EIZO has introduced two new 27” displays designed for professionals and prosumers. The ColorEdge CG2730 and the ColorEdge CS2730 monitors share a lot of technologies and have a lot of similarities, but a number of distinctions allow EIZO to position and price them completely differently.

The EIZO CG2730 and the EIZO CS2730 displays are based on 27” 10-bit 2560×1440 IPS panels with a 60 Hz refresh rate. Based on the specifications, the monitors sport a 350 nits typical brightness, 1500:1 or 1000:1 static contrast, 13 or 10 ms ms response time, and 178° viewing angles. As for I/O capabilities, both devices are equipped with a triple-port USB 3.0 hub as well as DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 inputs. In addition, both monitors come bundled with the company’s proprietary ColorNavigator 6 software, which can set the right brightness, gamma and other settings for photography, printing and web design with the help of calibration devices.

Apart from differences in static contrast and response time, the new monitors from EIZO have a number of other important differences. In particular, the higher-end professional EIZO Color Edge CG2730 can cover 99% of the Adobe RGB and 98% of the DCI-P3 color spaces. DCI-P3 is generally important for video editors and animation designers, who do post-production work, because the standard is used for digital movie projection in the U.S. and is expected to be adopted by television and home cinema industries in the future. In addition, the CG2730 is covered with a special retardation film, which ensures depth of dark tones when viewed from an angle. Moreover, to simplify calibration without using any third-party calibration devices, the monitor features a special sensor. Finally, the professional-grade display comes bundled with a shading hood that prevents glare.

EIZO's 2016 27" Displays for Professionals and Prosumers
  ColorEdge CG2730 ColorEdge CS2730
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 13 ms 10 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1500:1 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Pixel Density 109 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating Yes
Color Gamut Adobe RGB: 99%
DCI-P3: 98%
Adobe RGB: 99%
Power Consumption 33 W ~ 95 W 44 W ~ 110 W
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2 (HDCP)
1 × HDMI (HDCP, DeepColor)
1 × DVI-D
USB Hub 3-port USB 3.0 hub
2 USB Type-B upstream ports

By contrast, the EIZO ColorEdge CS2730 is aimed at entertainment enthusiasts and prosumers. It only covers 99% of Adobe RGB color space and does not support the aforementioned pro-level features of the CG2730 (yet, it has better response time and that is important for gamers). Realistically speaking, the difference between two displays should not be too dramatic for a non-professional eye in typical applications because both are based on 10-bit IPS panels with 16-bit look-up-table and have similar brightness. Meanwhile, when it comes to contrast and the quality of dark colors, the CG2730 is expected to be significantly better than its consumer-oriented brother.

EIZO did not announce MSRPs for its new displays, but said they would be available in November. Just like other ColorEdge monitors the new CG2730 and CS2730 come with a five-year warranty, which is longer than warranties offered by some other display manufacturers.

Source: EIZO

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  • djmcave - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    Actually when your adrenaline kicks in you can see as high as 200 Fps, that's why it appears in slow motion. I notice the difference from 60Hz to the 120Hz I currently have.
    Still waiting on a decent 4k or 21:9(not 1080p streached) with 120+Hz, if it can add decent color it's a bonus.. that is to say Displayport 1.3/1.4, that is supposed to appear till end of year.
  • Solandri - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    Actually it "appears" as slow motion because the adrenaline kick causes a lot more detail of the incident to be committed to your memory. So when you later recall the incident, there's a lot more detail for you to remember, giving the illusion that everything happened in slow motion.

    They've done experiments testing people's reaction times during stressful and (faked) life/death situations. There is no improvement in reaction speed, indicating your actual perception at the time of the incident is not altered.

    But a lot of people can see flicker at 100+ and even 200+ Hz. I'm one of those unfortunate people, and the PWM flickering of LED car tail lights drives me nuts. Same goes for some dashboard displays - I hate driving a Lexus at night. It bugs me up to about 200 Hz, and I can still detect it up to about 600-800 Hz.
  • Michael Bay - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - link

    Oh, so that`s why time seems to go slower when you fall.
    Thanks, didn`t know that.
  • Eden-K121D - Friday, October 14, 2016 - link

    I'm only referring to the gaming aspect. For Professional work these may be the best but for gaming hell no
  • HollyDOL - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    You're crying on wrong grave, for gaming only you should look for Foris line: http://www.eizoglobal.com/products/foris/fs2735/in...
  • Gothmoth - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    why would a moron like you ask such a stupid question?
  • euler007 - Friday, October 14, 2016 - link

    What's the MSRP?
  • Death666Angel - Friday, October 14, 2016 - link

    "EIZO did not announce MSRPs for its new displays"
  • Lolimaster - Friday, October 14, 2016 - link

    Considering the horrible contrast this pro monitors have, how about switching to high quality AMVA.

    This monitors black are more towards semilight grey.
  • madwolfa - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    Wat? 1:1000-1:1500 is now considered horrible contrast?

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