The X2485WS has a maximum contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens that have a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Compaq LA2405, and the Benq BL2410 is also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this iiyama LCD screen is too low for you then you might also want to look at the MultiSync EA274 ($749.00) (25000:1 and higher rated), or the EA224WMi ($180.99) (25000:1 and higher rated) both from NEC; or the LG E2442TC (500000:1 and cheaper).