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Iiyama launches a pair of curved G-Master Red Eagle monitors

by Mark Tyson on 28 October 2020, 13:11

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Iiyama has added two new gaming monitors to its high-end G-Master Red Eagle series. They are similar in some aspects but quite different in others, as you will see in the comparative specs table below. In brief though, they are both curved gaming monitors with VA panels, FreeSync Premium, 1ms MPRT response times, faster refresh rates (144Hz+), are three sided borderless designs, and have built in speakers.

The 24-inch G2466HSU has a 40-165Hz screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen curvature is 1500R, said to increase immersiveness. Looking deeper into the 16.7 million colour panel specs, it has a max brightness of 250nits and static contrast ratio of 3,000:1. Already, in the intro, I mentioned panel type, response time, and VRR compatibility.

Iiyama's 32-inch GB3266QSU has a 48-144Hz screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels. The screen curvature here is the gentler 1800R. This screen has a max brightness of 400nits and static contrast ratio of 3,000:1. A welcome bonus of this bigger monitor, compared to the 24-incher, is that it features a height adjustable stand.

Moving back to commonalities between the new curved G-Master Red Eagle monitors, they both feature similar connectivity options including a USB hub and headphone connectors. Furthermore, both have the following hardware/firmware features available; flicker-free and blue light modes, OverDrive, Black Tuner, LFC (low framerate compensation), and support for pre-set and user game-modes.

Model

G-Master GB3266QSU-B1 Red Eagle

G-Master G2466HSU-B1 Red Eagle

Screen Size

31.5", 80cm

23.6’’, 60cm

Response time & Freq.

1ms MPRT, 48~144Hz, FreeSync™ Premium

1ms MPRT, 40~165Hz, FreeSync™ Premium

Panel and resolution

VA technology, QHD 2560 x 1440 @144Hz

VA technology, FHD 1920 x 1080 @165Hz

Height adjustment

11cm

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Inputs

2x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 2x 3.0 USB 900mA, 2x 2.0 USB 500mA

2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 2x 2.0 USB 500mA

Features

OverDrive, Black Tuner, Blue Light Reducer, Predefined and Custom Gaming Modes, HDR ready, LFC (low framerate compensation)

OverDrive, Black Tuner, Blue Light Reducer, Predefined and Custom Gaming Modes, HDR ready, LFC (low framerate compensation)

Audio / Others

2x 5W speakers, headphone connector

2x 2W speakers, headphone connector

 

Checking Scan UK for pricing and availability, the G2466HSU appears to be on pre-order for £159 (due 16th Nov), while the GB3266QSU is in stock at £339.

If you are looking for a recent Iiyama G-Master Red Eagle monitor review, back in June HEXUS had the GB3461WQSU in the labs.

 


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Whenever i've sat at or seen a curved 24" used, it just makes no sense to me.
Tabbykatze
Whenever i've sat at or seen a curved 24" used, it just makes no sense to me.

Nor me. 27? Maybe. 32? Yeah, okay. But 24? Nope.

Then again, each to his own. They wouldn't release them if there's wasn't a market, so presumably there is. Or they think there is.
Saracen999
Nor me. 27? Maybe. 32? Yeah, okay. But 24? Nope.

Then again, each to his own. They wouldn't release them if there's wasn't a market, so presumably there is. Or they think there is.

It's likely just the offcuts and they just make a 24in to use them up. I can't feasonably imagine a more annoying screensize than 24in to be curved.
Tabbykatze
Whenever i've sat at or seen a curved 24" used, it just makes no sense to me.

My daughter had a curved Samsung monitor, simply because the other specs made sense for her.

She wasn't bothered by the curve, it didn't get in the way. When that monitor died (out of warranty, and that's the second Samsung I've had go with stripes all over the screen) she wasn't bothered by whether the replacement was curved or nor. She has a standard flat one now.

My main beef with any curved monitor is getting two of the in a multi panel setup. I think I would get OCD about the curves lining up, yet with flat monitors any angle will do. But that probably more a fault with me than the monitors :D

Edit: But then I lived with pincushion convex CRT monitors for decades, I guess it is just what you are used to.