Iiyama PLE2202WS-B2 review

£181
Price when reviewed

At £157, Iiyama’s brand-new PLE2202WS-B2 is firmly in the low-cost category populated by the Acer and Philips, but despite offering reasonable image quality at the price there’s little else to justify the investment.

Iiyama PLE2202WS-B2 review

The black design is bland – all dark grey plastic with hardly a nod to the gods of aesthetic appeal – and elsewhere it’s just as unremarkable. On the rear you’ll find DVI and VGA connections, along with a 3.5mm minijack input for the integrated 2W speakers.

They’re nothing special, either – fine for YouTube clips and a bit of light gaming but don’t expect to be deafened by the big movie set pieces. That’s it as far as external features go, and the OSD doesn’t really add to the package: it’s not particularly intuitive.

We didn’t need to make too many adjustments out of the box, choosing the sRGB colour mode as the best fit, but even after tweaking things as best we could, the 300cd/m2 backlight just can’t compete with the slightly dearer models here. This monitor is a little dim to say the least.

This was evident in our gradient ramps, with the lower intensity colours extending out further than most this month. The side effect of this is that the black level is pretty good, but our white test screen showed up a slight unevenness in the backlight around the edges.

All-in-all, this is not a bad monitor, it just fails to stand out this month. If you don’t need the features go for the BenQ – it’s significantly cheaper and image quality is similar. And if you’re not worried about losing two inches you can pick up the superb LG for just £9 more.

Details

Image quality 3

Main specifications

Screen size 22.0in
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1680 x 1050
Screen brightness 300cd/m2
Pixel response time 5ms
Contrast ratio 1,000:1
Dynamic contrast ratio 3,000:1
Pixel pitch 0.277mm
Horizontal viewing angle 170 degrees
Vertical viewing angle 170 degrees
Speaker type Stereo
Speaker power ouput 4W
TV tuner no
TV tuner type none

Connections

DVI inputs 1
VGA inputs 1
HDMI inputs 0
DisplayPort inputs 0
Scart inputs 0
HDCP support yes
Upstream USB ports 0
USB ports (downstream) 0
3.5mm audio input jacks 1
Headphone output no

Accessories supplied

Other cables supplied DVI, VGA, 3.5mm audio
Internal power supply yes

Power consumption

Peak power consumption 56W
Idle power consumption 2W

Image adjustments

Brightness control? yes
Contrast control? yes
Colour temperature settings Three unnamed presets, sRGB, user
Extra adjustments Sharpness, gamma, economy mode, volume, inout, reset, OSD position, timer, language

Ergonomics

Forward tilt angle 5 degrees
Backward tilt angle 20 degrees
Swivel angle 0 degrees
Height adjustment 0mm
Pivot (portrait) mode? no
Bezel width 20mm

Dimensions

Dimensions 506 x 210 x 405mm (WDH)
Weight 5.000kg

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