Iiyama is doing a good job of getting things back into routine. After uncanny and/or strange items like the Razer Fiona gamepad tablet and the USB hairbrush, a common monitor can be viewed as a welcome relief by some.
Then again, that isn't quite accurate to say. While a monitor release is a common occurrence, the specs of the Iiyama ProLite B2481HS are not, especially the dynamic contrast ratio and response time.
While the static contrast ratio is the usual 1,000:1 (as far as we can guess), the DCR, which determines the clarity of images and contrasts in dark video scenes when the room is dark (where the monitor is placed) is of 5,000,000:1.
As for the response time, it is of 2ms. For those who don't know, when it comes to response time, lower is better. Normal displays make do with 5ms, sometimes more if an IPS screen is used.
2ms implies a high responsiveness, even while playing high-speed games like shooters.
Moving on, the native resolution of the screen (a TN panel is used instead of an IPS, hence the response time) is of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). D-Sub, DVIU and HDMI connectors deliver the video feed to the screen.
All the above capabilities are packed inside a frame whose thickness is of just 7mm (0.27 inches, give or take).
Finally, the Iiyama ProLite B2481HS has a diagonal of 24 inches, a brightness of 250 cd/m2, two built-in 2W speakers and LED backlighting. The stand can pivot and adjust for height preferences.
Sales have already started, for the price of 198 Euro
, which is the same as $198-257.
Those looking for higher-end monitors or HDTVs will have better luck with LG's 55-inch OLED TV
, Philips' 3D Display with Ambiglow
and, eventually, the 110-Inch 4K TV