REVIEW: Eizo Foris FS2333-BK
With the Foris FS2333, Eizo is presenting a monitor that has been designed especially for gamers. Eizo has developed "Smart Functions" specifically for this area of application in order to be able to offer gamers an advantage. One more very interesting announcement from the manufacturer in relation to this monitor is that the Eizo FS2333 apparently has no input lag.
As well as uncompromising gaming capabilities, the monitor also aims to please with its image quality. Eizo has therefore integrated a 23-inch IPS panel in 16:9 widescreen format and Full-HD resolution. A wide variety of ports, especially two HDMI connectors, equip the monitor perfectly for maximum flexibility. A new aspect is that the Eizo FS2333 offers a large number of ergonomic settings.
Although little has changed about the appearance of the monitor, Eizo has left few of the internal features of the FS2333 untouched and we can therefore look forward with particular anticipation to seeing how the new gaming monitor from Eizo performs in practice.
We connected and tested the Eizo FS2333 via the digital DVI output of a Gainward GTX 560 Ti and connected the monitor with the PC using a DVI cable. The colorimetric measurements were taken using a spectral photometer (EyeOne Pro) together with the Quato iColor software and HCFR Colorimetre. A colorimeter (X-Rite DTP94) was used for measuring the minimum black value and the Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray player was used as an external player, connected via HDMI cable.
The Eizo FS2333 is delivered in compact format. The outer dimensions of the packaging are about 62.5 x 48 x 16.5 centimetres (L x W x H), with two recesses on the sides making it easier to transport the box. Including its packaging, the Eizo FS2333 weighs 7.4 kilograms.
Inside the box, two Styrofoam sections ensure that the monitor is fixed in place and that its accessories and base plate remain securely separated from the screen. The monitor and base plate are also wrapped in a soft foam bag. Despite its compact dimensions, the monitor can be unpacked quickly and easily.
Video on the Eizo Foris FS 2333-BK.
At least as far as the connector cables provided are concerned, the Eizo FS2333 is rather frugal. As well as the obligatory power cable, the monitor is accompanied only by an audio cable (3.5 mm jack) and a DVI cable. However, in exchange, a convenient remote control complete with round el batteries, a cable clip, four screws for the VESA fixture, three decorative strips in the Eizo colours (red, green and blue), a getting started guide and a software CD are all provided.
Accessories with the Eizo FS2333.
Initially there are few changes to notice about the outside of the Eizo FS2333. The typical square, simple Eizo design has also been implemented for the FS2333. The solidly made matte black, slightly rasped plastic sections are made to fit exactly, with no grinding or creaking when it is touched. Eizo has not included any glossy surfaces on the FS2333, with the advantage that the rough surfaces are very resistant to scratches and fingerprints. Dust is also attracted to a much lesser extent.
Typical Eizo look: no frills, matte black exterior.
An extremely narrow frame measuring just 1.6 centimetres in width surrounds the panel – ideal for multi-screen use. The frame itself has only a removable EnergyStar sticker and the Eizo logo with the manufacturer’s signature. The controls, light and infra-red sensor are located in the middle of the lower section of the frame. Whilst the decorative strip on the FS2332 ran across the entire width of the screen, it is only half as long on the FS2333 and, like the controls, is located in the centre.
Only the Eizo logo adorns the frame of the monitor.
On the other hand, the extended ergonomic functions are truly new, especially the height adjustment that was so sorely missed in its predecessor. The screen on the Eizo FS2333 can be adjusted in height from a minimum of 8.4 to a maximum of 14.6 centimetres.
The Eizo FS2333 has height adjustment.
A side panning function is also new on this model. The Eizo FS2333 can be rotated almost entirely around its own axis, panning 340 degrees. The base plate turns with the screen.
Rotation almost entirely around the axis: the base plate turns with the screen.
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