While Eizo has long been a champion of the high-end professional display market, each successive release shows off a number of new technologies that display nerds lust over. So it goes with the new CG275W, a 27-inch LCD monitor that will display your pixels with better accuracy than ever before.
In a move reminiscent of the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 notebook, the new Eizo CG275W can actually calibrate itself. Gone are the times where users would have to spend hours, or sometimes even days, calibrating a monitor with an arcane trifecta of difficult to use software, kludgy user interfaces and third-party hardware. Eizo says that the new high-end display can even be set to constantly self-calibrate during periods of less activity, like outside of typical working hours.
Built around a 2560 x 1440 IPS display, the CG275W follows Apple and Dell in offering a high-resolution, 16:9 aspect, 27-inch display. Eizo’s version offers DVI-D, DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort as native inputs, which means that it can work with just about every computer, both Windows and Mac, released in the last several years. Importantly, that native mini DisplayPort input means that the Eizo is automatically able to work with Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops that feature Thunderbolt technology.
It also offers a static contrast ratio of 850:1, max brightness levels of 270 cd/m2 and, thanks to that IPS panel, 178-degree viewing angles. While most IPS displays are pretty slow, the Eizo manages to eke out a 6ms grey-to-grey response time – so maybe you can get a few Crysis rounds out in between color-important publishing work.
The Eizo ColorEdge CG275W will start shipping near the end of this month, but mum’s the word on price so far.