The 21-inch EIZO S2133 display in 4:3 aspect ratio impresses with its IPS LCD and a modern, bright and energy-efficient LED backlight, which has up to 420 cd/m. Typical power consumption is just...
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Eizo PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
Eizo medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Eizo is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Good Product Quality
One customer reckoned that it was good quality. David, Edinburgh said “Very high quality.”.
One Eizo FlexScan S2133 reviewer said in their reviews that the Eizo FlexScan S2133 was good looking. Catman wrote “The colours are beautiful and text is crisp”.
Good Picture Quality
One Eizo FlexScan S2133 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the FlexScan S2133 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the FlexScan S2133 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the FlexScan S2133. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the FlexScan S2133 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
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Very Big Viewable Height
When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the FlexScan S2133, the FlexScan S2133's viewable height of 540 millimeters is one of the biggest. The smallest viewable height of flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the FlexScan S2133 is 28mm, the biggest is 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
When compared to other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the FlexScan S2133 that we have assessed, the FlexScan S2133's display brightness of 420 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. PC monitors of a similar type and age to the FlexScan S2133 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 52mm and 6,500mm. The Eizo FlexScan S2133 is very narrow (only 465 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the FlexScan S2133.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than two years, the FlexScan S2133 does not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips BDM4065UC/75[plb_2889761_price], the NEC MultiSync EA274[plb_2046553_price], or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the FlexScan S2133, the Eizo FlexScan S2133 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the FlexScan S2133 do not have a built-in camera. The FlexScan S2133 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Eizo FlexScan S2133 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
Other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of only 82 millimeters, the FlexScan S2133 has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst LCD screens of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the FlexScan S2133 is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.
Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The Eizo FlexScan S2133 has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 7% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best display resolution of all medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 54 centimeters, the FlexScan S2133 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the FlexScan S2133. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the FlexScan S2133 is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 62% less resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. This PC screen also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all PC displays of a similar age and spec to the FlexScan S2133 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Fairly Slow Response Time
When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the FlexScan S2133's response time of 20 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The average response time of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the FlexScan S2133 is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.
2 Other reasons to consider the Eizo FlexScan S2133
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display was released over three years ago.
LCD Display Type
The FlexScan S2133 has an LCD display type which is better than most LCD screens of this spec and age. Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.
There are a number of other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider including the NEC MultiSync EA294WMi[plb_1501071_price] which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price], or the Philips 298P4[plb_1608300_price] which has better reviews.
If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] (LED), the AOC u3477[plb_2367536_price] (LED), or the Philips BDM3470UP/75[plb_3020738_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.
1600 x 1200
Supported Graphics Resolutions
720 x 400, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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