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Iiyama B2888UHSUB1 PC Monitor

Digital Versus 5 Star uk.hardware.info Silver hardware.info Silver Award
28" 5000000:1 LED Jul 2014
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Stylish 28 screen with 4K resolution and a height adjustable stand Featuring 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, the B2888UHSU offers a gigantic viewable area with 4 times more information and work space... More
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20 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This medium monitor was given a "Silver" award by both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which decided that this PC display was great.

Digital Versus gave this LCD screen a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, 01net.com and zdnet.be this medium monitor has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

This LCD screen has an average user rating of 89 out of 100 based on 13 user reviews.

Iiyama Has Good PC Display Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all iiyama PC displays and also specifically for iiyama medium monitors and found that in both cases iiyama had good reviews.

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Good Connectivity

One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer who purchased the product thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “It does offer the best connectivity options and displays accurate colours”.

Good Product Quality

One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer thought it was good quality. It Monkey rated the product as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent Ultra HD Monitor - I use this monitor as a dual monitor along side a 27" iMac mostly for photography and the picture quality is absolutely outstanding”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it thought it was well made. Giacomo Lacava wrote “If only Iiyama had built better buttons and Apple had proper Thunderbolt drivers, I would have given it 5 stars” in their review of this PC monitor yet they gave the iiyama B2888UHSU a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer said in their reviews that it was a good height. Mdwheeler1 mentioned on Amazon “Good display - allowing for large viewing - the screen does need to be set correctly for your position, height and angle range allowed me to achieve this” in their iiyama B2888UHSU review.

Easy to Use

One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use the menus. It Monkey gave the iiyama B2888UHSU an excellent review score and mentioned “The only downside that I experienced with the monitor is that menu keys are bit awkward to navigate”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had good picture quality.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the S32D850T[pl_2346019_price], or the U28D590D[pl_3828094_price] both from Samsung or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The iiyama B2888UHSU has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 29EA93[plb_1469655_price], or the Philips BDM3470UP[plb_3020738_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 34UM65[plb_2272549_price].

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2160p Video Mode

The iiyama B2888UHSU has a maximum resolution of 2160p. That's over four times the resolution of the most common video mode of 480i. In addition, this flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode.

This PC monitor's resolution (2160p) is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the B2888UHSU.

A 480p video mode is the worst resolution across comparable types of PC monitor.

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Two DisplayPorts

The B2888UHSU is a two DisplayPort PC screen. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two DisplayPorts.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have checked, the display colour count of the B2888UHSU of 1,070 million is one of the most. Across all the PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the B2888UHSU the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M.

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Very Big Viewable Height

At 620.93 millimeters, the B2888UHSU has a very big viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the B2888UHSU. The average viewable height of flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the B2888UHSU is 310mm, and the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the iiyama B2888UHSU is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this PC display). In addition, this LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 2560 x 1440.

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best resolution across all similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across comparable types of PC display the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of PC displays of a similar age and type to the B2888UHSU is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W. At 6 Watts, the B2888UHSU has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the B2888UHSU.

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Has Six Cables Included

The B2888UHSU has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This iiyama LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the B2888UHSU. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the B2888UHSU the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the B2888UHSU that we have checked, the B2888UHSU's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of people who reviewed the iiyama B2888UHSU agreed that it was not cheap. Chris mentioned in his iiyama B2888UHSU review last year “A tad expensive”. It Monkey wrote “The monitor also comes with a reassuring 3 YEAR Warranty - try getting that included with the overpriced Apple Monitor” but even so they rated the product 5 stars.

One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer who purchased it said that it was not good value for money. Last year Chris said on Amazon “Is it worth the money? Well it's a bit pricey at the moment” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Poor Design

One customer concluded that it was not smooth. One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was not a good design. Giacomo Lacava said in their review on Amazon two years ago “A win for Japanese mad skillz at industrial design”.

Not 3D Compatible

The B2888UHSU is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the B2888UHSU are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price], or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The B2888UHSU does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the B2888UHSU, the B2888UHSU does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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Pricey

The price range of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is from £51 to £5,421. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Quite Small Viewable Width

When compared to other PC screens of this age and type that we have checked, the iiyama B2888UHSU's viewable width of only 341.28 millimeters is one of the smallest. The viewable widths of PC monitors of this age and type range from 1mm to 880mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the iiyama B2888UHSU

OK Running Costs

The B2888UHSU is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of this type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the B2888UHSU is £59.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this iiyama PC screen was released.

Specification

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3 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star uk.hardware.info Silver hardware.info Silver Award

Expert Reviews

(9)
9 February 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We've been waiting for resolutions higher than Full-HD for a long time now but it's finally here. 2014 was the year of Ultra HD, not just for televisions but also on you're desk. Hardware.info has... Read more…

9 October 2014

Like other budget Ultra HD displays, the B2888UHSU-B1 uses TN panel technology for its 3,840x2,160 pixel screen. Typically, TN screens have inferior colour accuracy and narrower viewing angles... Read more…

6 October 2014

The Prolite B2888UHSU is currently the best 28" UHD on the market. While it might have a slightly inferior contrast ratio compared with its competitors, it does offer the best connectivity options...

Digital Versus

12 August 2014

4K monitors have really come of age in recent months. After the initial crop of premium panels back in 2013, the market has seen a steady influx of sub-£500 solutions that are far more attractive... Read more…

6 August 2014

Le Iiyama B2888UHSU est globalement meilleur que ses concurrents Dell P2815Q et Asus PB287Q. Mais il ne fait pas de miracle en termes d'affichage. Pour ce prix, nous recommandons plutôt un...

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Ian Woods
(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor...

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by IT Monkey
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent Ultra HD Monitor - I use this monitor as a dual monitor along side a 27" iMac mostly for photography and the picture quality is absolutely outstanding. Once calibrated and tweeked the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by M. Overy
(Verified Purchase)

Works well...

I have been using this for about 8hrs - great screen, I have 2 PC's connected - Yes, there are differences in maximum display resolution - but using DVI-Dual 2560x1440 is very good - I changed the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by A D Broom
(Verified Purchase)

A great monitor, takes a bit of getting used to but all in all cannot fault it.Excellent wall mounted.

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Electricity cost when switched on £55.28
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers iiyama led4, iiyama b2888, iiyama led4k, iiyama b2888u, iiyama b2888uh, iiyama b2888uhs, iiyama 3860x2160, iiyama 3840x2160, iiyama b2888uhsu, iiyama b2888hsub1, iiyama b2888uhsub, iiyama b2888hsub1c, iiyama b2888uhsub1, iiyama gb2888uhsub1, asrockasusantecarcticb b2888, asrockasusantecarcticb b2888u, asrockasusantecarcticb 300cdm2, asrockasusantecarcticb b2888uh, asrockasusantecarcticb b2888uhs, asrockasusantecarcticb b2888uhsu, asrockasusantecarcticb 3840x2160
Barcodes 00700461049197, 04016138921854, 04948570113392, 05054484661085

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