Eizo’s FlexScan EV3237 has 31.5” of 4K goodness

Japanese display maker Eizo has added a monster 4K model to its stable. The FlexScan EV3237 spreads its 3840×2160 resolution over a 31.5" diagonal, resulting in a pixel density of 140 PPI. It's based on a "non-glare" IPS panel with 8-bit color reproduction, and it has a 10-bit look-up table that's supposed to smooth gradients.

The backlight uses a combination of DC and PWM technology that purportedly delivers a flicker-free experience regardless of the brightness level. Eizo also includes an overdrive circuit that can lower the gray-to-gray response time to five milliseconds. Other specs include a 300 cd/m² luminance rating and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Dual DisplayPort inputs support 4K resolutions at 60Hz, but the HDMI and DVI inputs are limited to 30Hz. Oddly, there's no mention of whether this is a single- or dual-tile unit. We've contacted Eizo for clarification and will update this post when we hear back.

The FlexScan EV3237 has an array of additional features, including a three-port USB 3.0 hub with extra juice for device charging. You also get an auto brightness mode driven by an ambient light sensor, a traditional picture-in-picture mode, and a picture-by-picture mode that can display up to four inputs simultaneously. There's also an automatic power-saving measure based on a "presence sensor" that detects user movement and body heat.

Eizo says the FlexScan EV3237 will ship in September, but it doesn't reveal how much the thing will cost. We've asked the company to clarify that detail, too.

Update — Eizo has confirmed that the display is a single-tile unit. The list price for the U.S. hasn't been finalized yet.

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    • thesmileman
    • 5 years ago

    Looks like it will be using the same or near speced panel Asus is using in the PA328Q .

    I’m excited for both! 4k ips all around so hopefully we can drive the cost down.

    • Starfalcon
    • 5 years ago

    Not an IPS panel, but a 28″ 4K res panel at a $550 price point. 2K cheaper…you make the call

    [url<]http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=113&cp_id=11307&cs_id=1130703&p_id=12156&seq=1&format=2[/url<] Just have to wait 2 months for it to be in stock.

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 5 years ago

      If people would stop accepting non-IPS as a viable option, then the same economies of scale that benefit TN panels would favor IPS panels instead.

      TN = Try no.

      Just say no and together can we banish these horrible panels from the marketplace entirely, ushering in a lower priced future for all panels based on good and proper IPS technology that has great viewing angles and color reproduction while urging manufacturers of panels to find a way to get those refresh rates up to the same speeds we know are possible on overclocked Korean IPS panels.

      This is a future worth fighting for.

    • Prestige Worldwide
    • 5 years ago

    60hz is a peasant refresh rate.

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 5 years ago

      Actually, the Console Peasants’ refresh rate of choice may be 60hz, but they willingly accept 30hz on a regular basis at non-native resolutions.

      Then again, they also pay $500 for a console that is inferior to a gaming PC built at the same cost, so what can you do with them but shake your head and try not to stare?

    • moose17145
    • 5 years ago

    I am definitely in the market for a new monitor. My current one is from 07 and the caps on the power supply board are buldging. I could recap the thing… but I would rather just get a new nicer monitor. But with all the changes happing… 4k… freesync… prices falling… id rather try to hold off till I can get a free sync capable 4k ips paneled monitor for under a grand in a year or so.

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 5 years ago

      There’s always something better just around the corner. Sometimes, you need a monitor because your current one just went on the fritz.

        • moose17145
        • 5 years ago

        Kind of true. But display technology seems to move quite a bit slower than the rest of industry, especially on the desktop front. As such I feel that trying to hold off on this particular one could be worth it. Especially since (typically) a good display can easily last through multiple builds.

        I am also holding off on rebuilding my i7-920 rig for ddr4 to come out. Doesn’t seem to make any sense to rebuild now with haswell-e and ddr4 right around the corner as close as they are despite the fact that THAT is typically an area where something new always seems to be right around the corner (although even that old rule of thumb seems to be slowing down quite a bit lately compared to history). That and the current rig is still going strong and isn’t bogged down by even the newest games on max settings. In other words I have to try to bog the thing down. That or fire up a crap load of VM’s… It has certainly turned out to be a long lasting workhorse unlike any other though for me. So I cant complain much on that front lol

    • Chrispy_
    • 5 years ago

    [quote<] doesn't reveal how much the thing will cost [/quote<] because it's wholly uncompetetive.

