Iiyama G-Master Silver Crow GB2783QSU-B1
The GB2783QSU-B1 has the nickname ‘Silver Crow’, and to point out we are dealing with a gaming-monitor here Iiyama added the G-Master label. Business models, such as the B2783QSU-B1, are called ‘ProLite’. In both cases we find a 27-inch monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440, which we usually call wqhd. The pixel density ends up at 110 pixels per inch; with that elements of the screen might seem a little bit smaller than you are used to at 100% scaling. That said, the difference is too small to be troublesome.
The monitor rests on the well-known Iiyama ergonomic base. The panel is height adjustable, it can tilt, turn and rotate to portrait mode. We are a big advocate of adjustability: the right height and angle mean a healthy posture and that is pretty important if you are looking at spreadsheets for 8 hours or if you are fragging for 8 hours.
In terms of connectivity the GB2783QSU-B1 offers the same as the previously covered ‘business’ model: displayport 1.2, hdmi 1.4 and dual-link dvi are present and all suited to control the native resolution with ergonomic refresh rate. For Adaptive/FreeSync you need displayport. Furthermore we see an audio in- and output and a usb 3.0 hub separately on the left side with two host-connectors.
As stated before this is a tn-panel which means you should not expect great viewing angles: if you are not directly in front of the monitor, you will notice a visible decrease in brightness and colour shift. Nevertheless, Iiyama uses one of the better tn-panels, as we will show further on in this review.
A difference with the B2783QSU-B1 is that this gaming monitor has some presets in the menu for diverse games. The BlackTuner functionality is also present and allows you to change the black values, so as to see your enemy better in dark (parts of) games.