GOLD PHOENIX - 28 G-MASTER 4K monitor supporting FreeSync technologyThe 28" G-MASTER GB2888UHSU known as Gold Phoenix, features 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, offering a gigantic viewable area with...
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20 Reasons For
Good Product Quality
A few iiyama GB2888UHSU owners who reviewed the iiyama GB2888UHSU agreed that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned “The image quality is great and the colors seem accurate” in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review. Amazon Customer also wrote “The monitor speakers are decent quality.”. Bignick277 mentioned in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review “It has a great picture picture quality although the coloring does ever so slightly tend to favor the green end of the gamut”.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer gave this PC monitors a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in August “The image quality is great and the colors seem accurate”. Amazon Customer also wrote “You would also need a powerful graphics card to play games on 4k”. Bignick277 mentioned on Amazon “It has a great picture picture quality although the coloring does ever so slightly tend to favor the green end of the gamut”.
This flatpanel monitor received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews who thought that this medium monitor was good.
Several iiyama GB2888UHSU reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors concluded that it was good value for money. Bignick277 gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon this year “Features, for an excellent price” in their review of the iiyama GB2888UHSU. Bignick277 also mentioned “The most common type of LCD panel you'll find pretty much everywhere due to their comparatively cheaper price”. In the same month Wombat said “This is a lovely screen at a great price” and rated it 99 out of 100.
Easy to Use
A number of people concluded that it had a touch sensitive screen. 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”. Wombat wrote in their review of this PC monitors this year “They don't make it terribly clear that the buttons are touch sensitive”.
One customer concluded that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I prefer to use separate speakers instead” in their review of this PC monitors.
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User Reviews Are Good
The average user rating of this PC screen is 80% based on 8 user reviews.
Iiyama Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
We calculated the average reviews for all iiyama PC screens and specifically for iiyama medium monitors and found that in both cases iiyama had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
One person considered that this PC monitors was strong and durable. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in August “The monitor is very sturdy and it comes with a great stand (which can be height adjusted” in their review of the iiyama GB2888UHSU.
Good Technical Features
One customer who bought the iiyama GB2888UHSU considered that it had good features. A few weeks ago Bignick277 gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars and wrote “Great Specs and Features, for an excellent price”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was good in terms of USB connections.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The iiyama GB2888UHSU has a built-in speaker. Most of the other new medium monitors also have a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include the iiyama GB2488HSU (£192.29), or the Viewsonic XG2401 (£200.81) which has a better Rating; or the iiyama GB2788HS (£269.99) which is cheaper.
Three HDMI Ports
Most medium monitors that were launched in the last year have between one and three HDMI ports, including the GB2888UHSU which has three HDMI ports.
Has One Cable Included
The GB2888UHSU has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|DisplayPort|HDMI|Mini DisplayPort|USB are also found on this PC display.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GB2888UHSU have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 200M. At 1,070 million, the GB2888UHSU has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
Quite Big Viewable Height
Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the GB2888UHSU have viewable heights of between 250mm and 69,000mm, and the average viewable height is 770mm. When compared to other newly released medium monitors that we have assessed, the viewable height of the GB2888UHSU of 620.9 millimeters is one of the biggest.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
At 71 centimeters, the GB2888UHSU has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for the last year. New similar spec flatpanel monitors have screen sizes of between 52cm and 690cm.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the GB2888UHSU is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all recently released medium monitors is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
With an RMS rated audio power of 6 Watts, the GB2888UHSU has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the GB2888UHSU the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5W.
Quite Fast Response Time
The average response time of flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year is 5.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. When compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the GB2888UHSU, the response time of the iiyama GB2888UHSU of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.
8 Reasons Against
One iiyama GB2888UHSU reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. This year Wombat mentioned in their iiyama GB2888UHSU review on Amazon “Once you've sussed out what the useless instructions are trying to say it's easy” nonetheless gave this PC monitors a score of 5 stars.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The GB2888UHSU does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the GB2888UHSU also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The iiyama GB2888UHSU does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413 (£262.00).
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new medium monitors, the GB2888UHSU is not 3D compatible.
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Quite Small Viewable Width
When compared to other medium monitors that came out in the last year that we have assessed the viewable width of, the GB2888UHSU's viewable width of only 341.3 millimeters is one of the smallest. Across all the PC screens that were released around the same time as the GB2888UHSU the viewable widths range from 290mm to 820mm.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays that were released in the last 12 months.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 160 degrees, the GB2888UHSU has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GB2888UHSU. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the GB2888UHSU is 170°.
4 Other reasons to consider the iiyama GB2888UHSU
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when iiyama released the GB2888UHSU.
OK Running Costs
This flatpanel monitor is rated B for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the GB2888UHSU is £71, which is typical compared to the other 371 recently released medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the CF390 (£149.29), or the C24F396FHU (£163.39) both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the DELL U2413 (£262.00) which has a better Rating.
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12000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the iiyama GB2888UHSU is 12000000:1. That's 88% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a 12000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC screen and we think the iiyama GB2788HS (£269.99) which is cheaper; or the iiyama GB2488HSU (£192.29) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is too low for you then you might want to look at the AOC G2778VQ-27 (£177.66) (80000000:1 and cheaper), or the Asus VP278H (£169.99) (100000000:1 and cheaper).
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2048 x 1152, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
24 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 135
0.16 x 0.16
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
RMS Rated Audio Power
Windows Operating System
Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 2000, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium
Maximum Height Adjustment
0 - 17
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, FRE, ITA, JPN, POL, RUS
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…
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…
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…
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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