Eizo FlexScan EV2785 review: A top-quality 4K monitor

Expensive, but that’s reflected in the quality of the panel and the package

IT Pro Recommended
Price
£773 exc VAT
  • Excellent colour accuracy
  • Highly adjustable
  • Generous warranty
  • No USB-B port
  • Limited gamut coverage

While Eizo’s FlexScan screens don’t have the hardware calibration of its ColorEdge series and can “only” display 16.7 million colours, they still offer phenomenal accuracy. That’s shown in the EV2785’s results, with 99.1% coverage of the sRGB gamut (116.1% volume) and a Delta E of 0.37. Even its worst result was 1.07, which means that its colours are essentially perfect. 

Despite this, we can’t recommend the FlexScan EV2785 for print-focused creatives as it only covers 73.5% of the Adobe RGB gamut; ViewSonic’s VP2785-2K is the better option here if your budget is limited. 

So who is the Eizo right for? Well, anyone looking for versatility, build quality and reliability. The EV2785’s stand offers an unmatched 178mm of height adjustment, while the screen swivels 344°, pivots 90° and tilts back a full 35°.

Eizo also offers the most generous warranty here, with five years of on-site cover and a six-month guarantee that promises replacement if any sub-pixels are fully lit. The company invests in a brilliant OSD, too, with touch-sensitive buttons on the bottom bezel that allow you to flick between its numerous settings with ease. It offers a huge spectrum of colour temperatures, ranging from 4000K to 10000K in (largely) 500K increments and, unlike other manufacturers, it’s very close at matching those temperatures.

There are two HDMI inputs alongside the DisplayPort and USB-C connectors, which are all easily accessible, while Eizo provides two USB-A ports and a headphone jack on the left of the screen as you face it (the two 1W speakers are as weedy as their specification sounds). Unlike the NEC EA271U, you can’t use it as a KVM, as there’s no USB-B port. Also note that both monitors’ USB-C power output is limited to 60W. 

Like the EA271U, this is a brilliant monitor with a price to match. The Eizo edges ahead due to its superior warranty, more flexible stand and outstanding OSD, along with a wider gamut panel. If you’re looking for a top-quality 4K monitor for under £1,000, you’ve found it.

Eizo FlexScan EV2785 specifications

Screen size

27in 

Screen resolution

3,840 x 2,160

Screen technology

IPS

Screen refresh rate

61Hz

Video inputs

1x DisplayPort 1.3, 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x 60W USB-C

Audio inputs/outputs

3.5mm headphone jack

Speakers

2x 1W

Ports

2x USB 3

Adjustability

178mm height adjustability, -5°/35° tilt, 344° pivot, portrait mode

Dimensions

611 x 230 x 367-545mm

Weight

8.2kg

Warranty

5yr

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