Layout design and features …
The iiyama offers, as usual today, 2 possibilities of assembly. It can be used conventionally with a stand or mounted on the wall with an optional VESA bracket. The VESA standard here is 100×100 mm. In our test we decided to use the monitor stand, because the height adjustability and the pivot function can be used.
Viewed from the front, the GB2730QSU looks valuable. It presents itself in plain black with an AMD FreeSync and a Silver Crow sticker including technical data. Silver Crow stands by the way for the beginner series in the WDHQ area of iiyama.
The GB2730QSU also cuts a good figure laterally. It doesn’t look extremely expansive and can therefore be placed close to the wall without any problems, which is definitely an advantage for narrow desks. You can also see the 2 USB 3.0 ports on the left side.
iiyama realizes the usage of the GB2730QSU with classic push buttons. These can be handled neatly, the pressure point is also optimally chosen for our taste. Those who hoped for capacitive switches will be disappointed. However, the solution with classic push-buttons for this price class is completely in order.
Opposite is the electricity connection. Here a classic cold appliance plug is used, fortunately an external power supply is not used here. The only thing to criticize here would be a separate power switch. But this is acceptable, as the GB2730QSU has an automatic standby function. The audio input and the headphone output are also located here.
A positive feature is that the USB hub is located a little further to the right of the video ports on the bottom side. This has the advantage that a clean cable management is possible without problems. It’s also the preparation for a Kensington lock.
After the whole theory and the technical data we now come to the practical test.
iiyama G-Master GB2730QSU Silver Crow monitor field test …