Eizo FlexScan EV2360 review: A great little monitor for crowded desks
A basic screen in many ways, but if pixels per inch are more important than actual inches then it's an excellent choice
While the quality of Eizo's monitors is rarely less than unimpeachable, the price is usually more of a sticking-point. Historically, they've tended to land more on the premium than budget end of the spectrum, but the Eizo EV2360 bucks this trend somewhat. It may not be Eizo's newest monitor, but it may be one of its cheapest, with a price of just £177 exc VAT.
That price is distinctly on the small side compared to the like of the £654 Eizo FlexScan EV2795, but it's fitting for this screen, which measures just 22.5in across the diagonal. That may sound off-puttingly compact, but mercifully it doesn’t feel cramped in use: a 16:10 aspect ratio allows for a decently sized 1,920 x 1,200 desktop and a sharp 101 PPI.
The small panel also leads to a small footprint, with a simple yet flexible stand allowing it to fit comfortably on even the smallest of desks. There’s 140mm of height adjustment via a straightforward up-and-down mechanism and a generous 35° tilt; this feels a bit odd, as you have to push back on a hinge near the base of the stand, but it works and feels sturdy.
The IPS panel isn’t the greatest we’ve seen, though. There’s a drop-off in contrast as you move from side to side, and colour accuracy is okay rather than great: an average Delta-E of 1.26 in sRGB mode hides a peak of 4.21. Nor is it a wide gamut offering, covering 87% of the sRGB gamut and only 68% of DCI-P3.
Still, Eizo makes it blissfully simple to adjust colour settings – and everything else – in the on-screen display, which is just as good as you’ll find on the company’s high-end professional monitors. There are two user-definable display modes, plus Paper, DICOM and Movie, though we found the latter made little difference. Nor would we use the weedy 1W speakers for anything vaguely resembling entertainment, but they’re fine for notifications.
You can forget about luxuries such as USB Type-C, but that’s hardly surprising for this price. And Eizo does include a USB hub, with a Type-B connector at the base – alongside VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs – plus two USB-A 3.1 ports conveniently placed on the left-hand side.
In short, if this were Waitrose then the EV2360 would be an Essentials monitor. And there’s nothing wrong with that: you still get a five-year warranty and a guarantee against bright sub-pixels for six months. If your desk has room to spare then a 24in screen might be more pleasant to work on, but if you need a space-saving design then this is a great buy.
Eizo FlexScan EV2360 specifications
1,920 x 1,200
Screen refresh rate
DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA
Headphone socket, line in
2 x 1W
140mm adjustable height, -5º/+35º tilt
499 x 233 x 334-474mm (including stand)
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