iiyama: Best budget computer monitors for work and gaming with 100 Hz and FreeSync

Last year’s budget screen, the iiyama G-MASTER G2450HSU, is about to be joined by IPS-based sister models, a significant shift from its VA origins. Introducing the G2445HSU-B1 (24 inches) and G2745HSU-B1 (27 inches), these new best budget computer monitors for work and gaming are aimed at offering improved viewing angles, albeit at the cost of a high contrast ratio. Once again, these monitors aim to be top contenders for both work and gaming within their budget range.

iiyama G-Master G2445HSU-B1 and G2745HSU-B1 Best budget computer monitors for work and gaming

Both the best budget computer monitors for work and gaming have a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, supporting a maximum refresh rate of 100 Hz. It seems they lack HDR support but address tearing issues via FreeSync, possibly excluding LFC (Low Frame Rate Compensation) in the basic version. Additionally, a blur-combatting mode is available. Each monitor is equipped with two internal speakers, each producing a modest 2 watts of output.

Key specifications for these low cost computer monitors include a brightness of 250 cd/m², an 8-bit panel, a USB 2.0 hub, and a headphone output. They feature tilt adjustments, VESA mounting (100 x 100 mm), a blue light filter, and a flicker-free backlight. Connectivity options include HDMI 1.2, DisplayPort, and contrast ratios of 1300:1 (24 inches) or 1000:1 (27 inches). Additionally, they boast a 100 percent sRGB color depth.

The iiyama G-Master G2445HSU-B1 consumes a typical 18 watts of power, while its larger counterpart, the iiyama G-Master G2745HSU-B1, is rated at 22 watts.

Price and release date

iiyama G2445HSU-B1 / G2745HSU-B1 specifications

iiyama G-Master G2445HSU-B1 and G2745HSU-B1 Best budget computer monitors for work and gaming
  • Display: 24-inch / 27-inch IPS panel, matte surface
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
  • Contrast ratio: 1300:1 (24″) / 1000:1 (27″)
  • Extended contrast ratio: 80M:1
  • Refresh rate: 100Hz
  • Response time: 1ms (MPRT)
  • Viewing angle: 178°/178°
  • Color support: 16.7 M
  • Display area: 527.04 x 296.46mm (24″) / 597.9 x 336.3mm (27″)
  • Pixel pitch: 0.275mm (24″) / 0.311mm (27″)
  • Features: Blue light reduction, Flicker free, FreeSync, Night Mode, Black Tuner, Kensington lock
  • Ports: HDMI x1 (v.1.4), DisplayPort x1 (v.1.2), USB HUB x2 (v.2.0 DC5V, 500mA), HDCP, 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Audio: 2x 2W speakers
  • Stand: Tilt (22°- 4°)
  • VESA mount: 100 x 100mm
  • Dimensions: 538.5 x 397 x 192.5mm (24″) / 611.5 x 434 x 192.5mm (27″)
  • Weight: 3 kg (24″) / 3.9kg (27″)

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