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Eizo's EV2480 is a 23.8" full HD monitor with a stylish frameless design and USB-C connectivity. Suitable for use in an office environment.
The 23.8-Inch EV2480 is a frameless Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) monitor equipped with USB Type-C for improving productivity and comfort at the office or at home.
Streamlined Connection with USB Type-C
The monitor is equipped with a USB Type-C connection that allows users to display video, playback audio, transmit USB signals, and supply power to connected devices. This convenient multi-purpose connectivity makes it faster and easier to connect a laptop when moving between workstations or when working away from the office.
70 Watt Power Delivery
The 70 watt power delivery via USB Type-C reliably charges small desktop PCs and laptops. This eliminates the need for a laptop's bulky power supply unit, freeing up space in your bag and on the desk.
Connect Peripherals Directly Into the Monitor
While modern laptops are becoming thinner and more portable, they often have limited connectivity options for peripherals. Connecting to the monitor via USB Type-C gives access to a hub with four USB Type-A ports for easily connecting an external keyboard, mouse, web camera, or storage device.
Versatile Stand for Optimal Positioning
The stand has a wide adjustment range, featuring height adjustment, tilt and swivel. This allows you to set the monitor to the perfect position, whether sitting or standing at your desk.
Improve Work Efficiency
At maximum stand height, the user can comfortably place a small laptop under the 23.8-inch screen to save space in even the most limited workspaces. This effectively increases the available screen space by as much as triple, greatly improving efficiency by reducing the need to scroll or switch windows frequently.
Connectivity and Flexibility
The monitor is equipped with USB Type-C, DisplayPort, and HDMI video inputs for flexible connection in different work environments.
Comfortably Sits in Modest Workspaces
The monitor’s width of 537.8 mm and its shallow depth of 230 mm makes it compact enough to fit comfortably in shared workspaces or smaller home offices.
Take Your Settings With You
EIZO's Screen InStyle software's Colour Briefcase function allows you to effortlessly maintain your individual screen preferences and take them with you, even to different monitors. This streamlines the setup and connection process for flexible workstyles, as well as enhanced comfort when telecommuting.
Portrait Mode for Vertical Viewing
The versatile stand allows you to rotate the monitor to portrait mode for reading long text documents or vertically optimized webpages and applications.
Aesthetically Pleasing Design
A monitor's aesthetic can go a long way in creating a more comfortable atmosphere. The monitor's minimalistic design and its ergonomic functions allow it to fit naturally in your work environment, whether you are at home or in the office.
Bezels That Are Barely There
The monitor implements a virtually frameless design for a minimalistic aesthetic. There is very little distance between the display area and the bezels, making the monitor easy to blend in with the environment.
In addition to sleek black, the cabinet is available in white for a colour option that keeps your workspace feeling bright. Furthermore, EIZO provides white cables to match the cabinet for full colour coordination.
Free Up Your Workspace With a Stand Bracket
The PCSK-03 is a VESA-compliant bracket for easily mounting a client terminal such as a thin client or mini PC to the back of the monitor's stand. The space the client terminal previously occupied is now freed up so you can make better use of your desktop. You can adjust the monitor's stand freely even with the client terminal attached.
Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes
The monitor is equipped with functions to help users concentrate on work by keeping their eyes comfortable throughout the day.
Auto Brightness Control
To prevent eye fatigue, a brightness sensor called Auto EcoView detects the changes in the ambient brightness that occurs throughout the day and automatically adjusts the screen to the ideal brightness level.
Clear View from All Angles
The monitor uses an LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with 178° viewing angle that minimizes colour shift and contrast changes when viewing the screen at an angle. This means that two people sitting at the one computer can easily see the screen with high image quality.
Reduce Blue Light by 80%
Printing work-related documents is becoming less common due to the increase in home offices, telecommuting, and stricter security measures. Paper Mode reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the monitor, helping to prevent eye fatigue when reading digital documents. When used in conjunction with the Auto EcoView dimming function, blue light is reduced by as much as 80%.
Flicker Free Viewing
Due to the way brightness is controlled on LED backlights, a small number of people perceive flicker on their screen which causes eye fatigue. The monitor utilizes a hybrid solution to regulate brightness and make flicker unperceivable without any drawbacks like compromising colour stability – even on low brightness settings.
Minimum Brightness of 1cd/m2
In a dimly-lit work environment, a monitor with low brightness settings is more comfortable to use. With its LED backlight, the monitor is adjustable to approximately 1 cd/m² which is less than 1% of the maximum.
The panel is treated with an anti-glare coating to reduce screen reflections caused by ambient lightning. This makes the screen easier to see and helps reduce eye fatigue.
Certified for Eye Care
FlexScan monitors are certified by TÜV Rheinland to have low blue light and be flicker-free.
