It’s not all bad news, however. There was a red tinge on darker tones, but this was easily corrected using the Colour Adjust option. Text was incredibly sharp – noticeably better than on many budget monitors, and despite some colour shift, viewing angles were very wide for a TN-based display.
To sum up this screen’s visual quality, the ProLite E2207WS is great as an office monitor but doesn’t hold up well as a multi-purpose display. The two watt speakers also confirm this. Recently, I’ve been surprised that many monitor speakers have actually managed to be decent enough not to embarrass themselves, but the E2207WS’ set didn’t fare too well, with generally tinny reproduction and distortion at their maximum volume.
Finally, this 22in monitor’s energy use is worth noting in that it’s a very frugal 38W, which is also reflected by the E2207WS’ modest heat output.
At around £150, the E2207WS is one of the cheaper 22in monitors you can buy, compared with its competition. But even the HANNspree Xm-S Verona W22 beats it for general image quality, and while this Iiyama generally makes for a good office display, the Recommended BenQ G2200WT 22in monitor is now available for a similar price.
Iiyama’s ProLite E2207WS is good as an office display, but unless you can’t afford the extra fiver for a DVI cable or really want high quality integrated speakers, the BenQ G2200WT beats it when it comes to image quality and full adjustability.