Eizo Nanao Technologies
has introduced the first in its ColorEdge Series of LCD monitors, which are targeted to graphics and publishing professionals. They come with the new ColorNavigator calibration software and are compatible with the GretagMacbeth Eye-One spectrophotometer.
The first two members of the ColorEdge family are the US$2,899 ColorEdge CG21, a 21.3-inch monitor with a 1600 x 1200 resolution and the $1,859 ColorEdge CG18, an 18.1-inch monitor with a 1280 x 1024 resolution. A digital connector on the monitor accepts both DVI and analog signal input from a computer. The ColorNavigation software that comes with both is compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.2.2.
When used with the GretagMacbeth Eye-One spectrophotometer (which is sold separately), you can make adjustments to monitor characteristics such as brightness, color temperature, and gamma. These values can be saved as ColorSync or ICC profiles for use with other peripherals.
The monitors boast 170 degree viewing angles, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 400:1 contrast ratios, and panel protectors to prevent dust and scratches. There’s also an optional sound unit that offers dual speakers at two watts each. The sound unit attaches directly to the bottom of the panel to save desktop real estate.