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Unequal siblings: iiyama’s new office monitors with USB-C and KVM

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Many pixels and a USB-C dock for the (home) office provide two new monitors from the Japanese manufacturer iiyama. The ProLite XUB3293UHSN offers IPS and UHD on 32 inches. The ProLite XCB3494WQSN has a curved VA panel with UWQHD on 34 inches.

XUB3293UHSN stands for IPS, UHD and 32 inch

In the classic 16:9 format, the ProLite XUB3293UHSN offers an IPS panel with 3,840 × 2,160 pixels and 60 Hz refresh rate. The 8-bit panel is combined with Frame Rate Control (FRC) to simulate 10-bit color depth. According to the manufacturer, the response time is 4 ms, the brightness is 350 cd/m² and the contrast ratio is 1,000:1. The display should cover 99 percent of the sRGB color space.

iiyama names one HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, Ethernet, Audio-Out and two USB-A as connections. The USB-C upstream port also transmits image data (DisplayPort Alt Mode) as well as Ethernet and USB signals, so it can serve as a USB-C dock for a notebook that can receive up to 65 watts from it. Thanks to the KVM switch function, two systems can be operated with the same mouse and keyboard.

iiyama ProLite XUB3293UHSN

Additional features include built-in speakers and an interchangeable stand with all common options for aligning the screen, including height adjustment and pivot.

The ProLite XUB3293UHSN should be available in stores shortly, and the first retailers are already accepting orders for 469 euros (RRP 509 euros).

The XCB3494WQSN has UWQHD and Curved VA

With 21:9 curved VA panel technology, the ProLite XCB3494WQSN is a completely different product. The 3,440 × 1,440 pixels mean a significantly smaller virtual workspace, but it is displayed with a refresh rate of 120 Hz that is twice as high. Typical for VA is the high contrast ratio of 3,000:1; However, brightness (300 cd/m²) and color depth (8 bit) are lower. Instead of the usual response time when changing gray (GtG), the Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) is specified, which is said to be a very low 0.4 ms. With these properties and FreeSync Premium, the monitor should also be suitable for gaming.

iiyama ProLite XCB3494WQSN

The same connections as the sister model described above are joined by a DisplayPort output for the daisy chain and another USB-A socket. The 120 Hz are only possible via the unspecified DisplayPort output, the HDMI connection is limited to 100 Hz.

There are also speakers, a USB-C dock, KVM and height adjustment. As usual, pivot mode is not possible with this wide format.

Online dealers are currently charging almost 500 euros for direct availability for the ProLite XCB3494WQSN, which has an RRP of 545 euros.

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