Thursday, October 3rd 2019

EIZO Introduces Limited Edition Foris Nova Dsplay: 21" 4K OLED, HDR, and 60Hz

EIZO today announced a limited edition monitor that's sure to attract attention: likely positive due to its feature-set, likely negative due to its small diagonal. The Foris Nova is built fully in aluminium and packs an impressive amount of features for the admittedly small diagonal: the 21" display is a 4K OLED one with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 330 nits maximum brightness and 1.07 billion colors. That small diagonal does have its benefits though: the pixel density is a very impressive (for desktop monitors) 204 pixels per inch. The 60 Hz refresh rate is nothing to glow at, but the 0.4 ms response time surely point to an amazing 60 Hz gaming experience.

There is HDR certification in the form of HDR10 and the royalty-free Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), and connectivity is taken care of by 2x HDMI ports that support Deep Color and the HDCP 2.2 and 1.4 copy protection protocols. There are two 1 W speakers, VESA support,1x headphone jack and 1x line-out mini jack. The production is limited to only 500 units, and the Foris Nova will be available from November 1st in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan. No word on pricing - EIZO is asking users to contact them directly for orders and pricing. That serves as a warning, if any more were needed: this won't come cheap.
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31 Comments on EIZO Introduces Limited Edition Foris Nova Dsplay: 21" 4K OLED, HDR, and 60Hz

#1
droopyRO
What is the guy in the first picture doing, watching a movie, porn, reading a book or ?
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#2
lynx29
mmmm love me some burn in with windows 10 start menu
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#3
agatong55
Why isn't the guys shoe on all the way? Its really bothering me
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#4
lynx29
agatong55
Why isn't the guys shoe on all the way? Its really bothering me
that's how they wear them now on the west coast. you gotta keep up bruh, they are better than the rest of us, we must admire them always because they are better than us and use iphones too
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#5
Vayra86
droopyRO
What is the guy in the first picture doing, watching a movie, porn, reading a book or ?
A guy? If you wear your shoes like that I have my doubts.

Definitely not watching porn though


On a more serious note... does this mean we'll be seeing more OLED monitors? I mean, 21 inch. Yay, not 55!. Getting there!
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#6
phanbuey
That looks like a hipster charlie sheen.
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#7
Basard
lynx29
that's how they wear them now on the west coast. you gotta keep up bruh, they are better than the rest of us, we must admire them always because they are better than us and use iphones too
He is obviously a man who has servants to do things that require backs on their shoes.... Like holding the magnifying glass in front of his tiny monitor.

And he IS obviously watching porn... Can anybody see where his other hand is?!
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#9
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Without decent UI scaling, stuff is going to be itsy bitsy on a 21 inch screen at 4k.
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#10
Turmania
agatong55
Why isn't the guys shoe on all the way? Its really bothering me
Those shoes/slippers you are talking about costs a couple grand! and yes it does bother me as well...
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#11
R-T-B
droopyRO
What is the guy in the first picture doing, watching a movie, porn, reading a book or ?
Using the product.

lynx29
that's how they wear them now on the west coast. you gotta keep up bruh, they are better than the rest of us, we must admire them always because they are better than us and use iphones too
Don't you lump me in with the itards.
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#12
Arpeegee
At least somebody is trying to push OLED into smaller screens but until prices start to go down this is still a niche product.
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#13
Basard
R-T-B
Don't you lump me in with the itards.
If the shoe-thing fits (or, uh, doesn't fit)......... lol, jk dude.

It's just fun to pick the render apart. Like how his legs are crossed, but his knees don't really seem to line up properly. Look at the seat cushion on the left. Look how HUGE his hand is compared to his face.
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#14
atomicus
Arpeegee
At least somebody is trying to push OLED into smaller screens but until prices start to go down this is still a niche product.
There will never be affordable OLED dedicated monitors. Best hope is if LG's 48" OLED TV next year sells well and they decide to do a 40-43" model. At least with HDMI 2.1 firmly established by then it will be a usable high refresh option for PC. That really is the best and only chance, because no one is going to make a 32" 144Hz dedicated OLED PC monitor. Heck, they aren't even doing high refresh 4K LCD yet at that size, and when they do it will be very expensive, so I don't know what anyone is smoking thinking OLED is remotely realistic. Not to mention the high risk of burn-in for long term PC usage... even this EIZO comes with a warning to that effect.
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#15
Fatalfury
LOL... 21 inch 4k oled.. probably $4000 + like the asus one before...

whats the point if its OLED or QLED or IPS if its damn thats small...
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#16
piloponth
At this size and resolution (aka. pixel density) you probably don’t need antialiasing in games.
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#17
londiste
Fatalfury
LOL... 21 inch 4k oled.. probably $4000 + like the asus one before...
whats the point if its OLED or QLED or IPS if its damn thats small...
It is most likely based on the same panel.
Point of OLED is the same as always - black blacks, infinite contrast, fast response times and excellent color reproduction.
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#18
silentbogo
21" is still reasonable for 4K res. Been using 24" Samsung for the past 2 years and apart from slight backlight leakage it's perfect for my needs.

