Not your typical 21-inch widescreen monitor, this 1,680-by-1,050 resolution LCD offers outstanding image quality. Just fire up the EIZO FlexScan S2111W and you’ll see one of the brightest monitors around, with color and grayscale reproduction perfectly suited to the graphics professional.
The S2111W’s superior performance comes from using a Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (SPVA) panel instead of the Twisted Nematic (TN+) film technology in must LCDs. Although the pixel response times of an SPVA panel don’t quite match those of a TN+ panel, the SPVA panel does allow the S2111W to display even the subtlest shades of light and dark gray, as well as primary and secondary colors that are vivid and rich in tone. Other EIZO technologies such as Outline and Contrast Enhancers make still images even sharper and more detailed.
Supporting the S2111W is an ArcSwing2 stand, which lets you tilt, swivel, and adjust the height of the screen but not pivot it to portrait mode. Two HDCP-compliant DVI ports and an upstream USB port are located behind the panel.
The S2111W comes with a generous five-year parts-and-labor warranty, but even so, the one-grand price tag is pretty high for the average consumer. For the imaging pro looking for outstanding performance, however, the S2111W is worth every penny.PriceEIZO FlexScan S2111W: $1,099Check This Out:Samsung LN-T5265F: An HD Detail DestroyerWestinghouse L2046NV: Light-duty LCDHP w2007: A Well-Rounded Widescreen Display