Japan's Eizo recently introduced the ColorEdge CG242W LCD monitor that offers a 24.1-inch display and offers 1920x1200 resolution. The monitor's colors cover 97 percent of the Adobe RGB spectrum, and is meant to be used with video editing applications that include 3D-look-up table (3D LUT) support. New MacBook Pros use a mini Display Port connection and nothing else, so once an adapter is released, users will be able to add EIZO's LCD as a secondary, external display to the notebooks. Apart from the DisplayPort, there is a DVI connection, and both are HDCP compatible. More mainstream specifications are comprised of a 178-degree viewing angle, maximum brightness of 270cd/m2 and 1100:1 contrast ratio. Black-to-white response time is rated at 12ms, while grey-to-grey is set at 6ms. Viewing angles from all four sides are fixed at 178 degrees. The LCD also includes a pair of USB ports that allows users to add external devices to their computers.
Buyers have the option of purchasing sensors that, when combined with the included ColorNavigator software, ease the process of setting up the monitor to display true-to-life colors.
When the CG242W launches in Japan on January 13th, 2009, it will cost the equivalent of about $1,975.