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Eizo Foris FG2421
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Eizo Foris FG2421 PC Monitor

Digital Versus 5 Star flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star clubic.com Technical Choice 01net.com 5 Star
23.5" 1920 X 1080 5000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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13 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This LCD screen is one of the most highly awarded of all the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec.

The experts at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received a "Top Recommendation" award from Flatpanels.dk, Purepc.pl gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a "We Want It" award from Cnews.cz.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Gold" from both Hardware.info and Xtremehardware.com, both of which decided that this PC display was fantastic.

An other three expert review sites endorsed this Eizo flatpanel monitor. This PC display received an "Editor's Choice" award from 3dnews.ru who concluded it was marvellous and the editor of Flatpanelshd.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. This PC screen also received an "Original Design" award from Ixbt.com who thought it was well designed.

Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this flatpanel monitor a "5 Star" award and it received a "Technical Choice" award from Clubic.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, Chip.de and hifitest.de the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 85%. If all the comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this LCD screen is in the top 19%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

This medium monitor has an average owner rating of 79% based on 28 owner reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “It’s expensive and you’ll need a powerful graphics card to make the most of it” in their Eizo Foris FG2421 review.

One customer concluded that it had good colour saturation. R Crane said in their review of the Eizo Foris FG2421 on Amazon “It was when displaying lighter colours like gray, I ignored it” however despite that they rated it 2 stars.

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Eizo Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Eizo medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors Eizo is one of the superior brands.

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Nice Design

Two Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this PC monitor “All I see are the latest generation pixels looking beautiful”. Two years ago Sdg368 mentioned in their review on Amazon “With less color accuracy, saying that the colors are still beautiful”.

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Two people concluded that the Eizo Foris FG2421 was well made. J. Hotchkiss mentioned in their Eizo Foris FG2421 review “Aside from the visual quality issues, I was actually very impressed with the build quality & fidelity of the monitor” .

Good Product Quality

Several Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewers who reviewed the Eizo Foris FG2421 reckoned that it was good quality. Ian Johnson mentioned “Quality looks good could not use it as wrong mains lead was” but even so he rated it 3 stars. Stylianos said in their review “Good build quality, combined with eizo's long term warranty” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Stylianos also said “If you are looking for a gaming monitor that outperforms and has better image quality than the popular ASUS”.

Three DisplayPorts

Most LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the Foris FG2421 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Eizo Foris FG2421 which has three DisplayPorts.

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Three HDMI Ports

Most LCD screens of this spec and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Foris FG2421 which has three HDMI ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the Foris FG2421, the Foris FG2421's display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the Foris FG2421 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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1080p Video Mode

This PC display has a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 720 x 400|720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 960|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the Eizo Foris FG2421 agreed that it was not easy to use. J. Hotchkiss wrote two years ago “I went through two of these monitors in case the first was just a fluke of bad quality control”. R Crane rated the product 40 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Eizo Foris FG2421 “Playing games, there it was, just off centre, which in an FPS is just off the crosshair.I had read poor quality control issues plagued this monitor”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Foris FG2421 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC displays of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

Other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the iiyama XB2483HSU which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the Foris FG2421, the Foris FG2421 is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG23AH.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Eizo Foris FG2421 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the Foris FG2421 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Foris FG2421 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the DELL U2413 ($450.99), or the Asus PA279 ($749.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Foris FG2421 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Foris FG2421 is quite heavy (6.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Eizo Foris FG2421

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Eizo flatpanel monitor was released over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it.

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LCD Display Type

The Eizo Foris FG2421 has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most PC displays of a similar age and type to it have an LED display type.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display to this PC screen and we think the LG 29EB73 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the display type of this Eizo PC screen is too bad for you then you might want to consider the AOC u3477 ($582.72) (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Average Width

At 560 millimeters, the Eizo Foris FG2421 has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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12 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star clubic.com Technical Choice 01net.com 5 Star flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation hardware.info Gold Award purepc.pl Recommended cnews.cz We Want It 3dnews.ru Editor's Choice ixbt.com Original Design xtremehardware.com Gold

Expert Reviews

(38)
15 September 2014

You have plenty of options to choose from if you're looking to purchase a gaming monitor. Without a doubt the best option of the 120/144 Hz Full HD models is the Eizo FG2421, which does not only...

