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Planar Systems X2850
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Planar Systems X2850 PC Monitor

28" LED 662.9mm Jul 2014
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
The Planar IX-Series 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) 28" LCD monitor delivers an immersive 4K experience for the desktop, bringing life to still images and video. With its unbeatable image clarity,... More
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8 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This PC display received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Robust

Several Planar Systems X2850 reviewers who purchased the Planar Systems X2850 reckoned that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The IX2850$603.53 at Amazon is a solid per”. Pcmag.com also said “The Planar IX2850 is a solid 28-inch 4K monitor that delivers a sharp high-resolution image”.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Planar Systems X2850 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the X2850 do not have a built-in speaker.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,073.7 million, the Planar Systems X2850 has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec. The average display colour count of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 110M, and the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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Two DisplayPorts

The Planar Systems X2850 is a two DisplayPort flatpanel monitor. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the X2850 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Planar Systems X2850 is a two HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the X2850 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Planar Systems X2850 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the X2850.

A 640 x 350 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC screen.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Planar Systems X2850 is a one USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Planar Systems X2850 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens that were launched around the same time as the X2850 do not have a built-in camera. The Planar Systems X2850 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Planar Systems X2850 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the X2850 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most PC displays of this age and type have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Planar Systems X2850 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Planar Systems X2850 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Planar Systems X2850 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DC,HDMI,USB are also found on this Planar Systems PC screen.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

With a maximum power consumption of 75 Watts, the Planar Systems X2850 has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X2850. Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the X2850 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 53W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Planar Systems X2850

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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HD Type
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Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Design
Case Colour
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Power Consumption When Off
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
Power Supply Type
Active Display Area (W X H)

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 December 2014

The Planar IX2850 is a solid 28-inch 4K monitor that delivers a sharp high-resolution image and is equipped with all the I/O connections you'll need...

Crisp Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) imagery
Good gray-scale performance
Lots of IO ports
Middling color accuracy
Limited stand adjustability

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 17 December 2014 by Bryan T.
(Verified Purchase)

I don't know why I thought this was a good idea. I never even got a 4K picture out of it...

Inexpensive. Energy-efficient
No dead pixels (knock on wood
Looks fantastic
Price at time of purchase 450
Responsive buttons
Stand arrived broken, entirely plastic, wobbles at the slightest touch
Clusters of dead pixels near center of screen, no QA
Capacitive touch buttons are poorly placed, unresponsive, sometimes register phantom presses. Oh, and even touching them makes the display wobble
Menu interface isn't even native resolution for the panel, slow to navigate because of the garbage buttons
Couldn't get any of the digital inputs to work with an AMD Radeon. DVI didn't work, even with a dual-link cable. HDMI didn't work. DisplayPort didn't work (neither 1.1 nor 1.2). Black or corrupted scr

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00810689001454
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