I have had this monitor for a couple of years now and in that time I have used various other screens for various purposes. From old 15” CRT’s to some of the latest TFT’s. I would have to say that today CRTs offer the best value for money if you are not intending to move them around too much and have plenty of desk space.
The 452 pro is not a small monitor it weighs in the region of 25Kg’s and takes up a lot of desk space. If you want something that is more compact, or lighter then you should consider a TFT. That said however some older CRT’s are even heavier than this one!
Where the 452 comes into its own is in image quality. I have used quite a few other similarly priced CRTs and one of them has come close to equalling the sharpness and clarity of the 452.
These monitors can be set to a resolution as high as 2048x1535, though I prefer to run mine at 1152 or 1280 as this gives me bigger icons. Even at it’s top resolutions however the refresh rates are well above average.
Iiyama have built a good reputation for making monitors and it is well deserved if this monitor is anything to go by. It may be a little difficult to get this model now as it is a couple of years old – but the 454 Pro is basically the same as this monitor but with built in speakers and a USB hub.
One criticism I would level at this monitor is that it may have a limited life – mine has started to take a while to turn on at first and then makes a slight hissing noise and tehn the screen takes a while to settle. However I have been told this is something to do with the Trinitron technology used in these flat screens. (Note: the monitor does work but takes a while to turn on – though this could always be my computer not my monitor’s fault).
When I bought my 452 it cost me around £300 though they can now be purchased for around £60.00. At this price they are cheaper than a 17” TFT and with a 19” you will get much more screen for your money.
If you are buying for use with a mac computer, these work out of the box with an Apple mac blue and white G3 and Graphite G4 computer.. You'll need an adapter to get them to work with a G5 or intel based mac. However, they'll work just fine with a PC. Click the links to check Apple Mac compatibility
Display Type: Display / CRT
Width: 45.1 cm
Depth: 44.6 cm
Height: 45.7 cm
Weight: 22 kg
Enclosure Colour: White
Diagonal Size: 19"
Viewable Size: 18"
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch: 0.25 mm
Max Resolution: 1600 x 1280 / 76 Hz
Max Sync Rate (V x H): 180 Hz x 96 kHz
Video Bandwidth: 160 MHz
Factory Preset Resolution Modes:
1600 x 1280 / 76 Hz
1280 x 1024 / 90 Hz
1024 x 768 / 120 Hz
800 x 600 / 150 Hz
704 x 480 / 180 Hz
Front Panel Controls: Power on/off, adjust +/- , select, menu
On-Screen Controls: Contrast, brightness, H/V-position, H/V-size, pincushion distortion, H/V-moire, degauss, trapezoid, parallelogram, language select, colour temperature selection, convergence, rotation, colour adjustment
Interface: VGA (HD-15)
Features: Anti-static, anti-reflective
Image Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Analogue video Signal: RGB
Expansion / Connectivity
Connections: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) - 1
Cables Included: 1 x display cable
Rack Mounting Kit: Not available
Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, CE, MPR II, TUV, TUV GS, DDC-2B, EPA Energy Star, TCO '99, VESA DPMS
Form Factor: Integrated
Voltage Required: AC 110/220 V ± 10% ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational: 110 Watt
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 15 Watt
Software / System Requirements
Software Included: Drivers & Utilities