The arrival of the ColorEdge CG276 monitor
makes it seem as though EIZO was waiting for some sort of cue before
completely ignoring the Full HD image quality standard.
Linux' creator, Linus Torvalds, opened the month (November 2013), by bluntly saying that it is ridiculous for laptops to still be hung up on HD (1366 x 768 pixels) and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).
All notebooks should have 2560 x 1600 screens, he feels. By extension, one might say that all monitors and all-in-one PCs should have a similar aim.
EIZO is one of the few companies with a steady flux of high-resolution panels, although they aren't consumer oriented.
Instead, the company sells several monitors for digital photography, video editing, post-production and graphic design.
The latest such monitor is the ColorEdge CG276. Its resolution isn't the one mentioned above, but still close enough: 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The in-plane switching panel (IPS) grants viewing angles of 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.
Since we are on the subject, the contrast ratio if 1,000:1 (normal), the brightness is of 320 cd/m2, and the response time is of 6ms.
A 2-port USB 2.0 hub is integrated in the monitor, as is a calibration sensor that automatically adjusts color according to user input and other factors.
Finally, for compatibility with as many types of graphics cards and PC motherboard as possible, EIZO gave the ColorEdge CG276 LCD monitor an HDMI port, DVI-D and a DisplayPort input.
Shipments will begin this month (November 30, 2012). The price is of 189,800 Yen, which corresponds to about $2,368 / 1,840 Euro. We cannot guarantee that sales will ever happen outside Japan though, and if they do, the US and European prices of the display will probably be different from what exchange rates suggest right now.