EIZO, Japanese maker of high end displays, has released the ColorEdge CS2740 monitor. The large, 27-inch screen (16:9 aspect ratio) is the first in the company’s CS line to display images and video at 4K UHD, four times the size of 1080p, with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. The CS series of displays offers many of the professional level features and quality of EIZO’s ColorEdge CG series, but at a price point which will appeal to prosumers and hobbyists.
The Ultra High Resolution monitor “boasts a pixel density of 164 ppi for 4K image display that has never looked smoother,” the company says. “Alphanumeric characters and contours are distinguished with excellent sharpness, so users can check even the finest details without needing to zoom in.”
The CS22740 supports 10-bit simultaneous display from a 16-bit look-up-table enabling it to show over a billion colors simultaneously, 64 times more than an 8-bit monitor, insuring smooth color gradations. The wide color gamut enables the monitor to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, correctly displaying images shot in Adobe RGB. For printing, the wide color gamut can reproduce nearly the whole ISO-coated and US web-coated CMYK color space.
The 27-inch (68.5cm) display opens up enough space to view Full HD content, but still have available real estate for toolbars, windows and additional applications.
Users can also open up physical desktop space using the USB-C port. With one cable moving data and providing 60 watts of power to a connected device, users can cut down on the number of cords snaking around their workspace, while keeping a laptop or other device charged.
The ColorEdge line uses EIZO’s patented digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) technology to correct the inconsistencies in brightness and chromaticity across the screen, which are common to other LCD monitors.
EIZO’s monitors are built in the company’s own factories insuring quality control and are backed by a 5-year warranty covering all components, including the LCD panel.