Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. has introduced the FlexScan L551, a 17-inch LCD monitor targeted at corporate and home users. The FlexScan L551 sports a no-frills design, no-touch automatic setup, and automatic brightness adjustment. It is backed by EIZO's five-year warranty.
From text and spreadsheet applications to Web browsing and video playback, the FlexScan L551 is designed for home, office, and entertainment applications. Performance specifications include brightness of 300 cd/m², contrast of 450:1, and a fast 16ms response. The OSD menu offers an sRGB mode for color management with other peripherals also supporting this color space. Color temperature settings include 6,500 K and 9,300 K, and the gain levels for red, green, and blue can be adjusted independently. The thin bezel cabinet design and an integrated power supply unit make for a small footprint. The FlexScan L551 meets VESA mounting standards so it can be easily mounted on an arm or a wall bracket.
When the monitor initially detects a signal, it automatically adjusts clock, phase, screen position, and resolution. The FlexScan L551 includes functions designed to stabilize brightness and ensure it is always at a comfortable level regardless of the ambient lighting conditions. The first of these functions is EIZO's drift correction circuit, which stabilizes the brightness level after startup or when coming out of power saving mode. There is also a sensor on the front bezel that takes a reading of the ambient brightness and then signals the backlight to adjust the screen brightness accordingly. In a brightly lit room, BrightRegulator increases the monitor's brightness level, whereas in a dimly lit room it will decrease the brightness. EIZO stands behind the workmanship of the FlexScan L551 with a five-year warranty*. This warranty is valid in any countries or territory where an EIZO authorized distributor is located.
The FlexScan L551 begins shipping this week at a suggested retail price of $399. The cabinet comes in gray and black.