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Ilyama B2712HDS - 27" Monitor - Only £266.90 @ Amazon
Ilyama B2712HDS - 27" Monitor - Only £266.90 @ Amazon

Ilyama B2712HDS - 27" Monitor - Only £266.90 @ Amazon

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Received this today.

Had been debating whether to get a Dell 27" IPS Panel for a while, couldnt justify the £600+ price tag in the end. While they may be excellent, they also far exceed what myself and many others require out of a monitor.

This seems to be one of the best TN Panels about (Review link in first post).

Has been excellent so far, even a friend who has 2x Dell 30" IPS Panels is quite impressed.

For £266 - you can't go wrong.

HDMI, DVI and VGA. Inbuilt speakers and adjustable stand.

Comes with a DVI, VGA and Power cable in the box.

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Original Poster

Review:

digitalversus.com/iiy…tml

This is an excellent monitor that will be useful for most users, except, … This is an excellent monitor that will be useful for most users, except, perhaps, for the most detailed photo editing work. Five stars out of five.



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Edited by: "spritey" 12th Mar 2011

Shame it's not 1920x1200 really. Still lots of monitor for the price.

spritey

For £266 - you can't go wrong.


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Not a comment on the deal, but sorry, that made me laugh! Usually it's preceded by a slightly smaller price tag than that!

Good price for a 27" but personally I think it is a shame that it is still only 1080p would much rather a 1900 x 1200 res, also from the review seems to not be great for video unless watching from a few feet away.

Have not voted either way as is a stocking price for the 27 screen size

Below is the detialed spec from Amazon

* Product Description: Iiyama Pro Lite B2712HDS-B1 - LCD display - TFT - 27"
* Device Type: LCD display / TFT active matrix
* Colour: Black
* Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 64.4 cm x 26.3 cm x 42.3 cm
* Weight: 8.8 kg
* Diagonal Size: 27" - widescreen
* Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch: 0.311 mm
* Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080
* Display Positions Adjustments: Swivel, tilt
* Colour Support: 16.7 million colours
* Image Aspect Ratio: 16:10
* Response Time: 2 ms
* Image Brightness: 400 cd/m2
* Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 / 50000:1 (dynamic)
* Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
* Audio Output: Speaker(s) - stereo - integrated
* Signal Input: HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
* Compliant Standards: CE, TUV, DDC-1, DDC-2B, VESA DPMS, RoHS, TCO Displays 5.0, PSE Mark, Green Mark
* Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
* Power Consumption Operational: 45 Watt
* Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

why do they consitently try to fob people off with 1080p??

agree with posters above, shames its 1080p, any kind of sofwate dev/photo editing needs vertical space.

Ohh.... wonder if my desk is big enough for two of those.

Hot!

Original Poster

1920 x 1080 makes very little difference to me personally - so many manufacturers are moving away from 1920x1200.

I can appreciate, the extra height is worth it for photography or video editing.. Also IPS technology on top.. But 98% of people don't require that..

Like me.. most surf, email, work and game on their PCs.. That's about it.

Considering the reviews on this monitor, you're going to have to spend a whole lot more for a 27" monitor that'll beat it. Even the Acer 27" LED Backlite monitor doesn't review aswell as this..

Sure, you can actually spend slightly less on a Hanspree or Iiyama monitor which has 1920x1200... Then again, you don't get such a nice clean design and adjustable stand.. Which i think is essential for a screen of this size.

A Dell U2711 is going to cost you around £700 (Only been on offer twice for around the £600 mark).. That's a whopping £434 more. Personally, i'd rather have two of these badboys and still end up pocketing £168
Edited by: "spritey" 12th Mar 2011

Hot. If only I could justify it...

is this any good for blurays? not sure if the lower 720p resolution is noticable on a screen this small...

how about this one slightly cheaper and 1920x1200 resolution
amazon.co.uk/Han…8-1
Edited by: "ryu2406" 12th Mar 2011

Original Poster

ryu2406

Doesn't rate as highly as the Iiyama:

digitalversus.com/han…tml

The HannsG HH281HPB can't hope to be the tool of choice for gamers with … The HannsG HH281HPB can't hope to be the tool of choice for gamers with such poor responsiveness. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a big monitor to use in the office without the price tag to match, it's perfect!



Only gets 3 stars out of 5. Iiyama gets 5 out of 5.

Plus, when you've got a monitor this size.. You really want either a very well positioned fixed stand, or an adjustable one..

wanny888:

Up-scaling is only an issue if the player you're using isn't doing it properly.. Back when this monitor was released, this would be an issue.. Now, pretty much everything up-scales well at the source..
Edited by: "spritey" 12th Mar 2011

Nice one Spritey, I've been eyeing this monitor for a while now as my general monitor - Games, Movies and general software development work to replace the Samsung T220, I have already got 2 x Dell IPS monitors for general photo work.

Btw, it was about £261 about 2 weeks ago, but £266 is still a good price, so have some heat.

Have you played any fast paced (FPS) games with the new monitor? Any ghosting or lagging? Appreciate any response.

Cheers

Original Poster

EDEN188:

It's been great for FPS mate, no ghosting or lag at all. It was the main reason i bought it, due to how good the digitalversus review was.

So good infact, i'm considering buying a 2nd one. So i've got a matching pair.

Thanks Spritey, that's me sold :D.

i'd personally go for this Iiyama .. digitalversus.com/iiy…tml
Edited by: "groovyrob" 14th Mar 2011

Original Poster

groovyrob

i'd personally go for this Iiyama … i'd personally go for this Iiyama ..http://www.digitalversus.com/iiyama-prolite-e2607ws-p357_3701_50.html



I personally wouldn’t. I did look at this monitor.

Not quite as well rated as the B2712HDS

The main reason I didn’t go for it is the stand.

At this size, you REALLY need an adjustable stand. Even my wife commented (and she’s computer phobic) – that the stand made it so much better in terms of putting the monitor at the best level for her.

The only advantage this monitor has is the 1920 x 1200 resolution, which is kind of a mute point for most.. There is a reason so many manufactures have moved to 1920 x 1080, it’s a much more consumer friendly resolution with things like Bluray.


spritey

I personally wouldn’t. I did look at this monitor.Not quite as well rated … I personally wouldn’t. I did look at this monitor.Not quite as well rated as the B2712HDSThe main reason I didn’t go for it is the stand.At this size, you REALLY need an adjustable stand. Even my wife commented (and she’s computer phobic) – that the stand made it so much better in terms of putting the monitor at the best level for her.The only advantage this monitor has is the 1920 x 1200 resolution, which is kind of a mute point for most.. There is a reason so many manufactures have moved to 1920 x 1080, it’s a much more consumer friendly resolution with things like Bluray.



Fair do's. Will probably wait until there are more LED backlits available in this size range before upgrading.

Original Poster

I looked at the reviews of monitors like the 27” LED Backlit Asus one, as it was only £40 more on ebuyer.

Just didn’t seem to be as highly rated. If anything, quite poor.

A mate of mine has an LED Backlit BenQ 24” Monitor, just didn’t seem to impress me very much.
Edited by: "spritey" 14th Mar 2011
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