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Gigabyte M28U monitor – great choice for 4k UHD with 144Hz

A fantastic monitor Gigabyte M28U, with a 28-inch, 4k IPS panel, outstanding response time, very fast refresh rate…
With little input lag, a quick response time, and a wide range of gaming features, it provides a fantastic gaming experience.
It’s also excellent for office use because of the wide viewing angles and remarkable text clarity provided by the high pixel density.
Given that it is among the first monitors on the market to offer HDMI 2.1, it is a fantastic option for 4k @ 144Hz gaming on the newest consoles.
Every overdrive mode has some overshoot, thus it is not without problems.
Additionally, due to its poor black uniformity and low contrast, it doesn’t appear well in a dark environment.Gigabyte M28U monitor

The build quality of the Gigabyte M28U monitor is generally good.
It resembles other M Series monitors, such as the Gigabyte M32Q, quite a bit. Despite being entirely plastic, it feels solid. Even though the shiny back area is prone to collecting dust and fingerprints, you hardly notice it.
The stand is simple to adjust, and the bezels appear sturdy with no flex.
Unfortunately, if the height is increased past halfway to the maximum, the stand tilts quite a bit. As with most LG displays, the joystick button on the monitor’s back can be used to control the OSD. There is also a button specifically for the KVM switch.

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The Gigabyte M28U has good horizontal viewing angles, as you’d expect from an IPS monitor.
Even at a wide angle, colors are correct, however at a moderate angle, the gamma shifts and the image becomes washed out.
If you like to sit near to the screen or share it with someone else, this won’t be evident during usual use. Video: YouTube/AORUS

The performance of the Gigabyte M28U’s vertical viewing angle is nearly identical to that of its horizontal viewing angle.
At a wide angle, colors are correct, but at a moderate angle, gamma shifts and brightness fades.
The color volume on the Gigabyte M28U is outstanding in SDR. Although it almost completely fills the sRGB color space, the inability to render highly saturated dark colors due to the low contrast ratio.Gigabyte M28U monitor
The Gigabyte M28U monitor delivers an excellent gaming experience. It has an outstanding response time and a great selection of gaming features, including support for variable refresh rate technology (VRR). It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, making it a great choice for next-gen console gamers. Input lag is also really low, but you need to make sure it’s updated to the latest firmware. The overdrive settings are a bit strange, too, as there’s noticeable overshoot in every mode.
The Gigabyte M28U handles gradients really well.
Darker colours have a little bit of banding, but typical content doesn’t show it until you really seek for it.

Gigabyte M28U monitor – Excellent for offices
The huge, high-resolution screen offers exceptional text clarity and has wide viewing angles, making it ideal for screen sharing with coworkers.
Glare won’t typically be an issue because of its great peak brightness in SDR and good reflection handling.
It’s a great option if your work necessitates correct color representation as well because it offers fantastic accuracy right out of the box, amazing gradient management, and superb gray uniformity. The stand’s poor ergonomics result from its inability to swivel or rotate into a portrait configuration.
Gigabyte’s M28U monitor is excellent for watching videos.
Wide viewing angles and a big, high-resolution screen make it easy to share your screen with friends while watching high-definition videos.
Glare won’t be a concern for the majority of users due to its outstanding peak brightness in SDR and good reflection handling.
However, because of its poor local dimming functionality and low contrast, it is not as suitable for night-time watching movie.  photo: GigabyteGigabyte M28U monitor 1 1

Gigabyte M28U specs:

  • Panel Size (diagonal)
    28″ SS IPS
  • Display Viewing Area (HxV)
    631.928 x 359.78 (mm)
  • Panel Backlight/ Type
    Edge type
  • Display Surface(non-glare/ glare)
    Non-glare
  • Color Saturation
    94% DCI-P3/ 120% sRGB
  • True Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (UHD)
  • Pixel Pitch
    0.16 (H) x 0.16 (V)
  • Brightness
    300 cd/m2 (TYP)
  • Contrast Ratio
    1000:1
  • Viewing Angle
    178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Display Colors
    8 bits
  • Response Time
    1ms GTG / 2ms MPRT
  • Refresh Rate
    144Hz
    120Hz for Console Game
  • HDR
    VESA Display HDR400
  • Flicker-free
    Yes
  • HBR3
    Yes
  • Connectivity
    HDMI 2.1 (support 4K 144Hz 4:4:4 @ DSC enabled or 4K 144Hz 4:2:0) x2
    Display port 1.4 (DSC) x1
    USB Type-C x1
  • Earphone Jack
    Yes
  • Speaker
    3W x2
  • Unique Features
    OSD Sidekick
    Aim Stabilizer Sync
    Black Equalizer
    Dashboard
    Crosshair
    Timer
    Counter
    Auto-Update
    KVM
    6 axis Color Control
    Smart OD
  • USB port(s)
    USB 3.0 x3
  • Power Type
    Built-in
  • AC Input Max
    115W
  • Power Saving Mode
    0.5W
  • Power Off Mode
    0.3W
  • Voltage
    AC 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
  • Tilt(angle)
    -5°~+20°
  • Swivel(angle)
    N/A
  • Pivot(angle/direction)
    N/A
  • Height Adjustment (mm)
    130mm
  • VESA Wall Mounting(mm)
    100*100mm
  • Kensington lock
    Yes
  • Phys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD)
    636.5*534.2*193.6
  • Phys. Dimension w/o stand  (WxHxD)
    636.5*372.3*63.1
  • Box Dimension (WxHxD)
    890*510*148
  • Net Weight with stand (Esti.)
    6.93 (kg)
  • Net Weight without stand (Esti.)
    5.18 (kg)
  • Gross Weight (Esti.)
    9.7 (kg)
  • Accessories
    Power cable/HDMI cable/DP cable/USB cable/QSG/Warranty card

 

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