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Iiyama ProLite E2472HDD Review – LED for the masses

The Prolite E2472HDD panel arrives in a plain brown box with stylish blue squares on the right side. The ‘HDD' has no HDMI port, so if you need that, look for the ‘HD' model.

The package contains both DVI and VGA cables, the external power adapter, a manual and a power connector. There is also the stand which screws into the base of the monitor by hand. This thumb ‘ring' screw is easy to connect and took us about 20 seconds to secure. The weaklings among you might need a screwdriver for the last few turns.

The 24 inch monitor is very attractive with a thin 1.7cm bezel and touch sensitive controls with a glossy black finish. The specifications are 5,000,000:1 ACR with a fast 2ms reported response time which we will look at later in the review.

The only downside is that with all the high gloss finish, the panel attracts dust and fingerprints very easily. The thin lines are flowing and no silly glaring design decisions mar the overall appearance of the unit.

iiyama have cleverly built the power source into an external adapter meaning the LED monitor can be kept as slim as possible. It is 2cm deep at the edges and 3cm deep at the back. Very sexy indeed.

You certainly wouldn't confuse the rear with Jennifer Lopez, it is svelte and very understated with only the dual input connectors in the middle.

DVI and VGA are the only options on offer – the ‘double D' version omits HDMI. To the right is a power connector for the external adapter. We like the fact that iiyama have opted to keep the power electronics outside the chassis as they are able to reduce the size of the rear assembly.

The stand is a dust magnet and requires constant cleaning to look spanking new.

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