Eizo EV2456 review: classic format with a new look

The best option for those who can't keep up

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Introduction

The majority of monitors have a 16:9 aspect ratio. However there are still a relatively small, but significant amount of monitors out there on the market with a 16:10 aspect ratio. These are mainly aimed at the business market, however there are also some consumers that swear by more vertical space. Eizo has therefore released the EV2456, successor to the EV2455. We were quite enthusiastic about the latter, so we're curious to see how its successor fares.


To answer the question: in addition to the EV2456, Eizo has also introduced the EV2451, successor to the EV2450. Connaisseurs will know that this is the 16:9 variant of the same display, with a friendlier price tag. Expect a review of the EV2451 in the future from us. For a change, in this article we're taking a look at the neglected child of the monitor market, the 16:10 format, and therefore we're only looking at the EV2456.

Eizo EV2456-BK

We don't have a lot of recent comparison data - the last 16:10 display that we tested was the predecessor to this model, and at the time of used a different test method. For this reason we'll have to use the test results of 16:9 displays as comparison data. According to our price comparison tool, there are 86 16:10 models with a resolution of 1920x1200 left. Prices vary, but they start at around 200 pounds. By comparison, a 24 inch 1920x1080 monitor can be bought for about half that price. It's worth noting that the Dell U2412M, which is already 6 years old, is still readily available. This is not that weird when you consider that businesses tend to buy these monitors, and they want existing workplaces to be easily replaceable for a long time.

This monitor from Eizo is one of the more expensive ones, even in this relatively limited and pricey range. The EV2455 is available for around 360 pounds, however the EV2456 will set you back about 420 pounds. We presume that the price will be very different if you purchase a large amount of monitors, however the average Joe will have to cough up quite a bit of money. We wonder whether Eizo lives up to their own name and whether they justify the higher price. In any case, they do this in area: as usual they offer a warranty period of five years, instead of the usual two or three years.

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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

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Eizo EV2456-WT

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

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£434.75

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