Iiyama E2710HDS review

Is bigger better for this 27" Full HD screen?

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Our Verdict

An excellent all-rounder and generously proportioned. Beaten narrowly by Hanns.G's HZ281.


  • Lots of inches
  • Better than the average TN panel


  • Cheap tilt-only stand
  • No pixels than a 22-inch panel

When it comes to sheer visual drama, there's no substitute for square inches – you need a really large display such as the Iiyama E2710HDS. What you do not need, however, is a banker's bonus to afford one. 27 inches of flat panel is now available for under £250.

That's a very reasonable premium over a budget 24-inch monitor, so it's no surprise to find the Iiyama E2710HDS gives you little extra apart from those inches. The panel technology is, of course, trusty old TN and the native resolution is 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

Granted, that qualifies as Full HD, but it's no more pixels than you get with many bargain basement 22-inch screens, including Iiyama's own E2271HDS. Still, the E2710HDS has the key connectivity options covered courtesy of HDMI, DVI and VGA sockets. Any way you slice it, this is an awful lot of monitor for your money.

Power consumption
Watts: maximum / approx 170cd/m2 – lower is better
Iiyama E2710HDS: 48W / 17W
Hanns.G HZ281: 79W / 32W
BenQ V2410T: 25W / 15W

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
Product FamilyProLite
Brightness400 cd/m², 400 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand Nameiiyama
Contrast Ratio1,200:1
Mount TypeWall Mountable
Screen Size68.6 cm (27")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time2 ms
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Height438.5 mm
Width642 mm
Depth210 mm
Manufactureriiyama North America, Inc
Product ModelE2710HDS-B1
Product NameProLite E2710HDS-B1 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineProLite
Manufacturer Part NumberPLE2710HDS-B1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.iiyama.co.uk
Weight (Approximate)6.90 kg