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Samsung U28E590D PC Monitor

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28" Mega Contrast LED 660.9mm Apr 2015
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The Samsung UE590 UHD monitor offers PC viewing, gaming and more, all in stunning Ultra HD picture quality. With resolution that's four times higher than Full HD, this ultra high-definition (UHD)... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good. This LCD screen received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including digitalone.com.sg, benchmark.pl and straitstimes.com this LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 82 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this LCD screen rated it as 85%.

Easy to Use

Some people who bought this PC monitor thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung U28E590D “Is really simple to use, so no problems there” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Only thing i find awkard is the control joystick at the back.”. This year G. Innes wrote in their review of the Samsung U28E590D “Joy stick for menu is easy to use”.

A few customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Nmh mentioned in their review of the Samsung U28E590D “I am still playing with the display set ups for getting the correct settings” nonetheless they only gave the Samsung U28E590D a rating of 60 out of 100. Last year Prasa wrote on Amazon “Please update me if there are any settings to make it look sharper when upscaling 1080p source” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor an excellent rating.

One Samsung U28E590D owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. In October this year Paul B. said in his review of the Samsung U28E590D on Amazon “Was simple to set up”. One Samsung U28E590D owner who reviewed the Samsung U28E590D considered that it was easy to assemble. A few weeks ago G. Innes mentioned in their review of the Samsung U28E590D on Amazon “Easy to assemble”.

One person who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to handle. Adam Kirby he wrote “Could not be fixed at all, so was Uplay, Chrome was a lot better at handling 4K because you can adjust the scaling of websites”.

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Nice Design

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer said in their Samsung U28E590D review on Amazon in October last year “Beautifully designed monitor”. In October Anthony Goodman mentioned in his review of the Samsung U28E590D on Amazon “Gorgeous monitor for use with my MacBook Pro” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Anthony Goodman also wrote “A beautiful picture as long as you use the displayport input from the displayport 1.2 output via the thunderbolt connector”.

Several Samsung U28E590D reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was smooth. This month Anthony Goodman said “At last I can get 4K @ 60hz fir smooth pictures and high frame rate video”. Dunno wrote on Amazon “The monitor is still pretty slick and smooth for gaming and I am very satisfied”.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor said that it had a thick frame. William R gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Reasonably thin bezel and a metal-style edge, that makes text look satisfyingly crisp”. One person who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it was a good design.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers thought the Samsung U28E590D was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Samsung U28E590D “Top quality visuals” . Amazon Customer also mentioned “The visual quality is spot on”. Amazon Customer also said “Great quality image”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung U28E590D owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. In October this year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Make sure you have a powerful graphics card to make the most of it” in their review of the Samsung U28E590D. Andy wrote “A great monitor for the price, excellent picture quality” in his review of the Samsung U28E590D. In October B. Reed said “It offers superb picture quality if you have a video card to match” in their Samsung U28E590D review and gave the product an excellent review score.

A number of customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good colour saturation. This month Adam Kirby wrote “The colours are really excellent”. Dunno gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “PLS screen type (Colours are far superior to TN”. Dunno also mentioned “The price bracket does not warrant the greatest colour accuracy; at the end of the day you will not be disappointed with the colours on this display”.

Some customers who purchased the product agreed that it had clear images. Last year Nmh said in their review “I was expecting better clarity and crisp display”. Nmh also said “Maybe this is due to my expectations of having a 55" Samsung UHD 4K TV in the living room that is just pure clarity and crisp display”.

One person reckoned that it had a sharp image. In October last year Prasa said on Amazon “4k is really helpful for checking sharpness of the photos when doing quickCheck in canon Dpp”.

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Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the U28E590D is one the top selling PC display currently on the market.

Good Size

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was thin. One customer concluded that it was a big size. Dunno mentioned on Amazon “24 inch is still a great, large size monitor” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Samsung U28E590D owner thought the Samsung U28E590D was a good height. Dunno mentioned on Amazon “Its fine for me as luckily my desk is at a good height for the screen” in their review of this PC monitor and rated the Samsung U28E590D 4 stars.

