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Just wrote up a mini review of the Foris FS2333 on [H] Forums, and thought I'd post it here for you guys as well. Also gives us a thread to discuss the monitor.

Got 2/3 of my Foris FS2333, and thought I'd come here and write a quick little review for everyone.

My recent monitor experiences (things I have to compare against) are the following:
- Dell U2410
-Samsung S27A950D
-Samsung S27A750
-Dell U3011
-BenQ GW2750HM

Having used all of these monitors, I have a moderate amount of experience with grainy IPS panels, PVA panels, and 120Hz Glossy TN panels. I also don't have my calibrator at the moment, so a lot of this was done by eye, but the review will focus on how the monitor did for gaming.

First off the Foris FS2333 uses an AG coating that is NOTHING like the U2410 or U3011. It is very soft, no noticeable grain when the display is on, and whites are left looking crisp as opposed to dirty. While I haven't used any of the semi-glossy panels coming out lately, I can say that coming from the S27A750 which is 100% glossy, I was very pleased to not have intense reflections on the screen, and to not see any grain or dirt like I had on the Dell models.

Colour reproduction out the box isn't too bad at all, but the monitors comes defaulted onto the "Eco" setting, which was automatically adjusting my brightness a bit to dramatically. Switching it to the "User1" preset the colours are very good with no saturation, banding or dithering, the only thing I had to adjust straight away was the brightness. I turned it down to about 55% which is ~120cdm. Though uncalibrated, I was already very happy with the results, and uniformity across both screen was terrific. (NOTE: I didn't enable any saturation or any other SmartFunctions like PRAD.de did in their review)

On to the gaming. The Foris FS2333 is designed to appeal to gamers that want top notch performance, and also want IPS viewing angles and colours. While the 23" may be too small for some as a hardcore gamer, I honestly believe it to the be the perfect size, especially for competitive gaming. The FS2333's come with the "Overdrive" set to Standard by default, and I suggest this is where you leave it. Ghosting is VERY minimal, and I didn't notice any artifacting while gaming. Coming from 120Hz TN to a 60Hz IPS, I was very apprehensive about the change but I can promise you, wether you are a hardcore gamer or casual gamer the FS2333 has no worries in providing a stunningly smooth gaming experience. The FS2333 has one of the lowest input lags measured on a TFT panel, and the panel response time is insanely fast too. I didn't notice a difference going from my S27A750 to FS2333 in terms of smoothness or ghosting, the FS2333 seriously shines here and I can't stress enough that if even if you've had a 120Hz monitor, the FS2333 will satisfy you.

When I get my calibrator back I'll write up a proper review with some accurate numbers on calibration, contrast ratios and such, but for now all I can say is I'm VERY impressed. If you were on the fence about these, it's time to leap in and enjoy yourself.
    
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Crucial BX100 256GB SSD Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM NZXT Kraken X61 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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BenQ XL2720Z Corsair K70RGB Cherry MX Reds Silverstone ST1000G NZXT H440 
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Steelseries Rival Steelseries QcK+ Sound Blaster ZxR ASUS Xonar DX 
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Thank you very much for your review, I'm in the process of upgrading my 24inch LG TFT panel and was looking for a IPS that's good for gaming, I'm not hardcore gamer nor do I play much FPS so I think this is perfect for me and the price in Europe isnt far off the main rivals like that asus vs23 with 3d and ips glossy panel and something like the dell u2412. Both prad.de and flatpanelshd.com gave that monitor very good reviews, by the way flatpanelshd.com shared their setting after calibration you can check them here http://flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1352273669 .
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