USB Type-C is slowly but surely taking over the display market as the connector of choice. At first, it was added primarily to mainstream office models, but recently manufacturers started to use it on other SKUs too. This month EIZO introduced its new ColorEdge CS2740 professional display with a USB-C connector, one of the first monitors in this class to feature a USB-C interface.

The EIZO ColorEdge CS2740 is a 27-inch 10-bit IPS LCD featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, a typical brightness of 350 nits, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 10 ms GtG response time, a 60 Hz maximum refresh rate, and 178°/178° viewing angles. The monitor is aimed at graphics professionals with color critical workloads, so it has a 16-bit lookup table (LUT) for smooth color gradations and covers 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. Furthermore, the display is factory calibrated and supports EIZO’s digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) that corrects nonconformities of color tones on the entire LCD.

In addition to professional-grade image quality, the ColorEdge CS2740 boasts advanced connectivity, including a DisplayPort 1.2 input (HDCP 1.3), one HDMI 2.0 port (HDCP 2.2/1.4), and one USB 3.1 Type-C (HDCP 1.3) input. The latter can deliver up to 60 W of power to host PC, which is enough for most laptops. Meanwhile, the LCD also has a dual-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub.

When it comes to ergonomics, the ColorEdge CS2740 comes with a stand that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel. The stand also supports portrait mode.

Specifications of the EIZO ColorEdge 27-Inch USB-C LCD
  ColorEdge CS2740
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 10 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
HDR none
Dynamic Refresh Rate none
Pixel Pitch 0.1557 mm²
Pixel Density 163 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support Adobe RGB: 99%
sRGB: ?
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Stand Height: +/-155 mm
Tilt: 35° Up, 5° Down
Swivel: 344°
Pivot: 90°
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort (HDCP 1.3)
1 × HDMI 2.0/2.0b (HDCP 2.2)
1 × USB-C (HDCP 1.3)
Outputs -
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0 hub
Launch Date Q1 2020

EIZO’s ColorEdge CS2740 is covered by a five-year warranty and is currently shipped to the company’s partners, so expect it to hit the shelves shortly. Pricing of the product is unknown, but it will naturally vary from region to region.

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Source: EIZO

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  • jvl - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - link

    While I'm all for resolution and information density, let me tell you 4K on 27" is a pain.
    Let me tell you because I sunk money into this and I'd prefer a refund. Eizo of course is expected to be top notch
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  • nicolaim - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - link

    Why is it a pain? Reply
  • p1esk - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - link

    Because the natural resolution for 27" is 5k (double of 1440p). The problem with 5k though is that there are no high refresh panels, so you have to choose between 5k or 144Hz. Well, maybe next year... Reply
  • npz - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - link

    So you mean the "natural" resolution without 2x scaling is actually 1440p Reply
  • p1esk - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - link

    Yes, because with 4k you will have to use "fractional" scaling (1.5 or 1.75) and some apps might not like it. Honestly, I don't remember any issues with fractional scaling in the last few years, at least not in Windows 10. Still, 5k just looks a lot better on 27" screen than 4k. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - link

    It does beg the question that if you are planning to use scaling anyway becuase screen elements are too small, why bother with the higher resolution at all? After scaling, you end up with the same amount of usable screen space anyway and just run up costs in purchase price and power consumption for more pixels you will not benefit from having. Reply
  • p1esk - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - link

    To me, the difference between 4k at 150% scaling and 5k at 200% scaling on a 27" screen is significant. Text is sharper. If you don't care about that, fine, but I do. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, March 19, 2020 - link

    I think you may be missing the point. If you have to scale at all, then you may as well just go low enough in the resolution stack to a point where scaling is not necessary. Like 1440, for example, would be a scale-free resolution on a 27" screen that you would be comfortable using and everything would be quite sharp looking. You're driving fewer pixels and lowering your hardware cost among other things while at the same time losing pretty much nothing but a specification on paper that you cannot actually take advantage of anyway. Reply
  • p1esk - Friday, March 20, 2020 - link

    1440p looks just plain horrible on 27" screen. DPI is atrocious and pixels are clearly visible from 2 feet away. If you can't see that then what I'm talking about is way over your head. Reply
  • eSyr - Friday, March 20, 2020 - link

    By "natural" you've meant 72 dpi, right? Then your math is wrong. Reply

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