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Gigabyte M28U Review

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The Gigabyte M28U’s pixel density, viewing angles, text clarity, response times, and refresh rate impressed reviewers. They say the monitor is for next-gen gaming. It has a low contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and poor local dimming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte M28U is the brand’s budget-level model released in 2021. It promises to deliver better color accuracy than other budget-level models thanks to its excellent sRGB color space and DCI-P3 color space coverage. It’s also better at handling reflections than its competitor, the LG27GN950-B. It’s an ideal monitor for those working on various multimedia projects that require accurate color representation in Adobe. In addition, the Gigabyte M28U has excellent resolution, excellent build quality, and a groove port selection. Keep reading our BenQ EX2780Q review, and don’t forget to check out the top-ranked computer monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Gigabyte M28U has a lot going for it – high pixel density for great resolution, wide viewing angles, clear text, fast response times, and a high refresh rate. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a monitor for next-gen gaming. The downsides? Low contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and a not-so-great local dimming feature.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High Pixel Density
  • Wide Viewing Angles
  • Great Text Clarity
  • Fast Response Time
  • High Refresh Rate

Reason to Avoid

  • Low Contrast Ratio
  • Bad Black Uniformity
  • Lousy Local Dimming Feature

Gigabyte M28U Specs

Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs (Total)2
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size28"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium Pro

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)262
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,228
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)89
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)83.6
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)65
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)13.1
Response Time (ms)2.5
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)38
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)39
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)36
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31

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Score Card

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Expert Score

83

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90

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True Score

84

Any product with a True Score above 60 is a Meh

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    79
    The Gigabyte M28U delivers an excellent gaming experience. It has an outstanding response time and… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    92
    It’s a strong option with solid features and modest performance that make it a good… Read More

    By:

    Shane Kuhn

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