With 12-bit hardware calibration and a 6 ms response time, the CG243W displays both still and moving images equally well, making it ideal for a wide range of high-end graphics work including pre-press, digital photography, video editing, and post production.
Hardware Calibration for Better Color
ColorEdge monitors offer hardware calibration which means color settings are adjusted inside the monitor so there is no displayable loss of tonalities. This produces more predictable results and ensures color display is much more uniform between ColorEdge units.
Simple and Precise Calibration with ColorNavigator
The bundled ColorNavigator software makes calibration both simple and quick. Just input target values for brightness, white point, and gamma. ColorNavigator works with a wide range of measurement devices to directly utilize the monitor's look-up table and create an ICC profile within minutes. What's more, you can always download the latest version of ColorNavigator for free here on eizo.com.
Wide Color Gamut The monitor reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space and comes with an sRGB preset mode to reproduce this smaller but commonly used color space. For work in broadcasting or digital cinema, preset modes that reproduce the PAL/SECAM, HDTV, SMPTE-C, and DCI color spaces are also included.
Three Inputs Including DisplayPort
Connect with up to three PCs via the monitor's dual DVI-I inputs which accept digital and analog signals, and the DisplayPort (digital) input terminals. DisplayPort is next-generation connectivity that transmits both video and audio signals.
10-Bit Simultaneous Display
This monitor employs a 12-bit look-up table with a color palette of 68 billion colors from which the most appropriate 16.7 million (8 bits) are displayed. It also uses 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of grayscale tones without banding. What’s more, using the DisplayPort input, this monitor displays 10-bit color* which is more than 1 billion colors shown simultaneously. This is 64 times greater than the 16.7 million colors of 8-bit display. The result is even smoother color gradations and noticeably reduced Delta-E between two adjacent colors.
*A graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are necessary for 10-bit display.
16-Bit Internal Processing
With most LCD monitors, the black level is usually too bright which leads to banding and washing out of dark grays. 16-bit internal processing allows the monitor to reproduce a high level of detail in dark areas.
Brightness and Color Uniformity with DUE
Fluctuations in brightness and chroma on different parts of the screen is a common trait of LCD monitors. To counteract EIZO a digital uniformity equalizer (DUE). DUE utilizes the monitor's 12-bit look-up table (LUT) with an extensive palette of 4,081 grayscale tones for each R, G, and B, and internal calculation accuracy of 16-bits. This ensures a Delta-E difference of 3 or less across the screen when the monitor leaves the factory.
Factory Adjustment of Gamma To ensure that each ColorEdge monitor produces the most accurate and consistent color gradations possible, EIZO carefully measures and sets every shade of R, G, and B from 0 − 255 on the production line with the monitor's 12-bit Look-Up Table, to produce a monitor gamma value of 2.2. Should the user prefer a different value, ColorNavigator software can be used to set the gamma value from a range of 1.0 up to 2.6 in increments of 0.1.
EIZO stands behind the quality of the ColorEdge series by including two verification documents with each monitor. One document verifies the uniformity on 25 points across the screen while the other certifies that all 256 color tones on the gamma curve were individually adjusted at the factory.
Brightness and Color Temperature Stability To ensure proper display of color, the ColorEdge CG223W comes equipped with patented EIZO technology that stabilizes the monitor’s brightness level after startup or coming out of power saving mode. Furthermore, a temperature sensor detects and automatically suppresses changes in color and brightness caused by fluctuations in the surrounding temperature.
3D LUT for Better Additive Color Mixture The monitor utilizes a new EIZO-developed 3D LUT. Whereas a typical 1D LUT adjusts color on separate tables for each red, green, and blue, a 3D LUT accomplishes this on a single, mixed-color cubic table. A 3D LUT improves the monitor's additive color mixture (combination of RGB), a key factor in its ability to display neutral gray tones.
Ideal for Moving Image Work, Too An overdrive circuit is included to reduce gray-to-gray response time to 6 ms and ensure that moving images look clean and sharp with an absolute minimum of blurring and ghosting.
