Who needs a super slick look or a giant size when you don’t even need a mouse. This high tech monitor from Iiyama does not stand out from afar, but when you get close up that’s when you will notice what makes it special. 24 inches is not too bad for size and the resolution is good as well offering full HD 1080P capabilities for all of your visual pleasure.
The real money maker is still of course the touch screen because most of the specs you might expect to see in a monitor around the mid two hundred dollars range but this ones going to run you above three hundred bucks a bit. So you better really like touchscreens, however this one is pretty nice allowing you to touch at two spots opening up a variety of gestures to streamline your computer usage. I personally like to keep my touch screens on my phone or tablet but this is still pretty cool taking a page out of Minority Report or some space age epic.
Design and Features
Anybody know somebody who does not stick out in a crowd, they seem like the plainest looking person in size and stature, but when you get to know them you realize they have a talent that totally separates them from everyone else. This is what we have in this Iiyama monitor it has a calling card and every other aspect is trying to run with their trend setting hero. The nice thing is that some aspects are following right along, but others struggle to keep up. For a monitor in the around 3 hundred dollars price range there are some things we just have to have and thankfully they are mostly here.
The 1920 x 1080 resolution gives you the full HD 1080P that you would expect from this range. At the same time we have the average refresh rate of 60 hz so we are starting off pretty good. To follow that up we have the most outstanding part of this monitors basic specs, the lightning quick 2 millisecond response time. Considering that 4 milliseconds is great for a high end laptop, finding 2 milliseconds on a mid tier monitor has its picture next to spectacular in the dictionary. This means this monitor can keep up with many fast moving games or videos better than many monitors that cost hundreds more. Well maybe not too many hundreds because the price is still a pretty hefty tag.
At 24 inches with a plain black build this model does not look wild from a distance. Thankfully they made sure that close up its a pretty gorgeous beast. With a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a great brightness score of 300cd/m2 this monitor pumps out an excellent depth of color for its mid tier price these are top tier stats. 16.7 million colors will astound you for whatever you use this for. This is a pretty decent pick for any graphic designer or gamer on a budget, but does not have anything that truly makes it stand out for either purpose other than what comes next.
You absolutely have to start at the touchscreen capabilities for this monitor as the standout feature. It is a really cool piece of technology that will allow you to do things such as typing with a on screen keyboard. Along with this you can tap, flick, grab or any number of gestures to do things such as rotating pictures or zooming in, everything at your fingertips. The touchscreen actually uses optical technology so you don’t even have to touch it to produce the desired effects.
No worries about messing with a coating or anything like that. Beyond that we also have stereo speakers though they are only 2 watts so do not expect great quality, but theirs a headphone jack for that. No matter what input you prefer this model probably has you covered with a full assortment of ports. We have HDMI, VGA, DVI, and even a USB port for some added utility. This monitor will definitely be a valuable addition to any multiple monitor set up. We do not have any swiveling or pivoting yet the tilt is fully adjustable. A pretty impressive catalog of features for a monitor that is really mainly about one thing.
iiyama ProLite T2452MTS-B5 Conclusion
Firstly, I recommend look at new Dell P2418HT before you make decision.
So Iiyama ProLite T2452MTS-B5 is not 30 inches or a curved widescreen but this plain unassuming monitor does have the type of touchscreen technology that will turn heads. Whether you are shuffling through files or zooming in on a spot in a picture the ability to simply do these with a hand gesture can not be underestimated. Iiyama also packed in all of the standard goodies you would expect to see in a mid tier monitor.
The speed is a lot better than you would expect and the Full HD 1080P is still there for a monitor that would be cool in the mid $200’s without a touchscreen.The price tag is kind of steep for the mid range but with the multi touch touchscreen and the few specs that surpass top tier the value is still totally there. Add on all of the inputs and I can’t see why anyone who wants a touch screen monitor would stay away. No ones going to expect anything until you tap, tap, slide, and a powerpoint simply slides up onto the screen