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Displays of Strength

(March 2012) posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012

A sourcelist of monitors for graphics work.

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Eizo Nanao Technologies
Eizo’s ColorEdge CG275W is a 27-in. LCD monitor specifically designed for prepress, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, post production, and other graphics professionals. The CG275W features an IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 (16:9 aspect ratio), and reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space (it also has an sRGB mode). Maximum brightness is 270 cd/m², and it features a static contrast ratio of 850:1 and viewing angles are 178°. A built-in calibration sensor for self-calibration is included as is ColorNavigator software. Additional features include a shading hood that can be used in portrait or landscape mode, a FlexStand 2 with 90° portrait display, and an energy-saver that detects the user’s absence and prompts the monitor to enter sleep mode.
Eizo Nanao offers seven different models in its ColorEdge series of color-management monitors, and more than 20 models in its FlexScan series of professional LCDs.

The Gallery 1900 Platinum Xtreme-3 is a 19-in. display designed for graphics and video professionals. It features 24-bit MVA Active Matrix technology and offers a native resolution of 1280 x 1024, a contrast ratio of 1300:1, an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178° horizontal and vertical, and a 300 cdm2 brightness. Also available in black and white.

HP’s DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Monitor is a 24-in., color-critical display based on the company’s DreamColor Engine technology. It offers 1920 x 1200 resolution, a viewing angle of 178° and a 300 cd/m² maximum brightness. Features include: a tri-color LED backlight; 30-bit LCD panel technology; seven color-space presets for luminance, gamma, gamut, and white point; customizable user- and color-calibration settings with onscreen display; enhanced connectivity; and more. The company’s ZR30w 30-in. LCD is its largest Performance Series monitor. Resolution is 2560 x 1600; 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio; 370 cd/m² brightness; 178° degree viewing angle; 7-ms response time; 4-port USB hub. Price: $1220.

The 24-in. Prolite E2403WS-1 is the company’s largest LED display. It features a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, 2-ms response time, and viewing angles of 170°/160°.