With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the X2481HS-B1 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the X2481HS-B1 have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The iiyama X2481HS-B1 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst PC displays of this age.
Has Two Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the iiyama X2481HS-B1 is more than most PC screens of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included Audio (3.5mm) and DVI are also found on this LCD screen.
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Very Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the X2481HS-B1 is 320mm, and the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm. With a viewable height of 521.28 millimeters, the X2481HS-B1 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X2481HS-B1.
Fairly Big Megapixel Count
The X2481HS-B1 has a fairly big megapixel count (2.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the X2481HS-B1. The smallest megapixel count of PC monitors of this spec and age is 2MP, the biggest is 6MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.4MP.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors that came out more than a year ago.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The X2481HS-B1 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. The typical contrast ratio of all PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the X2481HS-B1 ranges from 600:1 to 5000:1.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X2481HS-B1 do not have a built-in camera. The iiyama X2481HS-B1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VG2437 (£162.55).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The X2481HS-B1 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the X2481HS-B1 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The X2481HS-B1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The smallest viewable width of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago is 280mm, the biggest is 880mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. The viewable width of the X2481HS-B1 of only 293.22 millimeters is one of the smallest amongst flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens that are a comparable age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL (£102.97) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung S24E650PL (£146.20) which is cheaper.
PC monitors with a more display resolution that might be worth considering include the HP Z24i (£92.39) (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher Rating.
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Average Running Costs
This medium monitor is rated B for energy efficiency, and the X2481HS-B1 has an average 5 year running cost of £44 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 486 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium monitor was released over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.
We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think the Samsung S24E650PL (£146.20) which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL (£102.97) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
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12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the iiyama X2481HS-B1 is 12000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
If you would prefer a PC display with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the Philips 221S6 (£99.97) (20000000:1 and higher rated) or the Benq GW2265 (£97.05) (20000000:1 and cheaper).
With a width of 543.5 millimeters, the X2481HS-B1 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the Philips 243V5 (£94.79) (551mm and cheaper).
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