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Iiyama Starts Selling a 5K, 16:9, 27" IPS Monitor @ 60 Hz for €799


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Yes, you've definitely read that right. Iiyama have silently come out with what has to be one of the best price/performance ratio monitors in the high pixel density races. The XB2779QQS is a 27" affair with a 60 Hz IPS panel trucking along in delivering its 5K (5120 x 2880) resolution. The contrast ratio is also a good selling point for the monitor, at 440 cd/m² (we've been seeing one too many 250 cd/m² brightness monitors as of late), and the contrast ratio is rated at 1200:1. For this price, however, the panel remains an 8-bit one, which is still more than enough, as years have shown us. The aspect ratio is the usual 16:9 (which means no fidgeting required with games or other content, as you likely would with most content on a 21:9 screen).

When it comes to connectivity, there are 3x HDMI ports (limited at 3840 x 2160 pixels and 60 Hz), 1x DisplayPort 1.3 (able to display the full resolution and refresh rate) of 5120 x 2880 pixels and 60 Hz. The XB2779QQS is listed at roughly €799 in the EU, which likely means our US readers should be able to snag it for as low as $799. Here's hoping.

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Now let's wait for 5K cat videos.


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and again 60hz, all that other stuff is great but really if you dont do 100hz atleast I feel its just outdated out of the gate.
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"(we've been seeing one too many cd/m² brightness monitors as of late)"

@Raevenlord Did you mean to say low cd/m²?
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and again 60hz, all that other stuff is great but really if you dont do 100hz atleast I feel its just outdated out of the gate.
This is 5K...I don't think we have any 4K monitors on the market today to do 100hz so ;)