Eizo Foris FS2735 144 Hz Review 22

Eizo Foris FS2735 144 Hz Review

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Design & Ergonomics

No external part of this monitor will give away its gaming nature. Measuring 10 millimeters on all sides, the screen bezels aren't particularly thin but don't feel too thick either. I never felt as though they are distracting me from fully enjoying the built-in 27" panel. The rear is covered in sturdy plastic, and Eizo's metal logo, a couple of ventilation cut-outs, and a distinctive red stripe break up the monotony, subtly hinting at the pedigree of the Eizo Foris FS2735.

The base of the monitor is also made out of plastic. Even though it's perfectly stable and has no trouble holding the panel, I do have to admit that it looks rather cheap. A nicely designed metal base is what you expect - and usually get - when unloading more than $1,000 for a PC monitor. Again, I didn't run into any stability issues, even when going through the various maneuvers the Foris FS2735 is capable of, so I'm not trying to say that the base isn't good enough to hold the monitor, but I'd definitely like to see something a bit more luxurious in its place. At least it's pretty compact, so you'll have no trouble finding the space for it on your table, regardless of its size. The compact size of the base is also the most likely reason why the panel cannot be swiveled to the left and right. You can turn it in both directions, but the entire base will turn along with it.

The panel can be adjusted in height. When pushed all the way down, the distance between the screen's bottom edge and the table's surface is 3.2 centimeters. If you pull it all the way up, said distance goes up to 18.6 centimeters. Don't count on moving the monitor vertically with one hand, though, as the mechanism is very stiff.

The angle the screen can be tilted in ranges from -5° to 35°, which is somewhat of a standard. The mechanism to do so with is again extremely stiff, so you'll need to use both hands to set it the way you like.

The stand allows for the screen to be pivoted by 90° in either direction. I'm guessing this feature won't be used often as it's hard to imagine that someone would use a monitor of this price as a secondary, rotated screen.

As far as the built-in cable management goes, the Eizo Foris FS2735 comes with a plastic clip that can be inserted into the rear part of the base and used to tame power and video input cables. Since the clip is at the bottom of the stand, there's really no way to completely hide the cables unless you push the screen all the way down to where the screen itself will hide them.

The monitor can be mounted on a desk arm or wall stand by simply removing the entire stand and affixing it to any standard VESA 100x100 mount. Considering how stiff the mechanisms to adjust the position of the screen are, and the underwhelming design of the base, mounting the Foris FS2735 to an arm or a wall stand is something I'd strongly advise for if a pleasant experience is your goal.
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