Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review

£984
Price when reviewed

The ColorEdge CX241 sits roughly in the middle of Eizo’s ColorEdge family. The firm’s cheapest wide-gamut model, it has a 24.1in IPS panel and a built-in correction sensor to ensure tip-top image quality.

Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review

Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review: correction and calibration

Unlike Eizo’s colorimeter-equipped ColorEdge CG models, the ColorEdge CX241’s sensor isn’t capable of optimising the monitor’s colour accuracy. Instead, the sensor measures the brightness level and white point and adjusts the monitor’s settings if they vary from the factory calibrated, or user-calibrated, white point values.

Impressively, though, the CX241 also supports full hardware calibration when used in tandem with a third-party calibration tool such as our X-Rite i1Display Pro. It isn’t necessary to use third-party software, either: Eizo’s powerful ColorNavigator 6 software offers full hardware calibration support, and allows the monitor’s internal look-up tables (LUTs) to be tweaked directly for the best colour accuracy.

Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review: image quality

In terms of screen resolution, the 24.1in, 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution panel is fairly ordinary, but colour fidelity is generally top-drawer. In its factory-calibrated sRGB mode, the CX241 achieved 98% coverage and turned in an average Delta E of 0.62 and a maximum of 1.78. The Adobe RGB mode, meanwhile, covered 98% of the Adobe RGB colour space, and we measured an average Delta E of 0.64 and a maximum of 1.28 – as near to perfect as we could hope for.

Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review

Viewing angles are as wide as we’d expect from an IPS monitor, but Eizo’s satin-finish, anti-glare coating is superb. There’s no visible graininess whatsoever, and it seems to have banished the spectre of IPS glow. Unlike its rivals, the CX241 exhibits no greyish sheen when viewed from an angle, and blacks also remain deep and true.

Brightness uniformity is excellent. We found no greater than a 4.4% variance in brightness across the entire panel, and the average brightness variation was only 1.9%.

At factory settings, colour temperature is noticeably on the cold side, however. In both our sRGB and Adobe RGB tests, we measured a colour temperature of just over 7,000K, which left whites looking noticeably cold. It wasn’t until we manually set the colour temperature to 6,100K that the CX241 turned in near-perfect figures; thankfully, this didn’t affect colour accuracy.

In other areas, though, the CX241 excels. The adjustable stand feels sturdy, and the onscreen display gives easy access to the monitor’s key features. At the rear, both the DisplayPort and HDMI sockets accept full 10-bit colour input, and there’s also a two-port USB 2 hub.

Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review

Eizo ColorEdge CX241 review: verdict

The ColorEdge CX241 is set to launch in September at a guide price of £984. It’s certainly a cracking performer, but with 27in rivals – such as the NEC MultiSync PA272W – costing a similar sum, we just can’t help craving a few more top-quality pixels for our money.

Details

Image quality6

Main specifications

Screen size24.1in
Aspect ratio16:10
Resolution1920 x 1200
Screen brightness280cd/m2
Contrast ratio766:1
Horizontal viewing angle178 degrees
Vertical viewing angle178 degrees

Connections

DVI inputs1
HDMI inputs1
DisplayPort inputs1
HDCP supportyes
Upstream USB ports2
USB ports (downstream)2

Accessories supplied

Internal power supplyyes

Image adjustments

Brightness control?yes
Contrast control?yes
Colour temperature settings4000k-10000k

Ergonomics

Height adjustment128mm
Pivot (portrait) mode?yes

Dimensions

Dimensions575 x 246 x 417mm (WDH)
Weight9.000kg

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