iiyama Prolite E2403WS 24" TFT

Introduction & Specifications

Introduction & Specifications
 
iiyama LogoLiquid Crystal Display (or LCD for short) was first introduced into the laptop market back in the early 1990's. Plagued with problems such as poor colour reproduction, poor contrast and slow response times (resulting in ghosting of fast moving images), many people saw no need to replace the well established Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology with such an inferior product. However, with a footprint a fraction of the size of an average CRT and much lower power requirements, it wasn't long before people started realising how good the LCD could be if it was brought to the desktop user market.
 
Now 18 years down the line, LCD is the defacto standard with both home and office users alike. Able to produce a picture as good as - if not better than a quality CRT, LCD has sent the bulky old beige box packing. In addition to this, significant improvements have been made to screen response times, with almost all modern displays being able to handle fast moving images with ease and relatively no ghosting.
 
One company that has undoubtedly seen many of these changes take place - and for the most part been someway involved in them, is iiyama. Founded in 1973, iiyama initially started out as a manufacturer of black & white televisions before moving into the PC monitor market around 5 years later. While it's quite possible that not many have come across iiyama in the past, my first encounter was back in the late 90's when I went to visit a friend, only to find that his wealthy parents had purchased him a 24" iiyama CRT (lucky bas**rd!!). Here is a short snippet about iiyama taken from their website:
 
iiyama is one of the world's leading manufacturers of colour monitors. Efficiency, performance, reliability and user comfort are all key to the development of iiyama products.

Our success has been achieved by the consistent evolution of high quality product and by bringing them to market at an accessible price.

From day one, the emphasis was not along standard lines of mass production, but rather to apply the human element at all stages of the manufacturing process. This philosophy is still central to everything that iiyama creates and our research and development is based on the concept of creating people friendly product. Utilising the most up to date technology has also become an essential element of our manufacturing process and consolidated purchasing and global resourcing has ensured that we retain our competitiveness without compromising quality or features. New products will not be introduced to market unless we are certain that they offer a real benefit to the user and match our infamous price / performance ratio.
 
SpecsToday we're going to be looking at a relatively new model in iiyama's line-up, the Prolite E2403WS. Marketed as an LCD suitable for home, gaming and business use, the 24" display boasts a manufacturer rated 2000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms response time. iiyama are also quick to point out that E2403WS uses a TN (Twisted Nematic) panel type, which although offers excellent GTG (Grey to Grey) response times such as those seen in the specs chart, often suffers from poor viewing angles.
 
As we'll undoubtedly discuss over the next few pages, the screen also comes with a 3yr on-site warranty along with HD support via HDMI and additional features such as integrated speakers.
 
 
Anyway, as the saying goes, the proof of the screen is in the viewing, so let's quickly move on to some more interesting sections of the review.
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07-08-2008, 13:41:13

JN
"Can you really pick up a half decent 24" gaming TFT for 250? We find out as we take a look at iiyama's latest Prolite E2403WS screen."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...204142330s.jpg

iiyama Prolite E2403WS 24" TFT

08-08-2008, 06:06:05

Rastalovich
Good review.

For 250 pricing, 24", I don`t think u could mumble about any sort of slight bleeding or anything like that.

I`d consider this model tbh, if at the time I felt a Dell was too much

18-08-2008, 04:11:21

Phunky
Bit steep when the likes of the Yakuraa are about - also the comment about it having no DVI is a bit silly as it has HDMI (and came with a HDMI > DVI cable) which is just the same digital connection.

18-08-2008, 19:08:26

FarFarAway
Agreed with Phunky, I'd rather have an option of HDMI than DVI nowadays tbh

19-08-2008, 04:36:58

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Phunky'
Bit steep when the likes of the Yakuraa are about - also the comment about it having no DVI is a bit silly as it has HDMI (and came with a HDMI > DVI cable) which is just the same digital connection.
Basically because their HDMI > DVI cable didnt work with any older GPU's I tested. X1950 was no-go as was 6600GT. Worked fine on a HD4850 though.

27-08-2008, 14:39:11

anklebiter
Any suggestions for a good screen under 400 thats 24" or over, but importantly Performs well for Games/very high-end Video editing, good colour depth/contrast ratio? (have sli gtx 280s, QX9650 and 8 gig Ram)

Thanks in advance guys

regards

Ollie

27-08-2008, 17:09:25

FarFarAway
Dell 2408 WFP (or whatever it's called now)

28-08-2008, 06:47:06

anklebiter
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Dell 2408 WFP (or whatever it's called now)
Hehe thanks Kempez, I'll go search for it now. However I really hate Dell in general, might be misguides animosiy but for me their rigs were always over priced and designed to snare people that dont know that they are buying systems that will have to be replaced within the year.

Do they make great monitors then? (I'm sure they do as u wouldn't recommend them). I thought you'd say iiyama or someother brand.

Regards

Ollie

28-08-2008, 12:29:06

anklebiter
Have reviewed your suggestion and it does seem (as far as my limited search abilities were able to discover) that this Monitor (Dell 2408 WPF) is a hot contender.

It has a input latency glitch as I'm able to understand though, so not sure if thats a big problem..

for 255 I can't complain.

The other competition that I've noticed are the Gateway FHD2400, Dell S2409W

So any further advise for me?

Many thanks

Ollie

28-08-2008, 16:56:13

FarFarAway
Further advise: get a Dell 2408 WFP....

Oh did I just say that?

I have two Dell 24", frigging awesome monitors. High quality Samsung panels, sturdily built with a 4 year next business day warranty....what are you waiting for?

28-08-2008, 19:51:48

anklebiter
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Further advise: get a Dell 2408 WFP....

Oh did I just say that?

I have two Dell 24", frigging awesome monitors. High quality Samsung panels, sturdily built with a 4 year next business day warranty....what are you waiting for?
Ah ha, didnt know they came with a warrenty, and 4 years is great, cos Ive heard people warn about degredation, Thanks Kempez

regards

Ollie
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