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Eizo ColorEdge CX270
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Eizo ColorEdge CX270 PC Monitor

27" LCD 646mm Apr 2013
Display Diagonal Display Width Release Date
Display colour accurately. The CX270 does just that. The 27-inch monitor impresses with 2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio, wide gamut and wide viewing angles. The large screen enables users to... More
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Excellent Expert Reviews

This PC display received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from wired.it. The PC screen expert review sites think this flatpanel monitor is one of the very best PC screens of a comparable age and type.

Eizo PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Eizo LCD screens and also specifically for Eizo medium monitors and found that in both cases Eizo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the ColorEdge CX270 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the ColorEdge CX270 is 170°. At 178 degrees, the ColorEdge CX270 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ColorEdge CX270.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ColorEdge CX270 is 130mm. At 150 millimeters, the Eizo ColorEdge CX270 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

PC screens that have been available for more than two years have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Eizo ColorEdge CX270 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

With a display colour count of 1,060 million, the ColorEdge CX270 has one of the more display colour counts amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The ColorEdge CX270 is a four USB 2.0 port PC display. Most of the other PC monitors that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal

Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the ColorEdge CX270 have viewable size diagonals of between 21mm and 940mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 570mm. At 685 millimeters, the ColorEdge CX270 has a quite large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ColorEdge CX270.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

The viewable widths of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 1mm to 880mm. The ColorEdge CX270 has one of the bigger viewable widths (597 millimeters) amongst PC displays of this age.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

Medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ColorEdge CX270 have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm. With a viewable height of 336 millimeters, the ColorEdge CX270 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the ColorEdge CX270.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The ColorEdge CX270 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all PC screens of this age and spec the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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1080p Video Mode

This LCD screen has a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the ColorEdge CX270 is 6.1ms. At only 5 milliseconds, the ColorEdge CX270 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the ColorEdge CX270 is more than most comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ColorEdge CX270. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "Mini DisplayPort" are also found on this Eizo PC display.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The ColorEdge CX270 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the ColorEdge CX270 also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 34UM95 ($615.05), or the Asus MK241 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the ColorEdge CX270, the ColorEdge CX270 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Asus VG23AH, the AOC d2757Ph, or the Benq XL2411T which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the ColorEdge CX270 do not have a built-in camera. The ColorEdge CX270 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the 241P4QPY, or the 231C5 both from Philips which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Eizo ColorEdge CX270 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the ColorEdge CX270 also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to consider including the U2413 ($429.99), the U2713H ($412.54), or the UP2414Q ($699.93) all from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Eizo ColorEdge CX270 is a one HDMI port PC screen.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec LCD screen that has been on the market for more than two years is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Eizo ColorEdge CX270 is one of the heavier medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ColorEdge CX270 (9.7 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the ColorEdge CX270 has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the ColorEdge CX270 the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ColorEdge CX270 that we have assessed, the maximum power consumption of the Eizo ColorEdge CX270 of 150 Watts is one of the highest. Across all the LCD screens of this age and spec the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Eizo ColorEdge CX270

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Eizo released the ColorEdge CX270.

LCD Display Type

The Eizo ColorEdge CX270 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC displays that were released around the same time as it.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this LCD screen and we think the Asus VG236 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL UP2414Q ($699.93) (LED and higher rated), or the iiyama GB2488HSU ($576.66) (LED and higher rated).

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Expert Reviews

(2)
29 August 2014

Eizo's CX270 is de zwaarste en meest volumineuze monitor in deze test. Het zakelijke design in strak antraciet benadrukt het professionele karakter.De Eizo is ruim verstelbaar in de hoogte, je... Read more…

Buona dotazione di ingressi
Supporta la profondit di colori a 10bit
Il dispositivo di calibrazione hardware non incluso nel prezzo
30 January 2014

Il display dei giapponesi fa della precisione la sua ragione di vita: colori accurati e superficie opaca, per lavorare ore e ore con la grafica senza stancare gli occhiPrezzo: 1110 euro Voto: 9... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 May 2013 by Amysue
Amysue would recommend the Eizo CX270 (Verified Purchase)

I plan to use the monitor mostly for photography with photoshop. The monitor is excellent and easy to use; however, the calibration software is difficult to use and the instructions are not well... Read more…

Easy to Customize
Easy to Navigate
Very Sharp Visual
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $87.61
Electricity cost when on standby $2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years $89.92
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers eizo cx270, eizo cx270b, eizo cx270bk
Barcodes 00690592035339, 00690592035346, 04995047042303, 04995047042310

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