iiyama Prolite E2403WS 24" TFT

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging & Appearance
 
It's a well known fact that couriers like to play football with whatever they happen to have in the back of their delivery vans. For this reason, heavy yet fragile items such as TFT's need to be adequately protected against knocks, bumps and the occasional  flattening by a 2 tonne Transit van. As we can see from the images below, the iiyama E2403WS is protected by a double-walled cardboard box, complete with a moulded polystyrine inner shell that provides the TFT with a reasonable degree of protection on all sides.
 
iiyama Prolite 2403WS Box iiyama Prolite 2403WS Box Open
 
iiyama Prolite 2403WS Contents iiyama Prolite 2403WS Cables
 
Contained within the box are all the basic cables to get you up and running along with an instruction manual and of course, the base. No driver disks are included, but unless you're unlucky enough to be running anything prior to Windows XP, your OS shouldn't have any problems using the screen to its full advantage. Pictured above-right are the three cables included in the box. From left to right these are: Speaker cable (3.5mm jack), D-Sub to D-Sub cable (regular VGA) and DVI to HDMI (for HD quality).
 
iiyama Prolite E2403WS Front iiyama E2403WS Buttons
 
iiyama E2403WS Bezel iiyama E2403WS Speaker
 
Constructed entirely from black plastic with a 20mm bezel around the top and sides of the screen, it has to be said that the iiyama E2403WS looks rather bland and doesn't really do much to seperate itself from most of the no-name brands on the market at the moment. Even just a hint of aluminium, some silver details or a proper badge could have spiced things up a bit, but in comparison to the likes of Dell, ASUS and Samsung the iiyama pretty much sent us to sleep.
 
iiyama Prolite 2403WS Headphone iiyama Prolite E2403WS Rear
 
iiyama Prolite E2403WS Power iiyama Prolite E2403WS Ports
 
Connectivity options are fairly standard for a TFT in the £250 price range, with VGA ,HDMI and Stereo jack being provided at the rear of the screen. As mentioned earlier in the review, the E2403WS has two speakers mounted just below the console at the front of the screen. Rated at 2w each, don't expect these to do much more than play basic Windows sounds.
 
Now that we've got to know the screen, let's see what she's like fired up!
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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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