Iiyama Rolls Out the ProLite XB2779QS WQHD Monitor

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May 11, 2007
Not to hate, but; 16:9 resolution isn't ideal for CAD, graphic design, photography and other demanding tasks. Used to get 1600x1200 and 2048x1536 from old 21" CRTs. This isn't good.

However, just google and found LG have made a 5.5" phone screen @ 2560 x 1440. They look awesome. 16:9 is fine for that.
@waxdart : for CAD, don't forget this baby's portrait mode - my XB2776QS (the 2779 has pretty much the same specs, but with a more cool-looking stand) in this case can be totally sweet... I just hope they've made it more reliable, I had to try 4 before I finally got one with proper backlight uniformity, and that wouldn't fry after a few days of use...
I highly recommend you avoid these. I bought this monitor, on advice that iiyama was the best out there. I had it shipped from germany (It was packaged well), and am now fighting like hell to be able to return it.

It's brand new, and there are already three major problems with it.

It's power caps are cheap and going bad. That means that below 95% brightness, it squeals very, VERY loudly, inducing a headache within minutes.

Its brightness and color, even after tuning, is worse than the (admittedly very nice) TN panel found in the BenQ XL2420T. Although its viewing angles are better, it's an IPS panel, and should blow a TN panel out of the water.

Finally, and absolutely not acceptable, is that the soldering inside of it was very poorly done - there is a two-pixel wide teal line running straight down the monitor, which will occasionally disappear for a minute when pressure is applied to the top of the line.

NONE of these are issues a $700 monitor should be having, much less all three at once.
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