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Eizo EV3237 Monitor

 


Review of the Eizo Flexscan EV3237 4K monitor
Published on May 15, 2015 / Updated on October 23, 2018

 

Not everyone needs to work on a so-called wide display, on the contrary I would even be tempted to say. Website creators and even photographers who only publish their images on their blog or Instagram can largely "content" with monitors displaying "only" the sRGB. Why shouldn't they be allowed to buy a quality screen, in 4K and without spending a fortune ?


This Eizo monitor belongs to the Flexscan range and is therefore rather "office oriented" according to their marketing department. It is a 32-inch 4K screen (3840 x 2160 16:9 - pitch 0.18 - 140 ppi) with a matt panel - new anti-reflective coating -, IPS (white LED) technology, 10-bit LUT table (still!) and sRGB gamut. Rather high-end features on an "office" monitor. Its connectivity is also, let's say, classic but if that would be enough to power a QHD panel, it becomes problematic with the 4K. This simply means that it is absolutely necessary to connect it with the DisplayPort connector, which alone allows a 60 Hz display. Indeed, if connected in DVi or HDMI, this screen would only work at 30 Hz. I refer you to my page dedicated to 4K display and its issues to learn more. This screen is sold for just under $1,700 in the fall of 2018.


 
 

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Eizo EV3237 / 4K

$1,667.00

For those who don't have Adobe RGB 98 color space, this monitor offers a very credible alternative in 4K, on a 32-inch full of quality ! - Read my conclusion  

 
   
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Introduction to the Eizo Flexscan EV3237

Here are some illustrations of this flawlessly ergonomic monitor, and in the current standards of Eizo...

   
Eizo EV3237 monitor   Back of the screen Eizo EV3237
Side of the screen Eizo EV3237 and its USB 3.0 plugs   Eizo EV3237 display connectivity
   
  Technical specifications
  Eizo EV3237 - 4K Average price : $1,700.00
Monitor size
32 inches 4K 16:9 - 3840 x 2160 - 140 ppi
  Panel type IPS white LED (New matte panel)
  Color space sRGB
 
Brightness/contrast
300 Cd/M2 / 950:1 measured
 
LUT table
10 bits
  Response time 5 ms
 
Screen dimensions
731 x 439 - 578 x 245 mm
  Border widths 18 mm (27 mm on the old CS240)
  Color calibration soft No
  Inputs DVI-D + DisplayPort 1.2 + HDMI + hub USB 3.0
  VESA compatibility Yes - 100 mm
  Hood No - As an option
  Warranty 5 years - Eizo USA
  Company eizo.com
 
 

What's included in the box...

The monitor is sold with :

  • The power cord... of course !
  • The DisplayPort cable (which only allows 60 Hz)
  • A USB 3.0 cable for hardware calibration and powering the USB HUB.
   
 
 

Important note ! The Eizo EV series displays do not have a built-in sensor

This Eizo EV3237 does not have an integrated colorimeter (unlike the Eizo CG2730) so you will need to use your sensor or buy one.

My purchasing advice : the i1Display Pro or Spyder5Elite


i1Display Pro review

 
     
   
 

The monitor and its panel - New

1 - Definition/resolution - This is a new IPS matte panel measuring 3840 x 2160 pixels, i. e. 4K (16:9 ratio) and 697 mm wide. Its resolution is therefore 140 ppi and the pixels are completely invisible at a distance of 25 inches which gives this beautiful and particular look to 4K displays. The backlight is a white LED diode type.

Eizo EV3237 display and its 32-inch panel
 

2 - The panel and its anti-reflective coating - We are dealing with a now classic matt anti-reflective coating, which does not bring out the pixels as in a not so distant era and increasingly rare on displays with a more office oriented purpose. That's good for photo editors and web designers. This anti-reflective coating can therefore be described as "very beautiful". Not sure it means anything, but that's what comes to mind !

Thickness of the screen edges - New !

They now measure 16 mm on each side. This is certainly not a record for finesse, but it does favour multi-screens.

   
Eizo EV3237 Screen Menu Buttons
   
 

To be read  !
My advice ton choose your photo monitor  

Improved ergonomic design !

The ergonomics are excellent, especially for transport, since a new handle appears at the top and back of the screen, which is very practical for raising or lowering it to the right height or tilting it slightly. On the other hand, there are still no cable grommets in the foot except for a plastic ring that is attached to the back base of the foot. The amplitude of the screen's movements in height (over 5,5 in), inclination and rotation will allow all users to find their ideal setting. Really perfect !

 

 

The menu buttons on the display are classic and you will notice the presence of an ambient light detector for those who want to make maximum energy savings.

 

Eizo EV3237 Screen Menu Buttons

The connectivity of the Eizo EV3237

 

Eizo EV3237 display connectivity

 

Nothing but classic when it was released, but we could note the absence of a USC-C plug in 2018.

 

 

What is the Eizo EV3237 monitor worth after calibration with the i1Display Pro ?