Commitment to Quality
EIZO manufacturers its products at its own facilities to allow close control over production quality and ensure each monitor is built to last.
FlexScan monitors are backed by a standard 5-year manufacturer's warranty that covers all components, including the LCD panel*. This extensive warranty period is two years longer than the standard warranty of most conventional monitors. EIZO's 5-year manufacturer's warranty contributes to significantly lower product life cycle costs. * Usage time is limited to 30,000 hours.
Zero Bright Pixels
EIZO guarantees its FlexScan monitors will be free from bright sub-pixels for six months from the date of purchase.
Exceptional Image Reproduction
The monitor converts the data from an 8-bit input signal and selects the optimal gradations for smooth image display. Furthermore, each monitor is individually measured and adjusted at the factory prior to shipping for exceptional image quality out of the box.
Each FlexScan monitor is developed, manufactured, and quality-control tested in-house at EIZO's own factory to ensure every product is built to last.
Care for the Environment and You
The monitor's energy-saving and power reduction functions make it both easy on the eyes and environmentally friendly. EIZO is working towards creating environmentally friendly products through a wide range of corporate efforts.
A Natural Beauty
Reducing the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in material production, such as some paints, is a global concern. EIZO uses its expertise cultivated from extensive years of research to manufacture its monitor cabinets with a smooth, uniform colour and texture without using paint.
Reduced Power Consumption
The monitor implements EIZO's proprietary EcoView technologies which cut power consumption up to 50%* compared to displaying at maximum brightness.
*Typical power consumption when not using USB power delivery.
Eco-Friendly Packing Customization
EIZO offers corporate customers an option for collective packing, where multiple monitors can be packed together in a single box. This lowers environmental impact by reducing packing materials used for a single shipment.
Rest Assured with Major Sustainability Standards
The monitor is certified by major comprehensive sustainability standards such as TCO Certified Generation 8, EPEAT, and EnergyStar. Organizations concerned with ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments or SDGs can assuredly procure the monitor to meet required guidelines.
FlexScan are environmentally friendly monitors that are built with continually improved energy efficiency, made using recycled plastics and sustainable procured materials, boxed in recyclable packaging, and supported by a responsible after-service recycling system.
TCO Certified, organized by TCO Development Sweden, is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products. It concerns socially-responsible manufacturing and environmental awareness, including the handling of hazardous substances and recycling, as well as user ergonomics.
EIZO has actively participated in the TCO labelling system for monitors since its inception in 1992.
Under the new TCO Certified Generation 8, criteria has become stricter, including not only product requirements, but also company requirements. Some of the new guidelines include:
Eizo's Flexscan EV Range of office monitors, including the EV2480, are among the first products to meet the new TCO Certified Generation 8 criteria.
More information on TCO Certified here.
Please note: this monitor comes with the default black bezels - if you would like to upgrade to the white bezels please call us to order. The white version will take approx 6 weeks to arrive.
Panel Size / Ratio
24" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
1920 * 1080
Direct Hardware Calibration?
In Built Sensor?
This monitor supports traditional monitor calibration (AKA Software calibration with a hardware device).
While this process can offer good results (and of course is much better than no calibration at all!), this monitor does not support the better method of Direct Hardware Calibration that is particularly important if you want to achive a really excellent screen to print match.
We recommend the i1Display Pro / Pro Plus (AKA ColorChecker Pro / Plus).i1 Display Pro Plus (AKA ColorChecker Display Plus)
These calibrators are either simply not compatible, or do not measure current monitor technologies reliably. If you have one of these, it's time for an upgrade!i1 Display V1 & V2
Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.
We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.
To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.
Monitor panel sizes are measured across the diagonal, in inches.
They are approximate only, so the actual measurement might be 27.1" for example. Note that panel size in inches is only one part of the story - the other being the aspect ratio. For example a 24" monitors doesn't sound much bigger than a 23" monitor, but 24" monitors are normally 16:10 versus most 23" monitors being 16:9. This means a 24" monitor is much taller than a 23" and the working size is much greater than one inch difference would suggest.
The panel ratio gives the relative size of the horizontal to the vertical. Older monitors were 4:3, but most modern monitors are widescreen, with 16:10 or 16:9 being the common ratios. 16:10 is distinctly taller, and common with 24 and 30 inch monitors. 23 and 27 inch monitors are normally 16:9 - the same ratio as widescreen televisions. For monitors 24 inches and below, we recommend going with a 16:10 monitor if you can. Once you're over 24 inches you've got sufficient vertical working space it doesn't matter so much.
Native resolution is simply the number of pixels a monitor has, stated as horizontal x vertical.
LCD monitors really want to receive their native resolution and look pretty terrible when scaling other resolutions to the native resolution of the panel.
