Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS review

£212
Price when reviewed

The Iiyama PLB2409HDS may not be the most stylish of monitors with its dull black design, but it packs in the features. The sturdy stand swivels widely, lifts through 11cm and pivots to a very useful portrait orientation, while the main body houses a pair of acceptable 2W speakers and an HDMI port to add to the usual DVI and VGA.

Iiyama ProLite B2409HDS review

The bezel is pretty thin at 17mm, so those with plenty of desk space could consider tiling a pair of them, and it includes an automatic Eco mode for dimming the backlight to conserve energy.

That’s all well and good, but unfortunately the 1,920 x 1,080 panel itself is less than stellar. Colours had a slight red tinge that we couldn’t eliminate, even when switched to sRGB mode, while the backlight had a few too many uneven patches.

The 1,000:1 contrast meant a decent level of detail in shadows and highlights, but we weren’t overly stunned by the brightness or the depth of the black level.

This all translated to unspectacular performance in our real-world tests. Wall-E looked a little limp next to the more vibrant models, while Crysis – despite the 2ms response time making for smooth motion – lacked depth and failed to excite us. It isn’t as weak as some budget models we’ve seen, but for this money we’d expect a bit more quality from a 24in panel.

So the decision comes down to whether features or image quality matter more to you. If it’s the former, the B2409HDS will stretch and pivot to any desk position you require, but the fact that better quality monitors will do the same for similar prices means we can’t fully recommend this Iiyama.

Details

Image quality4

Main specifications

Screen size24.0in
Aspect ratio16:9
Resolution1920 x 1080
Screen brightness300cd/m2
Pixel response time2ms
Contrast ratio1,000:1
Dynamic contrast ratio20,000:1
Pixel pitch0.272mm
Horizontal viewing angle170 degrees
Vertical viewing angle160 degrees
Speaker typeStereo
Speaker power ouput4W
TV tunerno
TV tuner typeN/A

Connections

DVI inputs1
VGA inputs1
HDMI inputs1
DisplayPort inputs0
Scart inputs0
HDCP supportyes
Upstream USB ports0
USB ports (downstream)0
3.5mm audio input jacks1
Headphone outputyes
Other audio connectorsN/A

Accessories supplied

Other cables suppliedVGA, 3.5mm audio
Internal power supplyyes

Image adjustments

Brightness control?yes
Contrast control?yes
Colour temperature settingsWarm, Normal, Cool, User, sRGB
Extra adjustmentsImage position, gamma, Eco, OSD position, language, timeout, signal select, reset

Ergonomics

Forward tilt angle0 degrees
Backward tilt angle20 degrees
Swivel angle170 degrees
Height adjustment110mm
Pivot (portrait) mode?yes
Bezel width17mm

Dimensions

Dimensions561 x 250 x 414mm (WDH)
Weight7.700kg

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