Test: Eizo FlexScan EV3895


 The  Japanese at Eizo take an idiosyncratic path that also leads to their goal. And how! […]

© www.de24.news The  EV3895 is the first curved widescreen from Eizo (c) Eizo

Eizo doesn’t do things by halves. Anyone who has ever used a professional monitor from the Japanese brand knows this. © www.de24.news

 The  FlexScan series is less specifically geared towards graphic designers and other artistic professionals, but still offers high quality and a useful set of features. © www.de24.news

 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.

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 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. © www.de24.news

 The  37.5-inch screen has a 24:10 aspect ratio and provides a resolution of 3840 × 1600 pixels. This is rather unusual for ultrawide screens. © www.de24.news

 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) . © www.de24.news

 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. © www.de24.news

 The  only screens that manage UHD in terms of height (5160 × 2160) are currently two models with an error-prone LG panel. © www.de24.news

 The re are also individual models at astronomical prices.

As is typical for Eizo, the front of the EV 3895 is kept simple (c) Eizo

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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.

And don’t forget: At its core, the EV3895 is primarily an office monster. © www.de24.news

 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. © www.de24.news

 The  curvature of the screen is somewhat unusual for the office. But it doesn’t bother either.

© www.de24.news The  curvature of the EV3895 is 2300R (c) Eizo

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 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.

In addition to the display, the EV3895 also impresses with its workmanship and housing design. © www.de24.news

 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. © www.de24.news

 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. © www.de24.news

 The se are easily accessible from above when setting up. Once the cables have been installed, they can simply be hidden with the supplied cover. © www.de24.news

 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.

© www.de24.news The  cable connections on the back can be hidden nicely (c) Eizo

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 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. © www.de24.news

 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.

© www.de24.news The  USB ports are mounted on the side (c) Eizo

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. © www.de24.news

 The  broad functionality, the quality and the size of the screen justify the price, but clearly make the EV3895 a luxury product that the average user has to think twice about. © www.de24.news

 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.

© www.de24.news The  stand is practically the same as on the other FlexScan models. That’s a good thing too (c) Eizo


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.

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Test Eizo FlexScan EV3895


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