It took only a couple of minutes from opening the box to viewing my images on the Eizo ColorEdge CG2700X. That’s because it comes with the stand attached and once you’ve positioned it on your desk, there are only two cables to connect – the power and the USB-C cable.
Conveniently, there’s a handle on the back of the monitor which makes it easy to extract it from its packaging and move it into position.
If should you wish to use an alternative mounting method, or one of Eizo’s optional arms or stands, the CG2700X can be removed quickly and easily from the supplied stand (and reattached again) without the need for any tools.
The supplied stand has a height adjustment range of 155 mm and the screen can be tilted up through 35° or down through 5°. It only takes a few seconds to set the screen to the right height and angle.
There are four USB-A ports on a side edge of the back of the monitor, which are fairly easy to access and could be useful for connecting accessories. The power connection, main switch and the other ports (HDMI, display, USB-X, LAN and USB-B) are on the bottom edge of the back of the screen. Initially, these seem harder to access, but help is at hand in the form of the rotating mount of the stand. This enables the screen to be rotated clockwise through 90° and it means that you can have a better view of the connection ports.
A row of touch-sensitive buttons on the bottom right of the front of the CG2700X, below the viewing area enable the screen to be turned on and off, and gives access to the control menu.
While the monitor’s buttons are responsive and the menu is easy to use, I prefer to use the ColorNavigator 7 software to adjust the settings as the interface is clearer. This software is also used to calibrate the screen and it only takes a couple of minutes to run through the whole process. Helpfully, you can set the software to calibrate the screen automatically at a time that’s routinely convenient.
Eizo supplies a magnetic hood that fits around the ColorEdge CG2700X when it’s in landscape orientation. This hood doesn’t require any assembly and attaches easily. This and the matt surface of the screen helps minimise glare and ensure a clear view of the image or video on the display.