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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



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).



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



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
Samsung CFG70
Eizo Foris FS2735
Dell S2716DG
Acer XB271HUA
Asus PG278QR
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
Asus PG279Q

Maximum brightness in cd/m2
Asus PG258Q
Dell S2716DG
Acer XB271HUA
Asus PG278QR
Asus PG279Q
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
Samsung CFG70
Eizo Foris FS2735

Maximum contrast x:1
Samsung CFG70
Asus PG279Q
Viewsonic XG2703-GS
Eizo Foris FS2735
Asus PG258Q
Asus PG278QR
Acer XB271HUA
Dell S2716DG

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



Review Updates
Currenty no updates.


Pros & Cons



- 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)



- 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


- 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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