Review: FlexScan S2242W packs more info in less space
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Review: FlexScan S2242W packs more info in less space

By Steve Baczeewski

The 22-inch FlexScan S2242W LCD from Eizo ( features a high native resolution of 1920×1200 usually found on larger sized monitors. This allows you to see approximately the same amount of information that’s visible on most 24-inch displays but occupies less space. The best part is that this doesn’t compromise image quality or create text that’s difficult to discern.

The 16:10 screen sits on a sturdy stand, and you can adjust its height, tilt, and swivel, as well as rotate it from landscape to portrait mode. The US$879 display has DVI, VGA, and two USB inputs (but no HDMI). The control panel along the bottom is a poorly designed row of 10 buttons; the symbol and letter designations on the buttons aren’t clear as to what functions they represent. However, the onscreen menu offers a lot of features to adjust the display, including gamma, brightness, contrast, color temperature, saturation, hue, and RGB color gain.

The S2242W comes with factory presets for optimum viewing in specific situations, and Eizo’s Auto EcoView uses a sensor to adjust the screen’s brightness in an attempt to save energy. The company sells an optional software/hardware color management solution called EasyPIX for making customized ICC profiles. I calibrated and profiled the display resulting in an accurate match between screen and print. Color fidelity is impressive.

The display reproduces 95% of the Adobe RGB color space. Images were evenly illuminated across the screen, colors were right on the money, and the screen’s 1200:1 contrast ratio revealed lots of detail in both highlights and shadow areas. The S2242W boasts a wide viewing angle; however, there was some noticeable reduction in brightness at extreme angles.

This is a very good all-around monitor, but depending on your needs the 22-inch size might be a limiting factor for graphics professionals.

Rating: 8 out of 10

This review is brought to you courtesy of "Layers Magazine" (

Apple Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
MacNews Search:
Community Search:
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Facility 47 (Games)
Facility 47 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: You wake up alone and freezing in an icy cell. You try the cell door but it’s locked, it seems that you are stuck with no apparent escape. All that surrounds you is a letter and a bottle of pills, and no sign of how long you... | Read more »
The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land guide -...
A new update for The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land was released last week, making it the perfect time for you to head back to your base and take out some walkers. Here’s the lowdown on what’s new to the game, and how to take advantage. [Read more] | Read more »
Goat Rider guide - Tips and tricks to st...
We've all been there. One second, we're riding high on a crazed goat, and the next, we've been tossed off it like someone who's no good at goat ridin'. [Read more] | Read more »
Real Boxing 2 CREED: How to become a gre...
Just in time for Rocky fans who can’t wait to see CREED, the latest movie, we have the official tie-in game,Real Boxing 2 CREED. It builds on the success of its predecessor and there’s lots to take in so we at 148apps thought we’d run you through the basics to help you get started. [Read more] | Read more »
CoinOp Heroes 2 guide - How to build an...
CoinOp Heroes 2 justlaunched and, like all clickers, it's dangerously addictive stuff. You have to furiously tap your screen to defeat wave after wave of foes and earn an insane amount of cash to spend on character upgrades and an army of minions. [Read more] | Read more »
Dr. Panda Firefighters (Education)
Dr. Panda Firefighters 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: FIGHT FIRES AND SAVE THE DAY!Work together with Dr. Panda and his firefighting team to rescue his trapped friends! Race through the burning building, extinguish the flames and use the right tools to clear the... | Read more »
Puddle + (Games)
Puddle + 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Puddle is back in a new "+" edition featuring enhanced graphics, new videos and Apple TV support ! No IAP and No Ads. Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the... | Read more »
Football Manager Mobile 2016 (Games)
Football Manager Mobile 2016 7.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $8.99, Version: 7.0.0 (iTunes) Description: Football Manager Mobile 2016 is designed to be played on the move and is the quickest way to manage your favourite club to glory with a focus on tactics and transfers. | Read more »
Kill Shot Bravo guide - How to become an...
Kill Shot Bravo is a disturbing amount of fun. No matter how many times I play a game that encourages me to snipe people in the head, I feel a little uneasy at how satisfying it is. Here are some useful tips to get you started on your path to becoming an elite sniper. [Read more] | Read more »
The best note-taking app on iPhone and i...
Word processors are handy and all, but sometimes you just want to make a quick note. Whether it's to jot down your shopping list, some quick song lyrics, or a phone number, the ease of use of a note-taking app easily surpasses that of a heftier word processor. [Read more] | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.