I have calibrated this screen - like all the screens I test on this site - with the best current sensor (except the superlative and very expensive Discus) in an excellent price/quality ratio: the i1Display Pro + i1Profiler software (version 1.7.2) in order to be able to locate this new screen compared to other screens on the market. I connected it with a DisplayPort cable which alone allows me to reach the 60 Hz refresh rate.

I chose the following screen settings :

  • Color space : sRGB
  • Gamma : 2,2
  • Contrast 53%
  • Color temperature : 6500K (Adobe RGB 98).

Essential ! Make sure to deactivate the various economic modes on the OSD of the screen, especially on this energy-saving screen, otherwise the brightness of this screen will constantly adapt to your lighting environment thanks to its small sensor on the front. This makes calibration impossible !

And as target values in i1Profiler 1.7.2 software in advanced mode...

  • Display technology : Choose white diodes,
  • D65 or possibly a little less if you want a slightly warmer screen. (Note that at D55, the screen is really warm but not yellow like on cheap monitors),
  • Luminance : 80 Cd/m2 or more depending on your main use (printing or web) and especially the brightness of your room,
  • Contrast : Native or 287:1 for those who print a lot,
  • Gamma : 2,2 – with a standard curve,
  • ICC norm : V2 (to avoid incompatibility problems with some image viewing software (images too dark) and obviously V4 if you know what you are doing).

And the result is ?

Objective data : what does the final report say after calibration ?

Before switching to Delta E, it is interesting to record the color temperature values achieved as well as the contrast.

 

Final report after calibration of the Eizo EV3237 with the i1Display Pro

 

My opinion ! The color temperature (TC) is very close to the 6500K requested. Excellent for an office display ! The contrast of 916:1 (or 944:1 on another copy) is "classic" for LED technology. However, the new generation often far exceeds 1250:1.

As for the Delta E figures according to the 2000 standard, they are excellent, especially for an "office" display.

 

Delta E after calibration of the Eizo EV3237 with the i1Display Pro

 

My opinion ! 0.48 average and the worst patch just below 1.00. It's just like a "Photo" monitor. Its "office automation" vocation is therefore purely marketing ! There is only the gamut, "only" sRGB, on this monitor that allows you to classify it in this category. I don't know for what reason, but let's move on...

Now the luminance and color temperature harmonization tests :

 

Uniformity in luminance after calibration of the Eizo EV3237 with the i1Display Pro

Uniformity in luminance after calibration of the Eizo EV3237 with the i1Display Pro

 

On this criterion, the "office automation vocation" of this display is more apparent. Eizo ColorEdge displays do indeed do much better. Is it serious, my dear sir ? Certainly not because the lack of homogeneity is very progressive.

   

Uniformité en température de couleur après calibrage de l'Eizo EV3237 avec l'i1Display Pro

Uniformity in color temperature after calibration of Eizo EV3237 with i1Display Pro

 

In color temperature, it is limited or satisfactory depending on the specimens I was able to test. I could indeed note more than 500 K between the extremes on the worst monitor tested without it being obvious to the naked eye because it should not be forgotten that this monitor is really very wide.

And my subjective data : what does my eye see ?

Well, my eye has seen some very nice monitors ! The colors are accurate and if indeed, once you have calibrated the monitor, you can notice a difference in color temperature, this Eizo EV3237 always gives the feeling of being very progressive. We don't see any marked areas. Everything is done smoothly. Absolutely nothing prohibitive and especially that removes its appeal to this superb monitor.

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  Eizo Flexscan EV3237  
Color fidelity 10/10
Uniformity of the panel 7,0/10
Resolution 10/10
Ergonomic design 10/10
Inputs 8,5/10
Manufacturing quality 9,0/10
Value for money 10/10

 

  What I like very much...  
 
  • Results after calibration with the i1Display Pro excellent for an Eizo display qualified as "office automation": 0.48 of Delta E according to the 2000 standard and not exceeding 0.85 !
  • Very nice grayscale in Photoshop, as on higher-end displays,
  • New matt IPS panel,
  • Perfect ergonomics (very practical handle)!
  • 32'' 4K screen under the $1,700,
  • 5-year warranty.
 
     
  What I regret...  
 
  • Homogeneity largely sufficient in luminosity but limited in CT on some copies, classic for an "office" screen even if it is never visually disturbing because the variations are very progressive on a huge screen.
  • 60 Hz available only in Display Port,
  • "Only" sRGB but is it a defect ?
  • No USB-C.
  • Some displays have even thinner edges today.
 
     
  My overall rating...  
  9,0 / 10  
     
  My conclusion...  
 
Here is a surprise as I like them - surprise because it is classified in the category of Office monitors by Eizo himself - because its colors are as good as on an Eizo ColorEdge but for a much lower price. A 32" 4K at less than 1,700 dollars is almost a bargain. I said almost because I know that that is still a lot of money. In any case, to get better you will have to spend much more at Eizo. And at this price you will only have a better homogeneity and a wide range... Are you sure you need it ?
 
     
   
 
Eizo Flexscan EV3237 - 4K
$1,667.00

$1,687.98

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Here is my Full review of the EIZO EV3237 monitor
 
- Full review of the Eizo EV3237
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- What is the Eizo EV3237 worth after calibration ?
- My rating and conclusion
 

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