EIZO Foris FS2735 Review
by Lim, May 20, 2017 4:00 pm
 

Eizo Gaming Monitor FS2735 Review - My current favorite 1440p, IPS, 144 Hz monitor. Awesome and Expensive

 

Introduction

I really don't expect much with the Eizo gaming monitor Foris FS2735 gaming monitor, since compared to the Asus and Acer models, we find a lot fewer information and honest reviews about the Eizo. But, I was really surprised. It has the best OSD menu I saw in a gaming monitor, the best foot stand which currently also is my favorite, a very good processing and a really nice and decent design, and a very good developed panel frame construction to avoid IPS Glow and pressures against the panel from the bezels. Still, there is one thing which disappoints me at the Eizo Foris FS2735. The backlight strobing feature (motion blur reduction) does not work as great as ULMB which you have in many G-Sync monitors included. So if you're a fan of this feature, the Eizo maybe isn't the right choice for you while it creates more ghosting, inverse ghosting, and crosstalk on the upper and lower screen area. If you prefer to use Freesync, and you're ready to pay a lot of money for a monitor then you should take a closer look into the FS2735. Otherwise, the Eizo has a much better brightness and less washed out colors when comparing with ULMB. Everything else, as always, you will find out in the video review and in this review of course.

Updates and new information around the Eizo Foris FS2735 can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).

 
 
 
 

Specifications

Panel Type AHVA IPS
Backlight EDGE LED / W-LED / flicker-free
Display size and Aaspect ratio 27 Inch / 16:9
Max. resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Pixel density 108,8 ppi (pixel per inch)
Refresh rate 144 Hz native
Native color depth and color space true 8-bit, 100% sRGB
Response time (GtG) 4 Ms
Brightness 350cd/m2
Integrated speakers Yes, 2x 1 Watt
Video inputs 1x DVI, 2x HDMI, 1 DP 1.2
Audio 3.5mm Kopfhörer Ausgang
USB Hub Yes, 2x USB-A 3.0
Power consumption 87 W
27" Panel dimensions WxHxD with foot stand 618,8 x 548,7 x 197,9 mm
27" Panel dimensions WxHxD without foot stand 618,8 x 337,4 x 56,6mm
Frame width 0,7 cm
Weight 7,1 Kg
Warranty 5 Years
Ergonomics Neigung, Höhe, Pivot
Adaptive Sync Free Sync
Free-Sync Range select between 35-90 Hz or 56-144 Hz
Contrast (Native) 1000:1
Vesa Yes 100mm
Curved No
 
 

 

Alternatives

Alternative 144 / 165Hz WQHD (2560x1440) IPS monitors to the Eizo Foris FS2735:
(All other alternatives are listed in the Gaming-Monitor-List. Future releases can be found here)

 

Find the Eizo Foris FS2735 here: Buy on Amazon

 

With Freesync:

Acer XF270HUA Review / Buy on Amazon
ASUS MG279Q Buy on Amazon

 

With G-Sync

Viewsonic XG2703-GS Review / Buy on Amazon

AOC Agon AG271QG Buy on Amazon
Acer Predator XB271HU Buy on Amazon
Asus PG279Q Review / Buy on Amazon

 


YouTube Video Review

 
 
 

Measurement data

Eizos response time (4ms) and overdrive settings are very good. The difference to other IPS WQHD 165Hz G-Sync models is very, very small. 


Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:

 

Presets and Measurements:


 

Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):


 

Measurements after calibration:

 

Backlight Strobing:

 

Ufo-Test images



 

Comparison Charts

Maximum brightness in cd/m2 with activated ULMB or strobe backlight
Asus PG258Q
275
Samsung CFG70
212
Eizo Foris FS2735
197
Dell S2716DG
153
Acer XB271HUA
148
Asus PG278QR
147
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
140
Asus PG279Q
129

Maximum brightness in cd/m2
Asus PG258Q
488
Dell S2716DG
424
Acer XB271HUA
419
Asus PG278QR
399
Asus PG279Q
369
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
367
Samsung CFG70
361
Eizo Foris FS2735
333

Maximum contrast x:1
Samsung CFG70
2654
Asus PG279Q
1181
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
1174
Eizo Foris FS2735
1084
Asus PG258Q
995
Asus PG278QR
964
Acer XB271HUA
784
Dell S2716DG
686

Black point with optimal settings (120 cd/m2 , 6500K)
Samsung CFG70
0,05
Eizo Foris FS2735
0,1
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
0,1
Asus PG279Q
0,12
Asus PG278QR
0,13
Asus PG258Q
0,13
Acer XB271HUA
0,16
Dell S2716DG
0,17

 

 

Review Updates
Currenty no updates.

 

Pros & Cons

 

Pro:

- 5 years Eizo warranty
- I love this clean design
- The foot stand is super small
1) saves desk space
2) easy to change monitor position
3) nice minimum height adjustment
- Excellent colors
- Freesync with a variable range (56-144Hz or 35-90Hz)
- Blur Reduction (Backlight Strobing)
- USB hub with 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Very good sharpness - "sweet spot"
- Best OSD settings I saw within a gaming monitor
+ Smart functions which can brighten your image to reach better blacks and less glow
- Very good overdrive settings
- Very good build quality
- Of course, very good IPS typical viewing angles (for bright image content)
- Low input lag
- A very good panel frame construction (without pressures against the panel to avoid IPS glow - while the PG279Q here have huge issues)

 

Neutral:

- Build in speakers (for the absolute compromise solution)
- Blur Reduction causes (inverse) ghosting and crosstalk, especially on the top and bottom image screen. Compared to Nvidia's ULMB: Worse ghosting/crosstalk abilities, better color, and brightness performance
- "Stiff" adjustments within the foot stand
- Probably... hard to sell a high priced monitor for people who want to save money at their graphics card (AMD) even a higher price than current G-Sync models with the same specs


Contra:

- Still, IPS Glow lottery and some IPS Glow on my unit (I only had 1 exemplar from Eizo)
- Nevertheless, with an IPS panel, you will ever have some glow issues

 

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