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Iiyama ProLite XB2472HD review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £170
inc VAT

A fully-adjustable stand and a good choice of inputs makes the XB2472HD very versatile and its VA panel is good, but you can get better image quality for less


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

Like IPS panels, VA (Vertical Alignment) panels are meant to provide better viewing angles, colour reproduction and contrast than the cheaper and more common TN LCD panels. The new Iiyama ProLite XB2472HD has a 24in VA panel with a Full HD (1,920×1,080) resolution, a choice of VGA, DVI and two HDMI inputs and a fully adjustable stand (height adjustment and a portrait mode), giving it a great deal of versatility.

Iiyama ProLite XB2472HD ports

Our first impressions of image quality weren’t good. In our tests, the XB2472HD’s picture looked far too pale when viewed from an angle and, compared to displays with IPS panels, viewing angles aren’t nearly as good. Although the XB2472HD kept light and dark areas accurate relative to each other, it lost colour accuracy.

Viewing angles are only important if you want to share what’s on your screen, however, and most people sit directly in front of their monitor. Here, the picture changes: contrast is superb with dark blacks and bright whites, and colour accuracy is great, although not quite as good as with an IPS panel. We noticed a slight yellow cast which added warmth and made greens seem brighter, but it’s not serious enough to ruin accuracy.

Iiyama ProLite XB2472HD side

Apart from the fiddly, touch-sensitive controls, the menu system is clear and logical. Options are minimal, with only brightness, contrast and colour temperature controls, and the latter are limited to 9300K, 7500K, 6500K and User – we kept all settings at default. A dynamic contrast option is hidden under the Miscellaneous section, and while it’s not awful, we were still distracted by its attempts at correcting the screen’s brightness on the fly.

You can press the Exit button on its own to cycle through image quality presets – Standard, Game, Cinema, Scenery and Text – which are fairly subtle and worth playing with. Although this display has a slower response time than displays with a TN panel, we didn’t notice any ghosting in our games test.

Iiyama ProLite XB2472HD

The XB2472HD’s main problem is the fierce competition. If you’re looking to save money, the LG IPS235V costs £27 less, but its IPS panel actually provides superior image quality.

Basic Specifications

Rating ***


Viewable size 24 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Contrast ratio 3,000:1 (5,000,000:1 dynamic)
Brightness 250cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 178°
Vertical viewing angle 178°
Response time 8ms
Response time type black-to-black
Screen depth 44mm
Base (WxD) 307x212mm
Screen elevation 123-249mm


Portrait mode yes
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable yes
Internal speakers none
Detachable cables yes
USB hub none
Integrated power supply no
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras none
VGA input yes
DVI input yes
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs none


Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 33W

Buying Information

Price £170
Warranty two years on-site

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