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Iiyama XB2779QSB1 PC Monitor

Expert Reviews Best Buy Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award conowego.pl Recommended
27" 5000000:1 LED Feb 2014
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Featuring WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, the XB2779QS can display almost 77% more information on the screen than a Full HD display. Users can create their own workspace by displaying and... More
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28 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst medium monitors that came out more than two years ago, this PC screen is one of the most awarded.

This LCD screen was given a "Recommended" award by both Megaobzor.com/ and Conowego.pl, both of which thought that this PC screen was good.

The experts at three more expert review sites all liked this PC display. This medium monitor received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and the reviewer at Almodi.org gave it an "Original Design" award and decided it was carefully designed. Additionally, the editor of Hardware.info wrote that this iiyama PC screen was great and gave it a "Silver Award".

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this iiyama flatpanel monitor a "5 Star" award and it received a "Great Quality" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, altomdata.dk and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 90%. This means that flatpanel monitor experts think this PC display is one of the very best PC screens of this spec and age.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this iiyama flatpanel monitor rated it as 78%.

Nice Design

Five customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Juris said in their review on Amazon “A Beautiful Monitor Completely Riddled With Design Flaws” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Juris also wrote “The design of this monitor obviously mirrors Apples Cinema displays and is beautiful”. Marie scored it very highly and she mentioned on Amazon “Have been looking at the various 27" 2560 x 1440 monitors available & eventually chose this one - based on the reviews being good and liking the appearance better than the others (Dell etc.” in her iiyama XB2779QS review.

One person who purchased this PC monitor thought it was a good design. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the iiyama XB2779QS on Digital Versus “The ViewSonic VP2770-LED is seriously worth a look, notably for its excellent design features and factor” and gave the product a very good review.

One iiyama XB2779QS owner reckoned that it was smooth. Juris wrote “Stable, smooth horizontal rotation (no portrait” although they gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some iiyama XB2779QS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Marie said in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Nice-looking, good quality monitor” and scored the product 5 stars. Mark Stones mentioned on Amazon “They are good quality and provide a good ROI” in his review. Mr K. said in his iiyama XB2779QS review on Amazon “For those concerned about connectivity I have used a good quality mini DP to DP cable which provides the default resolution of 2560*1440” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Four iiyama XB2779QS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Glenn Mcintyre mentioned “Great colours and clarity” and scored the product 5 stars. Two years ago R. N. Phillips scored it 4 stars and mentioned “I am quite happy to trade reflectivity for brilliant vibrant colours” in their review of the iiyama XB2779QS. Zzpaulkzz mentioned in their review “I can recommend this screen for it's high resolution, colours and contrast”.

Some iiyama XB2779QS owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Mr K. wrote in his review of the iiyama XB2779QS “Overall this is definitely one of the best monitors I have used recently with better picture quality than most gloss/semi-gloss monitors in the market” . Theghost wrote “The picture quality seems excellent and, being IPS, is visible from almost any angle”.

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Robust

Four iiyama XB2779QS reviewers said that it was well made. Marie said on Amazon two years ago “It seems well-built”. Mr K. he mentioned in his review of the iiyama XB2779QS “The build quality is very good and the glossy finish provides rich vibrant colours”.

One iiyama XB2779QS reviewer who bought the iiyama XB2779QS reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Robert gave this PC monitor an excellent review score and he mentioned “Delivered quickly and without any damage to the packaging”.

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Easy to Use

A few iiyama XB2779QS reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use. Conscience scored this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Controls are maddening and impossible to use at night.”. Marie wrote on Amazon “The controls are good, calibration & setup was easy (I used OSX's built-in tools)” in her review and gave the product a very good rating. Rob Uk mentioned “The touch sensitive controls are relatively easy to use although the symbols on the bezel are a little hard to see, on the black model that is (I shall explain” nonetheless he scored the product 40 out of 100.

One person wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Theghost mentioned in their review on Amazon “Be aware that you will need a powerful graphics card if you want to game at high quality settings on the full 2560x1440 resolution”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed it said that it was thin. Juris said in their review on Amazon “Also as this monitor runs hot (its so slim it has little room to dissipate heat”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their iiyama XB2779QS review “At its thinnest point the XB2779QS is just 9mm thick, which makes it one of the slimmest displays we”.

One customer considered that it was a good size. Two years ago Anna Gadie wrote in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good size, clear screen good for photo work”.

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Iiyama PC Screens Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,271 expert and user reviews, iiyama has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. iiyama also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

A few iiyama XB2779QS owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. Ken wrote in his review “It might yet have enough redeeming features.” yet he scored it 40 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One iiyama XB2779QS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the iiyama XB2779QS was quiet. Two years ago Robert rated this PC monitor 5 stars and he said on Amazon “A bit quiet.” in his iiyama XB2779QS review.

Reasonably Priced

Some people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. Conscience wrote on Amazon “Amazing value for such a large, high quality display”. Ken mentioned “Looks great, well made, fantastic detail and great price”. R. N. Phillips said two years ago “It is a stylish looking monitor and the price is pretty good now at” in their review of the iiyama XB2779QS.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC I2757F[plb_1402268_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price] which has better reviews; or the iiyama GB2773HS[plb_2014648_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The XB2779QS has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus VN279[plb_1596700_price], the LG 29EB73[plb_1599155_price], and the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the XB2779QS has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XB2779QS range from 50° to 180°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of LCD screens of this spec and age is 60° and the widest is 1,800°. The XB2779QS has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the XB2779QS.

