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Iiyama GB2888

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hardware.info Great Value uk.hardware.info Great Value Bit-Tech.net Exceptional Expert Reviews Recommended
A top of the range and multi award winning 28" PC screen, with satisfactory running costs and a fair price
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Iiyama GB2888 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the iiyama GB2888 number 307 across all PC monitors and number 308 in medium monitors.
91
Reviews
32 Reviews + 4 Awards
74
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 67% of buyers recommending this PC display to others. This PC monitor has received four awards including a "Value for Money" award from Hardware.info plus one other site and a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC monitors with better features are available. However this iiyama PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2018.
The GB2888 has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £110 over 5 years are in the most expensive 15% of all 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is robust and product quality.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Very fast response time
Has a built-in speaker(s)
4K
1 MS
Freesync technology
Black tuner
Speakers and headphones

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £397.96 to £199.99 in the last 42 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Iiyama GB2888 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

This PC screen received a "Value for Money" award from both websites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which concluded that this flatpanel monitor was great for its price.

Two other expert review sites thought that this LCD screen was very good. The author at website Expert Reviews gave this PC display a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Exceptional" award from website Bit-Tech.net.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, hifitest.de, allesbeste.de and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this PC display is 83 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this PC display on average 81 out of 100. 16 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars and 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 2,957 user and expert reviews (including 845 verified purchases) for iiyama PC displays and found that on average iiyama has very good ratings. 94% of those that bought a iiyama PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four people concluded that the iiyama GB2888 was well made and two owners concluded that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Five people who purchased the iiyama GB2888 wrote that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four people who reviewed this PC monitor said that it had good picture quality.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info highlighted in their review that this PC display provided a good bang for your buck.

Average Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 82% of PC monitors, it has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. At [price] we think it represents good value for money overall.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The energy efficiency classification of this flatpanel monitor is B. The GB2888 is one of the most expensive to run LCD screens that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the GB2888 is £110.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display was released in November 2015.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the PC screens the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The iiyama GB2888's display diagonal of 28" is bigger than 86% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the iiyama GB2888 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this iiyama flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Very Fast Response Time

Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The response time of the iiyama GB2888 of only 1ms is faster than 93% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The iiyama GB2888 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the iiyama GB2888 of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 13% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. Across all the flatpanel monitors the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The iiyama GB2888's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than 83% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The iiyama GB2888 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 81% of LCD screens do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the iiyama GB2888 of 1,000 is relatively standard compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 54% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Three HDMI Ports

The iiyama GB2888 is a three HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Has a Headphone Out

The iiyama GB2888 has a headphone out, unlike 89% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a headphone out.

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Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The iiyama GB2888 features Picture-in-Picture support, which is unusual. 95% of flatpanel monitors do not feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Has AC, DisplayPort and 2 More Cables Included

The iiyama GB2888 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. This flatpanel monitor has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on flatpanel monitors. The cables included "HDMI", "AC" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this PC monitor.

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Has a Stand Included

The iiyama GB2888 has a stand included, which is unusual. 84% of PC displays do not have a stand included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

gb2888uhsub1 gb2888uhsub1, iiyama gb2888uhsub1, iiyama 3840x2160, iiyama bg043iy, iiyama 300cdm2

Barcodes:

04948570114160, 05054629939222, 05055751593252, 05055751598325

Iiyama GB2888

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