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EASE G24I28 Gaming Monitor Reviews

We have tested the design, picture quality, features, and adjustments of the EASE G24I28 to bring you its thorough review.

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Review Summary

The EASE G24I28 is a no-frill, basic-design monitor with plastic housing all around it and OSD buttons. There is nothing particular about the design. Seems like all these savings are put into one heck of a good-performing panel which actually surprised us. This panel being the core product delivers a good gaming performance and brilliant colors and with AMD Freesync in its arsenal, the whopping 280Hz refresh rate. This is possibly the best value monitor in this price range with these features set.

Hours Tested: 8-10
Tech4Gamers Recommended Award

Overall
8.8/10
8.8/10
  • Design - 8/10
    8/10
  • Display - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Performance - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Value - 9/10
    9/10

Pros

  • 1920×1080 IPS Panel
  • 280Hz Refresh Rate
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Overdrive
  • HDR
  • Tilting
  • Flicker Free

Cons

  • No Swivel, Pivoting, and Height Adjustment
  • The power Adapter is running hot

EASETEC introduces their brand EASE with the G24I28 monitor—an entry-level 1080P Fast IPS Gaming monitor geared towards eSports and competitive gaming due to its hefty 280Hz refresh rate and 23.8” display size. However, accurate testing requires specialized tools like high-speed cameras for frame recording, crucial for identifying ghosting or tearing. Calibration and gamut range identification hardware are also essential for precise data representation. Despite lacking this equipment, our review covers specifications, design, and experiential insights after usage.


Key Takeaways

  • The EASE G24I28 monitor is a 280Hz, 23.8-inch IPS display designed for competitive gaming, featuring AMD FreeSync, HDR400 support, and a 1ms MPRT response time.
  • The EASE G24I28 monitor is best for gamers seeking high-performance monitors for competitive play, particularly those valuing a high refresh rate, fast response time, and AMD FreeSync compatibility.
  • The EASE G24I28 monitor might not be ideal for users needing ergonomic flexibility due to its design limitations (lack of pivot, height adjustment).

Let’s see the specifications!

A few corrections: There is no VGA port on this monitor. The VESA size is 75x75mm. There is no USB-C port on this monitor.

Packaging and Unboxing

The monitor is shipped inside a colorful box finished in blue and black.

The following is included in the box:

  • 1x EASE G24I28 Monitor
  • 1x DisplayPort Cable
  • 1x Power Cable
  • 1x Base with Stand

Closer Look

The EASE G24I28 is a 1080P (QHD) 280Hz refresh rate, gaming monitor. This is an IPS panel based on an RGB sub-pixel layout. Given that the panel is IPS, the viewing angles are good on it reaching up to 178°. The panel size is 23.8” with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

EASE G24I28 Gaming Monitor
EASE G24I28 Gaming Monitor (Image by T4G)

Let’s start with the design of the monitor.

The very first thing that you would need to do is to attach the stand and the base to the monitor. The left picture shows the stand with a metal clip on the top. This metal clip slides on the monitor’s housing which we will cover shortly. The base is made of plastic and is finished in black color. There is a protruded area that sits inside the stand during the installation.

Bottom of Base
Bottom of Base (Image by T4G)

The above picture shows the bottom view of the base. There are circular-shaped anti-slip pads. The triangular area has two lockers that automatically catch the tabs on the stand for a firm installation.

The left shows the area on the housing of the monitor on which the stand is to be installed. EASETEC has sent us the used unit for testing hence the scratches are visible along with the visible marks coming from the previous installation/removal. This gives us an idea of the average build quality as well. The cutouts and the locker tabs are designed such as the stand slides on these channels. The push button is used during the removal of the stand. Pressing it will release the lock and the stand can be slided out.

The right shows the stand attached to the monitor. In the next step, align the base with the stand and insert it into the empty slot at the base of the stand. You will hear a nice click indicating that the base is attached to the stand. The unit is now ready for use.

 

The above picture shows the fully assembled and ready monitor. This is a basic design without any glimmer or style added to it. The design of the base synchronizes with the monitor well. The monitor was a bit tilted towards the left which was fixed later on as the base was out of sync with the stand.

 

There is a matt black finish on this monitor. The basic design reflects on the back as well. There are no aggressive or bold looks here. The housing is made of plastic material. There is a raised or protruded area above the base which houses the connectivity ports, power board, and speakers.

EASE G24I28 Frame
Frame (Image by T4G)

Though the EASETEC is claiming it to be a frameless design, this monitor has a thin bezel and then there is a black color border across the screen which further reduces the actual screen area.

The panel is a 24” IPS type with a 1920×1080 resolution, although the actual screen size is 23.8”. Its typical brightness of 350 cd/m² is suitable for this monitor size. With a contrast ratio of 1000:1, dark blacks may not be prominent, a common trait of IPS panels. The LED backlight lacks an anti-glare coating, leading to some reflection based on room lighting. It covers 100% sRGB with good out-of-the-box colors in an 8-bit display, boasting a 1ms MPRT response time rather than GTG. The monitor supports HDR400 and VESA mounting, consuming around 42W (Typical) with a voltage range of 100~240V.

EASE G24I28 Label
EASE Label (Image by T4G)

The midsection of the base has EASE branding on it.

This monitor features 2x3W speakers, and below we have buttons for the OSD. There is no joystick on this monitor. We are back with the old-school layout, which is understandable given the pricing of the unit. These buttons are hard pressed and make a loud click when pressed.

EASE G24I28 - OSD Labels
OSD Labels (Image by T4G)

The front side of the monitor has labels for the OSD buttons.

