Iiyama E2271HDS review

Can Iiyama stand out in the crowded £150 Full HD monitor arena?

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Our Verdict

With prices tumbling and specifications on the up, Iiyama's LED-powered 22-incher is good, but isn't quite at the head of the pack.


  • Powerful LED backlight
  • Relatively good image quality


  • Some typical TN flaws are visible
  • You get more from your money elsewhere

When it comes to screens, bigger isn't always better. At least, that's the hope for the new Iiyama E2271HDS. By most metrics, it looks thoroughly competitive with the £150 monitor brigade. But at just 22 inches in overall screen girth, it's a little short on stature.

The LG E2350V, for instance, is cheaper but an inch larger. Meanwhile, the BenQ EW2420 is available for just a few quid more but offers an extra couple of inches and a VA LCD panel. The BenQ's VA panel truly is an anomaly at this price point, so we won't hold the Iiyama E2271HDS's TN alternative against it, even if it is inferior LCD panel technology.

While the E2271HDS might be smaller than some of the competition, it's still a Full HD panel, packing 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and sporting an LED backlight. Of course, the same pixel count in a smaller screens translates into a tighter dot pitch. And that means sharper images and greater clarity.

Power consumption
Watts: maximum / approx 170cd/m2 – lower is better
LG E2350: 28W / 19W
Iiyama E2271HDS: 21W / 16W
BenQ EW2420: 32W / 18W

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantNo
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
Backlight TechnologyLED
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
Product FamilyProLite
Brightness250 cd/m², 250 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand Nameiiyama
Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1, 1,000:1
Screen Size55.9 cm (22")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time5 ms
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Operating Power Consumption21 W
Height376 mm
Width525.5 mm
Depth166 mm
Manufactureriiyama North America, Inc
Product ModelE2271HDS
Product NameProLite E2271HDS Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineProLite
Manufacturer Part NumberE2271HDS-B1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.iiyama.co.uk
Marketing Information

The ProLite E2271HDS is one of the stunning new range of LED-backlit monitors from iiyama. It is a full 1920x1080 high definition 22" monitor that features all the benefits this technology affords. Extremely slim and stylish in design, it has a narrow bezel, touch-sensitive controls and is finished in the latest glossy-black. The high specifications on the monitor include 5,000,000:1 ACR, fast 2ms response for excellent sharpness in high definition video and triple input connectivity. Power consumption is only 21W typical usage and less than 1W in standby.

Package Contents
  • ProLite E2271HDS Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • D-Sub Cable
  • DVI-D Cable
  • Stand
  • Screw
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Guide
Weight (Approximate)2.90 kg