The 37.5-inch FlexScan EV3895 has been on the market for officially 1,784 euros in black and white since December. At the time of testing, the monitor was barely priced 1.500 Euro. In the 38-inch class, the monitor is currently 150 to 400 euros above the competition.
The cheaper alternatives include the LG 38WK95C and the Dell UltraSharp U3818DW. In contrast to the vast majority of ultrawide models, the Eizo monitor comes in 24:10 format. Eizo advertises with a six-month zero-pixel guarantee, a five-year manufacturer’s guarantee and environmentally and socially conscious production with a focus on sustainability and longevity.
Design and processing
The fully assembled monitor, including the base, measures 893.9 x 411 – 603.7 x 240 millimeters and weighs 13.2 kilograms. Accordingly, it takes up a lot of space on a table, but due to its large screen diagonal of 95.3 centimeters, it can replace a dual monitor setup. Eizo’s typical round base is much more compact than V- or U-shaped solutions from similarly dimensioned competitors. With the exception of the lower edge of the screen, the sides are pleasantly narrow.
The screen has a Curvature of 2,300R on; a usual radius of curvature in this size class, which is not as extreme as in the Odyssey G9 (test). Thanks to the curved design, the side areas of the screen can be seen better, as the distance to the eyes is less compared to a flat monitor.
The monitor is optically simple and the housing is made of plastic. As with many other Eizo models, there are recesses on the back that serve as carrying handles. Most of the connections are covered by a U-shaped cover and cables can be routed along the back of the stand.
The re is nothing wrong with the workmanship.
Ergonomics and connections
The manufacturer always attaches great importance to one high ergonomics And with this model, the variety of connections is not neglected. It can be adjusted in height by 19.3 centimeters, rotated 70 degrees to the left and right, and tilted 35 degrees upwards and five degrees downwards. This is remarkable for a curved 38-inch device and Eizo leaves nothing to be desired. When adjusting the height, the monitor is a bit stiff, but the base is very stable, so that the screen only wobbles slightly when the keyboard is typed extremely vigorously.
The connector panel is easily removable and does not even need to be completely removed to reach the sockets. Behind it there is the power connection and a power switch on the left. On the right side, the FlexScan EV3895 offers two HDMI, one DisplayPort, an Ethernet connection, two USB 3.0 uplinks and a USB-C socket.
The latter is used to transmit data, images, sound and electricity with an output of up to 85 watts. That’s enough to charge most notebooks that support Power Delivery. On the left behind the screen there are also four USB-A ports (USB 3.0) and a 3.5-millimeter jack socket.
The re is a in the monitor KVM-Switch integrated, with which input devices connected to the USB ports can be used on up to three connected computers. This feature is particularly useful in combination with the picture-by-picture modes.
The EV3895 can therefore fully exploit its potential when several computers are used at the workplace, such as a desktop PC and a notebook or tablet. But even with just one USB-C device, the Eizo monitor gives a good one Docking station from.
Properties and image quality
The matte coating is okay overall, but it still reflects slightly in strong sunlight. Eizo provides the typical maximum brightness 300 Nits at. We measured a maximum of 335 nits and an average of 315 nits in the center of the screen.
The drop in brightness in the outer areas was a maximum of ten percent in our test model. This is bright enough for office use, provided the sun is not shining directly on the screen. Overall, we would have liked to see up to 450 nits in this price range.
The manufacturer specifies the gray-to-gray latency to be five milliseconds; a normal value for an IPS display. Despite the conventional hertz rate and latency, gaming on the EV3895 is fun, provided that the necessary computing power is available for this resolution and the requirements of a gaming monitor are not made. With a selected user profile, overdrive can still be used to reduce the switching times, but then image artifacts (inverse ghosting) occur, which is why we advise against it. Typical for IPS, there was backlight bleeding at the top of the screen under the test model, but only very slightly, so that it was never noticed in everyday use.
The high resolution ensures good image sharpness despite the size, the brightness is even higher than that of the manufacturer and the rare 24:10 format proves to be very useful with several program windows. In addition, the IPS display covers the sRGB color space 100 percent.
Power consumption and operation
In addition to good ergonomics, low power consumption is practically Eizo’s trademark. Not only is the consumption of the screen generally quite low, but the manufacturer also integrates functions to further reduce it. Of the Brightness sensor regulates the screen brightness during the day. Users can adjust the brightness later and the brightness sensor then takes the preferences into account.
We measured a maximum of 51 watts at full brightness, but the charging function was not used. At 50 percent brightness, the test monitor approved of 24 watts. In general, we mostly used the display with the EcoView function activated (brightness control), which resulted in an average consumption of 30 watts. According to the manufacturer, the annual energy consumption is 51 kilowatt hours. Our measuring device showed 0 watts in standby mode.
The se are relatively low rates, especially considering the 37.5-inch display.
The menus are useful, but are still slightly nested and the confirmation button is right next to the on / off button. A five-way joystick would have been much more comfortable here. As is well known, there are several screen profiles to choose from – we mainly used the sRGB profile. With the picture-by-picture modes, two or three sources can be displayed simultaneously with different layouts.
The n the KVM switch can be used at the touch of a button, for example to assign the mouse and keyboard connected via USB to another computer.
In summary, the Eizo FlexScan EV3895 is an optimal monitor for office use, but the manufacturer can also pay dearly for this. It offers a lot of screen surface with a slight curvature, a good resolution, high ergonomics, a long guarantee and a very low power consumption thanks to the brightness sensor.
The monitor can also be used as a docking station and includes practical multitasking extras such as the KVM switch for picture-by-picture.
The overall package fits, but you could sometimes expect a little more for the money. For example, more than 60 Hertz would have been nice or a slightly higher brightness of 450 nits. With this sound quality, Eizo could have saved the speakers and operation is unnecessarily cumbersome. In our opinion, the high price is justified in the 38-inch class. However, if you can do without the connection extras and the above-average guarantee, you will get a few hundred euros cheaper with the competition.
Eizo FlexScan EV3785
- high ergonomics and stable base
- Docking station with USB-C (PD) and LAN
- sensible office format and sharp resolution
- long warranty and relatively low power consumption
- very bad speakers
- could be improved service
- high price
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