EIZO FS2333 Performance Review
Posted 2014-02-10 Ignite
Hello everybody, today I received the EIZO FS2333 from our sponsor EIZO and I would like to give you some insights on how this improved my gaming. Before the EIZO, I had a monitor which was not the best.
My first impression when receiving the package was; wow! The monitor was packaged extremely well and any chance of breakage during transit seemed impossible. Once you got into the package it looked a bit confusing, however the instructions are clear and within 10 minutes the monitor was ready to go.
The EIZO Monitor has a lot more features than my previous monitor. It can turn to just about any angle and you can adjust the height, which is very nice, especially if you want a comfortable setup. It has a 1920x1080 resolution, which is also better than what I am used to.
The monitor comes with a remote that can be used to adjust the display itself. This is actually much more useful than I anticipated. Now I don't have to fiddle with the buttons under the screen. I can fix the monitor to be perfect and exactly how I want it without any hassle. The color depth is amazing on the EIZO FS2333. The entire display can be customised to fit me in every way. This is perfect as I spend hours on end practicing, now I don't have headaches or tired eyes after playing for extended periods of time. You can also set the monitor to eco-profile, this will allow the monitor to automatically adjust to your surrounding, ensuring you have a great experience day in day out.
In RTS it's all about reacting as fast as possible, so having crystal clear visuals will help you achieve this. The EIZO FS2333 will help you notice the minimap more which will lead to better control of the game. I was a bit sceptical about the IPS panel, but I was really surprised when I tried the FS2333. EIZO has been able to reduce the response time to a level that it feels better than non-IPS panels. When it comes to professional gaming, input lag is what separates a good monitor from a bad monitor. With the EIZO FS2333 everything is smoother. In a game like StarCraft reactions are crucial, with the low input lag of 0-2 ms I don't have to worry about my monitor playing a factor in me missing a drop or a slight movement by my enemy on the map.
The EIZO FS2333 also has the “smart insight” feature, which allows me to adjust the screen to increase the visibility of darker areas, such as areas covered in fog of war, or the minimap itself. This makes it easier to notice the things that happen in the blink of an eye in StarCraft. Counting Zerglings on creep used to be a problem on normal monitors. Now it's a completely different story as the Smart Insight feature allows me to easily see the difference on things that were previously hard to see. I think having an adjustable stand for the monitor to further increase the height does really help out, since it allows for an easy way of making your setup more optimal, even if your table does not allow for it.
All in all, if you are looking to buy a new monitor and want some great features such as a low response time, color depth the ability to adjust everything about the screen from hardware to software, for a good price, I would recommend the EIZO Foris FS2333. It will be the best decision you will ever make!