EIZO has introduced a unusual new 4K OLED monitor that is aimed at the personal entertainment. Dubbed the Foris Nova, this new display is a compact 21.6-inch 4K monitor that covers 80% of the BT.2020 color gamut and features a stylish design. Most curious of all, however, EIZO is releasing it as a limited edition product – only 500 of the OLED monitors will be made.

Based on an OLED panel made by JOLED, EIZO’s Foris Nova features a 3840×2160 resolution, 132 - 330 nits brightness (typical/peak), a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and a black-white-black response time of 0.04 ms. The display can reproduce 1.07 billion colors, covers 80% of the BT.2020 color space and supports HDR10 and HLG HDR formats.

The Foris Nova connects to host PCs using two HDMI 2.0 inputs, it also has 1 W stereo speakers, one headphone output, and one line out.

EIZO is officially positioning its Foris Nova for entertainment, though its limited support for the BT.2020 color gamut may be helpful to production personnel in a pinch as well.

EIZO Foris Nova Specifications
  Foris Nova
Panel 21.6" OLED
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 0.04 ms (black-white-black)
Brightness minimum: 0.0005 cd/m²
typical: 132 cd/m²
maximum: 330 cd/m²
Contrast 1,000,000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.1245 mm²
Pixel Density 204 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support DCI-P3: ?
sRGB/Rec 709: ?
Adobe RGB: ?
Rec2020: 80%
Stand Tilt and height adjustable
Inputs 2 × HDMI (2.0a? 2.0b?)
PSU External
Launch Price & Date November 1st, $????

The manufacturer will start sales of its Foris Nova monitor starting November 1 in Japan. However with only 500 units slated to be made, this is clearly detined to become a rare monitor.

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Source: EIZO

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  • JeffFlanagan - Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - link

    The promotional photo at the top is pretty creepy. My caption:Serial killer plans his next move.
  • RandomUsername3245 - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    It is a 21" monitor, so perhaps it would be more appropriate to say: "Tiny serial killer plans his next move"
  • Alex.A - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    That's not even a photograph of a person, it's a render.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    It's just a hipster. Aside from being unsightly furniture-like objects at coffee shops, they're pretty harmless so there's nothing to worry about.
  • Cullinaire - Monday, October 7, 2019 - link

  • Flunk - Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - link

    500 will be made? Why bother reporting on it?
  • GreenReaper - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    Because 500 must be sold - and one of those hipsters buying it could be *you*.
  • Valantar - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    That top photo is a gross misrepresentation of the size of a 21" monitor. Unless, that is, your normal mode of viewing is as far away as possible so that the monitor looks bigger for people who happen to be behind it.
  • lilkwarrior - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    An OLED for entertainment purposes without Dolby Vision (ideally HDR10+ As well) orHDMI 2.1in 2019? This is DOA then.

    It’s becoming extremely frustrating who the heck are the making decisions or research studies for these companies making panels this year.

    Better to get an LG HDMI 2.1 OLED monitor with Dolby Vision HDR, HLG HDR, & G-Sync to significantly more appropriately cater to entertainment purposes this year and YEARS to come.
  • s.yu - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - link

    Totally agree, a meager 330nit max at unknown APL...

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