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REVIEW: Eizo S1910-k

Warranty LCD/Backlight (Years): 5/3 incl. Pickup Service
Max. pixel faults (according to ISO 13406-2): Class II
Panel size: 19"
Pixel size [mm]: 0,294
Native resolution: 1.280 x 1.024
Visible screen size/diagonal [mm]: 376 x 301 / 481
Video-In, connector: D-Sub analog / DVI-D digital
Vertical frequency [Hz]: 50 – 75 (analog) / 59 – 61 (digital)
Max. horizontal frequency/ video bandwidth [kHz/MHz]: 24.8 – 80 (analog), 31 – 64 (digital) / 135 (analog), 108 (digital)
Color mode preset/user: 4 / 1
LCD pivotable / portrait mode: Yes / Yes
LCD display arm option: Yes
Features: Sub-D cable, DVI-D cable, USB cable, screen manager software, power cable, 4 x M4 screws
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm]: 404 x 406 – 506 x 205
Weight [kg]: 6,9
Compliance: TCO99, CE, CB, TÜV Rheinland /GS, EPA ENERGY STAR-Programm, TUEV Rheinland, certified ergonomics
Power consumption On/Stand-by/Off [Watt]: 50 / 2 / -
Test date: 18.08.2005
Rating:  
Picture stability: ++ (digital) ++ (analog)
Viewing angle dependency: +
Contrast: ++
Color space: ++
Subjective impression of image quality: ++
Shades of gray resolution: ++
Brightness allocation: ++
Interpolation image quality: +
Fabrication of case/frame, mechanics: ++
Operating, OSD: +/-
Suitable for occasional gamer: ++
Suitable for hardcore gamer: +
Suitable for DVD/Video: ++
Price [incl. VAT. in Euros]: 569,00

++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad

Introduction

Back in February 2005, Eizo launched L778 the first LCD monitor to sport a PVA panel incorporating the novel Overdrive technology. Eizo enters the Overdrive competition with proprietary development called Motion Picture Overdrive.

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VA panels, among whom you can also find the Samsung made PVA panels (Patterned Vertical Alignment) stand out with characteristics such as great reproduction, good resolution of grey shades, high contrast and wide viewing angles. Whereas its responsiveness is not suited too well for fast moving contents with the most obvious application field in this regard being gaming, of course. Thus, on VA panels that lack Overdrive, a visible amount of ghosting becomes apparent during fast movements and rapid turns. VA panels are suited for contents with fast motion sequences only when they are combined with Overdrive.

In our review, the Eizo L778's excellent performance could convince all the way. It was only the new design of the L778 which was disputed controversially and didn’t seem to make everyone as happy as intended. This quickly raised the question whether the L778 would be released in the classical Eizo design, meaning no speakers and a slimmer frame. 6 months later Eizo is offering the S1910 in classic design to the very target group.

There are two versions of the S1910: left picture shows the version with a standard foot which also offers pivot function while the other version comes with the so called ArcSwing stand which can be seen on the right picture. The Eizo S1910 and S1910AS are available in light grey (S1910 / S1910AS) and black (S1910-K / S1910AS-K).

The main thing we wanted to clarify in this review is whether the Eizo S1910 can meet the high expectations and how it would perform compared to the L778.

All results issued in this review have been established using the digital input, with the exception of the test runs for analog image quality, which have been established on the analog input. Our test bed ran with a Gainward PowerPack! Ultra/2600 Golden Sample and a Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card.

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