Samsung U28E850R vs Viewsonic VG2860MHL

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Samsung U28E850R
Viewsonic VG2860MHL

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Bigger viewable height Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 341.28mmmm viewable height PC monitor. That's 0.91999999999996mm bigger than the Viewsonic VG2860MHL (340.36mmmm).
1.1799999999999mm bigger viewable width Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a viewable width of 620.93mmmm, however the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is only a 619.75mmmm viewable width PC monitor (1.1799999999999mm smaller).
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a display brightness of 370 cd/m² cd/m², but the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is only a 300 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (70 cd/m² dimmer).
Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung U28E850R is four, but the Viewsonic VG2860MHL only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Having a number of USB 2.0 ports on your monitor is particularly useful for laptops where you frequently disconnect the laptop from the monitor. Just one USB connection from your laptop to your monitor will immediately connect all your other USB devices that are attached to the monitor.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung U28E850R is two, but the Viewsonic VG2860MHL only has one HDMI port.
Four USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has four USB Type-A downstream ports, however the Viewsonic VG2860MHL only has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
11kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has an annual energy consumption of 56kWhkWh, whereas the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is a 67kWhkWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (11kWh higher).
9% lighter Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a 4.9kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.4g lighter than the Viewsonic VG2860MHL (5.3kgg).
6.5mm shorter Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a height of 384.5mmmm, however the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is a 391mmmm tall PC monitor (6.5mm taller).
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung U28E850R is "B", but the rating of the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is "C".
6 Reasons For
One more DisplayPort Edit
The number of DisplayPorts on the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is two, but the Samsung U28E850R only has one DisplayPort.
Shallower Edit
Viewsonic VG2860MHL is 49.3mmmm deep. That's 11.4mm shallower than the Samsung U28E850R (49.3mmmm).
1.4mm narrower Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a width of 659.7mmmm, however the Samsung U28E850R is a 661.1mmmm wide PC monitor (1.4mm wider).
$30 cheaper
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL costs $519.99, whereas the Samsung U28E850R is $549.99.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 user review, the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has an average review score of 100%, but the Samsung U28E850R has an average rating of 77% (based on 23 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
One less DisplayPort Edit
The number of DisplayPorts on the Samsung U28E850R is one, but the Viewsonic VG2860MHL only has two DisplayPorts.
Only DVI ports Edit
The Samsung U28E850R is a DVI port PC monitor, whereas the Viewsonic VG2860MHL only has one DVI port.
Deeper Edit
Samsung U28E850R is 60.7mmmm deep. That's 11.4mm deeper than the Viewsonic VG2860MHL (49.3mmmm).
Moderately wider Edit
The Samsung U28E850R has a width of 661.1mmmm, however the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is a 659.7mmmm wide PC monitor (1.4mm narrower).
$30 more expensive
The Samsung U28E850R is more expensive than the Viewsonic VG2860MHL by $30.
Not as many stockists
Only 7 sellers sells the Samsung U28E850R, however 10 retailers sell the Viewsonic VG2860MHL. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Samsung U28E850R only has an average user rating of 77%, but the Viewsonic VG2860MHL has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
11 Reasons Against
1% smaller viewable height Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL is a 340.36mmmm viewable height PC monitor. That's 0.91999999999996mm smaller than the Samsung U28E850R (340.36mmmm).
A bit smaller viewable width Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a viewable width of 619.75mmmm, however the Samsung U28E850R is a 620.93mmmm viewable width PC monitor (1.1799999999999mm bigger).
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a display brightness of 300 cd/m² cd/m², but the Samsung U28E850R is a 370 cd/m² cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (70 cd/m² brighter).
Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is two, but the Samsung U28E850R only has four USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB 2.0 ports are used to connect peripherals such as a kayboard, mouse, or external drive to your computer via your monitor. The USB 2.0 port can also be used for USB flash drives.

Having a number of USB 2.0 ports on your monitor is particularly useful for laptops where you frequently disconnect the laptop from the monitor. Just one USB connection from your laptop to your monitor will immediately connect all your other USB devices that are attached to the monitor.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Viewsonic VG2860MHL is one, but the Samsung U28E850R only has two HDMI ports.
Only two USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has two USB Type-A downstream ports, however the Samsung U28E850R only has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
11kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has an annual energy consumption of 67kWhkWh, whereas the Samsung U28E850R is a 56kWhkWh annual energy consumption PC monitor (11kWh lower).
Heavier Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL is a 5.3kgg weight PC monitor. That's 0.4g heavier than the Samsung U28E850R (5.3kgg).
Moderately taller Edit
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has a height of 391mmmm, however the Samsung U28E850R is a 384.5mmmm tall PC monitor (6.5mm shorter).
Over one year older
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL is older than the Samsung U28E850R by 20 months.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Viewsonic VG2860MHL has an energy efficiency rating of "C", but the Samsung U28E850R has a rating of "B".

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

3 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 56.39
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 56.39
Purchase price $ 519.99
Total cost of ownership $ 576.38
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.37T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
28" 28"
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Type
 LED
 LCD
BEST
 LED
 LCD
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 160
Viewable Height
341.28mm
BEST
340.36mm
Viewable Width
620.93mm
BEST
619.75mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
0.16 x 0.16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
Display Diagonal
70cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 TN
 TN
Display Brightness
370 cd/m²
BEST
300 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Color Gamut
72% Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Brightness (min)
310 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Refresh Rate
60Hz Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
1 1
DisplayPort
1 2
BEST
USB 2.0 Port
4
BEST
2
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1
BEST
USB Type-A Downstream Port
4
BEST
2
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Multimedia

RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 6W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Performance

Mean Time Between Failures
Unknown - Click to provide data 30,000h

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
-1.5 - 91.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Height Adjustment
130mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 22 -5 - 37
Swivel Angle Range
-25 - 25 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 B
BEST
 B
Typical Power Consumption
39W
BEST
46W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
56kWh
BEST
67kWh
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
Power Consumption (DPMS)
0.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
10.7kg 10.2kg
BEST
Packaging Height
503mm 493mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
327mm 196mm
BEST
Packaging Width
738mm
BEST
742mm
Weight With Stand
7.4kg
BEST
7.8kg
Height With Stand
421.5mm
BEST
483.4mm
Depth With Stand
260.6mm
BEST
266mm
Width With Stand
661.1mm 659.7mm
BEST
Weight
4.9kg
BEST
5.3kg
Height
384.5mm
BEST
391mm
Depth
60.7mm 49.3mm
BEST
Width
661.1mm 659.7mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 AUX
 DisplayPort
 MHL
 USB
 AC
 AUX
 DisplayPort
 MHL
BEST

Other Features

Easy to Install
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Samsung Magic Function
MagicAngle, MagicBright, MagicRotation Auto Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Active Display Area (W X H)
341.28 x 620.93 Unknown - Click to provide data
Samsung Eye Saver Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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