I’ve wondered about getting a new monitor for some time mainly for more space. I don’t find HD format monitor ideal for photo work and stuck with the older sizes while I could. I took the plunge and bought this 40" 4k iiyama. I don’t see myself photo editing images at 4k but the extra space will be useful. PDF pages will be a better fit too. 40" because I didn’t want to go too far away from 100 dpi. My dell was 104 and this one is 111. Oddly the scaling on linux and kde is better - 10-August-2017 fits perfectly. Text looks sharper too. No idea why.
The monitor uses an MVA panel. To be honest viewing angles look as good as IPS or at least not far off it. As always it was supplied way to bright and when viewed from the side images reddened. So I’ve calibrated it. There is no signs of that now. These are the results.
As you can see it more than covers sRGB and the other results are pretty good. The worst errors are grey scale. I couldn’t set precisely to 6500K thanks to the makers deciding to allow adjustments between 0 and 100 on the colour channels. That’s the norm now. The actual hardware probably still works from 0-255 which would allow finer adjustment, It would set to 6600K with a de of 0.1 which is more than good enough really,
Only thing I am not sure about is the reflectivity of the panel. It’s the first one I have had that has a noticeable one. It’s not as bad as some TV’s but not up to Dell’s ultrasharp range and most others I have used. I’d describe them as more than ghostly but still pretty dim.
Price - cheaper than my 27" dell which I bought some years ago.
Only thing is - I don’t know how many lcd type monitors I have had usually well past their sell by date and the single iiyama one was the only one to fail to come on one day. They did have a good name on CRT displays. None of those that I owned failed and I switched to lcd types pretty early on. Belinea did some reasonably priced ones.
This post may bore you but if people want to know what a monitor can do there is no substitute for a real example. They are often hard to find. I maybe able to get a better result by setting black point compensation. A run takes 1/2hr+ and I may try several over the next week.