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Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS review

Verdict

The ProLite's size is offset by average image quality.

Review Date: 6 Mar 2009

Reviewed By: David Bayon

Price when reviewed: £157 (£181 inc VAT)

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

Features & Design
6 stars out of 6

Value for Money
4 stars out of 6

Image Quality
4 stars out of 6

One of two 24in TFTs to squeeze under our £200 price target, Iiyama's new 1080p model has received a bit of a makeover from the ordinary grey styling of its smaller models. A glossy black finish instantly adds appeal, while the addition of an HDMI port to the usual DVI and D-SUB opens up the possibility of using it as a Full HD companion to a games console.

Out of the box the Iiyama was bright and cold in tone, so we needed to toy with the settings before testing. The positioning of the control buttons on the bottom-right underside makes tweaks a little less intuitive than we'd like, but we soon made the unusual choice of 5,400K colour as the most usable of the available options; 6,500K was far too cold for comfort, and while 5,400K was a little yellow at times, its warmth was infinitely preferable for this TFT's intended uses.

We lowered the contrast a little to prevent lighter greys from washing out into white, and found the Iiyama to be a solid, if unspectacular performer in our tests. Its white level is better than black, with notable backlight bleed at the top and bottom of the panel, while gradients were smooth but unevenly distributed vertically. Movies looked good, but lacked the sharpness of smaller TFTs, while the overall colour tone sometimes drifted from the more neutral tones of the BenQ.

The PLE2407HDS' speakers and HDMI port make it a solid entertainment choice at a good price. But we still prefer the extra lines of the Edge10's 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, and that monitor's flexible stand and lower price just about edge out the Iiyama in the 24in contest.

Author: David Bayon

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User comments

Only 23.6" and NOT true 24" Monitor

I bought this a few weeks ago and have found it to be a good all rounder. Unfortunately it is a little shy coming in at 23.6" and not the true 24" screen. Given the price I would next time opt for a BenQ monitor instead.

By bazchoudhry on 23 Apr 2010

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