EIZO Japan has just finished polishing the latest details for its new professional-oriented widescreen display, namely the ColorEdge CG243W-B, packing a 24.1-inch IPS panel. That means the CG243W-B is capable of displaying a wider color gamut, more specifically, reproducing 98% of the Adobe RGB color space
, thus allowing professionals to have an accurate view of their work.
Sporting the company's FlexStand that permits tilt, swivel and rotation, the CG243W-B can be toggled according to the specific needs. I for one prefer to have the monitor oriented in portrait mode when working on landscape, and vice-versa, as odd as it sounds. I won't try explaining because you simply have to try it. Getting back to the ColorEdge CG243W-B IPS monitor, mind that it sports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080
pixels, which is what I would blame, really.
Why would you want a monitor that sports a Full HD (thus movie oriented) resolution for working graphics, where you need each and every bit of pixel space that you can get? Taking 120 pixels out of the height (as compared to 1920 x 1200) takes away space that one could use for placing the tools in the editing software. And just so I can pick on the movie-oriented resolutions, remember that having a bigger height than 1080 pixels allows you to put the subtitles below the actual movie.
The gray-to-gray response time is set at 5ms, which is decent, at least, but might take away from gaming pleasure. The maximum brightness is set at 270 candles per square meter
, while the contrast ratio is a native 850:1, just like it should be, rather than your average exaggerated billions to one DCR. Packing two USB 2.0 ports, dual-DVI and DisplayPort connections, the EIZO ColorEdge CG243W-B IPS monitor costs about $1,850.
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