Speaking of switches, where are they? Well, Eizo has gone for the touch-sensitive approach, and mounted eight of them along the bottom, all within a subtly curved extension of the lower bezel. Personally, I’m not a fan of these controls as it’s far too easy to trigger them when repositioning the display – that is of course if you’ve forgotten to lock out most of the functions. This can be done by turning on the S2410W, while touching the Auto switch. By default an annoying beep accompanies switch operation, but thankfully it can be muted.
Menu navigation is relatively simple – a case of using the Enter, Up, Down, Left and Right buttons for entering and selecting menus/settings, then making and saving adjustments. The controls on offer reflect the S2410W’s professional heritage and within the OSD – or ScreenManager as Eizo likes to call it – you’ll find a high-degree of colour settings best summed up in the table below.
Key settings include saturation, colour temperature (from 4000K to 10,000K in 500K increments), six colour (RGBCYM) adjustment, and Gamma values (from 1.4 to 3.0 in 0.2 increments). This makes the S2410W highly customisable, but for those who like it simple, Eizo also includes its mini FineContrast OSD for quick access to five modes, four of which are set for Text, Picture, Movie and sRGB (and can be further tweaked if need be). Toggling between the modes is done by pressing the left or right switch.
Furthermore, with the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD software it is possible to assign any application to a particular FineContrast mode. When that application is selected, the screen changes to the assigned mode. In essence this means you can have a particular mode for Photoshop, and perhaps a dimmer mode for browsing the Internet. This utility also includes a mode for watching video playback in an independently assigned overlay window as well as letting you control the settings with the mouse or keyboard. However for the latter the USB cable must be hooked up.