But, unlike many entry-level monitors, with the GL2580HM you get a sleek, “frameless” bezel. It also offers a reasonable connectivity and speakers. If you’re looking for a budget screen, it’s certainly worth considering.
Design and build
The narrow bezel is the GL2580HM's best feature, particularly at this price. The top and sides of the screen merge with the frame behind, leaving just a slight 1.5mm physical bezel. This significantly ups this monitor’s appeal, as opposed to a conventional framed display.
The choice of all-black for the rest of the display works well too, it doesn't look or feel cheap either.
However, while the stand and frame may be stylish, but it is a little inflexible. For example, the stand offers only a slight back and forth tilt adjustment, with no height or swivel adjustment whatsoever. Instead, those who want a display that they can move around more easily will have to take advantage of the 100 x 100mm VESA mount on the rear.
There’s no USB hub, no headphone stand and no gaming features, which is not surprising at this price.