Eizo expands its line of professional ColorEdge monitors with three new models, each with an IPS panel. The CG246, CX240 and CS230 all offer large viewing angles and realistic colour reproduction. To achieve this, the screens have a special controller chip onboard and are bundled with the ColorNavigator software.
The GC246 is a 24.1-inch monitor that comes with a cover to shield it from ambient lighting. The monitor is factory calibrated by Eizo. While connectivity includes HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI, the first limits you to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the other two offer the full 1920 x 1200 pixels. The brightness, contrast ratio and response time are specified at respectively 300 cd/m², 1000:1 en 7.7 ms. The monitor, which can be used in portrait mode as well, has an adjustable stand and an integrated dual-port USB hub.
Almost identical is the ColorEdge CX240, which comes without the light cover and calibration software. While both are optionally available for an additional fee, the monitor is no different from the GC246.
The third monitor, the ColorEdge CS230, is a smaller version of the CX240. The cover and software are again available as extra options. This screen has a 1080p panel, the specifications of which are almost identical to those of the larger panel, apart from its 10.5 ms response time.
Eizo will market the three monitors in Japan first. The GC246 will cost €1700 (£1333) and launches September 11. The basic version of the CX240, which launches August 8, will be priced just over €1000 (£784), with the software being available for €55 extra. If you include the light cover as well, the price becomes €1110 (£870). No details are available on the CS230 yet.