Most modern computers have no trouble outputting up to 2560 by 1600 (e.g. all Mac Pros/Macbooks/Minis/Airs etc. from the last 5 years or so can do this without issue, usually to 2 or more displays simultaneously). The only time it becomes particularly important is with older machines, particularly laptops, many have a maximum external display resolution of 1920 by 1200. If in doubt send us the full model number of your laptop and we can double check this for you!
There are three major types of monitor panels. IPS (aka PLS) - are the best for image makers. They have the best colour accuracy and uniformity characteristics. The can sometimes have weaker blacks, so gamers and video editors sometimes lean towards PVA monitors. However these days good IPS panels have excellent blacks so we recommend that all image makers use an IPS panel. The latest panel type, TN, is generally only used in laptops and low end devices and should avoided for imaging work at all costs!
The two major types of backlighting are CCFL (Flourescent tube based) and LED. CCFL is the older type of light source and offers good uniformity and it has been traditionally easier to engineer colour accuate monitors with flourescent tubes. However recent LED backlit monitors can be excellent - very uniform, and of course they use much less power. The latest LED backlit monitors from the good makers now offer excellent colour accuracy - at least as good as the older CCFL models.
LEDs also uses significantly less power (although CCFL monitors are already much better than old CRTs of course!) - and tend to have better uniformity.
Whether or not the unit needs a fan for cooling. Most monitors fortunately don't need a fan, rather using passive cooling through heatsinks and vents.
However, some monitors do require a fan, which can be of concern given the monitors proximity to your ears. Generally the fan will be a low dB fan not audible above a typical computer fan, but if ambient noise is of concern to you the we suggest you choose a monitor without a cooling fan.
Calibration is the process of calibrating directly into the monitor's hardware. This is both more accurate, and typically more easy to do, than traditional software calibration. See the 'Calibration Information' section above for more details about this monitor and calibration.
In built correction sensors come in two forms:
Until around 2010, almost all monitors were 'standard gamut' - meaning they could display a moderate range of colours (roughly around the size of the sRGB colour space). In recent years we've seen the development of wide gamut monitors that can display a much wider range of saturated colours (about 25% more) - equivalent to approximately the gamut of AdobeRGB.
We recommend wide gamut monitors for all image makers, but especially for anyone working regularly with saturated colour. Wide gamut monitors can also emulate standard gamut monitors very well, so it's more future proof to choose a wide gamut model, and there really aren't any disadvantages (apart from the generally higher price of wide gamut models!).
Does the monitor accept a 10 bit incoming video signal? 10 bit video signals allow for more tonal level separation (i.e. smoother gradients).
PC: 10 bit is well supported and relatively easy to achieve with 'workstation' graphic cards (short version: buy an nvidia Quadro video card!).
Mac: 10 bit has only just become supported in 2016 - you'll need very up to date Mac hardware, and the latest versions of OSX and your apps.
Our comprehensive article on 10 bit support has all the details.
The maximum achievable ratio of the brightness of a monitor's white to the depth of it's black. The stated figure is a maximum, achieved only when the monitor is running at high brightness in a darkened room.
A high contrast ratio makes things looks more contrasty (i.e. more 'pop') and is particularly of note with gaming, video, and image display scenarios. For example, if you're selling photos to clients straight off your screen, then high contrast has more wow factor.
However, for print work, it is typical practice to dramatically reduce the monitors contrast to as low as, say, 200:1 to better simulate paper. This is best done with monitors that feature direct hardware calibration support and allow you to specify the desired contrast ratio.
The maximum achievable brightness of the monitor in candellas per metre squared.
It is VERY unusual to run a monitor at maximum brightness, especially for imaging work.
The DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) specifications requires contrast of 1500:1 or more.
Most LCD monitors do not yet offer DCI True Blacks support (in practice 'true blacks' means a very low black point suitable for video editing in a dim environment). This doesn't mean they have bad blacks in typical viewing environments, but it does mean you may experience some 'glow' in your blacks if you're viewing in a very dim environment.
Achieving very high contrast ratios is difficult and a combination of technologies is used - changes to the panel, light retardation film and backlight are all required.
This is really only of relevance in video work - in still image work, and particualrly for print, it is common practise to actually raise the monitor's black point above the minimum to better simulate the printed output.
The wider the better! But as usual, on paper specifications tell you just about nothing about the actual performance.
Viewing angle is the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with 'acceptable visual performance'. In the context of this specification, all that means is that the 'contrast ratio remains above 10:1' (which is laughably low). This is really a meaningless specification with regards to the colour accuracy of a monitor when viewed off angle.
Thus, we don't place any credence in the manufacturer stated numbers. Simply though, IPS panels have the best viewing angles by far, and all IPS panels sold here all have (relative to low quality monitors) excellent viewing angles for this type of monitor, so you won't see significant variance as you move you head around under normal circumstances (movements of 15 or so degrees, say). In general you and a colleague could sit side by side (closely) and work acceptably together on an image. Beyond that, though, like all LCD monitors, accurate display will drop off very quickly once you move off angle. That is simply a fact of life with LCDs, even the best ones.