Brightness Stabilization From the Minute You Turn It On
An EIZO-patented drift correction sensor quickly stabilizes the brightness level after startup or coming out of power saving mode. Furthermore, the monitor detects and compensates for brightness changes caused by surrounding temperatures and the passage of time.
Flexible Screen Positioning
The ColorEdge CG243W-K comes with a “FlexStand” that offers tilt, swivel, 90° rotation for portrait mode viewing, and 174 mm of height adjustment. Its innovative, bearing-less design reduces mechanical wear and the amount of torque required to adjust height.
Color Vision Deficiency Simulation
To avoid creating inconveniences and even dangers for those with color vision deficiency, care must be taken when choosing color schemes for everyday items such as maps, road signs, web sites, and power indicator lights. This monitor can instantly simulate how still and moving images appear to people with two types of red-green (protanopia and deuteranopia) and one type of blue-yellow (tritanopia) color vision deficiency.
Commitment to Quality
While outsourcing production is now common practice in the monitor industry, EIZO continues to manufacture its products the same way it has throughout its 40 year history – with its own staff at its own factories. This allows EIZO to keep close control over production quality and offer the industry's only 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
A five-year warranty offers a long service life, and compliance with leading industry standards such as TCO'03 and TÜV Ergonomics ensures a better working environment. It also fulfills Fogra's Monitor PreCert Class B criteria for monitors to be used in FograCert Softproofing Systems.
24.1" / 61 cm (611 mm diagonal)
Active Display Size (H × V)
518.4 × 324 mm
IPS (with overdrive circuit)
Viewing Angles (H, V)
178°, 178° (at contrast ratio of 10:1)
270 cd/m2 (maximum)
120 cd/m2 or less (recommended6)
Response Time (Typical)
Gray-to-gray: 5 ms, black-white-black: 13 ms
1920 × 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio)
0.270 × 0.270 mm
DVI: 16.77 million from a palette of 68 billion
DisplayPort: 1.07 billion from a palette of 68 billion
Wide Gamut Coverage
sRGB/Rec709/EBU/SMPTE-C: 100%, Adobe RGB: 98%, vs. NTSC: 93%, DCI: 92%
Brightness, Contrast, Black Level, Independent 6-Color Control, Gamma, Temperature, Saturation, Hue, Gain, Enhancer, Reset
Power Save (VESA DPM, DisplayPort Version 1.1a, and DVI DMPM), Off Timer
Signal Switching, Product Information, OSD Menu Settings, Overdrive, Mode Preset, Key Lock, Signal Bandwidth, Languages (English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese), Power Indicator, All Reset
Certifications and Standards
Fogra Monitor PreCert Class A, CUDO certified mark, TCO'03, TÜV/Ergonomics (including ISO 13406-2), TÜV/GS, c-Tick, CE, CB, cTÜVus, FCC-B, Canadian ICES-003-B, TÜV/S, VCCI-B, RoHS, WEEE, CCC
AC power cord, signal cables (DVI-D – DVI-D, DisplayPort – DisplayPort), USB cable, setup guide, EIZO LCD Utility Disk (ColorNavigator software, PDF user's manual), adjustment certificate, ScreenCleaner, monitor hood, quick reference, 4 screws for mount option, warranty card
1The usage time is limited to 30,000 hours or less, and the warranty period of the LCD panel and backlight is limited to three years from the date of purchase. The warranty period of the backlight is warranted only if the monitor is used within the recommended brightness of up to and including 120 cd/m2 with a color temperature between 5,000 K – 6,500 K and limited to three years from the date of purchase subject to the usage time being less than or equal to 10,000 hours.
2 Average response time measured between each grayscale level of 31, 63, 95, 127, 159, 191, and 223.
3 Display with audio/video devices is not supported.
4 UniColor Pro Software is compatible with the Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000 operating systems and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later only.
With current LCD technology, a panel may contain a limited number of missing or flickering pixels.