Eizo Launches CG301W 30in Monitor

Desktop real estate and high colour accuracy?

Work in an environment where you need a colour accurate panel and a huge 30in monitor? Want an alternative to NEC’s recently announced LCD3090WQXi? Well, Eizo may well have the solution for you with its just-announced ColourEdge CG301W 30in display.

As one might expect from Eizo, the panel offers extremely good colour accuracy, claiming 100 per cent NTSC and 97 per cent Adobe RGB colour gamut coverage. The display also offers 16-bit image processing and, obviously with a 30in panel, a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. Other important specs include an 850:1 Contrast ratio and a 12ms (on-off as opposed to grey-to-grey) response time.

Going that extra step, Eizo also pre-calibrates these monitors before they leave its factory in Japan so, unlike a Dell or Viewsonic for example, the out-of-the-box colour accuracy should be excellent. Of course if the default configuration isn’t suitable for the intended purposes out of the box, Eizo has a solution in the form of a hardware calibrator.

Input wise the CG301W is fairly sparse, offering a sole pair of DVI ports. Only one of these is dual-link, and only the single-link input is HDCP compliant, which is a slightly odd mix. Eizo also makes a point of mentioning the monitor’s picture-by-picture mode whereby the two inputs each act as a 1,200 x 1,600 monitor, occupying half the screen each – a simple sounding but no doubt useful feature.

Unfortunately for anyone wanting to get their hands on a CG301W, Eizo hasn’t given any details on pricing or availability, stating only that the official ‘launch’ is at the Focus on Imaging exhibition, from the 24th to 28th of February. Given the similar specs, expect to pay a similar premium to NEC’s forthcoming 30in display – in the region of £1,100.

Eizo CG301W product page.

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