Eizo EV2456 review: classic format with a new look

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Eizo EV2456

Eizo offers the EV2456 in black and white - a small number of companies prefers the lighter colour and they're prepared to pay a premium price for it. Eizo is one of the few manufacturers to offer another colourway, they also include white cables with the white models (of course the black models come with black cables). The EV2455 (and 2450) already came with a redesigned stand with an unusual adjustment mechanism, however Eizo has once again reinvented the wheel for this model (and the EV2451). Adjusting the height of the monitor is done with an ingenious mechanic, with three parts sliding over each other. Compared to the previous design the EV2456 offers an even larger vertical range (there are nearly 16 centimeters between the lowest and highest setting), however the most important advantage is that the footprint of the monitor has been reduced even more. The depth of the footplate is extremely low, only 19 cm, which is 4 cm lower than the already very compact footplate found on the preceding model. This translates to more space on your desk (and/or smaller desks). Moreover the panel can be adjusted in all thinkable ways: tilting, rotating and turning is all possible. It's also worth noting that the stand features cable management and an integrated handle, which allows you to move the monitor with ease. No matter how you look at the monitor, the attention to detail is very obvious and commendable.

Eizo EV2456-BK

  • Eizo EV2451-BK
  • Eizo EV2451-BK
  • Eizo EV2456-BK
  • Eizo EV2456-BK

The first thing that stands out about the panel itself are the very thin bezels. Eizo themselves claim that all bezels on the front have the same thickness which is strictly speaking true, however the bottom of the panel 'stands' on another edge with presumably inside it the connection with the mainboard. The design is not quite the same as that of the LG 24MP88, which did have bezels that had exactly the same thickness. It does however look quite a bit better than a fat bottom bezel, and it also results in an outspoken clean design that is very suitable for multi-monitor configurations. The bezel itself is 1 mm thick, whereas the space between the bezel and the active part of the panel is 5.6 mm. This is even less on the EV2451, namely 4.3 mm. It's not truly bezel-less, however few monitors come closer to it than this one. Furthermore, the panel rotates 90 degrees to two sides, so it's possible to place two of them next to each other vertically with the thinner upper bezels in the middle.

The panel itself is an IPS one with the aforementioned 1920x1200 resolution. Due to the diagonal of 24.1 inch it has a pixel density of 94 ppi, just a bit more than the 92 ppi of 1920x1080 at 24 inch. In terms of usable surface area you have 2,304,000 pixels, about 11% more than the 2,073,600 pixels that you generally have with the 16:9 Full HD resolution. All 230,400 extra pixels are of course added vertically and that's why this format has its fans: these pixels are very useful for applications that benefit extra vertical space.

Eizo EV2456-BK Eizo EV2456-BK

In terms of connectors the monitor has VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI and Dual-Link DVI: there are few scenarios we could think of where one would not be able to connect the EV2456 without any problems. Furthermore, the monitor comes with audio in- and outputs, and a two-port USB 3.0 hub, found on the side.

Eizo would not be Eizo if they didn't offer any extra features. The option to save the settings of a monitor to an XML file using a USB connection and consequently apply them to another FlexScan EV monitor is definitely interesting for system admins. The InStyle software is also useful for the end-user, as it allows you to configure both single and multiple displays. You can change the settings using this software instead of the on-screen menu, but you can also set all monitors to turn off, if you turn a single one off: useful for multi-monitor configurations. Changes made to the settings of a monitor, e.g. brightness level, can instantly be applied to all monitors that are part of one's setup. You also have the option to set certain presets of a monitor to an application: when you boot up Photoshop the monitor will automatically switch to sRGB, whereas in Word or Excel you can able 'Paper Mode', which is easier on the eyes. Media playback software can be coupled with Movie Mode. Last but not least, the software is also capable of adjusting the colour temperature of the display, depending on the time of the day, which is comparable to what f.lux does; a comparable feature will reportedly be part of the Windows 10 Creators' Update, but in we doubt that it will be available soon in all business environments.


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Eizo EV2456-BK

24.1 inch, 1920x1200, 94 ppi, IPS, 60 Hz, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 350 cd/m², 1000 : 1

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£414.48

Avg. £414.48
2 shops, 2x stock

Eizo EV2456-WT

24.1 inch, 1920x1200, 94 ppi, IPS, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 350 cd/m², 1000 : 1

Specifications Prices

£440.70

Avg. £440.70
1 shop, 1x stock

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