Forget Dell monitors or Viewsonic, MAG, Giant, Anbonn or other consumer monitors; theyâ€™re for kids who just play games. If youâ€™re serious about photography and photo editing, tell your Mom to buy you an Eizo Nanao monitor, thatâ€™s the one real professionals use.
As a matter of fact, Eizo monitors are also being used by professional architects, designers, and anyone else who needs super-precise images. Needless to say, pro photographers use it too.
Eizo Nanao Corp. has released a new premium edition model, the ColorEdge CG301W, a 30-inch LCD monitor which offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1600. With that much real estate, you can open up your digital photographs and soft proofs without having to worry about your windows and palettes overlapping.
Hereâ€™s a cool trick: Eizo allows you to divide the screen into two equal halves of 1200 Ã— 1600 to display input from two computers simultaneously. No bezel between the two halves and no toggling back and forth between the two computers, even if you’re using a PC and a Mac.
Other high-end features: factory-adjusted gamma settings, wide color gamut, dual DVI-D inputs, 6ms midtone response time and brightness stabilization function.
More importantly, the CG301W boasts hardware calibration, important for professional photographers to ensure that their colors are accurate. Its ColorNavigation calibration software offers 12-bit hardware calibration.
Now, the price; it might be wiser to not tell your Mom right away that the previous model, the non-hardware calibrated SX3031W-H, was priced at about $2,555. The CG301W is more expensive, so be a good boy and do your Mom a lot more favors (like buying her roses for tomorrow) to make it easier for her to buy this for you.