Eizo Updates CG276 IPS Monitor to Accept 4K Resolutions

Eizo's ColorEdge CG276 has already been on the market for quite a while, but a new update will allow it to support 4K signals. While the previous models wouldn't, any model produced as of now will be able to support 4K signals as well as 2K signals.

The monitor itself doesn't have a 4K panel; in fact, its resolution is 'just' 2560 x 1440. What the unit does is scale down the UHD (3840 x 2160) or 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution to the panel's resolution. Granted, at these resolutions the refresh rate will only be 30 Hz.

The reason why Eizo has decided to update the monitor to support this is because in the film industry 4K is becoming a standard at an ever-increasing rate. While televisions are slowly gaining 4K support, computer monitors are not. The WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) is still far away from becoming a standard, so obviously, it'll be a long wait until we see 4K computer monitors.

Eizo's ColorEdge GC276 has already been on the market since November 2012, and it now has a street price of about $2,300.

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  • d_kuhn
    I've been looking for a 4k panel that doesn't cost as much as a car... but a 2k panel masquerading as a 4k panel isn't what I was hoping for.
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  • d_kuhn
    I've been looking for a 4k panel that doesn't cost as much as a car... but a 2k panel masquerading as a 4k panel isn't what I was hoping for.
  • AzureFlash
    Why would you even brag about this? What's the point of this news? "Hey, check this out, our pricy 1440p monitor can murder your 2K or 4K signal at the cost of speed". Gee, that's revolutionary, Eizo. What's next, a GPU that can output 4K at half the framerate?
  • yialanliu
    It's not for the normal user. This is for people who make movies in 4k able to see their movies scaled appropriately on their computer monitor. Just a nice addition for people who need this function. It's not masquerading, it's just to help people out.