Perfect Choice For OfficeThe 17 ProLite B1780SD designed for business usage is a LED-backlit monitor with Height Adjustability and Screen Rotation allowing you to set the perfect position of the...
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14 Reasons For
Across all flatpanel monitors, the B1780SD is one the top selling products currently available for sale according to Amazon sales data.
User Reviews Are Excellent
This flatpanel monitor has an exceptional average user rating based on 10 user reviews. Most B1780SD owners think it is one of the better comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.
On average iiyama small monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PC monitors built by iiyama.
Good Picture Quality
One customer thought it had good picture quality. John Wells gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and he wrote “The picture quality is superb” in his iiyama B1780SD review. One iiyama B1780SD owner said in their reviews that it had a flickering image. Douglas W. gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he said in his review of this PC monitors “A very good monitor, clear picture with no flickering”.
Good Product Quality
One iiyama B1780SD owner who bought the product thought it was good quality. John Wells said on Amazon “The picture quality is superb”.
One person who bought the iiyama B1780SD considered that it was good value for money. John Wells wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon in August last year “Great value monitor” and scored the product 99 out of 100.
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Easy to Use
One person who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Douglas W. mentioned two years ago “The unit is height adjustable, which is very handy” in his review of this PC monitors.
One iiyama B1780SD owner reckoned that the product was a good height. Douglas W. mentioned “The unit is height adjustable, which is very handy”.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper LCD screen such as the Acer 196L (£97.62) or you might consider a higher scoring LCD screen such as the Edge10 C192, or the Philips 19B4 (£138.74).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The B1780SD has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the B1780SD which do not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC monitors such as the Asus VK207 (£124.99), or the Acer 196L (£97.62).
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Samsung LT19C300.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of this type and age.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.
Not Supported HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on small monitors that have been around for more than two years.
The widths of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 120mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. At only 370 millimeters, the iiyama B1780SD is fairly narrow compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the B1780SD.
We compared all the other 370mm wide flatpanel monitors to this PC display and we think the iiyama E1780SD (£101.56) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer 176L (£89.65) (369mm), or the Benq BL702 (£85.00) (369mm) which is also cheaper.
9 Reasons Against
One customer who reviewed it thought it did not have good technical guidance. Douglas W. mentioned on Amazon “The only minor criticism is the lack of a manual volume control as opposed to an electronic system” in his review of this PC monitors.
Not 3D Compatible
Most comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the B1780SD are not 3D compatible. The B1780SD is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The B1780SD does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B1780SD also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Asus VK207 (£124.99) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the B1780SD, the iiyama B1780SD does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Small Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of small monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 8.9cm to 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm. With a display diagonal of only 43 centimeters, the B1780SD has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst small monitors of this age.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The B1780SD has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 1 Watt) amongst small monitors of this age. PC monitors of this type and age have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 10W.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The average viewable width of small monitors that came out around the same time as the B1780SD is 390mm, and the viewable widths range from 190mm to 480mm. The B1780SD has one of the smaller viewable widths (only 337.9 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age.
Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal
Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the B1780SD the viewable size diagonals range from 49mm to 510mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 430mm. The iiyama B1780SD has a fairly small viewable size diagonal (only 431.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B1780SD.
The weights of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the B1780SD range from 3.3g to 19kg. The iiyama B1780SD is one of the heavier small monitors that were launched around the same time as the B1780SD (4.4 kilograms) amongst small monitors of this age.
4 Other reasons to consider the iiyama B1780SD
OK Running Costs
The B1780SD has an average running cost of £26 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 266 PC monitors of a similar spec and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This LCD screen was released over two years ago.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The iiyama B1780SD has a maximum contrast ratio of 5000000:1. That's 75% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
Other PC monitors that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might want to consider include the iiyama B1980SD (£99.99) which is cheaper; or the iiyama E1780SD (£101.56) which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this small monitor is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Benq BL702 (£85.00) (12000000:1 and cheaper); or the Philips 200S4 (£80.00) (20000000:1 and higher rated).
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1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC monitors of this age and spec.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper PC screen such as the Acer 176L (£89.65) or you might consider a higher rated PC screen such as the iiyama E1780SD (£101.56), or the Philips 19B4 (£138.74).
1280 x 1024
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
55 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 80
Viewable Size Diagonal
Vertical Scan Range
55 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 80
0.264 x 0.264
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
Great value monitor. Bought 2 to replace two old monitors, one of which had broken, and the picture quality is superb. They only rotate one way, and I wanted to use them in portrait orientation... Read more…
Chose this to replace my old monitor which died recently. Excellent monitor; images on screen are very sharp using DVI cable. Only problem I had was with the OSD to adjust the settings. Very... Read more…
A very good monitor, clear picture with no flickering. The unit is height adjustable, which is very handy. All the controls are at hand are easy to understand, the only minor criticism is the lack... Read more…
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