Eizo monitors are known by many as being among the top of the line monitors, that come with a premium price tag. With the announcement of the ColorEdge CG318-4K, Eizo is hoping to raise the bar even further, pushing out 4K resolutions in a 31.1" screen with built in self color calibration systems, and perhaps most importantly, 99% coverage of the AdobeRGB color spectrum.
The new ColorEdge CG318-4K boasts DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, in a 31.1" screen, with some impressive color statistics. The wide-gamut behemoth is able to reproduce nearly the entire DCI-P3 color standard used in digital cinema (98%), all while covering 100% of Rec. 709, EBU, and SMPTE-C standards used in video. As a nod to the professional photographer, the ColorEdge CG318-4K also sports 100% of sRGB and 99% of AdobeRGB color-spaces.
The ColorEdge CG318-4K also contains SelfCalibration software and hardware built into the system, allowing you to color calibrate the monitor without the use of a Datacolor or X-Rite system. With the use of their native ColorNavigator system, Eizo promises full brightness and color calibration in 30 seconds or less - with uniformity in color and brightness from corner to corner.
Using 10-bit image display, the ColorEdge CG318-4K is able to produce an astounding one billion colors simultaneously, which is 64 times as many colors as you'd get from a traditional 8-bit display. Worth noting though, to take advantage of this higher bit format, you must also be equipped with a graphics board allowing for 10-bit support, as well as 10-bit supported software. Pairing that with a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 149 ppi, this monitor is looking to be the absolute best when it comes to accuracy and quality.
The ColorEdge CG318-4K also comes with a carrying handle built in, cause the amount of money you'd spend on this monitor will ensure that you never want to leave it from your sights. The ColorEdge CG318-4K is expected to be available for purchase sometime in April 2015 for around US $4,600.
[via Eizo Monitors]