Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS review

9 Dec 2010
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
inc VAT

It may look boring, but the Iiyama E2409HDS has a good variety of inputs, decent image quality and an efficient Eco mode.


24in screen size, 1,920x1,080 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

Iiyama's ProLite E2409HDS seems great value on paper for a Full HD 24in monitor, but its plain design would look more at home in a business environment. Unlike a business monitor, however, it comes with both DVI and HDMI inputs, as well as VGA, and includes a headphone output so you can watch late-night films without waking the neighbours.

Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS ports

It's not only business users who have to worry about bills, and if you also want to help save the environment, the E2409HDS's Eco mode might help to assuage your guilt. Each mode lists how much energy it's saving you in watts, and in our tests these figures were pretty accurate. If your room is dark enough to still be able to read the screen, the -25W mode actually reduces power draw from 40W to about 18W, which is better than most LED monitors achieve.

However it's at full brightness that the E2409HDS shines, and it gives some LED-backlit monitors a run for their money. Even with a matt finish on the screen, we found colours to be vibrant and natural, with no discernable colour cast. With its bright and even backlight, the 2409HDS has excellent contrast, showing up the detail in dark areas, for example in our test copy of The Dark Knight.

We found the E2409HDS's menu system a bit basic - the buttons aren't clearly marked, but they behave in a standard way once you work out which is which. As well as basic image quality controls, you get six preset modes to suit a variety of tasks such as Internet and Movie. Colours controls include Gamma, plus three colour temperature presets, sRGB and user modes.

Iiyama ProLite E2409HDS buttons

There's a small set of internal speakers, but they aren't much use as they're very quiet. They project the sound from the rear of the case, so if the monitor's not placed in front of a wall then you'll hardly hear them.

While it may not have the same natural image quality as more expensive monitors such as the LG E2750V, the flexibility of the three inputs means it can fit into any environment, and at this price it's great value. However the HannsG HF257H has similar image quality, a larger screen and costs less.

Basic Specifications

Rating *****


Viewable size 24 in
Native resolution 1,920x1,080
Contrast ratio 1,000:1 (20,000:1 dynamic)
Brightness 300cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 170°
Vertical viewing angle 160°
Response time 2ms
Response time type grey-to-grey
Screen depth 68mm
Base (WxD) 239x199mm
Screen elevation 89mm


Portrait mode no
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable no
Internal speakers yes (2x 2W)
Detachable cables yes
USB hub none
Integrated power supply yes
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras headphone output
VGA input yes
DVI input yes
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs 3.5mm line in


Power consumption standby 0W
Power consumption on 42W

Buying Information

Price £143
Supplier http://www.cclonline.com
Details www.iiyama.co.uk
Warranty three years onsite

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