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ColorEdge CE240W LCD Monitor

Eizo’s 24.1″ ColorEdge CE240W LCD Monitor, with its 16:10 aspect ratio and increased horizontal viewing space, is perfect for use with Adobe Photoshop and its palettes, watching widescreen DVDs, or displaying two full A4 pages side by side. It has a native resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, an 8-ms response time for smooth video viewing, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 for excellent highlight and shadow detail.

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The CE240W comes with a bezel in either black or white/silver combination with a clearly marked touch-sensitive control panel at the bottom. It has a USB 2 hub with two ports, two DVI inputs, and an included analog adapter. A lazy Susan built into the CE240W’s sturdy base allows swiveling 172° right to left, and its unique curved ArcSwing stand lets you adjust the height and tilt.

This LCD monitor ships with several excellent canned profiles but for best results, use Eizo’s intuitive ColorNavigator CE calibration software, which lets you set values for brightness, color temperature, and gamma. It works with GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One, X-Rite’s MonacoOPTIX, and ColorVision’s Spyder, and within 4 minutes accurately calibrates the monitor’s 10-bit look-up table (LUT). You can tweak your saved ICC profile’s brightness temperature and gamma and the results allow for reliable soft proofing with Photoshop CS2.

Colors and illumination are consistent from edge to edge; however, at viewing angles greater than 70°, there’s a noticeable drop-off in color. Despite the limited viewing angle, the ColorEdge CE240W LCD monitor is still an excellent choice for professional photographers and graphic artists.

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Posted by steve-baczewski

When Steve was young, he was struck by the work of Richard Avedon, Cartier Bresson, and Eugene Smith, and eventually got a degree in Photography. He writes and teaches about both traditional and digital fine arts photography.