Iiyama ProLite E2210HDS review
It’s eco-friendly and marries a budget price with fine image quality and a decent range of connections
Review Date: 26 May 2010
Reviewed By: Sasha Muller
Price when reviewed: £123 (£145 inc VAT)
Features & Design
Value for Money
Green technology is all the rage these days, and if you're one of those people who leaves a PC on all day, opting for an energy-efficient monitor makes a lot of sense. Many monitor manufacturers have begun to do their bit for the environment, and Iiyama is the latest with its ProLite E2210HDS.
The E2210HDS' eco-friendly label is largely backed up by our test results: it drew just 24W from the mains at our chosen desktop settings, which isn’t at all bad for a 22in TFT. Better still, cycling through the four available Eco modes saw that drop as low as 12W with the backlight dimmed to its lowest setting. Thus, cutting your energy consumption is a simple matter of dabbing the Eco button when full brightness isn’t required.
What's all the more impressive is that image quality on the 1,920 x 1,080 panel remains high. Barring a little banding in greyscale transitions, our technical tests were handled without a hitch, and real-world testing revealed equally impressive results. Colours were vibrant and nicely saturated, despite a slight lean towards a warm tone, and the E2210HDS made a great fist of HD movies thanks to a punchy picture and good black levels. The only disappointment was the noticeable backlight leakage along the top and bottom of the panel.
The flimsy-feeling stand gives away the Iiyama's budget heritage, with no adjustments beyond basic tilting, but its slim 13mm bezel and plain, unshowy exterior do make amends. So, too, does the provision of D-SUB, DVI and HDMI connections at the rear, as well as a 3.5mm input to ferry audio to the lightweight pair of integrated speakers.
The only crucial obstacle in the path of the ProLite E2210HDS is BenQ's cheaper, A-Listed G2222HDL. There isn't a whole lot between the two in terms of image quality, and if a wealth of features isn't required we'd stick with the BenQ. But if the Iiyama's HDMI port has caught your eye, you won't regret spending the extra £10 on a 22in monitor that's every bit as much of a bargain.
Author: Sasha Muller
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