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Great gaming monitor with a maximum brightness of 1500 cd/m²

Great gaming monitor with a maximum brightness of 1500 cd/m²

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The Gigabyte S55U is, as the name of the model suggests, a 54.6-inch gaming monitor that wants to combine the size of a television with that of a gaming monitor. It shines with a powerful backlight.

If you are still looking for a gaming monitor that can not only occupy a desk but also a cabinet, the Gigabyte S55U is the right choice. The 54.6-inch device with a quantum dot panel wants to combine the dimensions of a television with the functions of a monitor, but it fails with the connections: the image signals only reach the 4-UHD panel with 120 Hertz via HDMI 2.1 and VA technology. There is no display port and should not be very practical due to the length of the cable.

The Gigabyte S55U offers the aforementioned VA panel with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and 120 Hertz, which achieves 96 percent DCI-P3 and 140 percent SRGB, as well as a contrast ratio of 5,000:1. It shines when it comes to backlighting: Direct-action LEDs reach a typical brightness of 500 candelas per square meter and a maximum brightness of 1,500 candelas per square meter and are divided into 132 zones. Freesync Premium is also included for gamers.


The device connects via HDMI 2.1 (48 Gb/s) and HDMI 2.0. There’s USB and network, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The equipment is due, among other things, to the built-in Android system, which also allows access to the Google Play Store. The S55U also has the gigabyte gaming features known from other devices. Unsurprisingly, the foot can’t do much for the size of the device; if you want more, you can use the VESA mount with 400 x 300 millimeters. Arms and wall mounts must be able to support 5.2 kilograms. Gigabyte specifies a typical power consumption of 83 watts. Two speakers, each rated at 10 watts, provide basic sound reinforcement; Signals can also be forwarded through an optical output. Pricing and availability were not mentioned at the time.

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