Tuesday, March 17th 2015

EIZO Unveils a 23.8-Inch 4K UHD Monitor

EIZO Corporation today announced the release of the ColorEdge CG248-4K, a 23.8-inch monitor with a UHD (ultra-high-definition) 4K (3840 x 2160) native resolution for creative professionals who work with high-resolution content such as photography, print, and video.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K features the highest pixel density yet in the ColorEdge lineup at an astonishing 185 ppi (pixels per inch), making high-resolution image display smoother than ever. This allows professionals to display the high level of detail captured in 4K photographs with exceptional clarity. Alphanumeric characters and contours are also distinguished with excellent sharpness for the printing workflow.
The ColorEdge CG248-4K comes with a built-in sensor to enable self-calibration for hassle-free monitor maintenance. EIZO offers two dedicated calibration software programs, ColorNavigator 6 and ColorNavigator NX, that let users set target values for brightness, gamma, and white point and generate an ICC profile. ColorNavigator 6 comes bundled with the monitor and is for individual users that require additional functionality such as manually adjusting the properties of a calibrated monitor.

For color management of the ColorEdge CG248-4K and other select ColorEdge monitors on a network, EIZO also offers ColorNavigator Network, a secure, cloud-based web hosting solution for administrators to perform quality control (QC) tasks on client ColorEdge monitors with ColorNavigator NX installed. ColorNavigator NX is available as a free download from eizoglobal.com and is for organizations the want to centralize quality control of their monitors.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K uses an LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a wide color gamut that covers 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. It also covers 100% of the Rec. 709, EBU, and SMPTE-C standards, as well as 77% of Rec. 2020 and 93% of the DCI used in post production to ensure faithful color reproduction for a multitude of creative industries.

A typical monitor takes 30 minutes or more for its brightness, chromaticity, and tone characteristics to stabilize but the ColorEdge CG248-4K takes only three minutes, so professionals can count on reliable color soon after turning the monitor on.

Accessible using the monitor's front keys, a 4K zoom function enlarges specific areas of the screen enabling photographers to quickly check details and focus accuracy in images.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K comes with a sleek new cabinet design that blends well with a working environment. It is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing with LED backlit buttons for dimly-lit studios, a carrying handle and cable holder on the back, and three USB 3.0 downstream ports on the side. It also has an ergonomic stand with 150 mm height adjustment, 40° tilt (-5° - 35°), and 344° swivel as well as portrait mode capability.

For brightness and color uniformity, EIZO uses its own Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) technology. DUE ensures a Delta-E difference of three or less across the screen. It also counterbalances the influences that a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on color temperature and brightness.

Additional Features
  • Factory-calibrated to ensure color uniformity between all units.
  • 3D LUT (look-up-table) that adjusts color individually on an RGB cubic table.
  • Two DisplayPort (ver. 1.2) and two HDMI connectors.
  • 10-bit display1 (more than one billion colors simultaneously) from a 16-bit look-up table.
  • Shading hood included to minimize ambient light reflecting off the screen.
  • Five-year manufacturer's limited warranty including the LCD panel and a brightness and color warranty of up to 10,000 hours.
Availability
The ColorEdge CG248-4K will begin shipping in April, 2015.
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12 Comments on EIZO Unveils a 23.8-Inch 4K UHD Monitor

#1
Katanai
"The ColorEdge CG248-4K will begin shipping in April, 2015."

Prepare to chop off an arm and a leg.
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#2
msamelis
I'm not sure I understand the point of a 4k 23 inch monitor. It would make sense on a 60 inch+ but then again that would not be a monitor now, would it?
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#3
BernardV
Is that last sentence correct: "Five-year manufacturer's limited warranty including the LCD panel and a brightness and color warranty of up to 10,000 hours." By my count 10000 hours is a mere 416 odd days, now I know it's 24/7 usage for 416 days but still I'm sure over a period of a couple of years a professional will do more than that?
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Sony Xperia S
msamelis, post: 3255141, member: 130308"
I'm not sure I understand the point of a 4k 23 inch monitor.
Just wait several more years and you will enjoy the 22 inch 8K monitors.

At that time, you will never want to turn and look back to our ugly days now with Full HD. :D :rolleyes:

;)

I also think this is gonna cost quite a lot, EIZO offers expensive products.
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#5
Ed_1
Sony Xperia S, post: 3255149, member: 148671"
Just wait several more years and you will enjoy the 22 inch 8K monitors.

At that time, you will never want to turn and look back to our ugly days now with Full HD. :D :rolleyes:

;)

I also think this is gonna cost quite a lot, EIZO offers expensive products.
Not until windows can scale app size better on desktop .
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#6
Ed_1
msamelis, post: 3255141, member: 130308"
I'm not sure I understand the point of a 4k 23 inch monitor. It would make sense on a 60 inch+ but then again that would not be a monitor now, would it?
Yes, it a nich market for this, not much use for desktop but for photo-editing (any high res app) its good .
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#7
lemonadesoda
Perfect. Just what I want in terms of resolution and size. For desktop/office use where you are interested in very clear rendering of text on PDFs or doing DTP and graphics (whether vector, CAD or photo) this format is perfect.

But EIZO CG monitors usually start at the $2000 and up for their 2K models. The pricing of 4K is going to hurt. NEED but CANNOT AFFORD :(

Eizo posted a video
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#8
Sony Xperia S
Ed_1, post: 3255215, member: 33746"
Not until windows can scale app size better on desktop .
Windows 10 is almost behind the corner!

Android can do it already for ages!
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#9
SaltyFish
lemonadesoda, post: 3255225, member: 29805"
But EIZO CG monitors usually start at the $2000 and up for their 2K models. The pricing of 4K is going to hurt. NEED but CANNOT AFFORD :(
NEC already offers something similar. The price is still painful though.
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#10
lemonadesoda
SaltyFish, post: 3255238, member: 106232"
NEC already offers something similar. The price is still painful though.
The NEC is a nice monitor, a bit old now, and relatively cheap compared to the new EIZO. I guess like many people, I am looking for a great 4K desktop monitor, with an ability to scale a lower resolution input well, for those occasions that the PC might be used for a little gaming and output a 1920x1080 rather than 3840x2160 signal. The earlier 4K monitors were (apparently) not good scalers...
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#11
nexus_a
Always wanted 4K 24" monitor but at the moment they are very expensive and not in good quality, so I'm happy Eizo finally make one for the professionals. But I bet you'll have to sell your kidney to buy this monitor.
I'll stick with EV2455 I bought last month..which is already expensive enough.
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#12
tehehe
msamelis, post: 3255141, member: 130308"
I'm not sure I understand the point of a 4k 23 inch monitor. It would make sense on a 60 inch+ but then again that would not be a monitor now, would it?
It's pretty obvious really - high PPI makes for beautiful, super sharp, jaggies-free images even without AA. Very nice for gaming. I would want 24 inch 4k monitor but with at least 90Hz refresh rate and gsync/ulmb combo.
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