updated 03:10 pm EDT, Wed October 17, 2007
Eizo 2569x1600 LCD monitor
Display specialist Eizo has announced a new, extremely high-resolution LCD monitor, the SX3031W-H. Sized at 30 inches, it is capable of resolutions up to 2560x1600, well surpassing the 1080p limit of most screens. Part of the purpose of this is to support its dual DVI-D inputs, which allow the monitor to display two different video sources side-by-side, at resolutions up to 1200x1600 each. Eizo further claims that the LCD covers the whole of the NTSC color range, with a brightness of 260cd/m2, and a contrast ratio of 900:1.
Tradeoffs come in the form of a 12ms response time, and a lack of any analog inputs. Two USB 2.0 ports expand peripheral connections. Eizo will be shipping the 3031W-H to Japan on December 19th, at a price of 298,000 yen ($2,555); foreign release plans are unknown, but Eizo has previously brought products to North America. [via Akihabara News]