I tested the PiP, with the PS3 and the HD DVD, but found that when I switched to the HD DVD it restarted, presumably because the HDCP key was being revoked as it switched away, forcing the movie to restart when I switched back.
Moving to the PC via DVI, the brightness and the sharpness were again apparent. It needs little tweaking to get a great image and web sites and general Windows work was a pleasure. In particular whites seemed purer and truer than any monitor I’ve used recently and other colours benefit as a result. This is especially important for photographic work. An ICC profile is included on the CD and there are a range of tweaks possible via the OSD to get it just how you want it.
My favourite TrackMania Nations game was fired up and I was treated to smooth gaming with the predominantly green colours strong without being too intense. This is certainly a great gaming monitor. Viewing angles are very good. The screen does go a little dark as you go to the extremities but there’s no massive colour shift as poorer screens tend to do.
I’m not sure this screen would be considered by many gamers though, simply because of the price. It’s just too much when good screens such as the BenQ FP241W are available for only £420 or so.
This screen is aimed at those who need it to make money from their work and as such are willing to pay extra for its excellent colour accuracy. If that’s not the case then this screen, while excellent, doesn’t justify the price. If money was no object, this is most definitely the 24in display I’d like sitting on my desk, but if your budget is more realistic you’ll probably have to look on with envy at this one and pick up something else instead.
Unless colour accuracy is vital or you have money to burn the Eizo FlexScan HD2441W doesn’t look good value compared to some of its competitors. It’s not the most stylish display out there either. However, for the professional, the discerning, and the well heeled user, this is a quality screen that sets a reference point for displays under £1,000. If you are willing to pay more to get that colour accuracy and also want great gaming and HD performance, then it’s the best 24in screen around at the moment and as such earns a recommendation.
Score in detail
Image Quality 10