Do The New 19" LCDs Pass Muster?

In Practice

As we've seen, the L778 is a working monitor, a beast of burden - not very fast, but precise and robust. With its extraordinary contrast, excellent ergonomics, and well-calibrated brightness, the L778 is a monitor you can spend a lot of time in front of. It's particularly recommended for office applications, but also for image processing, photo retouching, etc.

Video games, however, are out. Of course you can use this monitor for gaming, but it clearly wasn't a primary design goal for Eizo with the L778. The excessive latency, due to the conservative use of Overdrive, hurts its gaming performance.

On the other hand, the L778 is perfectly suited for video enthusiasts and editing pros. If you use Adobe First more than any other app, or have sold your soul to the developers of Final Cut Pro, then the L778 is the monitor for you. And its two quality speakers only add to its qualities; they'll come in very handy for synchronizing your soundtracks.


The L778 is not a monitor to be played with - or on - but its static and dynamic qualities make it suitable for office and video use. The contrast is excellent and Eizo's edge over its competitors is clear from the image this monitor produces. Now comes the painful part: the $750 price tag. That's what you'll have to cough up for this exceptional piece of equipment. But that's only around $150 more than what you'd pay for a Sony SDM-HS95P, and for that price you get a monitor with genuine qualities.