Calibrating with the CE240W is quite easy, but you will need a compatible calibrator tool (and have the software installed) in order to use the ColorNavigator CE software. Eizo specifies the following acceptable calibrating sensors:
Display Panel: 24.1" TFT color LCD panel
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Native
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Brightness (Typical): 450 cd/m2
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Viewing Angle (H/V): 178/178
Dimensions: 22.3" (W) x 14.1" - 18.9" (H) x 9.1" (D)
Video Inputs: Digital DVI-I 29-pin x 2
USB2.0 Ports: 2 "downstream", 1 "upstream"
Warranty: Five Year Covering Parts and Labor, 3 Years on Backlight
MSRP: $1,699.00 | Check Price / Purchase
Using Eizo ColorNavigator CE
- GretagMcBeth: All Eye-One Display products (except for the LT version)
- X-Rite: MonacoOPTIXXR and MonacoOPTIXXRPro
- ColorVision: Spyder2 and Spyder2Pro
Once you install the ColorNavigator CE software (and have your other calibrating software installed as well), you will see the following screen when starting. I personally chose a gamma of 2.2 (which is Eizo's default gamma from the factory).
After setting your target values, you then initiate the calibration sequence.
Once the values are obtained, a screen will display where to place your calibrator sensor.
For a few minutes, you will see in the lower-right side of the monitor, the calibration taking place. Once this is complete, ColorNavigator CE will create the Adjustment Result.
And finally, you can save the created result to a retrievable ICC 2.0 color profile.
As you can see, using ColorNavigator is simple to use and you get results in 10-minutes or less. Of course, you might ask why a person would use ColorNavigator if another calibration tool and software is already installed. My answer would be to use whatever method is best for you. Eizo does say:
The EIZO-developed ColorNavigator CE software for ColorEdge CE models makes calibration both simple and accurate. Instead of having to judge colors and do time-consuming inputting, or having a specialist do it for you, all you need to do is input target values for brightness, white point and gamma. ColorNavigator CE works with a wide range of measurement devices to directly access the 10-bit Look-Up Table of the monitors for accurate and reliable calibration in minutes.
Of particular note, Eizo also comments ColorNavigator CE software is not compatible with Macintosh PCs with Intel processors.