REVIEW: Iiyama ProLite B2206WS-B1
++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad
With the 22-inch ProLite B2206WS, Iiyama is bringing an extremely fast-responding monitor to the market in its business class, which offers full ergonomic features as well as a low price and, thanks to low input lag, could be very interesting for gamers.
Advertised as having a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10.000:1, the monitor with integrated stereo speakers and HDCP support on its DVI port allows users hope for absolutely successful multimedia playback.
We will find out for you whether the 1.680 x 1.050 pixels of TN panel screen can really live up to the DTP and CAD promises of its manufacturer or whether it will be subject to the weaknesses of a TN panel in the test below.
In PC mode, we tested the monitor on a Sparkle GeForce 8800GTS 512 (G92); video playback was realized using both a PC via DVI and a PS3 via HDMI-to-DVI cable. A Gretag Macbeth EyeOne Display2 colorimeter was also used together with the iColor Display 18.104.22.168 software for the measurements. The SMIT software was used to determine the input lag.
The monitor is delivered without a mounted base, which means that the box is relatively small. The base is circular, has bevelled edges at the top and a metal core into which the monitor arm fits precisely. A thumb screw provided with the monitor can be screwed in with ease from the bottom and ensures a simple and secure connection between the base plate and the monitor itself. A rubber ring in the outer area ensures that the monitor does not slip and that the integrated rotating plate stands firmly on the table when the monitor is being rotated.
Left: base viewed from above. The monitor arm has metal pins which are inserted into the longish holes.
Right: Base viewed from below. The rubber pads can be seen in a circle. The monitor base is screwed in through the largest of the four holes.
Naturally, the monitor also comes with cables for connecting it to the PC as well as a printed manual which has certainly earned this name. Unlike some other monitors, it not only contains the guarantee conditions, but also explains the entire ISD in detail.
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