Eizo ColorEdge CG222W-BK (LCD display) review:

Eizo ColorEdge CG222W-BK (LCD display)

Unreal Tournament 3 looked great running at 1,680x1,050. Again, entertainment, such as movies, doesn't necessarily look better with more accurate colors, and the same holds true in games. We preferred using the more vibrant default custom setting for game playing. Also, the relatively low 1,680x1,050 resolution puts a cap on the impact games can have on this display.

The optimal viewing angle for a monitor is usually directly in front, about a quarter of the screen's distance down from the top. At this angle, you're viewing the colors and gamma correction as they were intended. Most monitors are made to be viewed only at that angle. Depending on its panel type, picture quality at nonoptimal angles varies. Like most monitors, the Dell P2210 uses a TN panel, which gets overly bright or overly dark when viewed from nonoptimal angles. The Eizo was made with an S-PVA panel, which usually shows only a slight change in the gamma correction at the most with angle changes. Indeed, we noticed that the Eizo's screen hardly brightens at all when viewed from the sides, top, or bottom.

In the power consumption tests, the Eizo ColorEdge CG222W drew only 35.87 watts in its Default/On mode--less than HP's S-PVA-based display, the LP2275w, which drew 51.83. Based on our formula, the CG222W would cost $12.93 per year to run. This is compared with the LP2275w's $16.44 per year.

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Eizo ColorEdge CG222W Avg watts/hour
On (Default Luminance) 35.87
On (Max Luminance) 53.41
On (Min Luminance) 24.04
Sleep 3.21
Calibrated (200 cd/ M2) 53.41
Annual energy cost $12.93
Score Poor

Brightness in cd/m2
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Contrast ratio
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Dell SX2210
Dell G2210
Dell P2210
Lenovo L215p
Eizo ColorEdge CG222W

DisplayMate test
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Service and support
Eizo backs the CG222W with a solid five-year parts-and-labor warranty that covers the backlight for three years. It also offers support through a 24-7 toll-free number, and e-mail support. Navigating Eizo's Web site and finding the drivers and product manuals was easy.

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