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Iiyama XB2779QSW1 PC Monitor

27" 5000000:1 LED Nov 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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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9 Reasons For

Iiyama Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Based on 1,271 expert and user reviews, iiyama has good reviews for its LCD screens. iiyama also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at including the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer XZ350CU[plb_3580893_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The iiyama XB2779QS-W1 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the XB2779QS-W1.

There are a number of other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the Acer BX320HK[plb_3158695_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 34UC97C[plb_3016738_price], or the Philips BDM3270[plb_2783117_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Large Color Gamut

The smallest color gamut of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the XB2779QS-W1 is 68% and the largest is 120%. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XB2779QS-W1 that we have assessed the color gamut of, the iiyama XB2779QS-W1's color gamut of 116 percent is one of the largest.

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Two Headphone Outputs

The XB2779QS-W1 has more headphone outputs than most of the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the XB2779QS-W1. This PC monitor is a two headphone output PC display compared to most of the similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the XB2779QS-W1 which only have one headphone output.

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Very Big Viewable Height

When compared to other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the XB2779QS-W1, the XB2779QS-W1's viewable height of 596.7 millimeters is one of the biggest. PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the XB2779QS-W1 have viewable heights of between 230mm and 700mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of PC screens that came out more than a year ago range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The iiyama XB2779QS-W1 has one of the brightest display brightness (440 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the XB2779QS-W1 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC screens of this spec and age the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Has Four Cables Included

The iiyama XB2779QS-W1 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB2779QS-W1. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DVI" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this LCD screen.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens that are a similar age to the XB2779QS-W1 do not have a built-in camera. The iiyama XB2779QS-W1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that were released more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The XB2779QS-W1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XB2779QS-W1 do not have an integrated card reader. The iiyama XB2779QS-W1 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader which you might also want to look at including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

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Not Cheap

The price range of PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago is from £46 to £4,106. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

Running Costs Are Very High

This LCD screen has an efficiency rating of D, and the average running cost of the XB2779QS-W1 is £92 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 505 similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

The viewable widths of LCD screens of this type and age range from 280mm to 800mm. With a viewable width of only 335.7 millimeters, the XB2779QS-W1 has one of the smallest viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The lowest maximum power consumption of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the XB2779QS-W1 is 0.45W and the highest is 170W. With a maximum power consumption of 67.3 Watts, the iiyama XB2779QS-W1 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released one year ago.

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Heavy

The XB2779QS-W1 is one of the heavier PC displays of this type and age (8.2 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB2779QS-W1 is 5kg.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

When compared to other PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago that we have checked, the XB2779QS-W1's annual energy consumption of 98 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB2779QS-W1 the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.

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1 Other reason to consider the iiyama XB2779QS-W1

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this LCD screen was released.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.17
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Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers iiyama xb2779qsw1, refurbished xb2779qsw1
Barcodes 04948570112968, 05052184145515

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