EIZO FlexScan EV2495 Review

After the EIZO EV3895 and the EV2795, today we are looking at the smallest model in the monitor series with a KVM switch and integrated docking station. The 24-inch EIZO EV2495 with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and an associated aspect ratio of 16:10.

The Eizo FlexScan EV2495 in the black version (BK) is a 24 inch model with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, as well as an integrated KVM switch and other interesting features. The scope of delivery includes a signal cable USB-C to USB-C, a power cable, and a quick guide. The technical data are listed below in the form of a table.

EIZO Flexscan EV2495 at a glance
 designation EV2495-BK
LCD size 24 inches
Curved No
Refresh rate ~ 60Hz
Manufacturer homepage www.eizo.de
price RRP 653, – EUR – street price approx. 550, – EUR
warranty 5-year guarantee
Headphone jack available
Weight 7.6 kg – with stand
power consumption Consumption: 156W
Standby: 0.3W
power adapter internally
Vesa standard 100 x 100mm
resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Image format 16:10
brightness 350 cd / m²
contrast 1,000: 1 (native)
reaction time 5ms
Panel matt IPS panel
Point of view 178 ° vertical
connections ▪ 3x USB-3.1 downstream type A
▪ 1x USB-3.1 upstream type B
▪ 1x USB-C upstream – display port, LAN, power supply
▪  1x USB-C downstream
▪ 1x HDMI HDCP 1.4
▪ 1x display port HDCP 1.3
▪ 1x Lan- Ethernet connection
▪  1x headphone connection / 1 x jack audio input

 

Detail view

Visually, the monitor resembles the model EV2795 in detail. The ergonomic capabilities and the color design are the same as with the 27 inches (approx. 69 cm) model, only the format of the panel changes from 16: 9 to 16:10 in the 24 inches (approx. 61 cm).

The frame of the EV2495 is also narrow, which is particularly noticeable in the lower area. With the panel itself, you can hardly see the frame when it is switched off, only when you switch on the monitor are the almost 6mm of the surrounding housing visible. This makes the monitor perfect for a multi-monitor setup.

When the stand is mounted, an old friend is used, the range of functions is identical to that of the EV2795 and thus the EV2495 can also be set in all positions. Also, the monitor can be rotated up to 344 degrees using a mechanism in the base. Very inconspicuous but practically solved, so that even I didn’t notice this function directly.

If you want to use the 24 inches upright, you can turn it completely and read longer text documents in one go. The setting options are extensive, nothing to be desired and so, in addition to the pivot function mentioned, the panel can be tilted 35 ° backward and 5 ° forwards. The mechanism also offers a height adjustment of up to 182 millimeters.

The back is adorned with the company logo, you won’t find any more design elements. The EV2495 is a workhorse and not a gaming bling screen (…) For an organized workspace, a practical cable duct has been integrated into the foot, which is impressive with enough space even when the connections are fully occupied.

For the connections, Eizo relies on an HDMI (HDCP 1.4) and a DisplayPort input (HDCP 1.3), a USB-C upstream (DisplayPort Alternate Mode, HDCP 1.3) and a USB-C downstream, a USB 3.1 upstream for the USB ports on the side, and an Ethernet input. The headphone output on the side rounds off the variety of connections. The switch on the power connection is really practical, as it actually disconnects the screen from the power and therefore doesn’t cost a cent even in “after-work mode”.

Since the Eizo EV2795 and EV2495 models are completely the same in terms of ergonomics, operation, KVM function, and docking station, we refer to our detailed test report on the Eizo EV2795  at this point and  I will continue with the measurements.

Measurements

Of course, we would also like to support our statements with measured values ​​and fall back on a reliable and transparent evaluation basis for the measurements. The X-Rite i1 Display Pro colorimeter was used for all measurements. This makes it possible to calibrate the monitor. Also, with precisely defined information, reliable comparison bases can be created to be able to determine contrast or brightness values, for example.

Brightness / contrast

We decided on the standard light profile CIE light type D65 as a starting point. All measurements are compared with each other with the set 100% brightness, 70% contrast, and gamma 2 in the monitor settings, of course after a warm-up time of approx. Half an hour.

During the measurement, it is noticeable that the white point of 6,500K was hit well and deviates only minimally. We did not achieve the brightness of 350 cd / m² specified by EIZO, with a maximum of 303 cd / m² (different PCs with different graphics cards) it was over. We just missed the contrast ratio of 1000: 1. Since we do not have any laboratory equipment, deviations also depend on the equipment, but the maximum brightness is no longer necessary within the tolerance range.

 

Color space coverage sRGB mode

How well the display of the sRGB color space can be reproduced by the respective monitor can be read from our 3D graphics. The measurement results are saved in a so-called ICC profile and we can create a model with a corresponding viewer (ICC view). The above-mentioned standard light profile CIE light type D65 at 160 cd / m² and a luminance according to ISO 3664 condition P2 are used again. The total value correction is provided with the 2.2 gammas standard profile.

