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THE PROLITE XUB2792QSU-B1 packs in a huge amount for just shy. Very few 27in, 2,560×1,440 IPS monitors can claim to have a price this low, so it’s good value right off the bat, but Iiyama hasn’t skimped in making this a winning combination of pin-sharpness, ergonomics and connectivity.
The XUB2792QSU-B1 has an edge-to-edge screen, with only the bottom edge having a full size bezel. This makes it easier to create almost seamless multi-monitor setups.
The adjustable stand feels nice and solid, free from wobble. The screen can rise up and down by 130mm, spin into portrait mode, and tilt from 22° up to 5° down, so you should have no problems getting comfortable with it.
There are plenty of connection options, with one HDMI, DisplayPort and dual-link DVI-D port apiece and two USB3 ports.
Don’t expect much from the dual 5W speakers, but there is a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
Although this isn’t a specialist gaming monitor like the ViewSonic XG2700-4K (above), it’s suitable for anyone who plays on a decently powered PC.
The 5ms response time, for instance, isn’t exceptionally low but is quick enough for fast-paced games, and the refresh rate maxes out at 75Hz – higher than the most common 60Hz. In other words, as long as your system is powerful enough, you can enjoy smoother 75fps output as opposed to just 60fps. The biggest gaming attraction, though, is AMD FreeSync support. Nvidia owners should stick to monitors with the equivalent G-Sync.
The QHD resolution makes for a pleasing sharpness, and maximum brightness and contrast are good as well, at 345cd/m2 and 953:1 respectively. However, image quality is one area where Iiyama’s monitor stumbles.
None of the various picture modes provides a colour accurate image, and manually tweaking the RGB values with our colorimeter didn’t help matters. Backlighting is also wayward, with brightness dipping by as much as 14% in the corners of the panel.
This aside, the ProLite XUB2792QSU-B1 is a well-appointed QHD monitor. If photo editing isn’t on the cards, it’s a good choice.
A feature-packed 2,560×1,440 monitor, but image quality could be better
A feature-packed 2,560x1,440 monitor, but image quality could be better