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Eizo Nanao FlexScan L768

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder 19IN LCD 1000:1 1280X1024 FLEXSCAN SLIMEDGE VGA/DVI-D BLACK

    PCWorld Rating

    Advanced screen settings and five fine-contrast modes make this a display for the demanding user--but the price is high.

Eizo Nanao FlexScan L768
Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Pricey and loaded with features, Eizo Nanao's FlexScan L768 is designed for use in demanding environments. Its well-organized on-screen display includes such advanced settings as gain control and gamma control, which few competitors offer. The bundled ScreenManager Pro software lets users select from five Fine Contrast modes, which optimize settings for different tasks: text, still images, movies, color matching (sRGB mode), and one user-configurable default setting. Though the on-screen menu is simple to use, the control buttons on the bezel have somewhat confusing labels. We'd have preferred actual words to the buttons' letters and cryptic symbols. Our jury found no serious flaws in the L768's consistently excellent image quality; the monitor earned a rating of Very Good in both graphics and text.

The FlexScan L768 employs a full range of physical adjustments--tilt, height, pivot, and swivel--and other practical design elements, such as a clip-shut cable cover to cut down on desk mess. The 0.5-inch bezel--the thinnest we've seen lately--can be less distracting for users with dual-monitor setups. A USB 2.0 port is another useful touch. Last but not least for a monitor that's such an investment, we found the documentation thorough and accessible.

The Eizo Nanao FlexScan L768 provides advanced options for pros--but at a premium price.

Lura Blackwell

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Advanced screen settings and five fine-contrast modes make this a display for the demanding user--but the price is high.

    Pros

    • Advanced features, many adjustments

    Cons

    • Priced for professionals
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