. Designed for optimum connectivity, the monitor features dual HDMI inputs, DVI-D (digital) and D-sub (analog) inputs for connecting to two PCs, along with a USB hub containing two upstream and two downstream ports. An impressive 3000:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of 450 cd/m2 and 178-degree viewing angles are included among a host of other features. Estimated Street Price: $1,989.