Eizo Foris FS2735: An In-Depth Review


Though not a well-known name in North America, The Japanese brand, Eizo is a known product among people who care about monitors, especially the professionals who need serious display for work. Their ColorEdge and FlexScan product lines have their dedicated demography, which are the photographers, video editors and various graphics professionals who demand for professional-grade performance and extensive calibration. This time around, they put their products on the ever competitive market of gaming monitors in Eizo Foris FS2735. Does it carry the same excellent quality as other Eizo displays? Can it justify its hefty price tag? Check out this in-depth review from Dual Monitors Guide to know more.

 

Who is it for?

Eizo Foris FS2735 is dedicated for gamers and it’s the brand’s flagship product for the gaming market. It packs some of the best hardware and specs any discerning gamers will look for a gaming monitor, and it’s incredibly elegant as well for any workstation. It uses IPS panel, which means it has incredible image quality, quite unique for a gaming monitor, as not many of them use that expensive type of panel.

 

Benefits

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


Eizo Foris FS2735 runs at 2560 x 1440p resolution, which may be inferior compared to 4K monitors of its price range, but it has more things to offer to impress even the most discerning gamers out there.

 

Comes in Pre-Calibrated Quality, Excellent Right Out-of-the-Box

Though the Eizo Foris FS2735 doesn’t come with factory pre-calibration, it does deliver impressive image quality right out-of-the-box that looks like it has been pre-calibrated. It offers deep black levels to help colors pop out, while its brightness level hits the maximum luminance of 265 lux as it boasts the maximum brightness of 360 cd/m2 with an average of 328.9 cd/m2 across the screen. This makes a solid contrast ratio of 600:1. All in all, this Eizo monitor offers lots of luminance that works even for the most well-lit rooms and work environment.

For the color gamut, this gaming monitor has an impressive span of 100% sRGB, with average errors at incredibly low figures of 1.08. Anything lower than one is unnoticeable for the naked eye, which means this monitor is impressively really good.

 

The only issue was the gamma, which is at 2.1, making the display look brighter than it should, but only a little.

It’s certainly hard to beat Eizo Foris FS2735 in terms of out-of-the-box image quality. Some may come close, like the Dell S2716DG which matches its contrast, but the average color of the former is three times higher. The Asus PG27AQ, which is a 4K display have inferior contrast, colour accuracy and gamma compared to this Eizo display. The Acer XB270HU is slightly better with 700:1 contrast, but its colour accuracy is less accurate and gamma is a little too dark.

These strong numbers from Eizo’s flagship gaming monitor translates to hard-to-beat image quality, especially for everyday use. Both games and movies look significantly crisper, vibrant, and more realistic and have better sense of depth.

 

Great Gaming Specs to Impress Even the Most Discerning Gamers

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


This Eizo monitor may have an inferior resolution compared to other displays of its price range. But that’s not what it is about. Rather, it’s for high-end gaming with great specs and more immersive gaming experience. The WQHD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio are combined with 4ms Response Time and 144Hz Refresh Rate. 4ms may be a little short than the ultra-fast 1ms, but the 144Hz refresh rate is what spells the difference, as it is the best in the market today. There were no noticeable delays on the response time, as everything seems pleasantly fast. Not to mention this monitor comes with FreeSync technology from FreeSync, which improves frame rate for smooth, screen tearing-free and amazing gaming performance.

 

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


There is however, a slight issue of after-glow when bright objects move across the dark screen, but then again, it’s a common issue among IPS panels.

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


Smart Insights feature adds improvement to the gaming performance of this monitor, as it works by brightening darker images so users will not lose any important information from their screen. Using this feature of course, is a personal preference, and though it offers great advantages, it does make images look unnatural, something not everyone likes.

Another option is the Motion Blur which is for preventing effects. Like Smart Insights, users can opt not to use this feature.

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


Should you wish to import the best color presets of specific games, then you can use its Import Pro Gamer’s Color Presets and get the pro-gamer-quality image settings.

 

With G-Ignition Mobile to Control the Monitor with Your Smartphone

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


This is a free app that lets you use your smartphone like a remote control and control the Eizo display.  This means you can adjust the settings of the monitor, access the cloud service of Eizo to upload or share your own video settings or even download presets for various games.

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


It also comes with Flicker-Free technology for smooth image quality at all brightness levels.

 

Design and Features

Elegance in Simplicity

In most cases, display manufacturers make their gaming monitors with garish design. While this is fine, it can result to chintzy if not overblown aesthetic design that makes monitors look cheap, rather than luxurious, which is a shame for their premium price. Eizo Foris FS2735 took a step back in this common concern, as it comes with simple yet elegant design with rock-solid build quality. Though it is mostly made up of plastic, like many mid-range and even some high-end monitors, it uses tough materials which are all firmly fastened together.  It also features thin bezel, which makes great for dual monitor or triple monitor setup, as the spaces between each computer are minimized.

