Iiyama Prolite GB2488HSU-B1 144Hz 24" LED Monitor £167.50 @ CCL
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Iiyama Prolite GB2488HSU-B1 144Hz 24" LED Monitor £167.50 @ CCL

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Found 7th Apr 2014
First Post - a 144hz Monitor for £167.50, listed on Amazon for £269.55 and Overclockers for £239.99.

ProLite GB2488HSU is a real game changer, giving true hardcore gamers the competitive edge they need to make split second decisions. It features a response time of 1ms, which ensures fluid and accurate transition between the images, and it effects ghosting or smearing issues directly. Smooth and judder free graphics during fast paced games are guaranteed by the use of a high quality 144Hz panel. Ergonomic, height adjustable stand allows to adjust the screen position to your preferences easily. The ProLite GB2488HSU is an ideal screen for the RTS, FPS console games and the demanding gamers who settle only for the best specifications.

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I'm very tempted... iiyama is a good brand?
Edited by: "vitoi" 7th Apr 2014

vitoi

I'm very tempted... iimaya is a good brand?



Yes, great brand, and 3yr onsite warranty with this on registration.

vitoi

I'm very tempted... iimaya is a good brand?



In the days of CRT, Iiyama were pretty much top of the pile. It took them a while to get back to that with flatscreens but they are certainly not a fly-by-night or no-name operation.

Great find, heat added

As someone who owns this monitor and paid full price I can confirm that this isn't actually a great deal. The first one died after 2 months a replacement was sent out and lo and behold... dead on arrival.:( the next one was fine and still going strong 4 months on, although the monitor itself makes a very slight humming\buzzing sound. (obviously you'd have a headset on and wouldn't hear it anyway) as for the speakers... yeah about them...

5/10

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mcglol

As someone who owns this monitor and paid full price I can confirm that … As someone who owns this monitor and paid full price I can confirm that this isn't actually a great deal. The first one died after 2 months a replacement was sent out and lo and behold... dead on arrival.:( the next one was fine and still going strong 4 months on, although the monitor itself makes a very slight humming\buzzing sound. (obviously you'd have a headset on and wouldn't hear it anyway) as for the speakers... yeah about them...5/10



Guess I'll stick with a BenQ...

Attractive price, but I went through 2 of these when they were first released. Haven't been anywhere near Iiyama ever since.

Are you sure you guys are talking about the same monitor? According to numerous sources, it was only released in the last month... I struggle to believe people have gone through 2-3 of them in that time...

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http://www.techpowerup.com/198335/iiyama-launches-the-prolite-gb2488hsu-gaming-monitor.html
http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/iiyama-prolite-gb2488hsu-p19788/test.html
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Edited by: "mamboboy" 7th Apr 2014

i have one from overclockers and its very good
Edited by: "osama88" 8th Apr 2014

I know that they used to be good in the CRT days, but I haven't heard many good things about them since the demise of CRT.

Decent price, heat added for that - but Iiyama make some seriously ugly monitors. Whenever I get round to replacing mine, I want something sleek, stylish and functional; not something that looks like... this.
Edited by: "btc-uk" 8th Apr 2014

Yup, really good monitors.

Heat.

1 silly question plus others
1) I do not get why 144hz, is not 60hz or 120hz the standard?
2)what benefits do I get in visual reality by having 120hz or 144hz. Can anyone that own it confirm please?
3) obviously, in order to get the benefits, my GPU should produce these kind of frames, correct??or do I still get some benefits even if does not?
Thank You

bobo53

1 silly question plus others1) I do not get why 144hz, is not 60hz or … 1 silly question plus others1) I do not get why 144hz, is not 60hz or 120hz the standard? 2)what benefits do I get in visual reality by having 120hz or 144hz. Can anyone that own it confirm please?3) obviously, in order to get the benefits, my GPU should produce these kind of frames, correct??or do I still get some benefits even if does not?Thank You



From what I percieve, it does make a difference in the matter of First-Person Shooter gaming- Say games like Rust, Battlefield, COD(ugh) etc. If you're hitting 144 FPS+, then this monitor will do the trick. The difference might seem so infinitesimal, but if you had to go from using one 144Hz monitor then back to a standard 60Hz monitor, then you would notice the difference as you've grown accustom to the 144Hz perk.

This seems like an amazing price, but I'm not sure about the quality/longevity in comparrison to say Asus or BenQ; you get what you pay for. Personally, I'm waiting for 4k monitors to be more common, thus 144Hz monitors will drop dramatically in price- as seen with this deal.

Can anyone recommend a 27"?

Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a bargain monitor that'd be decent for photoshop and a little website design?

I need something that's just good at colour representation I guess? I've not bought a monitor in YEARS, but my laptop screen just isn't good enough (it's too difficult to distinguish similar colours).

BorisTheSpider

Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a … Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a bargain monitor that'd be decent for photoshop and a little website design?I need something that's just good at colour representation I guess? I've not bought a monitor in YEARS, but my laptop screen just isn't good enough (it's too difficult to distinguish similar colours).


There's definitely no need for a 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor for something as simple as photoshop work, 60 Hz is just fine.

While I can't recommend one offhand, I'd advise you just to look on your favourite PC hardware website at monitors, pick a few you like the look/price of & Google for reviews, specifically looking into colour representation.

btc-uk

There's definitely no need for a 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor for something … There's definitely no need for a 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor for something as simple as photoshop work, 60 Hz is just fine.While I can't recommend one offhand, I'd advise you just to look on your favourite PC hardware website at monitors, pick a few you like the look/price of & Google for reviews, specifically looking into colour representation.



Ta. Will do.

BorisTheSpider

Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a … Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a bargain monitor that'd be decent for photoshop and a little website design?I need something that's just good at colour representation I guess? I've not bought a monitor in YEARS, but my laptop screen just isn't good enough (it's too difficult to distinguish similar colours).



It's a TN panel with gamma and colour temperature not exactly accurate out of the box, not to mention viewing angles and grading problems. Get an IPS screen instead.
Edited by: "BenderRodriguez" 8th Apr 2014

BorisTheSpider

Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a … Is this overkill for a bit of photoshop work? Can anyone recommend a bargain monitor that'd be decent for photoshop and a little website design?I need something that's just good at colour representation I guess? I've not bought a monitor in YEARS, but my laptop screen just isn't good enough (it's too difficult to distinguish similar colours).



For this you will be wanting a monitor with an IPS panel. Great colours much better than a tn panel

Gone up to £176.42 ?

EuanQ

For this you will be wanting a monitor with an IPS panel. Great colours … For this you will be wanting a monitor with an IPS panel. Great colours much better than a tn panel



In an ideal world I'd want an IPS panel with CCFL backlight rather than LED for photo work. This being a non ideal world I bought a Dell U2312HM which I'm very happy with.
Edited by: "spamcan61" 8th Apr 2014

£191 now
Edited by: "perfidalbione" 8th Apr 2014
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