The monitor features 1 mm ultra-slim bezels on the sides and top with black borders of 5.2 mm and a depth of a mere 47.9 mm. This makes for an attractive design that blends in with the desktop and reduces eye movement in a multi-monitor setup.
The monitor uses an LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with 178° viewing angle that minimizes color shift and contrast changes when viewing the screen at an angle.
To prevent eye fatigue, a brightness sensor called Auto EcoView detects the changes in the ambient brightness that occurs throughout the day and automatically adjusts the screen to the ideal brightness level.
Advanced Settings for Auto EcoView (Auto Brightness Adjustment)
In a dimly-lit work environment, a monitor with low brightness settings is more comfortable to use. With its LED backlight, thmonitor is adjustable to 1 cd/m² which is less than 1% of the maximum.
Due to the way brightness is controlled on LED backlights, many people perceive flicker on their screen which causes eye fatigue. The FlexScan EV series makes flicker unperceivable without any drawbacks like compromising color stability. In a comparison test conducted by EIZO, the monitor on average reduced flicker by more than 74% compared to LED-backlit monitors from other manufacturers
In the visible light spectrum, blue light has wave lengths adjacent to ultraviolet light. Compared to the factory preset setting of 6,500 K of typical LCD monitors, Paper Mode is closer to the spectral distribution with long reddish wavelengths so it reduces the amount of blue light, a cause of eye fatigue, and helps prevent eyestrain when reading documents.
Compared to CCFL backlights, LED backlights last longer and consume less power. They are also mercury-free for minimal environmental impact.
A new feature called EcoView Optimizer 2 saves energy by up to 30% by reducing the backlight brightness and increasing the gain. To maintain image quality, EcoView Optimizer 2 only boosts the gain with a screen consisting mostly of dark content because the accompanying reduction in brightness is almost unperceivable.
A presence sensor called EcoView Sense prompts the monitor to switch to power save mode when you are absent and then power on again when you return. It even works in a multi-monitor setup so all monitors remain on when you're at your desk.
ScreenManager Pro lets users adjust color and EcoView settings with the mouse and keyboard instead of the on-screen display menu. It also offers multimonitor matching which allows adjustments to be applied to all FlexScan monitors connected to a single PC.
EIZO Monitor Configurator lets system administrators control the settings of all FlexScan EV monitors with a USB connection. The settings of one monitor can be saved as an xml file and can apply to other monitors via USB or office network.