It sports a matte black color scheme which delivers a reserved aesthetic design. It also has a familiar red racing stripe along the backside of the cabinet which gives away its “gaming” intentions. There’s also the Eizo logo on the top right hand area and a ridge underneath the red trim which allows easy carry of the screen.

 

Buttons and Controls

Controlling the display and using the settings to change various aspects of the image and performance is a breeze, thanks to the joystick, as well as the buttons strategically hidden at the backside of the monitor, at bottom right corner. The Eizo Foris FS2735 may be designed for gaming, but it comes with extensive selection of options in its on-screen menu. This includes precision adjustments for color temperature, color saturation, gamma and color hue. There are also of course, the basic options for brightness and contrast options. The bottom right corner also comes with an LED that glows white during normal operations, red when FreeSync is activated and amber when the screen is set on standby.

The EcoView ambient light sensor is located on the left, but it’s a subtle.

There are two buttons and a joystick, as well as a Power button. Because of their located, it’s not always obvious which buttons works what, as there are no markings on the front side of the screen. Thankfully, the joystick provides easy controls for most of its functions.

Pressing any of the buttons or moving the joystick will launch the icons at the bottom part of the screen, which shows the functions of the button. You can then switch between the input and the Preset mode with the two buttons. The joystick on the other hand can change brightness level when you move it to left or right, while moving it up or down will adjust the volume. To launch the OSD, simply press the joystick.

The main menu of the OSD is split into 9 sections (Color, Smart Functions, Smart Insight Demo, Signal, Sound, Bluetooth, Preferences, and Languages) and they all have plenty of options. 

 

Connectivity Options

 

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


For inputs and outputs, this Eizo gaming monitor has two HDMI inputs, a DVI and a DisplayPort. They’re strategically hidden at the backside of the cabinet, near the mount of the side. Only the DisplayPort supports the AMD FreeSync technology refresh rate feature.  For USB hubs, there are two USB 3.0 hubs at the left hand side of the back cabinet, which are nicely hidden and easy to access, as they’re readily available on the side.

 

With Built-in Speakers for General Use

More and more gaming monitors now come with built-in speakers to help gamers save previous desk space, and Eizo followed this trend with a pair of bundled speakers. As with most free built-in speakers however, you can’t expect much from them. They provide decent sound for YouTube clips and mp3s, but they’re generally weak. You might want to use your trusted headphones for more immersive gaming experience.

 

Fully Adjustable Stand for Gaming Ergonomics, with VESA Holes for Convenient Mounting

The 27-inch cabinet is supported by a nice and sturdy stand with a uniquely design base. The arm allows full adjustments for the screen, from tilt, height adjustment and rotation. It doesn’t come with swivel options however. The unique design of the base makes small footprint, but despite its size, which is only around 1/3 of the size that comes with other gaming displays like Asus PG27AQ and Acer XB270HU, it’s surprisingly stable. There’s also a detachable red clip at the backside of the base for cable management.

Eizo Foris FS2735 (image from Amazon)


Also, it comes with VESA-compliant mounting holes, which allows upgrades for better stands or mounts, such as stands with articulating arm or wall mounts.

 

Tech Specs

Bottom Line

Eizo made its mark in the display world in their ColorEdge series, we even named one of the products under than line as one of the best in professional-grade displays. Now, they seem to hit all the right marks with their first and flagship gaming monitor in Eizo Foris FS2735 as it simply has the best image quality for any gaming monitor out there today. It packs all the features any gamers could ask for, and combine them with excellent out-of-box image quality. This display needs no calibration to enjoy, as it looks excellent right from the moment it’s turned on.

Design wise, it is easy to say it’s a gaming monitor, but unlike many gaming monitor that comes with all the gaming design, the hints are all located at the back, which are the red elements. Against its gaming competition of course, that doesn’t look like a disadvantage, as Eizo made a step back on loud gaming design, kept everything simple and let its performance do the talking.

The OSD may seem a problem at first, since they didn’t put any labeling. This means it may require some learning curve to use and adjust its settings. Thanks to the joystick though, maneuvering through the menu is conveniently easy

As with other IPS panels, image quality of Eizo Foris FS2735 is at high level; it offers good display quality, good viewing angles, and minimized backlight bleeding.

The biggest selling point of this gaming monitor of course, is in its gaming features. With a refresh rate of 144Hz as well as FreeSync technology, you can definitely expect the best gaming experience in this display – no screen tearing or signs of blurring whatsoever.

The price tag is the biggest challenge in Eizo Foris FS2735. It is definitely expensive, and most of monitors of its size and capabilities are way cheaper, some are even half its price.

All in all, this flagship gaming monitor from Eizo is a without a doubt, a first-class gaming display that combines excellent features with great image quality. But its hefty price tag makes it hard to sell. If budget is not an issue, then this one is for you, not to mention you can depend on its Japan brand of quality, not to mention the amazing 5-year warranty, which goes to show how much they trust their product.

For more in-depth reviews like this, check out Dual Monitors Guide today!



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