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15 Reasons For
Some iiyama XU2290HS reviewers agreed that it was good value for money. M. Reed wrote on Amazon “Excellent value monitor” and rated it 80 out of 100. M. Reed also wrote “Excellent value considering the price”. Radiocrazy gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “For the price more then happy with the quality of the picture” in their review of this PC monitors.
Some customers who reviewed the iiyama XU2290HS agreed that it was a bargain for the price. In August this year L Johnson mentioned in their iiyama XU2290HS review on Amazon “Great looking, reliable and cheap”. L Johnson also wrote “Cheap, Reliable, Minor driver annoyance”.
Good Product Quality
A number of iiyama XU2290HS owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Lukasz Bogacz mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Very good quality, stable picture when using digital connection, great contrast”. M. Bradford mentioned in their review two years ago “Display quality as good as you'd expect from a new LED/IPS screen”. M. Reed and said in August last year “Great picture quality on hdmi and dvi from my pc”.
The XU2290HS is a popular choice of LCD screen.
Good User Reviews
People who bought this iiyama LCD screen rated this PC monitor 81 out of 100 on average.
A number of iiyama XU2290HS owners who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “Beautiful picture”. Lukasz Bogacz wrote “Most stylish and best looking of Iiyama monitors, which thanks to slim bezel looks bigger than its 22 inches”.
Iiyama Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays
Based on 1,276 owner and expert reviews, iiyama has good ratings for its PC monitors. iiyama also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.
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Easy to Use
One customer said that the iiyama XU2290HS was easy to use. Stephen mentioned “Clearly labelled on front edge and easy to use”.
One person considered that it was easy to assemble. L Johnson mentioned a few weeks ago “I purchased three of these monitors for my home work station, they were all easy to assemble with supplied cables” in their review of the iiyama XU2290HS.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who bought the iiyama XU2290HS reckoned that it had good picture quality. M. Reed said in their review of the iiyama XU2290HS on Amazon “Great picture quality on hdmi and dvi from my pc”. Radiocrazy said on Amazon in August last year “Impressive Picture Quality”.
A number of customers who purchased it said that it was thin. Lukasz Bogacz gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Best looking of Iiyama monitors, which thanks to slim bezel looks bigger than its 22 inches” in their review of the iiyama XU2290HS. Rusty Nails mentioned in his review of the iiyama XU2290HS on Amazon “Ultra slim bezel" is a little misleading”.
A few iiyama XU2290HS reviewers reckoned that the iiyama XU2290HS was reliable. L Johnson said on Amazon this year “Great looking, reliable and cheap”. L Johnson also mentioned “Cheap, Reliable, Minor driver annoyance”.
One iiyama XU2290HS reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitors had good technical guidance. This year L Johnson wrote in their review of the iiyama XU2290HS “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 wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Last year M. Reed mentioned “Great picture quality on hdmi and dvi from my pc” in their review of the iiyama XU2290HS.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched more than two years ago, the XU2290HS has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the E2483HS (£106.93), or the B2481HS (£146.88) both from iiyama or the AOC E2470 (£89.99).
Has Three Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the XU2290HS is more than most PC screens that came out around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)" and "DVI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The XU2290HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HP LP2065 (£110.40) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The XU2290HS does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XU2290HS also do not have a built-in camera.
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the HP Compaq LA2206 (£83.99).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The XU2290HS does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XU2290HS also do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 89 degrees, the iiyama XU2290HS has one of the narrowest horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The vertical viewing angle of the iiyama XU2290HS of only 89 degrees is one of the narrowest amongst LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the XU2290HS.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power
The lowest RMS rated audio power of similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the XU2290HS is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.1W. At only 2 Watts, the iiyama XU2290HS has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
6 Other reasons to consider the iiyama XU2290HS
Running Costs Are OK
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the XU2290HS is £39, which is typical compared to the other 795 medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The iiyama XU2290HS has a maximum contrast ratio of 5000000:1. That's 75% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC display and we think the LG 22M35 (£81.75) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this PC display is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL S2240 (£209.97) (8000000:1), or the HKC 2412A (£104.90) (10000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the LG 22M35 (£81.75), the Samsung S23B350, or the Benq DL2215 (£79.99) which has a better Rating.
LCD Display Type
The iiyama XU2290HS has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer G236HL (£86.99), the Lenovo LT2252P (£83.99), or the HP L2245wg (£113.99) which has a better Rating.
PC monitors with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the 22MP65 (£109.99) (LED), or the 22MP55 (£104.91) (LED) both from LG or the iiyama B2483HS (£134.64) (LED).
At 532.5 millimeters, the XU2290HS has a fairly average width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the XU2290HS.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth considering include the LG IPS237 (533mm).
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…
"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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