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iiyama ProLite X2472HD review

This VA monitor is a first for iiyama - and it shows

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent contrast and colour
  • Sensible pricing, cheap to run

Against

  • Noticeable blurring and ghosting
  • Not great for gaming or movies

Business-like monitors are iiyama's stock in trade, but the company's a bit of a laggard when it comes to introducing new tech. It finally introduced its first LED-panel last year with the E2472HD and is only now switching from TN (twisted nematic) to VA (vertical alignment) panels with this, the ProLite X2472HD.

There's nothing fashionable about its lateness here. That aside, VA panel technology has some very clear benefits, including improved black levels, better contrast and greater colour accuracy.

The downside is relatively high response times – the X2472HD is pegged at 8 milliseconds – making them less suited to films and games.

Anyone familiar with budget monitors will instantly recognise the X2472HD's glossy black plastic looks. Features are limited to touch-sensitive controls and restricted tilt adjustment.

Connectivity options include single VGA, DVI and HDMI ports, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are no built-in speakers.

In use, the X2472HD does a fairly good job for the money. It whistled through most of our monitor tests with considerable aplomb and performs very well when it comes to rendering your documents and photos.

The only hiccups you'll really notice are a tendency to blur text at very low point sizes and some slight dark spots in corners. Viewing angles are very wide (178-degree, horizontal/vertical) with virtually no colour shifts.

Sadly the X2472HD's performance is less stellar when it comes to movies and games, with noticeable blurring and ghosting – and that's enough to restrict its appeal for everyday Mac use.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
DVIYes
VGAYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
Product FamilyProLite
ColourBlack
Brightness250 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand Nameiiyama
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size61 cm (24")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time2 ms
Operating Power Consumption24 W
Height420 mm
Width570 mm
Depth179 mm
Manufactureriiyama North America, Inc
Product ModelE2472HD
Product NameProLite E2472HD Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineProLite
Manufacturer Part NumberPLE2472HD-B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.iiyama.co.uk
Marketing Information

The ProLite E2472HD LED-backlit monitor is a full high definition 24" display that features all the benefits this technology affords. Slender and stylish its maximum width is 3cm, it has a narrow 1.7cm bezel, touch sensitive controls and is finished in the latest glossy-black. The high specifications on the monitor include the 5,000,000:1 ACR, fast 2ms response for excellent sharpness in high definition video and triple input connectivity (D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI). With Eco-mode activated power consumption is down to typically 13W and less than 1W in standby.

Package Contents
  • ProLite E2472HD Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • D-Sub Cable
  • DVI-D Cable
  • Stand
  • Screw
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Guide
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)3.80 kg