Do The New 19" LCDs Pass Muster?

Iiyama E481S

Iiyama's E481S is a monitor that uses an 8 ms panel. It is virtually the same as its sibling model, the E480S (an entry-level model available only in Europe) but represents a more complete solution. Only connectivity and mechanical aspects distinguish the two models, yet the price reflects the difference.

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Diagonal measurement19 inches
Native resolution1280x1024
Brightness300 nits
Latency8 ms
Colors16.7 M
H/V viewing angles150 / 135
Loudspeakers2x 2W
ConnectivityVGA, DVI
Average price$405

Design And Finish

Iiyama has gone with a sober design here; the only nod to stylishness on this model is the shiny black finish. The plastics are of good quality and the assembly is fairly good.


The E481S not only has a tilt adjustment, it also offers height adjustment and a pivot mode, as well as a rotating panel support that lets you turn the screen to the right or left without touching the base.