Fatalfury
whats the point if its OLED or QLED or IPS if its damn thats small...
Working with small text, schematics and diagrams is a blessing on 4K display. I rarely even use zoom in PDFs anymore.

atomicus
There will never be affordable OLED dedicated monitors.
Just give it a year or two and it'll be approximately as cheap as IPS has became not too long ago (~$400-450 for a decent 24-28" unit).
Just look at phones/tabletrs: almost everyone is switching to OLED and even on the low-end some phones already have AMOLED screens which just a year ago would cost more than the device itself. Even OLED screens for past/current devices more than halved in price since last year, which made my job a lot easier: I don't have to explain to a customer why a replacement screen for his cheap-ass Galaxy J6 costs more than his entire phone. I expect the same happening with desktop and laptop displays as well, hence we see more and more device announcements.


piloponth
At this size and resolution (aka. pixel density) you probably don’t need antialiasing in games.
Not all games. For example in some older titles I still have to crank it up due to shimmer in the background. It's very noticeable in games like TF2, Borderlands, Rage, or any other cell-shaded game. Also Prey and Fallout 4 has some of it.
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#19
Crustybeaver
droopyRO
What is the guy in the first picture doing, watching a movie, porn, reading a book or ?
There's no power cable, so clearly staring at a blank screen.
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#20
bonehead123
silentbogo
21" is still reasonable for 4K res. Been using 24" Samsung for the past 2 years and apart from slight backlight leakage it's perfect for my needs.

Working with small text, schematics and diagrams is a blessing on 4K display. I rarely even use zoom in PDFs anymore.
For the Engineering design/CAD/CAM industry which I work in, 4K displays are DA BOMB and have allowed my company to increase productivity by at least 30%, due to WAY, WAY less time spent zooming in to schematics/blueprints/drawings/sketches to see the smallest details, which were mostly unreadable with lower quality screens we had in the past years.

We gave the designers 2 of the newer 32" 4K Sammy's plus their older 2K screens, then asked everyone to keep track of the time they spent zooming in vs. not, and the results were really an eye opener....

This is a company with a technical staff of over 300 people, so that 30% improvement in productivity is huge and has allowed us to hire an additional 30 designers/CAD/CAM folks with essentially no increase in labor costs, other than the money for the additional 100 monitors (which we got at a substantial bulk-buy discount)

As for this display, I like the overall design, but damned them huge bezels....theys gotta go away, like, yesterday..... hell even the few remaining 2 year old 24" Dells that our admin team uses have near-zero bezels... WTH ???
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#21
londiste
@bonehead123 there is a pretty big difference between 2160p on 32" and 21" :D
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#23
voltage
2019, almost 2020 and companies are still producing products stuck on 60hz

good grief:kookoo:
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#24
atomicus
silentbogo
Just give it a year or two and it'll be approximately as cheap as IPS has became not too long ago (~$400-450 for a decent 24-28" unit).
Just look at phones/tabletrs: almost everyone is switching to OLED and even on the low-end some phones already have AMOLED screens which just a year ago would cost more than the device itself. Even OLED screens for past/current devices more than halved in price since last year, which made my job a lot easier: I don't have to explain to a customer why a replacement screen for his cheap-ass Galaxy J6 costs more than his entire phone. I expect the same happening with desktop and laptop displays as well, hence we see more and more device announcements.
No way, forget it. Never happening. I don't know what would make you think OLED will ever be anywhere close to LCD prices, even IPS... not in the monitor market anyway. TV's are different, sold in vastly different volumes, not to mention the larger size... and that hasn't stopped Alienware charging $4000 for a non-HDR 55" monitor! Phones are also a very different market, far smaller obviously, and again sold in far greater volume and used differently. The burn-in issue with monitors is enough to stop manufacturers even going down this road... as mentioned, even EIZO are issuing this warning before this Foris display is even available!

Furthermore, just look where we are with OLED monitors. The small sizes have been around for years and always at extortionate cost. Sony have a 60Hz 30" OLED monitor retailing at £35K. It's clear no progress is being made in bringing such products to an affordable level, and no interest from the manufacturers in doing so... they aren't even talking about it. Instead, as mentioned, you have Alienware releasing their obscenely priced 55" despite the LG C9 offering a better spec... albeit minus DP 1.4 connectivity, but at a third of the price. Plus once GPUs have HDMI 2.1, this becomes irrelevant.

As I mentioned, If LG's 48" OLED TV sells well next year, they may consider smaller sizes, but even that's years away, if it ever happens.

OLED might crop up periodically as a halo showboat product, possibly at a larger size, but certainly not at anything remotely affordable. Why would any manufacturer do this? Given how costly LCD monitors have become, they'd cannibalize all LCD sales by offering a 32" high refresh OLED at those prices... and that makes zero business sense. It's far more realistic (albeit a long shot) that they might release a £10K OLED in limited numbers (similar to this Foris), knowing that there are consumers out there who will pay any price for one... but it will never be a mass market affordable product.
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#25
gamefoo21
15.6" 4K

21" is huge in comparison.

voltage
2019, almost 2020 and companies are still producing products stuck on 60hz

good grief:kookoo:
No DP ports, makes me sad.
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