For a reason that is not entirely known to us, most monitor manufacturers have the point of view that monitors with an adjustable, ergonomic base are ‘business’ models, while models with a simple base that only allows the panel to tilt are for consumers. Quite peculiar, because having a responsible work- annex entertainment environment at home is also rather pleasant. There is a total of five models with a height adjustable base. Four of these are also clearly more expensive than average, only the Benq BL24505HT stands out in a positive way with its average price of 166 dollars. Unfortunately you do miss a digital video cable and the tn-panel of this Benq does not perform great in our tests, only the uniformity is remarkably good.
Of these five, the Iiyama ProLite XB2473HSU-B2DP is very good on paper when it comes to basic characteristics: displayport, a maximum refreshrate of 75Hz, a usb 2.0 hub. Thanks to the amva-panel it has the best contrast and black value by far; the uniformity of white also stands out in a positive way. The colour temperature and the sRGB-coverage are reasonable, but the colour fidelity is not the best. That said, the Iiyama is the only one that does not have a separate sRGB-mode, but as we stated before this does not add an awful lot for the models in this test that do have one. The price is very reasonable with an average of 198 dollars.
A solid second is the Asus BE249QLB, which also has displayport and a usb 2.0 hub and an ips-panel with really good viewing angles. The saturation is not that great however, as well as the colour fidelity. It is a rather economic monitor when it comes to power usage. Unfortunately it does cost quite a lot with an average price of over 246 dollars.
The AOC i2475PXQU is also worth mentioning because it is very complete in terms of connectivity: it simply has everything, including displayport and usb 3.0. Unfortunately this model only stands out because of the relatively good coverage of the sRGB colour space (98.5%) – contrast, uniformity and colour fidelity are not that great