Ironically, monitors with lower black points tend to be slightly worse in this area (e.g. the CGX range from Eizo) - as often part of achieving the low blacks is the use of a polarising film over the panel. As anyone who has ever used a polarising filter with a camera knows, the effect of such a filter is highly directional. Thus as you move off axis, you will therefore see change more quickly.
The bit depth of the colour Look Up Tables. These are used to map incoming values from your computer to actual colours on the monitor's screen - so are of course crucial to colour accuracy. 8 bit is standard (although some appalling screens are only 6 bit!), but 10 bit or more is desirable, and the best monitors are now 14 or 16 bit. Ideally combined with 3D LUTs that can transform colours in more than one table at once.
Put simply the higher the bit depth of the LUT, the greater the capacity for accuracy.
3D Look Up Tables allow colour transformations to occur on R,G and B simultaneously, which increases speed and accuracy. Basically, a 3D LUT means better, more accurate calibrations. You want one even if it sounds like gibberish!
LCD Monitors coming off a production line typically exhibit some uniformity issues. Uniformity corrected monitors are broken into zones, measured, and each zone calibrated to be even with its neighbours (and you often get a written report of this process with very high end monitors like the Eizo CG series). Called DUE by Eizo, and most likely something else by others, it's an important part of the process of high end LCD making.
The process occurs at the begining of the monitor's life and there is currently no user system for correcting uniformity after the monitor is out in the field, although it is theoretically possible. Fortunately, moden monitors that leave the factory in a very uniform state tend to then remain uniform for many years of use.
Monitors that are not uniformity corrected may exhibit some visible artefacts like a change in density or colour across the field of the monitor. Wtih brands like Eizo and NEC, the non uniformity tends to be minor.
How quickly a pixel can change colour, in milliseconds (usually measured as grey-to-grey, but there's no real standard).
Basically, any value 16 or under is generally fine for all normal uses. Exceptions are high end gaming and possibly video production - but it's rare anything below 10 makes a significant difference, and monitors with very low response times typically sacrifice a lot of colour quality to achieve this.
Can the monitor play back a 24p video signal (i.e. 24 frames a second) - without visible motion artefacts?
Typical desktop monitors either refuse a 24p signal altogether, or force all inputs to 60hz, remapping different frame rates like 24p to 60 frames per second (usually using a technique known as 3:2 pull-down). Unfortunately, because 60 is not evenly divisible by 24, this causes significant visible motion artefacts.
A monitor with 24p support is able to play back 24p sources at either the native 24 frames a second, or using simple frame doubling/tripling to play back these sources as 48 or 72Hz. This results in smooth motion without new artefacts (n.b. - artefacts inherent to 24p, like some juddering during slow pans, remains of course, as this is inherent in the low frame rate of the original filming - but it's this low frame rate that gives the 'film like' look.
More about 24p on Wikipedia.
The input ports a monitor has. We have a comprehensive article about these (with pictures!) - here.
Other connections the monitor offers - such as audio connectors if the monitor has speakers (most don't) - and USB hubs. Some USB hubs also act as 'KVMs' - meaning you can plug your mouse and keyboard into the monitor, then the monitor into two separate computers and easily share your peripherals and screen between the two machines.
How much power the monitor draws. Often stated only as peak power usage, the real figure in practise may be lower.
Lower is better, both for your electricity bill and the planet, but typical figures of around 100W means that your monitor uses about the same as two standard downlights, so modern monitors are really very efficient compared to the hundreds of watts those old CRT clunkers used!
If a monitor hood is not included, then there are [LINK] aftermarket hoods available.
Monitor hoods stop direct light falling on the monitor which can make, in particular, shadow details harder to perceive. While not essential, once you get used to having one it's hard to go back to a screen without one - they improve the picture generally and provide a real 'window in to your image' effect.
Most colour accurate monitors don't have in built speakers.
Those that do offer speakers usually connect via 3.5mm jack (see connections), and the speaker output is usually around the 1-2w range. Fine for basic system sounds but not great for music etc.
Can the monitor be rotated on its stand 90 degrees and used in portrait orientation? Particularly useful if you're doing portrait work on smaller screens!
If the monitor & stand support this then you just rotate the screen physically and instruct your video card to flip the image 90 degrees (if you bind this to an F key on your keyboard it can be a very simple process!).
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EIZO monitors are backed by a manufacturer’s 5-year warranty that covers all components including the LCD panel.
EIZO can offer this because it manufacturers its products at its own factories. This allows EIZO to keep tight control over production quality and ensure that its monitors are built to last for 5 years and more.
Of course, see the Eizo warranty page for full term & conditions.