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Eizo Foris FG2421
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Eizo Foris FG2421 PC Monitor Technical Choice Les 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star 5 Star Highly Recommended
23.5" 1920 X 1080 5000:1 LCD Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Expert review sites really like this PC display and have given it twelve awards.

Three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received a "Top Recommendation" award from, gave it a "Recommended" award and gave it a "We Want It" award.

The experts at and both wrote that this LCD screen was outstanding and gave it their "Gold" award.

An other three expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from, confirming their endorsement. This PC display also received an "Original Design" award from

Digital Versus and both gave this PC display a "5 Star" award and it received a "Technical Choice" award from

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This LCD screen has an average expert rating of 85% based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, and

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 28 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 79 out of 100.

Low Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the Foris FG2421 is only £33, which makes it one of the more economic to run medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Eizo Has Good PC Screen Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Eizo flatpanel monitors and also specifically for Eizo medium monitors and found that in both cases Eizo had good ratings compared to other brands.


Good Picture Quality

Some Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Expert website wrote “It’s expensive and you’ll need a powerful graphics card to make the most of it” .

One Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Eizo Foris FG2421 had good colour saturation. Three years ago R Crane mentioned in their review on Amazon “It was when displaying lighter colours like gray, I ignored it”.

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Nice Design

Several Eizo Foris FG2421 owners said in their reviews that the Eizo Foris FG2421 was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Eizo Foris FG2421 on Amazon “All I see are the latest generation pixels looking beautiful”. Sdg368 rated the product as very good and wrote “With less color accuracy, saying that the colors are still beautiful”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people agreed that it was a bargain for the price. J. Hotchkiss wrote on Amazon “I also tried messing with the settings, which are otherwise excellent and offer a great deal of flexibility”. J. Hotchkiss also mentioned “Compared to some ancient ViewSonic TFTs, purchased more cheaply, this was very disappointing; those displayed the same uniform red projection without any backlight bleed or visible effects”. Sdg368 wrote also three years ago “So I stopped at the Eizo which I had found at a bargain price of” and gave it a score of 5 stars.


A few Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. J. Hotchkiss mentioned on Amazon “Aside from the visual quality issues, I was actually very impressed with the build quality & fidelity of the monitor” however they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Ian Johnson said in his Eizo Foris FG2421 review three years ago “Quality looks good could not use it as wrong mains lead was” however despite that he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Stylianos wrote on Amazon “Good build quality, combined with eizo's long term warranty” in their review of this PC monitor. Stylianos also wrote “If you are looking for a gaming monitor that outperforms and has better image quality than the popular ASUS”.

Three DisplayPorts Quantitys

Most of the other PC displays that have been available for more than two years only have between one and two displayPorts quantitys, however the Foris FG2421 has three displayPorts quantitys.

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Foris FG2421 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Foris FG2421 which has three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 290 cd/m². When compared to other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the display brightness of the Foris FG2421 of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC display has a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 720 x 400|720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 960|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Several Eizo Foris FG2421 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was not easy to use. Three years ago J. Hotchkiss wrote on Amazon “I went through two of these monitors in case the first was just a fluke of bad quality control” and rated the product 2 stars. R Crane mentioned on Amazon “Playing games, there it was, just off centre, which in an FPS is just off the crosshair.I had read poor quality control issues plagued this monitor” in their review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the Foris FG2421, the Foris FG2421 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the LG 25UM65[plb_2194307_price]; or the iiyama GB2488HSU[plb_2185179_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Foris FG2421 is not 3D. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Foris FG2421 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Foris FG2421 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the Foris FG2421 do not have a card reader integrated. The Foris FG2421 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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The weights of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Foris FG2421 range from 3g to 39kg. At 6.2 kilograms, the Foris FG2421 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Eizo Foris FG2421

Released Over Three Years Ago

Eizo released the Foris FG2421 over three years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

The Foris FG2421 has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most PC displays of a comparable spec and age to it.

We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price], the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], and the Eizo ColorEdge CX240[plb_1815196_price] is also worth considering.

