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11 Reasons For
Iiyama Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Medium monitors manufactured by iiyama have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that iiyama also has good reviews across its entire range.
A few people mentioned that it was strong and durable. Reevaldo wrote “Still, as a result I fitted the rest of my office out with the USB version which has a sturdy stand with a rotatable base, rotates the screen”.
A number of people reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Reevaldo wrote in their iiyama X2485WS review “A couple of cheap injection molded components providing tilt adjustment only”. Reevaldo also mentioned “Suffers from the same cheap stand”. In August this year Stacs01 wrote “Cheap and nasty” nonetheless rated it 40 out of 100.
Easy to Use
One person who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Carrot Cruncher said “Colour control appears excellent so far”.
Owner Reviews Are Good
X2485WS owners on average rated this LCD screen 87 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
One person reckoned that this PC monitors was good quality. Reevaldo scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The reason this is not 5 stars is due to the poor quality of the stand” in their review of the iiyama X2485WS.
+6 More reasons for
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The X2485WS has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC displays of a similar type and age to the X2485WS the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels to this PC screen and we think the Acer B243 which is cheaper; or the Asus VS24 (£144.72), and the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£164.62) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The X2485WS has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq BL2410 (£172.11), or the Philips 273V5QHAB (£159.99).
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Philips 273E3 (£175.22) is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the X2485WS is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the iiyama X2485WS has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the X2485WS.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the iiyama X2485WS has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the X2485WS. PC monitors that came out around the same time as the X2485WS have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of PC screens of this age and type range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². The X2485WS has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst PC screens of this age.
7 Reasons Against
Poor Sound Quality
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. Alan, Bracknell mentioned two years ago “The only downside is that the sound quality is poor” in their review of this PC monitors however despite that scored the product 4 stars.
Only 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The X2485WS has a maximum contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens that have a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Compaq LA2405 (£165.99), and the Benq BL2410 (£172.11) is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this iiyama LCD screen is too low for you then you might also want to look at the MultiSync EA274 (£528.00) (25000:1 and higher rated), or the EA224WMi (£150.48) (25000:1 and higher rated) both from NEC; or the LG E2442TC (500000:1 and cheaper).
Not 3D Compatible
Most LCD screens of a similar age and type to the X2485WS are not 3D compatible. The X2485WS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Asus VG248QE (£219.97), or the Benq XL2420 (£199.99) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The X2485WS does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the X2485WS also do not have a built-in camera.
The X2485WS does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the X2485WS also do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The lowest RMS rated audio power of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the X2485WS is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.1W. At only 1.5 Watts, the iiyama X2485WS has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
4 Other reasons to consider the iiyama X2485WS
OK Running Costs
The X2485WS is typical compared to the other 795 flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the X2485WS will cost £58 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.
LCD Display Type
The X2485WS has a better display type than most similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most PC displays of this type and age have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Viewsonic VA2349 (£123.60) which is cheaper; or the Eizo ColorEdge CX270, or the iiyama XUB2790HS (£193.13) which has a better Rating.
PC monitors with a better display type that might be worth considering include the Asus VX239 (£114.97) (LED and cheaper), or the Lenovo LT2423 (£60.00) (LED and cheaper) or the NEC MultiSync EA274 (£528.00) (LED and higher rated).
+2 Other reasons
At 561 millimeters, the X2485WS has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the X2485WS.
If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might want to consider the Samsung S24A450B (£416.22) (570mm) which is also cheaper.
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