Iiyama ProLite XU2792UHSU-B1 review: Back to basics
A stripped-down affair, but if your priorities are 4K and image quality, it’s a steal
Iiyama clearly had one aim when designing the XU2792UHSU-B1: to build a good-quality 4K monitor for a great price. After all, not everyone wants a feature-laden screen, so why pay for the privilege?
Admittedly, you might be taken aback when you start assembling this monitor. The plastic foot stand is so light that it would be blown away by a gust of wind, so it’s little wonder the screen wobbles once you start clicking the OSD buttons mounted on the underside of the bezel.
Note that you may want to find a monitor stand – or a hardback book – to place this monitor on, as it sits low on the desk. We took advantage of the screen’s single piece of flexibility, the fact it tilts, to find a comfortable viewing position.
Once in place, though, such trifles are quickly forgotten. This is a fine-quality panel that benefits from being built in 2020, and Iiyama has tuned it beautifully: out of the box it not only looked good but performed well in our technical tests. Without any tweaks, not even adjusting its 90% brightness, it hit 99.2% of the sRGB colour space with a 108.6% volume, and with a Delta E of 0.36. Note that Iiyama’s official claims of 300cd/m2 brightness are conservative, with our unit hitting 358cd/m2.
What’s more, at 1,102:1 its contrast is great for an IPS panel. We think you’ll enjoy viewing photos and videos on this screen, and there’s even a pair of 2W stereo speakers built in. They’re not stunning, but we’re pleased to see them at this price, as we were the two USB-A ports.
The OSD is responsive, but you won’t find much to significantly adjust the screen’s output. There are a measly three colour temperatures to choose from (9300K, 7500K and 6500K), while Iiyama’s selection of presets – iStyle Standard, Cinema, Text, Scenery and Game – did little more than brighten or dim the action. This screen is capable of gaming, though, with a 4ms response time.
Compared to many monitors, the XU2792UHSU-B1 isn’t going to wow anyone… until you show them the quality of its output and explain how little you paid for it.
Iiyama ProLite XU2792UHSU-B1 specifications
3,840 x 2,160
Screen refresh rate
1x HDMI, 1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
3.5mm headphone jack
2 x 2W
2 x USB 3, 1x USB-B
614 x 197 x 441mm
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