IT Pro Verdict
Outstanding image quality
With any other manufacturer, £274 inc VAT buys you a 27in monitor. Eizo isn’t just any other manufacturer, though - here, you only get a 24in panel, but that’s made up for by the quality on display.
There’s a heft to the EV2460 that suggests top-quality electronics, and that’s reflected in the OSD, which is one of the best around: it’s blissfully simple to make changes, thanks to front-mounted buttons matched with sensible icons that pop up to show you what to do.
Say you want to switch from the sRGB profile to Movie. There’s no digging around in a complex menu, with six presets available within a button press or two. Naturally, image quality is outstanding, as reflected by its brightness deviation across the screen, which was excellent when compared to other monitors in this category, such as the Iiyama ProLite XUB2493HSU-B1. While its cheaper rival actually beats it for coverage of the sRGB gamut, and offers a marginally better Delta E, the difference will be near-impossible to spot in practice. Eizo’s excellent 1,304:1 contrast ratio and accurate colour temperature will be far more obvious to the eye.
You have a plethora of inputs to choose from: DVI, VGA, DisplayPort and HDMI. There’s no USB-C input, but compensation comes in the form of a USB hub. Two of its four USB 3 ports sit on the left side, along with a headphone jack and line out, and it’s easy to access the other two, thanks to a solid yet flexible stand. The FlexScan smoothly rotates into portrait mode, while a 344° swivel makes it easy to share what’s on your screen with neighbours. Note its 140mm height adjustment too. This screen’s only real weakness is its speakers, which are all treble and no bass.
Eizo provides unmatched support thanks to a five-year on-site warranty, and one of the reasons it can do this is its excellent reliability – as proven through many years of feedback in our annual Service & Reliability survey.
Despite all these positives, the Iiyama wins our recommendation as the 24in monitor of choice simply due to its price. The fact it comes so close to matching the Eizo for quality while costing half as much is incredible. But if you want the very best, the EV2460 is the monitor to buy.
Eizo FlexScan EV2460 specifications
|Screen resolution||1,920 x 1,080|
|Screen refresh rate||61Hz|
|Video inputs||DVI, VGA, DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI 1.4|
|Audio inputs/outputs||3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm line out|
|Speakers||2 x 1W|
|Ports||2 x USB 3|
|Adjustability||178mm height adjustment, -5°/35° tilt, 344° swivel, portrait mode|
|Dimensions||611 x 230 x 367-545mm|
Tim Danton is editor-in-chief of PC Pro, the UK's biggest selling IT monthly magazine. He specialises in reviews of laptops, desktop PCs and monitors, and is also author of a book called The Computers That Made Britain.
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