      • ptsant
      • 5 years ago

      [quote<]because it's wholly uncompetetive.[/quote<] I'd rather say it's expensive, but not necessarily uncompetitive. EIZO is a premium brand and their products are quite good and backed by 5yr warranty. You do get a lot of bells and whistles, but, ultimately, this is a product from their professional series, destined for CAD and similar.

      • ibnarabi
      • 5 years ago

      it’s 185,000 yen, $1799.00, it won’t ship until September 19, 2014
      here’s the shopping cart.
      [url<]http://direct.eizo.co.jp/shop/g/gEV3237-BK/[/url<]

      • hansmuff
      • 5 years ago

      There is little competition in that bracket. Is that what you meant?

        • Ethyriel
        • 5 years ago

        NEC is about it for proper graphics design monitor competition, though Asus and Dell have some decent entry level competition. Medical displays support more competition, since you tend to see hospitals buyings hundreds to thousands of multi-thousand dollar displays on a cycle.

        • Chrispy_
        • 5 years ago

        Yeah, they’re not aimed at anyone reading these articles. We are going to be comparing them to similar-but-not-quite-the-same consumer items for a fraction of the cost, and to us the 10-bit lookup table and body-heat sensor aren’t valuable features.

        They’re aimed at people with departmental budgets that include things costing 100x as much, so if it’s $2000, or $5000, it makes little difference. The CAD software these things are likely to be running will likely cost at least ten times more [i<]per year[/i<] than the purchase price of one of these screens, and that's just CAD. As Ethyriel has pointed out below, Medical budgets are insane: I worked in a hospital as an electrician's assistant one summer and each OR had a couple of theatre lights, with something like thirty individual bulbs in them, and each bulb cost four digits. This is just the [i<]lightbulb[/i<] budget ffs 😉

    • anotherengineer
    • 5 years ago

    “The backlight uses a combination of DC and PWM technology that [b<][u<]purportedly[/b<][/u<] delivers a flicker-free experience regardless of the brightness level." Just had to sneak one in there didn't you?

    • merrymarian
    • 5 years ago

    It seems to cost 2499€ in Germany. Thats 3344$.

    [url<]http://www.mediafrost.de/Eizo-EV3237.html[/url<] Edit: Price changed just now.

      • Duct Tape Dude
      • 5 years ago

      What a bargain! The page shows 2499€ for me, which is about $3.35k.

        • merrymarian
        • 5 years ago

        Switched to 2499 for me too just now. Lets see. It might climb even more.

      • Firestarter
      • 5 years ago

      That’s about $2811 without sales tax (19% in Germany)

    • Thrashdog
    • 5 years ago

    With Eizo, if it’s not in the marginally-affordable “gamer” product line, the cost typically starts in used-car territory and goes up from there. This looks wonderful, but not $15,000 wonderful.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 5 years ago

    I’m excited for the eventual 4K 30″ or larger monitor I’ll have one day
    🙂

      • derFunkenstein
      • 5 years ago

      Eventual being the key word. I’d have to bump up the GPU quite a bit to use a 4K display. I’m looking forward to a 2560×1440 display right now, though. One of those Monoprice jobs for under $400.

        • Airmantharp
        • 5 years ago

        Eh, they just need more VRAM. We can turn details down till the GPUs catch up for those games that need it.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 5 years ago

    Geoff, if you have to ask about the price you can’t afford it. I can’t afford it and I’m not even asking. But I want one.

    • BlackStar
    • 5 years ago

    4K goodness so you can view 620×445 px images on TechReport. :p

    Couldn’t you find a better image to use on this article?

      • davidbowser
      • 5 years ago

      I couldn’t find a better image on Eizo’s website, so I am guessing not.

      • ibnarabi
      • 5 years ago

      [url<]http://www.eizo.co.jp/products/lcd/ev3237/photo_big.jpg[/url<] 🙂

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