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Two DisplayPorts

The XB2779QS is a two DisplayPort PC screen.

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Two DVI-D Ports

The iiyama XB2779QS is a two DVI-D port PC screen.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the XB2779QS which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The XB2779QS is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the XB2779QS have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Very Big Viewable Height

When compared to other LCD screens of this spec and age that we have checked, the iiyama XB2779QS's viewable height of 596.7 millimeters is one of the biggest. The smallest viewable height of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XB2779QS is 28mm and the biggest is 630mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the XB2779QS, the display brightness of the XB2779QS of 440 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal

LCD screens of this age and spec have viewable size diagonals of between 21mm and 940mm. With a viewable size diagonal of 685.8 millimeters, the iiyama XB2779QS has a fairly large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XB2779QS.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 68.58 centimeters, the XB2779QS has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the XB2779QS. The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB2779QS is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The iiyama XB2779QS has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the XB2779QS graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Four Cables Included

The iiyama XB2779QS has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this age and type. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB2779QS. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One iiyama XB2779QS owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good in terms of connectivity.

One iiyama XB2779QS owner who bought it thought it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Juris mentioned two years ago “This was with any source, DP, HDMI, DVI, VGA so it wasn't an input quirk or timing issue” in their review.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The XB2779QS has an average running cost of £92 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run PC monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Not 3D Compatible

The XB2779QS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price], or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XB2779QS does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB2779QS do not have an integrated card reader. The XB2779QS is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

With a viewable width of only 335.7 millimeters, the XB2779QS has a very small viewable width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XB2779QS the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The iiyama XB2779QS is one of the heavier LCD screens of this type and age (8.2 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the iiyama XB2779QS

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when iiyama released the XB2779QS.

Specification

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8 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy Digital Versus 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star hardware.info Silver Award conowego.pl Recommended benchmark.pl Great Quality megaobzor.com/ Recommended almodi.org Original Design

Expert Reviews

(19)
5 December 2013

A recent spate of high-end graphics card launches - Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti and Radeon R9 290X, for example - have ably demonstrated that gaming at a full-HD resolution (1,920x1,080) is... Read more…

25 October 2013

A huge resolution and superb IPS panel make this one of Iiyama's best monitors to date...

Expert Reviews

7 October 2013

Like the XB2776QS, Iiyama's XB2779QS manages to pull off a five-star review by the skin of its teeth. Still, if your budget isn't as quite as limited, the ViewSonic VP2770-LED is seriously worth a...

Digital Versus

10 February 2014

Avec son Prolite XB2779QS , Iiyama ambitionne de proposer une alternative aux écrans d'Apple. Il fait mieux que vaguement ressembler à un iMac : il embarque une dalle 27 pouces AH-IPS... Read more…

30 September 2013

À l'instar du XB2776QS du même constructeur, le XB2779QS attrape tout juste sa cinquième étoile. Si l'on n'est pas trop limité en termes de budget, le VP2770-LED de ViewSonic mérite...

Les Numeriques.com

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User Reviews

(28)
(Verified Purchase)

The monitor works perfectly well with my late 2014 mac mini. For those concerned about connectivity I have used a good quality mini DP to DP cable which provides the default resolution of... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Zzpaulkzz

Had a problem with the first one (beset wasn't square with screen) and a second (transformer buzz), but the UK distributor was very quick to replace them both, and since then (one year now) I have... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Francesco Osborne
(Verified Purchase)

It is very good, I love the colors.

Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Joginder S Nahil
(Verified Purchase)

Very sharp pictures. I replaced my DELL monitor (expensive one). I am so glad that I did. Love it.

Reviewed 14 March 2015 by Rob UK "Robin"

I bought this monitor for several reasons, firstly because I wanted the 2560x1440 resolution, secondly because it's VESA compliant and so fits nicely on my Ergotron desk mount, thirdly because... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers xb2779, xb2779q, xb2779qs, xb2779qsw1, xb2779qsb1, xb2779qss1, iiyama bg031, iiyama bg031i, iiyama mc3403, iiyama xb2779, iiyama mc3802, iiyama xb2779q, xb2779qsb1drop, iiyama mc3802m, iiyama bg031iy, iiyama mc3403m, iiyama 350cdm2, iiyama xb2779qs, iiyama xb2779qss, iiyama xb2779qsb, iiyama 2560x1440, iiyama xb2779qsw1, iiyama xb2779qsb1, iiyama xb2779qss1, iiyama xb2779qss1ma, iiyama xb2779qss1man, iiyama xb2779qss1manu, iiyama xb2779qss1manuf, refurbished xb2779qsw1, iiyama xb2779qss1manufa
Barcodes 00012304996491, 04054842165843, 04948570112845, 04948570112951, 04948570112968, 05052184145515, 05054230641651, 05054230723487, 05054484612544, 05054531190872, 05054629444726

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