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Iiyama Prolite B2712HDS review

At 27-inches, the Iiyama Prolite B2712HDS is great for media playback and games alike

Our Verdict

For

  • Good contrast ratio
  • Quick response times
  • Connections
  • Price

Against

  • Auto-contrast system not very good
  • Some colour inaccuracies

The Iiyama Prolite has a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and will handle HD content from a number of sources thanks to the DVI, HDMI and VGA connectors.

At this price, it shouldn't come as much of a shock that this is a TN panel. Response times are good, with no noticeable blurring in games or movies. Contrast is impressive, with the deep blacks, though whites can be a little washed out – not a problem for gamers, but if you spend a lot of time working or on the internet then a TN panel may not be for you.

The horizontal viewing angle is a bit of a downside, with a yellow tint creeping in on lighter areas of the screen if it's not viewed straight on. This is only really an issue if you're planning get the whole family round to watch a film.

The screen brightness is set extremely high by default. This is fine for gaming and watching movies, but your eyes won't thank you if you leave it in this mode for general work and web browsing. The contrast is easy enough to turn down, or alternatively, if you want to leave the brightness high for media, you can use the often-ignored Economy mode.

The other unusual default setting is the Automatic Contrast Ratio option. The problem here isn't the concept, but the implementation. Instead of smoothly adjusting the light levels to make the most out of the contrast and lighting present, it jumps up or down in large steps.

This means everything suddenly gets brighter or darker depending on what you're doing. When you're browsing or working, a sudden jump in lighting can be unsettling. Thankfully it can be turned off and ignored from that point forward.

Overall, this is an incredible screen for the money. It's big, bright and versatile, which makes it a bargain – especially for films and games.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, TCO Displays 5.0
DVIYes
VGAYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
Product FamilyProLite
Brightness400 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand Nameiiyama
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size68.6 cm (27")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time2 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Height507.5 mm
Width644 mm
Depth263 mm
Manufactureriiyama North America, Inc
Product ModelB2712HDS-1
Product NameProlite B2712HDS-1 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineProLite
Manufacturer Part NumberB2712HDS-B1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.iiyama.co.uk
Marketing Information

The New Prolite B2712HDS-1 Widescreen LCD Monitor 27" LCD Display is currently the largest screen offered by iiyama. It features a stunning 2 ms Response Time and a High Definition 1920 x 1080 Resolution.

Package Contents
  • Prolite B2712HDS-1 Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • Power Cable
  • D-Sub Cable
  • DVI-D Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Stand
Weight (Approximate)8.80 kg