EIZO FlexScan L778
EIZO took part in our tests with its very expensive ColorEdge CG21 monitor intended for professional work with color in pre-press and other such areas, but the company also produces a series of LCD monitors for ordinary people. FlexScan L778 is one of them:
What’s appealing in the design of this monitor is that the developers managed to keep within certain aesthetical limits, restraining themselves to using the same silver color and avoiding contrasting elements or glossy surfaces. But the very shape of the case is somewhat odd with the screen protruding a little forward and the two rounded speakers on the sides.
The design of the monitor’s stand is even more remarkable. There are sort of rounded rails on the monitor the stand can move up and down along. As a result, the screen position can be adjusted from vertical (the stand is in the bottom part) to nearly horizontal (the stand is in the top part):
This curious solution is indeed arguable because the monitor lacks screen height adjustment as such. The height is adjusted along with the screen tilt, and the latter is changing quicker than the height. And it is impossible to change the tilt without changing the height of the screen. I think this stand will suit people who like to position the screen at a large angle and look at it from above.
If you don’t like it, you can remove the stand altogether and replace it with a standard VESA-compatible mount.
The monitor has analog and digital inputs, two audio inputs (each corresponding to one video input), and an integrated USB hub.
There is an impressive row of ten controls here, including the Power button, and all ten are the same small size. I’m not quite sure this abundance of buttons makes it easier to set up the monitor. It’s just not convenient anymore to have a dedicated button for a particular option when there are over half a dozen such buttons to deal with.