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I have had this monitor for a few months now and its completely superb, a large and impressive 15 inch screen and a high resolution capacity ( 1024 x 768 ) make this beast of a monitor shine! I bought this from www.ebuyer.com a few months ago for £189.99 including VAT, it arrived in a reasonably small cardboard package, ok when I say ‘Reasonably’ I mean that it wasn’t the size of a small horse when it arrived in the mail a few days after the order. The package was about seventeen inches across and five inches thick, opening the package presented no problem and inside was this huge, sleek, black monitor shining impressively under the light. After attaching the base which was very easy to put together, I took my gorgeous monitor upstairs to my pc, I was instantly shocked by how light it was, previously when I had slugged my old, monitors it had nearly ripped my arm off because of their enormous weight. This was different, while it felt reassuringly heavy, it was easy to carry and wasn’t a burden on the old arm. After connecting the monitor to the standard pc hook up I switched my pc on and my monitor instantly sprang to life, a 14 millisecond response time makes sure that this monitor is always one step ahead of your movement, it also means for intense games to be able to be played without a chance of the monitor freezing. After going through the usual garbage of installing the very user friendly software I was jet set to test the beast The monitor can handle 16.2 million different colours, this is incredible! It means that every photo or image taken using a digital or web camera is represented to its highest quality, when gaming, the pixels look sharp and layered rather than being obvious, it is truly an impressive model. The high contrast ratio of 450:1 and above-average brightness of 380 cd/m² provides excellent colour depth and precise image quality also, the 14 millisecond response time helps for eliminating image lag on video and animation applications, this means that if you can watch DVDs they should look as impressive as they usually can. This monitor could be called the ‘Mac daddy,’ if it had a gun holster built in, unfortunately this is the British version, the American one may be different though. There is excellent power saving on the ProLite E380S-B, the economy mode promoting reduced power consumption by lowering the use of the backlight. This means if you’re a full time nerd you cannot have the old parents yelling at you saying that your costing them a fortune in electricity. To summarise the Iiyama ProLite E380S-B is a top-quality monitor at a very reasonable price, I’m incredibly happy with the way it is performing and it looks gorgeous, the screen is not so bright that it hurts your eyes nor to dark that you cannot distinguish the finery, it has a soft glow which will allow long periods of use. For 190 quid you could definitely spend your money on a worse monitor.
Hope you enjoyed my review, Oli.
Technical specifications for all you techies out there :
Panel TN Wide Angle Diagonal 15.0" (38cm) Display area h x w 304 x 228 mm Response time 14 msec Contrast ratio 450 : 1 typical Brightness 380 cd / m² typical Viewing zone H: 120°, V: 110°, right / left each 60°, top 50°, bottom 60° Display colour 16.2 Million Pixel pitch h x v 0.297 x 0.297 mm Horizontal sync 30 - 60 KHz Vertical sync 55 - 75 Hz Bandwith 80 MHz Native resolution 1024 x 768 (0.8 megapixels) / 75 Hz Input connector D-Sub mini 15 pin Syncronisation Seperate Sync Plug and Play VESA DDC 1/2B™ Speaker 2 x 1,5W Stereo Extra Functions Anti-theft device: Kensington-lock®, signal output, sRGB, gamma correction, Eco mode, OPQ function (Picture, Movie, Text) Included accessories Power cable,15 pin to 15 pin D-sub cable, information CD, AC adaptor, audio cable, quick start guide. Optional accessories 832Z001-06 - Screen Protection Sheet Apple - Mac All iiyama monitors are compatible with Apple-Macintosh computers User controls Brightness, contrast, clock & phase, horizontal & vertical position, auto set-up, colour temperature, sRGB, sharpness, gamma adjust, volume, OSD position, language select, lock out, reset, OPQ mode; picture mode, text mode, economy mode 1, economy mode 2 Driver Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / ME / XP Ergonomics TCO 99, TÜV ERGO (13406-2), MPR III Safety TÜV GS, FCC-B, CE, VCCI-B, UL / C-UL Power supply AC 90 - 132 / 198 - 264 V, 50 / 60 Hz Power usage max. 33 W in normal use, 14W in Eco mode, max. 3 W in power management mode Power management VESA DPMS, ENERGY STAR® VESA mounting 75 mm Tilt angle 30° upwards Weight 2.3 kg with base kg Dimensions w x h x d (342) x 355.5 x 181.5 mm; x 278 x 51 mm without base mm