Eizo FlexScan EV2780 monitor cuts cable clutter

Eizo's new 27" FlexScan EV2780 is the company's first monitor with a USB Type-C port. That Type-C port allows for transmitting video, audio, USB, and power over a single cable. This ought to make the monitor a good choice for laptop users wanting a single-cable connection to a docking station. The Type-C connector can also provide up to 30W to power and charge an attached device. Owners of machines with traditional DisplayPort or HDMI outputs need not worry—the EV2780 has an input for each of those, as well.

The EV2780 could also be a good choice for multi-monitor users, owing to its "bezel-less" one-millimeter frame with a 5.7-mm inner border. The monitor has an LED-backlit IPS panel with a 2560×1440 native resolution. Eizo says the panel's maximum brightness is 350 cd/m2 and the contrast ratio should reach 1000:1. A pair of one-watt speakers and a microphone are built into the display, which is held aloft by a stand with built in height, tilt, and swivel adjustments.

Users can automatically adjust the brightness and color temperature of the screen using Eizo's Screen InStyle software, which can vary those settings depending on the time of day in an effort to conserve power—something the company believes is an important consideration for enterprise-level organizations. Eizo backs the EV2780 with a five-year warranty and a six-month guarantee against bright pixels.

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    • spugm1r3
    • 3 years ago

    Awfully sneaky of them to put a white-cased monitor on a white background.

      • demani
      • 3 years ago

      They should be playing Connect Four.

    • Jikie
    • 3 years ago

    It should be Eizo FlexScan EV2780.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      Ack, of course it should be. Thanks for the heads-up.

    • meerkt
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]its "bezel-less" one-millimeter frame with a 5.7-mm inner border[/quote<] Translated: 7mm frame? 🙂 And, isn't sub-mm monitor border measurement getting a bit silly? Unless one wants to compare to one's phone, that is. In that case, no, you will not be able to hide common flagship phones (even without the obligatory case). But you can an Oppo R5.

    • GrimDanfango
    • 3 years ago

    What’s the highest video throughput on USB-C? Does it have significant lag-causing overheads compared to displayport et al.?

      • willmore
      • 3 years ago

      It is display port.
      [url<]http://www.displayport.org/what-is-displayport-over-usb-c/[/url<]

      • dyrdak
      • 3 years ago

      Would be also nice if 1G Ethernet was carried by that cable (without the need for USB adapters attached to the monitor).
      BTW, it’s not just lag but likely also compression (at least this was the case for new DP specs, so much for 4k, really disappointing, like the next megapixel race in digital cameras where more of nothing prevailed over quality).

    • DrDominodog51
    • 3 years ago

    I don’t think 30 W is going to be enough to prevent devices from losing charge while in use.

      • Duct Tape Dude
      • 3 years ago

      It might be sufficient for charged ultrabook actually. During normal usage I’d wager the average ultrabook draw is well under 30W even with an external monitor attached. Might not be good for gaming, however.

        • EndlessWaves
        • 3 years ago

        30W is a lot in laptop terms. The average laptop draws around 30W working on a very heavy workloads, more common workloads are 10W or below.

        30W is going to add charge to anything short of a gaming or workstation laptop with an HQ processor, and even those will almost certainly gain charge while web browsing and similar.

        If you’re interested then notebookcheck does power measurements in all their reviews.

        p.s. It makes me laugh when someone tries to claim a 120W graphics card is low power.

      • cygnus1
      • 3 years ago

      I can charge my Macbook (via a type A to type C cable) from a multi port type A USB charger. It maxes out at, I believe, 10W per port… It’s not as fast as to charge as the bundled charger that is 27W, but it’s clearly more power than the entire laptop is using if it can power it and charge the battery at all…

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