EIZO Launches ColorEdge CS2740: A 27-Inch 4K Professional Monitor with USB-Cby Anton Shilov on March 17, 2020 4:00 PM EST
USB Type-C is slowly but surely taking over the display market as the connector of choice. At first, it was added primarily to mainstream office models, but recently manufacturers started to use it on other SKUs too. This month EIZO introduced its new ColorEdge CS2740 professional display with a USB-C connector, one of the first monitors in this class to feature a USB-C interface.
The EIZO ColorEdge CS2740 is a 27-inch 10-bit IPS LCD featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, a typical brightness of 350 nits, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 10 ms GtG response time, a 60 Hz maximum refresh rate, and 178°/178° viewing angles. The monitor is aimed at graphics professionals with color critical workloads, so it has a 16-bit lookup table (LUT) for smooth color gradations and covers 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. Furthermore, the display is factory calibrated and supports EIZO’s digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) that corrects nonconformities of color tones on the entire LCD.
In addition to professional-grade image quality, the ColorEdge CS2740 boasts advanced connectivity, including a DisplayPort 1.2 input (HDCP 1.3), one HDMI 2.0 port (HDCP 2.2/1.4), and one USB 3.1 Type-C (HDCP 1.3) input. The latter can deliver up to 60 W of power to host PC, which is enough for most laptops. Meanwhile, the LCD also has a dual-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub.
When it comes to ergonomics, the ColorEdge CS2740 comes with a stand that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel. The stand also supports portrait mode.
|Specifications of the EIZO ColorEdge 27-Inch USB-C LCD|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||10 ms|
|Brightness||350 cd/m² (typical)|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Dynamic Refresh Rate||none|
|Pixel Pitch||0.1557 mm²|
|Pixel Density||163 ppi|
|Display Colors||1.07 billion|
|Color Gamut Support||Adobe RGB: 99%
|Stand||Height: +/-155 mm
Tilt: 35° Up, 5° Down
|Inputs||1 × DisplayPort (HDCP 1.3)
1 × HDMI 2.0/2.0b (HDCP 2.2)
1 × USB-C (HDCP 1.3)
|USB Hub||2-port USB 3.0 hub|
|Launch Date||Q1 2020|
EIZO’s ColorEdge CS2740 is covered by a five-year warranty and is currently shipped to the company’s partners, so expect it to hit the shelves shortly. Pricing of the product is unknown, but it will naturally vary from region to region.
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jvl - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - linkWhile I'm all for resolution and information density, let me tell you 4K on 27" is a pain.
Let me tell you because I sunk money into this and I'd prefer a refund. Eizo of course is expected to be top notch
nicolaim - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - linkWhy is it a pain?
p1esk - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - linkBecause the natural resolution for 27" is 5k (double of 1440p). The problem with 5k though is that there are no high refresh panels, so you have to choose between 5k or 144Hz. Well, maybe next year...
PeachNCream - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - linkIt does beg the question that if you are planning to use scaling anyway becuase screen elements are too small, why bother with the higher resolution at all? After scaling, you end up with the same amount of usable screen space anyway and just run up costs in purchase price and power consumption for more pixels you will not benefit from having.
p1esk - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - linkTo me, the difference between 4k at 150% scaling and 5k at 200% scaling on a 27" screen is significant. Text is sharper. If you don't care about that, fine, but I do.
PeachNCream - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - linkI think you may be missing the point. If you have to scale at all, then you may as well just go low enough in the resolution stack to a point where scaling is not necessary. Like 1440, for example, would be a scale-free resolution on a 27" screen that you would be comfortable using and everything would be quite sharp looking. You're driving fewer pixels and lowering your hardware cost among other things while at the same time losing pretty much nothing but a specification on paper that you cannot actually take advantage of anyway.
p1esk - Friday, March 20, 2020 - link1440p looks just plain horrible on 27" screen. DPI is atrocious and pixels are clearly visible from 2 feet away. If you can't see that then what I'm talking about is way over your head.
eSyr - Friday, March 20, 2020 - linkBy "natural" you've meant 72 dpi, right? Then your math is wrong.
akvadrako - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - linkI've been using 4K on 27" for a couple years. It's good if you like to sit back from your monitor a bit. I agree 5K is better if you want to maximize the space.
Scalarscience - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - linkI agree with the above poster about 5K, though that's not necessarily something for 27" specifically. I just appreciate the additional real estate when scaling GUI controls, so for 4K I stay native and deal with the size of some UI widgets.
However I was more interested in seeing that this reports 10ms gtg timing, I wonder what the overall input lag is? Historically my EIZO monitors have had upwards of 150ms (sometimes as high as 500ms in certain color modes) due to the DSP processing they use. Color accuracy and fidelity being the primary importance on high end monitors. If this thing is sub 35ms for input latency overall, I may have to buy a pair.