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Iiyama Prolite E2473HS review

Katharine Byrne
12 Apr 2013
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
145
inc VAT

This 24in monitor has lots of ports and good image quality, but it’s let down slightly by its poor contrast and black levels

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Specifications

23.6in screen size, 1,920x1,080 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

Iiyama’s E2473HS is a very standard 24in Full HD TN panel monitor, but it's a smart-looking screen with a slim, black glossy bezel and wide, fixed stand.

Our calibration tests showed a lot of promise. Using our colour calibrator, we measured the screen as displaying 94.9% of the sRGB colour gamut out of the box. Its main deficiency was in the red section of the sRGB colour gamut, but this is a good score for a TN panel, rivalling and even surpassing newer and more expensive IPS screens like the Philips 237E4QHAD. We managed to increase this to a much more impressive 98.6% after calibration, proving you don’t have to pay over the odds for great colour accuracy.

Iiyama Prolite E2473HS

Our subjective image tests weren’t so encouraging. Reds, blues and greens were deep and saturated, but the screen wasn't as bright as we’d like. Whites appeared quite grey as well, while blacks looked a little purple towards the bottom of the screen. There was also a very slight amount of backlight bleeding running up the left hand side of the monitor, but this isn’t particularly noticeable in everyday use.

Iiyama Prolite E2473HS

The E2473HS’s brightness issues were further reinforced by the results from our calibrator, where we only recorded a maximum of 199.16cd/m² during our tests. The monitor's contrast ratio was also poor, with our calibrator only measuring a measly 164:1 after calibration. Black levels were also unusually high, at 1.29cd/m². This score should be as low as possible to achieve the best contrast and deepest blacks, but the E2473HS has one of the highest black levels we’ve seen.

This showed in our high contrast test images, as they had a slightly yellow tinge to them, especially in the darker areas of each photo. We could still pick out a decent level of detail, though, and its matt finish meant we didn’t have to battle against reflections, either.

Iiyama Prolite E2473HS

One area where this screen definitely doesn’t disappoint is in its range of inputs. With VGA, DVI-D and two HDMI inputs available, you’ll be able to connect most types of devices to it. There’s also a 3.5mm audio line in and two 2W speakers built into the back of the chassis, but you’ll probably want to take advantage of its headphone jack as the speaker sound quality is very tinny and doesn’t have much bass.

Iiyama Prolite E2473HS

The Prolite E2473HS is a good-looking screen with a useful range of inputs, but we were disappointed with its image quality - especially its below-par black levels. The AOC e2462Vwh has slightly better image quality and is slightly cheaper, so is a better buy.

Basic Specifications

Rating***

Physical

Viewable size23.6 in
Native resolution1,920x1,080
Contrast ratio1,000:1 (5,000,000:1 dynamic)
Brightness300cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle170°
Vertical viewing angle160°
Response time2ms
Response time typeblack-to-black
Screen depth17mm
Base (WxD)290x215mm
Screen elevation75mm

Features

Portrait modeno
Wall mount optionyes
Height adjustableno
Internal speakersyes (2x 2W)
Detachable cablesyes
USB hubnone
Integrated power supplyyes
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extras2x HDMI, headphone output
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputs3.5mm line in

Environmental

Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on22W

Buying Information

Price£145
Supplierhttp://www.cclonline.com
Detailswww.iiyama.co.uk
Warrantyone year RTB

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