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Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 39 owner reviews this LCD screen has an overall owner rating of 81%.
A number of iiyama XU2290HS reviewers who bought the product considered that it was good value for money. M. Reed scored the iiyama XU2290HS 4 stars and wrote “Excellent value monitor” in their iiyama XU2290HS review. M. Reed also wrote “Excellent value considering the price”. Radiocrazy mentioned on Amazon in October last year “For the price more then happy with the quality of the picture” in their iiyama XU2290HS review.
Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. In October L Johnson mentioned in their iiyama XU2290HS review on Amazon “Great looking, reliable and cheap”. L Johnson also mentioned “Cheap, Reliable, Minor driver annoyance”.
Good Product Quality
A number of iiyama XU2290HS owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Two years ago Lukasz Bogacz wrote on Amazon “Very good quality, stable picture when using digital connection, great contrast” in their iiyama XU2290HS review. M. Bradford said on Amazon “Display quality as good as you'd expect from a new LED/IPS screen” and rated it 80 out of 100. M. Reed said in their review on Amazon “Great picture quality on hdmi and dvi from my pc”.
A number of iiyama XU2290HS owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was good looking. Two years ago Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Beautiful picture”. Lukasz Bogacz scored the product 5 stars and mentioned also two years ago “Most stylish and best looking of Iiyama monitors, which thanks to slim bezel looks bigger than its 22 inches”.
Easy to Use
One iiyama XU2290HS owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Stephen wrote two years ago “Clearly labelled on front edge and easy to use” in his review of the iiyama XU2290HS. One iiyama XU2290HS owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to assemble.
Good Picture Quality
A number of iiyama XU2290HS owners who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good picture quality. Radiocrazy said in their review on Amazon “Impressive Picture Quality”.
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Some iiyama XU2290HS reviewers who purchased it thought it was thin. Rusty Nails scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Ultra slim bezel" is a little misleading”.
Several iiyama XU2290HS owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was reliable.
Iiyama Has Good PC Display Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all iiyama PC displays and also specifically for iiyama medium monitors and found that in both cases iiyama had good reviews.
One iiyama XU2290HS reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. In October L Johnson said “I purchased three of these monitors for my home work station, they were all easy to assemble with supplied cables and good instructions (not that i actually read them”.
One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The XU2290HS has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XU2290HS do not have a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq GL2460[plb_1475250_price] which has better reviews; or the V7 L23600WHS[plb_2386169_price] which is cheaper.
We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Wortmann AG Terra 2212W[plb_1903974_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the XU2290HS has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the XU2290HS. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XU2290HS have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
Has Three Cables Included
The iiyama XU2290HS has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC monitors of this type and age. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "DVI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
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£20.09 Price Increase
In the last 25 days the price of the XU2290HS has increased by £20.09.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The XU2290HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The XU2290HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], or the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XU2290HS do not have an integrated card reader. The XU2290HS is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC displays of a comparable age and type to the XU2290HS the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XU2290HS that we have assessed, the XU2290HS's horizontal viewing angle of only 89 degrees is one of the narrowest.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 89 degrees, the iiyama XU2290HS has a very narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of LCD screens of this spec and age is 50° and the widest is 180°.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The XU2290HS has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 2 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 0.5W to 49W.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the PC screens of this spec and age the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The XU2290HS has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
Only One HDMI Port
The XU2290HS is a one HDMI port PC display.
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Running Costs Are OK
The average 5 year running cost of the XU2290HS is £39 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Iiyama released the XU2290HS over two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.
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LCD Display Type
The XU2290HS has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most LCD screens that came out more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], or the HP L2245wg[plb_1528995_price] which has better reviews; or the HP L2045[plb_2373078_price] which is cheaper.
If you would prefer an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price] (LED), or the Acer G237HL[plb_2266292_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.
At 532.5 millimeters, the XU2290HS has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the XU2290HS.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP ENVY 23[plb_1868033_price] (531.8mm) which is also cheaper.
This is an excellent monitor.
There are only two negative issues with it,
1 - The control buttons are on underside right hand bottom edge, therefore they are very difficult to locate, it is like... Read more…
I purchased three of these monitors for my home work station, they were all easy to assemble with supplied cables and good instructions (not that i actually read them). One minor issue is that the... Read more…
Massive (8 to 9 mm) border top and sides, can't get rid of it. But, can increase it!!
Crap speakers, very faint and very very tinny. Can't do anything about that either.
Supposed to be 21.5... Read more…
Reviewed 30 November 2015 by Rusty Nails | 11 Comments
"Ultra slim bezel" is a little misleading. True, the plastic bezel itself is only 2 or 3 millimetres wide however when displaying an image there is a 10mm black strip round the top and sides of... Read more…
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