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Iiyama GB2888UHSUB1 PC Monitor

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28" 12000000:1 LED Nov 2015
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would endorse this iiyama PC display. This LCD screen received a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this iiyama PC monitor is 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews and Les Numeriques.com.

Good Owner Reviews

GB2888UHSU owners on average rated this PC monitor 80%.

Good Product Quality

A few iiyama GB2888UHSU reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. In October Amazon Customer mentioned in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review “The image quality is great and the colors seem accurate” and scored this PC monitor very highly. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The monitor speakers are decent quality.”. In October this year Bignick277 rated it 5 stars and wrote “It has a great picture picture quality although the coloring does ever so slightly tend to favor the green end of the gamut” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who bought the iiyama GB2888UHSU concluded that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “You would also need a powerful graphics card to play games on 4k” in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review and rated this PC monitor as excellent. This year Bignick277 said “In fact, TN panels can have very good picture quality.” in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review. Bignick277 also wrote “This monitor does have an excellent picture quality with very good color reproduction.”.

A Top Selling LCD Screen

The GB2888UHSU is a popular choice amongst customers who bought PC screens in the last 3 months.

Reasonably Priced

Some iiyama GB2888UHSU owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. In October this year Bignick277 rated the product as very good and mentioned “Features, for an excellent price”. Bignick277 also said “The most common type of LCD panel you'll find pretty much everywhere due to their comparatively cheaper price”. This year Wombat scored it 5 stars and mentioned “This is a lovely screen at a great price”.

Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a touch sensitive screen. In October Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The only issue I've had is the menu buttons which are touch sensitive and can take some getting used to” in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review. Wombat said “They don't make it terribly clear that the buttons are touch sensitive”.

One person concluded that the product was easy to use. In October this year Amazon Customer wrote “I prefer to use separate speakers instead” in their review.

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Iiyama Has Good PC Screen Reviews

We checked 1,271 expert and owner reviews for iiyama flatpanel monitors and found that on average iiyama has good ratings. We also found that iiyama has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.

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Robust

One iiyama GB2888UHSU owner who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon this month “The monitor is very sturdy and it comes with a great stand (which can be height adjusted”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought this PC monitor wrote that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of USB connections.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC screens of this age and type.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think a cheaper PC monitor such as the HP EliteDisplay S270[plb_2562696_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the DELL U2415[plb_2570660_price], and the Samsung S27D850T[plb_3834049_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The GB2888UHSU has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GB2888UHSU also have a built-in speaker.

Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price], or the HP ENVY 34c[plb_2976258_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung LS29E790CNS[plb_3828481_price] which is cheaper.

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Three HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GB2888UHSU have between one and three HDMI ports, including the iiyama GB2888UHSU which has three HDMI ports.

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Very Big Viewable Height

The viewable heights of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GB2888UHSU range from 230mm to 700mm. With a viewable height of 620.9 millimeters, the iiyama GB2888UHSU has a very big viewable height compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released one year ago.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

The display colour counts of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the GB2888UHSU range from 16M to 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the GB2888UHSU has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the GB2888UHSU.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The GB2888UHSU has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). This PC display also have a graphics resolution of 2048 x 1152 and 2560 x 1440. Across all medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GB2888UHSU the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than a year ago the screen sizes range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. The iiyama GB2888UHSU has a fairly big display diagonal (71 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GB2888UHSU.

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Has Six Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the GB2888UHSU is more than most LCD screens of this age and type. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of this age and spec. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this iiyama PC display.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the GB2888UHSU has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The response times of medium monitors that have been around for more than a year range from 1ms to 40ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One iiyama GB2888UHSU reviewer thought this PC monitor did not have good technical guidance. Wombat wrote on Amazon this month “Once you've sussed out what the useless instructions are trying to say it's easy”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The GB2888UHSU does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the GB2888UHSU also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year, the GB2888UHSU is not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The GB2888UHSU does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GB2888UHSU also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

The viewable widths of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GB2888UHSU range from 280mm to 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. At only 341.3 millimeters, the GB2888UHSU has a very small viewable width compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released one year ago.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.

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Not Cheap

LCD screens of this spec and age range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of this spec and age.

Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the GB2888UHSU has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the GB2888UHSU. PC screens of this age and type have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The iiyama GB2888UHSU has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the GB2888UHSU range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when iiyama released the GB2888UHSU.

Running Costs Are Average

This PC display is rated B for energy efficiency. The GB2888UHSU has an average running cost of £71 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 505 LCD screens of a similar age and type.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
9 April 2016

You?ll need to work to get the best colour accuracy from Iiyama's GB2888UHSU, but 4K gaming doesn?t come much cheaper...

Expert Reviews

11 April 2016

Certes, la définition Ultra HD n'est pas la plus confortable pour jouer ? elle demande une grosse configuration ? et la dalle TN offre des angles de vision étroits et un contraste très...

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 by MéryLolo
(Verified Purchase)

Dans l'ensemble très satisfait de mon achat, un écran uhd pour moins de 400euros (390fdp) c'est un bon rapport qualité prix.. Pas de fuite de lumière ni de pixel mort, ouf! Un bon réglage... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2016 by Shajid

Very good monitor - great picture quality and has sound, 2 USB 3, DP, 3 HDMI one it hasn't got is rotate screen but still great...

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Wombat | 22 Comments

Took the plunge and bought this to replace an ageing Samsung 24". I haven't had it for too long but so far I really love it. It was bought mainly for gaming and I was slightly concerned about it... Read more…

Reviewed 22 February 2016 by Zag | 55 Comments

Are the other reviews looking at the same monitor I am? Because they seem completely off. I have 2 of these monitors running at 1080p and both are horribly blurred to the point where they are not... Read more…

Reviewed 9 February 2016 by Bignick277 | 77 Comments

Pros: 4K @60hz via DisplayPort 1.2 and/or HDMI 2.0 Excellent Connectivity Options Including 2x HDMI 1x DisplayPort and 1x VGA HDMI 2.0 Support on HDMI 1 Built-in USB 3.0 Hub Very Good Color... Read more…

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0.35T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gb2888uhsub1, iiyama bg043, GB2888UHSU-B1, iiyama gb2888, iiyama bg043i, iiyama 300cdm2, iiyama gb2888u, iiyama bg043iy, iiyama gb2888uh, iiyama gb2888uhs, iiyama 3840x2160, iiyama 3860x2160, code gb2888uhsub1, iiyama gb2888uhsu, iiyama gb2888uhsub1, iiyama gb2888uhsub1c
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