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Iiyama ProLite XUB2493HS-B1 24in Professional Monitor Review

Rating: 7.0.

Screen sizes are increasing inexorably, but sometimes space or budgetary restrictions mean the classic 24in format is still the best choice. If you’re a professional in one of these categories, the Iiyama ProLite XUB2493HS-B1 could be what you’re looking for. It’s a 24in Full HD screen for under £160, but uses IPS panel technology, so should provide professional-grade quality characteristics.

The XUB2493HS-B1 is nothing revolutionary on paper. The specification is as expected for IPS technology. It has the usual 250cd/m2 brightness and 1,000:1 contrast ratio, plus 4ms response time. So this isn’t a screen for gaming or watching movies at a distance.

Iiyama claims a pedestrian 99 percent sRGB and 72 per cent NTSC colour. Where this screen should win out is in colour fidelity, thanks to that IPS panel.

There’s something for everyone where inputs are concerned, with VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort, plus an analog headphone output. Unfortunately, there’s no USB hub but you do get a pair of 2W speakers for stereo sound.

This is a comprehensively adjustable monitor, too, with a full range of height, angle and rotational alterations available. However, you wouldn’t expect that many surprises in a monitor costing under £160. Let’s find out if the Iiyama ProLite XUB2493HS-B1 has any tricks up its sleeve.

Specification:

  • Screen size: 24-inch, 16:9 aspect
  • Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
  • Refresh rate: 75Hz
  • Panel type: IPS
  • Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 (typical)
  • Brightness: 250cd/m2
  • Response time: 4ms Grey-to-Grey
  • Display inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA
  • USB hub: No
  • Tilt: 5 degrees forward, 22 degrees backward
  • Raise: 130mm
  • Swivel: 45 degrees left and right
  • Other: Minijack audio input and output, stereo 2W speakers

Retail Price: £158 (inc. VAT)

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