If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price] (LED), the iiyama XB2483HSU[plb_1611035_price] (LED), or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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12 Awards Original Design Editor's Choice Recommended Technical Choice Les 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star Gold Award 5 Star We Want It Gold Top Recommendation Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

15 September 2014

You have plenty of options to choose from if you're looking to purchase a gaming monitor. Without a doubt the best option of the 120/144 Hz Full HD models is the Eizo FG2421, which does not only...

21 July 2014

Gaming Monitor Roundup 2014 Introduction If you're considering getting a proper display to get your gaming on, you're probably looking at response time above all else. There's certainly good... Read more…

24 February 2014

The Eizo Foris FG2421 is a surprising monitor. With its 23.5" VA screen panel and Turbo 240 mode, it feels like a real outsider in the world of gaming monitors. And yet Eizo has pulled off an...

Digital Versus

26 January 2014

The Eizo Foris FG2421 is certainly an excellent and very capable gaming monitor. Though you'll need a pretty serious PC in order to see very high framerates that would benefit from the 120Hz...

30 October 2013

A superb gaming monitor, but it?s expensive and you?ll need a powerful graphics card to make the most of it...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Summary: Without defects, this monitor is by far the best gaming monitor out there currently, with 120hz, hardware strobe mode for motion clarity, and a VA panel with colors, viewing angles, and... Read more…

First, the good parts. The color, contrast, and viewing angles on this monitor blow away the other gaming monitors due to its superior VA panel. Other 120hz gaming monitors such as the popular offerin
The colors are very good - although not up to the standards of better IPS panels, they are still miles above any TN panel. After a bit of calibration, still images and photographs looked almost but no
The viewing angles are good, though again, not as good as an IPS panel. There is also a slight gamma shift related to the VA panel technology in that the area of the screen directly in front of you wi
The other huge selling point of this monitor is that it does hardware-level backlight strobing for motion clarity (Eizo calls it "Turbo" mode or 240hz mode). With "Turbo" on, the monitor inserts a bla
Lastly, the monitor has a nice semi-gloss matte finish that doesn't seem to suffer from the anti-glare sparkle or glow effect, and the response timeinput lag are also good, hovering around 1 frame's w
Now the bad part - the units I received had horrendous backlight bleeds, dead pixels, and very noticeable cross-hatching (diagonal lines that go across the entire monitor, very noticeable in panning s
First the backlight bleeding - all four edges of the screen had bad backlight bleeds, especially the right side (other people have reported the same severe right side bleed). The bad areas are about h
Dead pixels - the first unit I received had 3 deadstuck pixels. Two were off to the sides, but one of them was right around the middle of the screen and was extremely annoying and distracting. The sec
And then there's the crosshatching and general screen uniformity. This is really bad. There are diagonal cross-hatching marks going all across the monitor at several different places. It's especially
The worst part is that these defects seem system-wide. Countless other buyers are reporting the exact same problems all over the internet. I'm not sure if it's Eizo or Sharp (who makes the panel), but
Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Dave-o
Dave-o would recommend the Eizo FG2421 (Verified Purchase)

I've had a lot of these on my table, but the best one came from B&H, no lie. They are all a little flawed in some way or another, but it's better than having to ask how much the industrial version... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2012 by Daniel E.

A shutter speed of 15 to 1/2000 will be fine for most people, however, except for the moon, 15 seconds is not nearly enough for my work in astronomy. Remember to bring your tripod when making... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2014 by David L.

Be careful about where you buy one of these units from if you decide you want to see a fast monitor with good deep color. I think Newegg is the only retailer in the US I would buy this particular... Read more…

Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Luore
Luore would recommend the Eizo FG2421 (Verified Purchase)

The 120Hz Sharp MVA panel is rather impressive. Panel is 8bit + FRC which is more or less useful or useless depending on what you do. 120Hz and the 240Hz motion blur reduction works nicely but... Read more…

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers eizo bg000, eizo bg000e, eizo bg000eo
Barcodes 00690592037104, 04995047044079

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