  • M is used to access the main menu and to select the current highlighted setting.
  • ˂ is used to traverse the settings downward
  • > is used to traverse the settings upward
  • E is used to exit the current setting and the main menu
  • Power button toggle
EASE G24I28 Sticker
Info Label (Image by T4G)

There is an info label on the base of the unit. It has the Serial No of the unit. It is mentioned that this device is suited for family and office use. Home would be a better word instead of family.

Ergonomics

Before moving further, here are the unique features of the monitor:

  • HDR400
  • Low Blue Light
  • Overdrive
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Flicker Free
  • 75×75 VESA Mount
PRO TIP: Before purchasing the monitor, ensure compatibility between your graphics card and the monitor’s features, especially concerning FreeSync protocols with Nvidia cards.

However, being a basic design, this monitor has:

  • No Swivel
  • No Pivot
  • No Height Adjustment

This is definitely a drawback but the value of the monitor is coming from somewhere else not from the ergonomics. Ergonomically wise, this monitor lacks a lot.

The only provision here is the Tilt adjustment.

The above pictures show the range of Tilt movement that this monitor supports. Its range is -5°~+20° approximately. The tilt range without height adjustment is still restricted in our opinion. The overall thickness of the monitor makes it a non-slim outlook but that is understandable.

Connectivity

EASE G24I28 - Ports
Connectivity Ports (Image by T4G)

This monitor has got some rich connectivity options for the users. These include:

  • 2x HDMI 2.0 ports
  • 2x Display Port ports
  • 1x Audio Jack
  • 1x Power Port

These ports are located inside the base of the monitor on the backside and installed vertically. The connectivity options are actually good for this price range.

EASETEC has provided one DisplayPort cable and a power adapter cable as well.

OSD Menu

We will show the main menu listings from the OSD. It is not that convenient to use the buttons to play around with the menu settings. The absence of a user manual is another disadvantage.

PRO TIP: Be cautious not to over-shoot settings, as this can result in inverse ghosting. Optimal settings may vary based on the specific game and refresh rate, so fine-tune accordingly for the best experience.

Performance

The EASE G24I28 monitor impresses with its 280Hz refresh rate, 1ms MPR response time, and 8-bit color display, offering vibrant yet accurate 100% sRGB colors. The factory-calibrated colors are excellent, requiring minimal adjustment, providing ample brightness at 350 nits. Despite the HDR400 support, enabling HDR doesn’t notably enhance visuals.

The overdrive feature, termed Response Time, offers settings like Off, High, Middle, and Low, impacting ghosting differently. Default settings exhibit minimal ghosting only in specific scenarios. Using the High setting induces inverse ghosting, while Middle and Low settings work well, dependent on game titles and refresh rates.

HDR, MPRT, and Freesync are disabled by default, each having trade-offs. MPRT implementation causes visible ghosting, especially in motion tests, not resolved by overdrive.

EASE G24I28 - Refresh Rates
Refresh Rates (Image by T4G)

We accessed the Advanced Display Settings, of Windows 10 and found all the support refresh rates listed there going as high as 280Hz and as low as 50Hz.

We selected the 280Hz refresh rate and applied it.

The Nvidia control panel displayed supported refresh rates, including 280Hz, and notably, the monitor’s identifier starts with the letter “C,” not “G.” While some FreeSync protocols might not be compatible, this AMD FreeSync-enabled monitor seamlessly worked with Nvidia graphics cards after enabling the GSync Compatible option in Nvidia’s control panel. This compatibility allows users to leverage the variable refresh rate feature for optimal performance.

Dead Pixel
Dead Pixel (Image by T4G)

Oops! We already have a dead pixel on the panel (on the right side of the watermark logo). The power adapter provided with the monitor run hot for odd reasons.

WARNING: Upon unboxing the monitor, thoroughly inspect the screen for any dead pixels. These issues, if present, might impact your visual experience. Should you encounter dead pixels or any other defects, consider reaching out to support.

The monitor also supports 8-bit color depth and has 178° wide viewing angles. This helps in near to accurate and consistent image rendering on the screen. This panel is not that suitable for color-related workload so keep that in mind.  Overall we have had a pleasant and satisfactory experience with the EASE G24I28 1080P 280Hz IPS panel. The provision of AMD FreeSync with Overdrive makes it more compelling.

Should You Buy It?

After reviewing the monitor thoroughly, do I think you should buy it?

Buy It If:

You prioritize high refresh rates for gaming: The EASE G24I28 offers a 280Hz refresh rate, ideal for competitive gaming and eSports enthusiasts seeking smoother gameplay.

You want rich connectivity: With 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort, and an audio jack, this monitor provides ample connectivity options, catering to diverse gaming setups.

Don’t Buy It If:

❌ Ergonomic features are crucial to you: Lacking pivot, height adjustments, and limited tilt range, this monitor might not suit those needing versatile ergonomic settings for prolonged use.

Conclusion

The G24I28 monitor boasts a 280Hz refresh rate, 1920×1080 resolution, and a 23.8” screen size, targeted at eSports and competitive gaming. It features AMD FreeSync technology and offers a 1ms MPRT, enhancing its gaming performance.

Despite its IPS panel delivering a typical 1000:1 contrast ratio and 350 nits brightness, the monitor lacks pivot, height adjustment, and swivel functions. Its factory calibration ensures decent color saturation, although lacking specific sRGB preset modes. The monitor’s response time settings and AMD FreeSync present choices for users to manage ghosting during gaming, with AMD FreeSync offering minimal ghosting compared to MPRT.

Connectivity-wise, it offers rich options, including HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort ports, although accessing the OSD relies on loud buttons at the base. The monitor excels in gaming experiences but might not suit content creators due to varied performance needs in overdrive settings.

Recent Updates


  • December 27, 2023: Few text changes to improve readability.

 
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