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Gigabyte M32U 32" 4K Gaming Monitor (2021)

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Product Overview

Gigabyte M32U is a mainstream 32-inch 4K gaming monitor in Gigabyte's 2021 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel.
Notably, this monitor supports HDR up to DisplayHDR 400. In terms of color reproduction, one can expect above average performance. The included stand comes with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments that make for a more ergonomic viewing experience. Additionally, this monitor can get quite contrasty. It also comes with build-in speakers that make media consumption in a pinch an effortless experience.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 90% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • DisplayHDR 400
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • High 90.16 % screen-to-body ratio
  • Build-in speakers included
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    Ext 67% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Superb text clarity
    • Solid gaming performance
    • Good value for money
    • Sleek, well-executed design
    • Outstanding low input lag
    • Excellent gray uniformity
    Cons
    • Low contrast ratio
    • Lackluster picture modes
    • No FreeSync support
    • Expensive for a 27-inch 4K monitor
    • Mediocre sound quality
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    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x USB 3.0 (Type-C; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC; HBR3), 3x USB 3.0 (Type-A; downstream; BC 1.2 charging at 5V/1.5A), 1x USB 3.0 (Type-B; upstream)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    130 mm / 5.1181 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    N/A
    Adjustment | Swivel
    -30° ~ 30°
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 20°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    Speakers
    2x 3W
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Bezels
    90.16% screen-to-body ratio
    Size | Depth
    2.69 in / 68.2 mm w/o stand, 9.62 in / 244.3 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    16.69 in / 423.8 mm w/o stand, 17.93 in / 455.3 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    28.18 in / 715.8 mm
    Weight
    7.25 kg / 16 lbs w/o stand , 10.35 kg / 23 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    350 nits / 400 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (static)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    32" (31.54 in / 801 mm)
    Display Type
    IPS, Anti-glare/Matte, Innolux
    Gamut
    90% DCI-P3, 123% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    140 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.181 mm
    Refresh Rate
    48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
    Resolution
    4K (3840x2160)
    Response Time
    2 ms (min)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    DisplayHDR 400
    Licenses
    Eyesafe certified, TÜV Rheinland Flicker-free certified, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Video
    Display Stream Compression (DSC), Flicker-free technology, Smart OD, KVM Switch, OSD Sidekick, Low Blue Light, GameAssist (Aim Stabilizer / Crosshair / Dashboard / Black Equalizer / Timer / Counter / Auto-Update), 6-axis color control, Picture-by-Pictu...

    Performance

    Power Consumption
    115 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

    Production

    Accessory
    DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB cable
    Debut
    2021

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score 66%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    With HDR on, the M32U looks like it's trying to cram too much dynamic range into too small of a space. There aren't too many dimming zones, and they're slow to respond to changes. The 144Hz panel isn't as fast as something like the 360Hz Asus ROG Swift PG259QNR.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Ultra-smooth 144Hz refresh rate
    • Good value for money
    Cons
    • Expensive for a 27-inch 4K monitor

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score 68%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
    The Gigabyte M32U is an excellent gaming monitor, especially for Xbox Series S|X or Sony PS5 gamers. It has an incredible response time, outstanding low input lag, and a great selection of additional gaming features, including FreeSync support. The large, high-resolution screen makes it easier to see more of your workflow at once, and it delivers superb text clarity. It's also great for watching videos, but not in a dark room, as it has low contrast and a terrible local dimming feature.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Outstanding low input lag
    • Superb text clarity
    • Wide viewing angles
    • Excellent gray uniformity
    Cons
    • Low contrast ratio
    • No FreeSync support

    tomsguide[3]

    Sentiment Score 67%
    Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
    The Gigabyte M32U gaming monitor is almost a slam-dunk choice, considering everything you get as part of the package. The integrated speakers get decently loud, but their audio quality is not especially good. Gigabyte goes for broke with things like its built-in KVM switch and GameAssist, and those come close to paying off.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Sleek, well-executed design
    • Solid gaming performance
    • Comfortable to use
    Cons
    • Mediocre sound quality
    • Lackluster picture modes

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Gigabyte M32U monitor review: 4K gaming without the fluff. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/monitor-reviews/gigabyte-m32u-monitor-review/. 2021-09-24. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
    2. ^ Gigabyte M32U Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/gigabyte/m32u. 2021-10-14. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
    3. ^ Gigabyte M32U gaming monitor review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/gigabyte-m32u-gaming-monitor. 2022-01-19. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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