The Iiyama G-Master G2466HSU-B1 is a 24-inch monitor designed for gamers. It has FULL-HD resolution, a curved screen and a VA LED Screen. How does it work in practice and is it worth buying?
The first thing that surprised me was the weight of the whole set. The box with the monitor is just light. Inside you will find a profiled polystyrene packaging, which protects the screen quite well during transport. The set includes a stand, holder and a set of all necessary cables – HDMI, DisplayPort, power cord and USB cable.
The monitor can be hung on the wall using the mounts compatible with the VESA standard or placed on the stand provided. This is done very easily. As I mentioned earlier, the whole thing is light – it weighs less than 3.5 kilograms, which makes assembly much easier.
Just turn the screen over and insert the handle in the marked place. It will hook automatically and press a button to release it. The foot itself is tightened with the thumbscrew. When assessing the stand, it is worth adding that the monitor is very stable, but the downside is the lack of vertical adjustment of the screen.
There is a special joystick on the back of the monitor for navigating through the menu. It takes some getting used to, but it didn’t take long. This solution works much better than traditional buttons next to each other.
The monitor looks great on the desk. The curve is very conspicuous, as are the markings of the manufacturer and the G-master series. Taking my position in front of the screen, I wanted to bring it a little closer to me.
I felt a curved screen surround my field of view and it worked great in practice. However, deciding on a monitor, I would certainly choose a model with a larger diagonal. This one is exactly 23.6 inches, displays the image in 1920×1080 (fullHD) resolution in the standard 16: 9 format. The screen is a VA LED with a refresh rate of 165 Hz. G-Master G2466HSU also supports AMD Free-synch technology.
Among the important technical data, it is also worth mentioning a brightness of 250 cd / m2, a contrast of 3000: 1, a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It is worth stopping at the viewing angle for a moment. VA screens are very fast, but I have always been irritated by poor colors and poor viewing angles. As a result, when looking at the screen at an angle, you couldn’t see much. The Iiyama G-Master G2466HSU eliminates this problem thanks to its curve.
The monitor has built-in 4W speakers, but this is not an element that would distinguish this model. We can safely say that they are, but we will get a much better sound using, for example, headphones.
The device also uses several technologies of the manufacturer, including black tuner to adjust brightness and black level to your preference, reduce image flicker and the amount of blue light. There are also own profiles where we can define the appropriate image parameters.
How does all this work in practice? The G-master’s fast screen stands out in games, although the first effects can already be seen before we run our favorite game. The smoothness of the image is so great that you can easily notice it with the naked eye when scrolling the screen in a web browser. Games only get better – you get the feeling that the games run faster and smoother. With a fairly high computer configuration, I compared the image in Anno 1800, RDR2 or PlanetCoaster. The biggest difference was seen in Anno and PlanetCoaster, where the 165Hz screen reproduced all motion very smoothly, with a slight shearing effect in the slower counterpart.