Anyone searching for a high-resolution 5K monitor may be interested to know that Iiyama has this week made available its new 5K Prolite XB2779QQS 27 inch IPS monitor offering users a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels just €799. The XB2779QQS Iiyama monitor can display 14.7 megapixels on the screen, that’s seven times more than a Full HD monitor. As well as offering a maximum brightness of 440 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio rated at 1200:1. Unfortunately for this price point, the monitor provides an 8-bit screen so no support for HDR. Although the display is equipped with three HDMI ports offering 3840 x 2160 pixels and 60 Hz. If you would like to take advantage of the 5120 x 2880 pixels at 60 Hz, then you will need to use the included DisplayPort 1.3 which provides sufficient bandwidth.
For more details and purchasing options on the 7’’ IPS panel with 5K resolution and edge-to-edge glass finish, jump over to the official Iiyama website which lists full technical specifications, optional accessories and display software downloads. The XB2779QQS is priced at €799 throughout Europe, which could mean that when it arrives in the US, it should be available for roughly $799, but this is not as yet been confirmed by Iiyama who have yet to announce its arrival date in the US.
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