Gigabyte M28U (IPS)

Gigabyte M28U (IPS)

Gigabyte M28U (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
4.7
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.1/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.7/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Very Good8.8/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Fair6.7/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.9/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.6/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.1/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Fair6.6/10
RESPONSE TIME: Good7.7/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.9/10

The Gigabyte M28U with an IPS panel is in the upper midrange price bracket. It has a large 28-inch screen with a crisp 4K resolution, making it suitable for productivity tasks and media consumption. With a high refresh rate and variable refresh rate (VRR) support, it provides a smooth experience for casual gaming. It offers good color accuracy and is appropriate for digital photo editing. However, for competitive gaming, there may be some ghosting due to its response time, and it's not the best choice for HDR gaming or HDR video editing since its HDR brightness isn't top-tier. The monitor has a matte coating to reduce glare and plenty of connectivity options, including HDMI 2.1 ports, which is great for newer gaming consoles. An adjustable stand adds to its ergonomic flexibility. Overall, the Gigabyte M28U is well-rounded and particularly strong in areas like productivity and casual gaming. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution 4K screen
  • Wide color gamut for photo editing
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomics
  • Multiple HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort connections
  • USB ports with power delivery
Cons
  • Limited HDR gaming performance
  • Mediocre brightness for high-end HDR
  • Lower color volume for vibrant images
  • Noticeable response time in fast-paced games

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
4.7
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
3.7
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating
Casual Gaming:
3.2
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$470
Screen Size
28"
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Local Dimming Zones
8

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1228:1
SDR Peak Brightness
312 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
495 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
99.7 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
7.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 144 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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6.6/10
Ghosting Score
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7.7/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
160 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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8/10
Image Clarity Score
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8/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
2
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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PC Gamer

Jacob Ridley | January 2022
"Fundamentally the M28U is an impressive 4K monitor; between the resolution, refresh rate, and IPS panel, it's a great all-rounder for the step up to 4K. Even beyond PC gaming, the inclusion of a HDMI 2.1 port offers 120Hz gaming for consoles, so it's quite the multi-faceted package for its price. Gigabyte has made no major sacrifice to tick all the checkboxes with the M28U."

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