Everybody knows that a desktop PC, for all its performance and capabilities, is also one of the main culprits when it comes to heavy energy consumption due to the 'always on' nature of its hardware. However, consumers who are looking to save a buck or two on their electrical bills without sacrificing their powerful PCs may want to take a look at Iiyama's latest addition to its ECO series of monitors, the 20-inch, HD-capable ProLite E2008HDD-B.
In spite of what most people may about about it being a relic that harks back to an earlier era of computing, it does not change the fact that the desktop PC is still the machine of choice for many, especially where cost and performance is concerned. However, it is also an open secret that desktops siphon off much more electricity than notebook PCs, simply because of its usage of higher performing hardware that we have all come to take for granted today. Fortunately, desktop users who are keen in saving a dollar or two from their utility bills without having to sacrifice their high-performance desktop PCs now have a way to do so, and it comes in the form of a 20-inch monitor from Iiyama Vision & Technology, the ECO ProLite E2008HDD-B.
According to a press release issued by Iiyama, the ProLite E2008HDD-B's selling point stems from the fact that it is capable of powering itself with only 25w of energy, which is almost 40% lesser energy than its predecessors. In addition to that, the E2008HDD-B also boasts an additional 'ECO Mode' which allows users to further reduce the electrical consumption of the monitor, if required.
In addition to its power saving capabilities, the Iiyama ProLite E2008HDD-B also comes with various other features such as a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900, a low response time of 2ms, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 which can be enhanced to 30,000:1 under ACR, and brightness levels of 250cd/m2. Last but not least, the E2008HDD-B also features both digital and analogue input ports, so users do not have to worry about rushing out to buy new video cables or adaptor ports in order to hook up the monitor to their PCs.
The hardware specifications for the E2008HDD-B are as follow:
|Model name||ProLite E2008HDD-B|
| LCD panel ||LCD Panel Type||TN|
|Drive system||a-Si TFT active matrix|
|Size||Diagonal: 50.8cm (20 inches)|
|Maximum display range||Horizontal: 442.8mm Vertical: 249.1mm|
|View angle||Each side of 80 º, 80 º upper and lower|
|Response speed||2ms (G to G) ? 3,5 ms (black → white → black)|
|Brightness||250 cd / M 2 (standard)|
|Contrast ratio||1000:1 (typical) 30.000:1 (ACR 4 ? time function)|
|Colors||Millions of colors|
|Scanning frequency analog||Horizontal: 31 ~ 83kHz Vertical: 56 ~ 75Hz|
|Digital scanning frequency||Horizontal: 31 ~ 83kHz Vertical: 56 ~ 75Hz|
|Visible resolution||1600 × 900 (maximum) 1.44MegaPixels|
|Input Connector||Analog||15-pin mini D-SUB|
|Digital||DVI-D24 pin connector (HDCP function with)|
|Plug & Play||VESA DDC2B support|
The Iiyama ProLite E2008-HDD-B monitor will be priced at 16,800 yen, or approximately US$208. Whether it will ever see the light of day outside of Japan, though, remains to be seen.