With a 16:9 aspect ratio, the 24in Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS flatpanel monitor is well set up for high-definition television.

The Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS will work fantastically with any games console or Blu-ray player and you won't need to interfere with the image in order to make it fit into the space.

It can still reach a very strong resolution of 1,920x1,080, despite being a 'mere' 24in screen. The Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS offers a wider screen area than the sub-£200 22in models we've tested.

The Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS is no looker, however - its plastic exterior is something of a jumble of peculiar ridges and contrasting finishes. Its extra features aren't plentiful either: you get a trio of video connectors - RGB, DVI and HDMI but no speaker or USB ports.

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The menu system is reasonably simple, although we found ourselves squinting in order to see exactly what each button was for. You have plenty of control over the colour palette, though, and we liked the fact you can select different colour modes without being forced to go through the main menu.

A number of the Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS's specifications are rather optimistic.

The high viewing angles are laughable, since the Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS does deteriorate quickly if you're not sitting directly in front of it. And the potential contrast ratio of 10,000:1 is clearly a non-starter.

The 2ms response rate seemed to have some merit though, and we can't fault the Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS's fluidity in games.

But let's not carp too much about the Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS's specifications. Viewed in its own right, the Iiyama is actually a very good screen. Graphics images are vibrant and colourful, and text is sharp - although, it must again be stressed, you do need to be sitting right in front of the flat-panel.

Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS: Specs

  • 24in flatpanel monitor
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 1,920x1,080 native resolution
  • 0.271mm
  • standard/enhanced contrast ratio: 1,000:1/10,000:1
  • 300cm2
  • 2ms response rate
  • 170/160 viewing angles
  • speakers
  • 46W
  • RGB, DVI, HDMI
  • 560x220x396mm
  • 5kg
  • 24in flatpanel monitor
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 1,920x1,080 native resolution
  • 0.271mm
  • standard/enhanced contrast ratio: 1,000:1/10,000:1
  • 300cm2
  • 2ms response rate
  • 170/160 viewing angles
  • speakers
  • 46W
  • RGB, DVI, HDMI
  • 560x220x396mm
  • 5kg

OUR VERDICT

Inexpensive and a solid performer, the Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS is a commendable flatscreen monitor. Provided you're not a graphics professional, you'll find this to be a very creditable model for the money.

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