Eizo has basically delivered the perfect office monitor with the EV2456: it doesn't take up a lot of space, it's exceptionally ergonomic, easy to configure by both system admins and users, it comes with all the connectivity you'd want and what's more, it has extra vertical space for productivity applications. We also have little to fault, if we look at the test results. The vertical viewing angles might not be the best, but given the excellent adjustment options we can't complain too much - it should be noted that horizontal viewing angles are excellent.
The only downside is found in the black value and if this display was meant for watching movies or playing cinematic games, we'd actually have to consider this weakness. The target audience will probably ignore it, as they want brightness as high as possible for good contrast in brightly lit offices, lower power consumption and assurance in the form of long warranty periods and availability.
In short, Eizo offers everything that a business user with a decent IT budget would want, and some more - the phenomenal colour quality will not be needed in every workplace at all, but you will get it anyway. The buyer does pay a price premium for it, however as we mentioned before the price will probably be different if you purchase a bunch of them at once - Eizo did not comment on this, but this is the norm. Nevertheless there are definitely cheaper options out there, but you'll have make some sacrifices. If you don't have to do so and you want a Full HD 16:10 monitor, the EV2456 is the monitor to buy. An Ultimate Product Award is therefore very well-deserved.
There is one last thing to note: those who are less conservative can also buy an excellent 24 or 27 inch WQHD monitor, which means no 16:10 aspect ratio, but significantly more work space - including vertical work space: 2560x1440 will always be considerably more than 1920x1200. We'd also consider Eizo's own EV2750; It's far from cheap given its 635 pound price tag, but it's less exorbitant than the EV2456 in terms of pound per pixel.