The high colour gamut iiyama XB3070WQS is the perfect choice for graphic and web-design. It features WQS (2560 x 1600) resolution offering huge workspace allowing users to display and manipulate...
Iiyama has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range.
One customer who reviewed it said that it was a good size.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper PC monitor such as the Neovo DR-22 (£489.00) or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the LG 34UM95 (£640.27).
2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution
The XB3070WQS has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
A 2560 x 1600 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the XB3070WQS.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of PC display is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL U3014 (£574.80).
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Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the XB3070WQS, the XB3070WQS has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung LF19TOWHBFM (£152.00), or the NEC MultiSync V322 which is cheaper.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the Neovo HX-24 (£675.05).
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the XB3070WQS range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the XB3070WQS has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Big Viewable Height
Across all the LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the XB3070WQS the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm. At 400.8 millimeters, the XB3070WQS has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.
Quite Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of LCD screens of this type and age range from 1mm to 890mm. The XB3070WQS has one of the bigger viewable widths (641.3 millimeters) amongst LCD screens of this age.
2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the XB3070WQS is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all PC displays of this age and spec ranges from 720 x 400 to 3840 x 2160.
Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the XB3070WQS range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.1W. At 6 Watts, the iiyama XB3070WQS has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB3070WQS.
Has Four Cables Included
The XB3070WQS has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of this type and age. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this iiyama PC display. The cables included AC, AUX, DisplayPort and DVI are also found on this PC screen.
When compared to other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the XB3070WQS, the iiyama XB3070WQS's height of only 230 millimeters is one of the shortest. The average height of PC screens that are a similar age to the XB3070WQS is 380mm.
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A Bit Expensive
One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was not good value for money. Hexus.net said on expert review site HEXUS.net “The iiyama ProLite XB3070WQS is available just north of the £650 making it a pricey piece of display technology”.
Difficult to Use
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use. Hexus.net wrote on HEXUS.net “In practice the UHD resolution, 3,840x2,160 pixels, is impractical for professional usage since most productivity applications fa” in their review of the iiyama XB3070WQS.
One iiyama XB3070WQS reviewer who reviewed the iiyama XB3070WQS wrote that it was not well made. In August Eddie mentioned in his review of the iiyama XB3070WQS on Amazon “No dead pixels, no other visible defects, well put together frame/stand”.
Inferior Picture Quality
One iiyama XB3070WQS reviewer said in their reviews that it did not have good colour saturation. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review two years ago “Unfortunately, some of the colours were pretty far off”.
One iiyama XB3070WQS reviewer who purchased it considered that it did not have image ghosting. In August this year Chris said on Amazon “There is a little bit of noticable ghosting, so this monitor is not perfect for gaming.” in his review of the iiyama XB3070WQS.
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Price Has Increased by £17.69
In the last 42 days the price of the XB3070WQS has increased by £17.69.
Expensive Compared to Other LCD Screens of This Spec and Age
We checked 635 LCD screens of this spec and age and they range in price from £41 to £8,760. We thought that this PC screen looks expensive for a similar spec flatpanel monitor that has been around for more than two years.
Not 3D Compatible
The XB3070WQS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the XB3070WQS are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the NEC MultiSync P241.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The iiyama XB3070WQS does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the XB3070WQS also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£472.80) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The XB3070WQS does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the XB3070WQS also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U3014 (£574.80), the Benq PG2401 (£599.00), or the Asus PA279 (£622.51).
High Running Costs
The XB3070WQS is in the most expensive 8% of all 795 PC monitors of this type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the XB3070WQS will cost £121 over 5 years to run.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the XB3070WQS have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,300mm. At only 107 millimeters, the XB3070WQS has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XB3070WQS.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as it.
With a weight of 7.4 kilograms, the XB3070WQS is quite heavy compared to most of the other PC monitors that came out around the same time as the XB3070WQS. Across all the similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the XB3070WQS the weights range from 3g to 39kg.
The average depth of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the XB3070WQS is 110mm. The depth of the XB3070WQS of 477 millimeters is one of the deepest amongst PC monitors of this spec and age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this medium monitor was released.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the XB3070WQS is 5000000:1. That's 75% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
Other flatpanel monitors that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to consider include the LG 29EB93 which has a better Rating; or the LG 27MB85R-B (£481.18) which is cheaper.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£472.80) (20000000:1 and higher rated), or the Benq PG2401 (£599.00) (20000000:1 and higher rated); or the HP ENVY 23 (£109.99) (10000000:1 and cheaper).
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