16:10 Lives On: EIZO Releases 24-inch ColorEdge CG2420 and CS2420 Professional Monitorsby Ian Cutress on February 16, 2016 8:30 AM EST
For anyone that loves a 16:10 screen, with resolutions such as 1920x1200 or 2560x1600, there have been relatively slim pickings in the monitor world recently. Any high end or high refresh rate monitor is likely to be of the 16:9 variety (1920x1080, 2560x1440 or 3840x2160) or a 21:9 unit through the ultra-wide 2560x1080 or 3440x1440 monitors. One of the reasons as to why companies who make high end monitors do not produce many 16:10 units was given to me by ASUS: there are simply not enough companies producing the panels. It seems that EIZO has managed to find a couple though, with their new ColorEdge displays.
|Video Inputs||DVI-D with HDCP
DisplayPort with HDCP
HDMI with HDCP, Deep Color
|Panel Type||IPS with Wide-Gamut LED|
|Pixel Pitch||0.270 mm|
|Colors||DisplayPort: 1.07 billion from 278 trillion
HDMI: 1.07 billion from 278 trillion
DVI-D: 16.77 million from 278 trillion
|Greyscale||DisplayPort: 1024 tones from 65k tones
HDMI: 1024 tones from 65k tones
DVI-D: 256 tones from 65k tones
|Brightness||400 cd/m2||350 cd/m2|
|Response Time||10 ms (gray-to-gray)||15ms (gray-to-gray)|
|Viewable Size||24.1-inch (61cm)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz|
|Height Adjustable||155 mm|
|Tilt||-5° to +35°|
|VESA Wall Mounting||100 x 100 mm|
at maximum height
|554.4 x 551 x 245 mm|
|Power Consumption||<0.7W Power Save
|<0.7W Power Save
|Weight||8.5 kg / 18.7 lb with Hood||7.8 kg / 17.2 lb|
|Additional Features||3-port USB 3.0 Hub
Color Adjustment Sensor
USB Charge Port
|3-port USB 3.0 Hub
USB Charge Port
|Accessories||Signal Cables (DVI-D, mDP to DP)
|Warranty||5 Years / 30k hours Parts
10k hours color (under 120cd/m2)
So admittedly these are not particularly consumer style monitors, and EIZO states that they are aimed at the creative industries rather than high refresh rate gaming. The cabinet designs come with a slimmer bezel that EIZO’s previous versions, and come with carrying handles for easier mobility across a working environment. The CG2420 is the higher specification of the two, with a built in self-calibration sensor to maintain color accuracy over time, a higher contrast ratio at 1500:1 and a shading hood as standard.
Both units are 1920x1200 wide-gamut 10-bit IPS non-glare displays but use 16-bit look up tables to do so, and offer DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI digital inputs. The wide gamut aspect means that these panels have 99% AdobeRGB coverage, with the CG2420 panel also covering 98 of the DCI-P3 color space. Unfortunately no Rec. 2020 coverage is specified at this time, as the focus seems to be for DCI-P3. Both monitors also come with EIZO’s custom ColorNavigator 6 software for calibration and a quoted time of 3-minutes for color stabilization from power-on.
Now, of course there will be users wondering why anyone wants a few extra pixels at the bottom, and why it matters. Typical 16:10 enthusiasts are coders and writers that love them for the extra vertical space, ensuring more content is on the screen at the same time. For media processing and consumption, the user can see the full 1920x1080 video on a 1920x1200 screen and still has space for functional buttons on editing or playback, rather than obscuring part of the video or making the content shrink/expand. As much as 16:10 monitors are rare, laptops even more so, which makes me wonder if I can’t go back to my Dell M4400, except that the battery now lasts 2 hours and it weighs 4kg+. Fingers crossed for a 16:10 laptop sometime soon.
EIZO states that these monitors will be shipping from February, although intended markets and pricing are not yet confirmed. Both the CG2420 and CS2420 are backed by a five-year or 30,000 hour (3.4 year) on-time warranty for use and a 10,000 hour warranty on brightness and color.
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Lolimaster - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - linkThey should actually start producing 3:2 monitors, is basically the best compromise for everything, excel, web reading, comic/manga reading, video, editing.
boeush - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - linkYeah, because why would anyone ever want to do anything besides movie watching?
The first company to come to its senses and offer *rationally* designed product, would pwn the market. Too bad boardrooms seem to be stuffed with clueless empty suits these days...
zodiacfml - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - linkRight. I don't know of a monitor panel being re-used in a TV product or maybe, that was the case many years ago.
Nintendo Maniac 64 - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - linkIf anything it'd be more common now since small-sized 1080p TVs are more common.
Sttm - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - linkDont see why you would buy a 24 inch 16:10 at 1920x1200 vs getting a 3840x2160 27inch 16:9. The amount of screen real estate is far greater, and knowing EIZO it wont cost much more at all.
boeush - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkWell gee, a 27" 16:10 would offer even more real estate... Why would you want to buy a 16:9, by comparison?
boeush - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkOh, and 4k at 27" size? Unless you press your nose against the screen as a matter of habit (and/or are pathologically nearsighted or want to become thus), I'd call that overkill, over-spec'ed, overbuilt, and an overpriced boondoggle.
Sttm - Thursday, February 18, 2016 - linkDell sells one with good color accuracy for about $500 on sale. You do not have to be pressed to the screen to tell the difference. No one is selling 16:10 27inch monitors, only 24 in this case...
These 16:10 fanboys stuck in 2007, 1920x1200 is pathetic, wake up.
topalu - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkI am reading this article on a real nice 16:10 HP E241i that was a reasonable $250, but is now discontinued, so hopefully the price point is similar.
robin051 - Monday, February 22, 2016 - linkThere is also BenQ BL3200PT