Do The New 19" LCDs Pass Muster?

Eizo FlexScan L778

If you're a photographer or a video professional, I can see your eyes light up at the mere mention of the name Eizo. A discreet outfit by nature, Eizo has made a name for itself in the professional field based more on the quality of its products than on marketing blather. So it's always a great pleasure to test an Eizo monitor. And when it promises this much, we can't wait to verify the figures.

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Diagonal measurement19 inches
Native resolution1280x1024
Brightness250 nits
Latency12 ms (GTG)
Colors16.2 M
H/V viewing angles178 / 178
ConnectivityVGA, DVI
Average price$750


The L778 is the perfect incarnation of its maker's brand image: discreet, restrained, yet robust and unmistakably pro. No gaudy colors; black is de rigueur , unless you prefer light gray. The plastics used are of high quality.


The L778 is a professional monitor, and as such its ergonomics have to be beyond reproach. That's the case here; the panel has tilt and height adjustments, and Eizo has used a sliding cradle arrangement called ArcSwing that works quite well. Using it takes a little getting used to, but we did, and ended up liking it. The monitor has no pivot mode, however.