21 July 2014

Gaming Monitor Roundup 2014 Introduction If you're considering getting a proper display to get your gaming on, you're probably looking at response time above all else. There's certainly good... Read more…

24 February 2014

The Eizo Foris FG2421 is a surprising monitor. With its 23.5" VA screen panel and Turbo 240 mode, it feels like a real outsider in the world of gaming monitors. And yet Eizo has pulled off an...

Digital Versus

26 January 2014

The Eizo Foris FG2421 is certainly an excellent and very capable gaming monitor. Though you'll need a pretty serious PC in order to see very high framerates that would benefit from the 120Hz...

30 October 2013

A superb gaming monitor, but it?s expensive and you?ll need a powerful graphics card to make the most of it...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 January 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Summary: Without defects, this monitor is by far the best gaming monitor out there currently, with 120hz, hardware strobe mode for motion clarity, and a VA panel with colors, viewing angles, and... Read more…

First, the good parts. The color, contrast, and viewing angles on this monitor blow away the other gaming monitors due to its superior VA panel. Other 120hz gaming monitors such as the popular offerin
The colors are very good - although not up to the standards of better IPS panels, they are still miles above any TN panel. After a bit of calibration, still images and photographs looked almost but no
The viewing angles are good, though again, not as good as an IPS panel. There is also a slight gamma shift related to the VA panel technology in that the area of the screen directly in front of you wi
The other huge selling point of this monitor is that it does hardware-level backlight strobing for motion clarity (Eizo calls it "Turbo" mode or 240hz mode). With "Turbo" on, the monitor inserts a bla
Lastly, the monitor has a nice semi-gloss matte finish that doesn't seem to suffer from the anti-glare sparkle or glow effect, and the response timeinput lag are also good, hovering around 1 frame's w
Now the bad part - the units I received had horrendous backlight bleeds, dead pixels, and very noticeable cross-hatching (diagonal lines that go across the entire monitor, very noticeable in panning s
First the backlight bleeding - all four edges of the screen had bad backlight bleeds, especially the right side (other people have reported the same severe right side bleed). The bad areas are about h
Dead pixels - the first unit I received had 3 deadstuck pixels. Two were off to the sides, but one of them was right around the middle of the screen and was extremely annoying and distracting. The sec
And then there's the crosshatching and general screen uniformity. This is really bad. There are diagonal cross-hatching marks going all across the monitor at several different places. It's especially
The worst part is that these defects seem system-wide. Countless other buyers are reporting the exact same problems all over the internet. I'm not sure if it's Eizo or Sharp (who makes the panel), but
Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Dave-o
Dave-o would recommend the Eizo FG2421 (Verified Purchase)

I've had a lot of these on my table, but the best one came from B&H, no lie. They are all a little flawed in some way or another, but it's better than having to ask how much the industrial version... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2012 by Daniel E.

A shutter speed of 15 to 1/2000 will be fine for most people, however, except for the moon, 15 seconds is not nearly enough for my work in astronomy. Remember to bring your tripod when making... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by David L.

Be careful about where you buy one of these units from if you decide you want to see a fast monitor with good deep color. I think Newegg is the only retailer in the US I would buy this particular... Read more…

Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Luore
Luore would recommend the Eizo FG2421 (Verified Purchase)

The 120Hz Sharp MVA panel is rather impressive. Panel is 8bit + FRC which is more or less useful or useless depending on what you do. 120Hz and the 240Hz motion blur reduction works nicely but... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers eizo fg2421, eizo fg2421b, eizo fg2421bk
Barcodes 00113363332173, 00655200734011, 00690592037104, 00773508364904, 04995047044079
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