Color space coverage in user mode

In terms of color space coverage, the Eizo supports the sRGB color space. There is no 100% coverage of the color space in the datasheet, but EIZO expresses itself somewhat vaguely with “sRGB-typical”. Unfortunately, it does not match the color space in RGB mode and the area is only mapped in user mode. The profile we created can be downloaded here ( ICC profile ).

 

DeltaE2000 after calibration

The Delta E2000 test was carried out to take a closer look at the color deviation. As can be seen in the test result, the colors are displayed with minimal deviations after profiling, apart from one outlier (index 23). A deviation of 1 dE is almost invisible. With a calibrated display, the average deviation should be less than 3 dE and the maximum dE less than 5. That is the case here and thus the monitor is also a good working tool for image processing.

Image homogeneity

The image homogeneity is checked in three levels (white – 255, gray – 128, and dark – 63) at maximum brightness. As a result, any color deviations in the respective areas are then visible. Here it can be shown whether the panel is illuminated evenly.

Luminance dark gray

The illumination is very homogeneous, significantly better than, for example, the EV2760 demonstrated. With a maximum deviation of 4%, practically nothing of it can be seen in everyday life and the dark areas are also balanced. Here the EIZO does not show any weaknesses, offers a very evenly illuminated image and the minimal “deviations” are not visible in normal use, even if the datasheet actually states 350cd / m².

Power consumption

Of course, we would also like to take a closer look at the consumption of the monitor and, due to a change of measuring device, also adjusted our conditions a little here. At this point, we don’t want to make any more comparisons with other devices, which, due to the different sizes, resolutions, and possible differences in brightness, hardly offers any significant added value. From now on we will determine the power consumption in different areas, a Voltcraft Energy Logger 4000 is available for this. In addition to the standby consumption, the maximum consumption (max. Brightness, FreeSync, or G-Sync on) is determined. Furthermore, we log the power consumption in a normal working environment (brightness at 160cd / m²) and any special functions,

Due to the integrated docking station, the maximum power consumption can increase to 156 watts when all interfaces are loaded to the maximum. I achieved a maximum of 72.4 watts with my connected Lenovo T490s. With normal office use, the Eizo is content with just 16.2 watts and is very energy-saving on the go. The standby consumption of 0.2 watts is minimally below the specified 0.3 watts but complies with the EU regulation of January 6, 2013. Conveniently, the EV2495 can also be switched off completely on the back and thus consumes 0 watts.

 

Listing of costs

When used five days a week with 4 hours of operation, the monitor operation costs 4.80 euros a year with a brightness of 160 cd / m². A value that in times of GPUs with 300-watt TDP shouldn’t have any reason to decide when purchasing. But you shouldn’t forget if you use it as a notebook charging station or docking station for a long time, as more than 100 watts can then migrate through the socket.

Conclusion

The conclusion to the Eizo FlexScan EV2495 does not differ from the larger 27-inch model. Here, too, the high-quality workmanship and the uniformly illuminated IPS panel with stable viewing angles are convincing, which does not achieve the maximum brightness of the datasheet but shines with good sharpness and practical resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The stand, the automatic brightness control, which can also “learn” from personal preferences, and the intuitive menu navigation are convincing arguments in favor of the monitor. But the abilities listed are not yet “decisive for the war”

Because only the integrated KVM switch and the docking station with up to 70 watts make the monitor a first-class “business partner” on the desk. Notebooks can be easily connected to the monitor, charged at the same time, and provided with Internet access (…) and all of this via a single USB-C cable. The connected peripherals on the monitor can also be used with several computers thanks to the KVM switch.

But the monitor is not completely free of criticism. The quite high purchase price of around 540.00 euros (RRP 653.00 euros) is quite high in the market for a 24-inch monitor, but processing, 5-year guarantee with on-site exchange service, premium quality, and the technical equipment speak for the monitor. If you are willing to pay the price, you will get an absolute premium product here. Therefore, I would like to recommend the  Eizo FlexScan EV2495 to buy it.

EIZO FlexScan General Summary

EIZO FlexScan To summarize, we see that it has very good features in terms of design, price and performance. EIZO FlexScan, which has given a successful performance compared to its competitors in this segment, has not received any serious complaints from its users until now and has given its users confidence with maximum positive feedback. With the EIZO FlexScan 2-year warranty, it continues to support any problem after the sale and does not suffer the user.

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FAQ

Installation of the Product is Extremely Simple. You can set it up easily with the included Guide.

Has no known chronic problems.

Yes, they say they are generally satisfied.

The minimum warranty period is 2 years.

You can buy it from sites like amazon, ebay.

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