As the USB Type-C connector has become more prevalent, so have devices that support the optional DisplayPort alt mode. To that end, EIZO has introduced their first monitor that users a USB Type-C to connect to host systems. The FlexScan EV2780 is a higher-end office monitor with display features typical of other 27" 1440p monitors, and features thin borders which make the monitor particularly suitable for multi-monitor environments.

The EIZO FlexScan EV2780 is a 27” IPS display with a 2560×1440 resolution, 350 nits brightness, 178° viewing angles, a 60 Hz refresh rate and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The monitor is aimed at typical home and business applications: it can reproduce 16.77 million colors and supports sRGB color gamut, enough for typical workloads, and has a response time of 5 ms gray-to-gray, enough for mainstream gaming.

One of the key features of the FlexScan EV2780 is its USB Type-C input that works with DisplayPort alternate mode for USB-C. The port can be used to connect various desktops, laptops and smartphones that support DP alt mode for USB-C, including Apple MacBook, Dell XPS 12/13/15, HP Elite X2 1012, HP EliteBook Folio G1, Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL, LG G5, HTC 10 M10h and so on. The full list of compatible devices can be found at EIZO’s web-site. To ensure compatibility with other modern systems, the FlexScan EV2780 also has a DisplayPort and an HDMI connector in addition to a dual-port USB 3.0 hub.

Another notable feature of the new 27” display from EIZO are its ultra-thin bezels: 1 mm on the sides and top as well as 4.6 mm on the bottom. Since the monitor also has 5.7-mm thick black borders (which results in 6.7 mm borders on sides and top), it cannot be called completely borderless, but its thin frames make it a reasonable candidate for multi-display setups used for business or entertainment purposes. To make it more attractive for such setups, EIZO bundles its proprietary Screen InStyle software that allows users to adjust the color, circadian dimming and power settings on multiple FlexScan displays at once.

EIZO FlexScan EV2780
  FlexScan EV2780
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 5 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Inputs 1 × USB Type-C (DisplayPort alt mode)
1 × DP 1.2
1 × HDMI 1.4
1 × DVI-D
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0 hub
Audio 1 W × 2
audio in/out ports
Power Consumption Typical 11 W
Maximum 96 W

Finally, the FlexScan comes with a stand featuring a 155 mm height adjustment, 40° tilt (5° down, 35° up) and 344° swivel & 90° pivot for portrait mode.

EIZO did not reveal MSRP of its FlexScan EV2780 monitor, but an educated guess points towards something around $1000, based on the fact that the company’s previous-gen 27” FlexScan flagship (EV2750) is currently available for $989 at Amazon. Just like other EIZO displays, the monitor comes with with a five-year warranty with a six-month zero bright sub-pixel guarantee.

Source: EIZO

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  • rxzlmn - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    That sure does not look like a 1 mm bezel in the pictures. But then again, the pictures also look like renders. Reply
  • Eidigean - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    1mm of silver + 5.7mm of black = 6.7mm bezel. Reply
  • Kepe - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    Yeah, 6,7mm bezel around the side and top edges and 15,3mm at the bottom. Where did the author even get the 4,6mm number for the bottom bezel? Reply
  • dsumanik - Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - link

    The marketing department that paid for this advertisement. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    Frame bezel with the real inner black border bezel, its stated in the picture.

    How about ditch 16:9 for 16:10 or 3:2.
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  • jsntech - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    Hear, hear. I really hope recent trends in the Surface line (and one or two others) spur the panel makers to start making taller displays again. Reply
  • kirsch - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    For ~$1000 I'd have expected 4k. Maybe my expectations are out of line... Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    Ezio is a high end graphics professional brand. The difference between this and a commodity 1440p USB-C monitor from Dell/Asus/Hp/Etc is that Ezio will bend over backwards to get the absolute best binned panels from the manufacturer vs the good enough to really good grades used across Dell/etc's product lines, and backs it up with top tier customer service (that you'd only get an equivalent to from Dell/etc's high end business models).

    Historically Ezio (and NEC) also have had major advantages in calibration/etc support out of the box; with the proliferation of factory calibration in quality mass market models I'm not sure if they still have an advantage here or not.
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  • K_Space - Thursday, November 10, 2016 - link

    Indeed, in our radiology department Ezio is the go to display, both for our medical DICOM workstations as well as plain office screens (having ditched Barco in the latest IT refresh). Reply
  • abrowne1993 - Monday, October 31, 2016 - link

    $1000 for an average 27" 60Hz 1440p monitor in late 2016 seems a bit ridiculous. Reply

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