The EV3895 is aimed primarily at office professionals and home users with high demands. Thanks to the increasingly widespread home office, these target groups are even slowly merging with one another.
The demands on a good office and entertainment screen are surprisingly similar. Things get a little more complicated for graphics and gaming. With an idiosyncratic configuration, Eizo manages a balancing act that can satisfy practically all users.
The majority of monitors in the ultra-widescreen use either the extremely wide 32: 9 (i.e. two 16: 9 panels side by side, mostly 3840 × 1080 or 5120 × 1440), or the almost cinema format 43:18 (mostly with 3440 × 1440) .
The latter is almost identical to the 3840 × 1600 from Eizo, but with one decisive difference: UHD content fits on 3840 × 1600, at least in terms of width. Higher resolutions are then also in short supply in the ultrawide segment.
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The EV3895 is not quite UHD, but as close as you can currently get in the ultrawide segment. This is scarce for graphics professionals, and combined with the curved design probably not good enough. However, all other users receive a huge, high-resolution panel in a reasonable aspect ratio that is a lot of fun.
What makes the EV3895 even more fun is the image quality. As is typical for Eizo, this is outstanding. 100% sRGB, 93% DCI-P3 and 87% AdobeRGB coverage ensure that the colors are displayed correctly. This is not quite enough for very demanding professionals, but the masses will easily get their money’s worth.
The huge picture and ergonomic functions such as EcoView speak for this in particular. Eizo has also given the display a practical picture-by-picture mode, which is worth gold in the office. Several image sources can be displayed half-half or in a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio. If you regularly use two computers for work, you can save yourself the second screen. Also special: those who attach their peripherals directly to the screen can use them on all connected computers at the same time, as long as they are connected to the monitor via USB. And as a business extra there is a LAN port (RJ45) on the screen, which forwards a wired network connection via USB-C to the computer.
The curvature of the screen is somewhat unusual for the office. But it doesn’t bother either.
The EV3895 can even appeal to gamers. At least those who are primarily looking for an immersive experience. This is ensured not only by the wide color coverage, but also by a sufficiently fast response time of 5 ms GTG and the huge curved display. Those looking for the ultimate in competitive gaming are of course better off with a high-frequency, smaller display with less accurate colors.
The base and stand are largely designed in the same way as the rest of the office monitors in the Flexscan series. According to the size of the screen, the base is a bit more massive and the stand is provided with one more element. However, the system remains the same.
The monitor’s slots are very cleverly solved. Instead of laboriously placed on the underside, you will find the slots of the EV3895 attached to the rear. Eizo has made the side wings of the housing a little thicker to create space for two recesses in the middle.
The USB hub (4 × USB-A) and the headphone connection can be found on the left-hand side of the monitor, but also rather far back and therefore easier to reach from above.
The OSD control of the EV3895 is a bit weak. This is done using a series of touch buttons at the bottom of the screen. In contrast to other Eizo models, these touch buttons are not illuminated and are therefore practically invisible in the dark. You just tap somewhere to the left of the on / off button in the endless void and hope that the OSD will open.
The n you can navigate again after a relative distance. Another shame: the EV3895 cannot automatically scan for input sources. For example, if you shut down the PC at the DisplayPort connection, the monitor will hang on the DisplayPort and report “No signal”, even if, for example, a PlayStation is still connected to the HDMI connection. If you want the HDMI connection, you have to select it manually. Not a big problem for many users, but a bit annoying with a screen in this price range.
That brings us to the last point about the EV3895: the price. With an RRP of 1698 francs, you have to swallow it empty first. Fortunately, the market price is around 100 to 150 francs lower, but it is still rather steep.
The re is also a somewhat questionable factor: With its resolution of 3840 × 1600, the EV3895 is currently still in good shape. However, the jump to a higher standard resolution of 5120 × 2160 (or comparable) for ultrawides seems to be imminent in the short term. If you want to buy this expensive monitor in the long term, you should be aware of this.
With the 3895, Eizo supplies an excellent business monitor that doesn’t have to hide in other areas either. Nowhere else will you find such great flexibility in this quality level among the current ultrawide models. Unfortunately, the price is correspondingly impressive.