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Iiyama XB2779QSB1 PC Monitor

£485.39
27" 5000000:1 LED Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £143.57 Electricity cost over 5 years
Seven industry awards
Good product quality
Good picture quality
45 Reviews + 7 Awards
hardware.info Silver Award Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

Experts in PC displays really like this PC screen and have given it seven awards.

Three expert review sites all endorsed this flatpanel monitor. This PC display received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews and the editor of review website Almodi.org said that it was carefully designed and gave it an "Original Design" award. This PC screen also received a Hardware.info "Silver Award".

This medium monitor was given a "Recommended" award by websites Megaobzor.com/ who said that this PC screen was good.

The experts at three other expert review sites all wrote that this LCD screen was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and it received a "Great Quality" award from Benchmark.pl.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, benchmark.pl and tweakers.net the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 91 out of 100. Flatpanel monitor experts think this PC screen is one of the very best PC monitors of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 57 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 78 out of 100. 17 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

Iiyama PC Screens Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,310 owner and expert reviews (including 130 verified purchases) for iiyama PC screens and found that on average iiyama has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that iiyama has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Good Picture Quality

Four customers reckoned that it had good colour saturation. R. N. Phillips rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the iiyama XB2779QS on expert website Amazon “My six year old 20" NEC 20WGX2Pro made me a fan of glossy screen monitors and I am quite happy to trade reflectivity for brilliant vibrant colours”. Zzpaulkzz wrote “I can recommend this screen for it's high resolution, colours and contrast” . Glenn Mcintyre gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned “Great colours and clarity”.

Three customers who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. Mr K. mentioned on expert review site Amazon “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”. Three years ago Theghost wrote on expert review site 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”. They also said “The picture quality seems excellent and, being IPS, is visible from almost any angle” in their review.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Eleven customers reckoned that the iiyama XB2779QS was good quality. R. N. Phillips gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “I tried the 27" Asus PB278Q (semi-gloss) which was good quality”. Two years ago Mr K. he mentioned “For those concerned about connectivity I have used a good quality mini DP to DP cable which provides the default resolution of 2560*1440”. He also wrote “The build quality is very good” in his review.

Nice Design

Five owners who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Juris said on expert website Amazon “A Beautiful Monitor Completely Riddled With Design Flaws” in their review of the iiyama XB2779QS however they only scored this PC monitor 1 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The design of this monitor obviously mirrors Apples Cinema displays and is beautiful” in their review. Marie scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned “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 review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

Three customers reckoned that it was easy to use. Rob Uk said on expert website Amazon two years ago “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” in his review of this PC monitor however he gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Conscience wrote on expert review site Amazon “Controls are maddening and impossible to use at night.” in their review of the iiyama XB2779QS. Marie said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “The controls are good, calibration & setup was easy (I used OSX's built-in tools)” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Robust

Four customers thought the product was well made. Marie wrote “It seems well-built”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people said in their reviews that the product had good features. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The ViewSonic VP2770-LED is seriously worth a look, notably for its excellent design features and factor”. Three years ago Ken wrote “It might yet have enough redeeming features.”.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers reckoned that the iiyama XB2779QS was good value for money. R. N. Phillips mentioned “It is a stylish looking monitor and the price is pretty good now at”. Conscience gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “Amazing value for such a large, high quality display” in their review of this PC monitor. Ken said “Looks great, well made, fantastic detail and great price”.

Pricey

LCD screens of a comparable spec and age range in price from £49 to £9,999. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers considered that the iiyama XB2779QS was thin. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “At its thinnest point the XB2779QS is just 9mm thick, which makes it one of the slimmest displays we”. Juris said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Also as this monitor runs hot (its so slim it has little room to dissipate heat”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Iiyama released the XB2779QS in February 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XB2779QS has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of its better review score, the iiyama XB2776QS (£479.99).

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the NEC MultiSync EA244 (£294.65), or the Asus MG279Q (£499.99).

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the XB2779QS is £144 over 8 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 1,092 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.


Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to this PC screen have between one and three HDMI ports, including the iiyama XB2779QS which has two HDMI ports.

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Display

Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

When compared to other PC screens that have been available for more than two years that we have checked the viewing angle, horizontal of, the iiyama XB2779QS's viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The viewing angles, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to this LCD screen range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC screen is 170°, and the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°. The iiyama XB2779QS has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical (178 degrees) amongst LCD screens of this age.

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The iiyama XB2779QS has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other PC screens that have been available for more than two years also have a separate H/V sync.

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Has an HDCP

The XB2779QS has an HDCP. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to this PC screen also have an HDCP.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The XB2779QS has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for a similar time to this PC screen also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the iiyama XB2779QS is more than most PC displays of this age and type. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC screen. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC screen.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb 2560x1440, asrockasusantecarcticb xb2779qs, asrockasusantecarcticb 350cdm2, refurbished xb2779qsw1, iiyama xb2779qsb1, iiyama xb2779qsw1, iiyama 2560x1440, iiyama mc3802m, iiyama mc3403m, iiyama 350cdm2
Barcodes 00012304996491, 04054842165843, 04948570112845, 04948570112951, 04948570112968, 05052184145515, 05054230641651, 05054230723487, 05054484612544, 05054531190872, 05054629444726

iiyama XB2779QS Review Sources

To prepare this iiyama XB2779QS review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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