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Iiyama B2888UHSU PC Monitor

hardware.info Silver Award uk.hardware.info Silver Digital Versus 5 Star
28" 5000000:1 LED Jul 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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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18 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both concluded that this LCD screen was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

The reviewer at one other expert review site thought that this PC screen was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, 01net.com and zdnet.be the average expert rating of this PC screen is 80%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 13 user reviews the average user rating of this LCD screen is 89 out of 100.

Iiyama Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Iiyama has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer reckoned that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus three years ago “It does offer the best connectivity options and displays accurate colours” in their iiyama B2888UHSU review.

Good Product Quality

One iiyama B2888UHSU owner thought this PC monitor was good quality. It Monkey wrote “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” in their review.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the iiyama B2888UHSU was well made. Giacomo Lacava mentioned “If only Iiyama had built better buttons and Apple had proper Thunderbolt drivers, I would have given it 5 stars”.

Good Size

One person who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was a good height. Mdwheeler1 mentioned in their review 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” and scored it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. It Monkey said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “The only downside that I experienced with the monitor is that menu keys are bit awkward to navigate”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

LED Display

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on LCD screens of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The B2888UHSU has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B2888UHSU do not have a built-in speaker(s).

Other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price], or the Asus PB278Q [plb_1443239_price].

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price] is also worth considering.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The most resolution of the B2888UHSU is 2160p. That's over two times the resolution of the most common supported video modes of 1080p (which is also found on this flatpanel monitor).

A 2160p supported video modes is actually the best resolution across all PC displays of a similar type and age to the B2888UHSU.

Across comparable types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 480p.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The B2888UHSU is a two displayPorts quantity LCD screen.

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Very Big Viewable Size, Vertical

The iiyama B2888UHSU has one of the biggest viewable size, verticals (620.93 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The viewable size, verticals of comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the B2888UHSU range from 100mm to 630mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 320mm.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

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

This PC screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B2888UHSU.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC screen is 640 x 350.

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Has Six Cables Includeds

The B2888UHSU has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B2888UHSU. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the B2888UHSU has a very fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than two years. The average response time of PC screens of this type and age is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Two iiyama B2888UHSU reviewers said in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Chris mentioned on Amazon “A tad expensive” in his review. It Monkey wrote “The monitor also comes with a reassuring 3 YEAR Warranty - try getting that included with the overpriced Apple Monitor” but in spite of that they scored it 5 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Chris mentioned in his review “Is it worth the money? Well it's a bit pricey at the moment” but even so he still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Poor Design

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not a good design. Three years ago Giacomo Lacava gave this PC monitor a rating of 60 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “A win for Japanese mad skillz at industrial design”. One iiyama B2888UHSU reviewer reckoned that the product was not smooth.

Not 3D

The B2888UHSU is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

LCD screens which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_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 flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The iiyama B2888UHSU does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the B2888UHSU also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Expensive

The cheapeast PC screens of a similar age and type that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a PC screen of a similar age and type.

Quite Small Viewable Size, Horizontal

The smallest viewable size, horizontal of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 1mm, the biggest is 880mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm. At only 341.28 millimeters, the iiyama B2888UHSU has a fairly small viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the B2888UHSU.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the iiyama B2888UHSU has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age. The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the B2888UHSU has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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3 Other reasons to consider the iiyama B2888UHSU

Price Has Increased by £8.29

In the last 38 days the price of the B2888UHSU has increased by £8.29.

Average Running Costs

The B2888UHSU is typical compared to the other 993 PC monitors of this spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the B2888UHSU is £59.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Iiyama released the B2888UHSU over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
HDCP
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Height (with Stand)
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

3 Awards

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

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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.45
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.01
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00700461049197, 04016138921854, 04948570113392, 05054484661085

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