By teaming a laptop with an EIZO wide-screen LCD, photographers can take advantage of many benefits, including excellent colour reproduction, a wide viewing angle and a more even display. Plus, a wealth of other items that can be adjusted to improve image quality.
EIZO's wide-screen LCDs emphasise colour reproduction, and the coloration in sRGB
mode has a high degree of accuracy. As the standard colour gamut used in PC environments and Internet content is sRGB, images can be viewed and edited accurately on an EIZO LCD. They can also display images on web pages in colours that are very close to the real thing. Furthermore, in addition to sRGB color gamut accuracy, many of the EIZO monitors reproduce the Adobe RGB colour space accurately. The ColorEdge CG276, for example, reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB colour space meaning that colours seen in photos will be reproduced faithfully in a way that cannot be on monitors with just an sRGB colour space (Adobe RGB represents a larger number of colours and brighter hues than sRGB).
Adobe RGB is used in digital SLR cameras and high grade compact digital cameras so by using a monitor which reproduces the Adobe RGB colour space more accurately, the retouching process can be carried out more accurately and efficiently.
Also, when using a dual display, images can be edited on the accurate external LCD while tool palettes in the editing application can be placed on the laptop's screen, meaning there's less need to hide the tool palettes or to switch back and forth. The image can also be edited much easier thanks to the size of the external wide-screen display.
Commenting on using an external display along side a laptop, ePz member Stuart Fawcett
said: "My low end laptop uses a basic quality screen that just can't display some of the colours you can see on better screens. So much so in fact that I was previously commenting on why images had grey zones where subtle shadow colours would have been expected - It was my cheap Laptop monitor!"
Visit the EIZO website
for more information on the displays available from EIZO.