One Samsung U28E590D owner who purchased the Samsung U28E590D considered that it was compact. Daves mentioned in their review on Amazon “Compact physical size.” and rated it as very good.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. This year Daves said “Can get full resolution with either HDMI or displayport” in their Samsung U28E590D review. Ross wrote on Amazon “HDMI cable is easy to attach to Apple mac mini”. William R wrote on Amazon “There is an HDMI cable in the box.” in his review of the Samsung U28E590D and scored it 5 stars.

Robust

One Samsung U28E590D owner who bought this PC monitor mentioned that it was well made. Yud mentioned on Amazon in October “However, all in all, I would give this a solid 9/10, I would have said 10/10 if it wasn't for that damn dead pixel” in their review of the Samsung U28E590D.

One person concluded that it was strong and durable. Adam Kirby said in his review of the Samsung U28E590D “There are no quality issues with the monitor either as it is very sturdy, feels like a good quality item when you hold it to set it up” .

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Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC display is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Samsung PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of this spec and age.

There are a number of other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung S27C750, the Asus MG279Q ($435.99), or the Eizo EV2455 ($507.99) which has better reviews.

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2160p Video Mode

The most resolution of the U28E590D is 2160p. That's over two times the resolution of the most common video mode of 1080p.

A 2160p video mode is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 480p.

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Two HDMI Ports

The U28E590D is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the U28E590D is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U28E590D is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal

At 711 millimeters, the U28E590D has a fairly large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The viewable size diagonals of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U28E590D range from 260mm to 870mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 560mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U28E590D the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 370 candellas per square meter, the Samsung U28E590D has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U28E590D.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U28E590D range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. At 71.1 centimeters, the U28E590D has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the U28E590D.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 1 millisecond, the U28E590D has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the U28E590D. The average response time of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 5.7ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC display has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other PC displays of this age and type have a built-in speaker, however the U28E590D does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Samsung S29E790C ($628.16); or the Philips 258B6QJEB, or the iiyama GB2788HS.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC displays that have been around for more than a year do not have a built-in camera. The U28E590D is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The U28E590D is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C ($628.16).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year do not have an integrated card reader. The U28E590D is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The U28E590D has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Samsung LCD screen. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this LCD screen.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the Samsung U28E590D has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the U28E590D. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the U28E590D has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Very Small Color Gamut

The average color gamut of similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than a year is 82%. With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the U28E590D has one of the smaller color gamuts amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 55 kilowatt hours, the Samsung U28E590D has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average annual energy consumption of PC displays of a comparable type and age to the U28E590D is 47kWh.

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Very Heavy

Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U28E590D have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. The Samsung U28E590D is very heavy (47.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U28E590D.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung U28E590D

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the U28E590D.

Specification

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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(4)
17 September 2015

Of the five monitors in this round-up, Samsung U28E590DS is the only model with an ultra high-definition (also known as 4K) resolution. Its rivals have a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels... Read more…

16 September 2015

Of the five monitors in this round-up, Samsung U28E590DS is the only model with an ultra high-definition (also known as 4K) resolution. Its rivals have a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels... Read more…

29 October 2015

Benchmark.pl

Do naszej redakcji trafi? w?a?nie nowy monitor firmy Samsung zaprojektowany z my?l? o graczach. Samsung U28E590D to 28-calowy monitor z matow? matryc? typu TN o rozdzielczo?ci UltraHD. Przede... Read more…

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25 September 2015

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User Reviews

(50)
Reviewed 23 August 2015 by Benjamin H.
(Verified Purchase)

I was cross shopping this against $3000 Samsung, Sony and LG 4K sets and while the Samsung and LG were better with smart features, upscalling and overall image performance, they simply weren't... Read more…

Excellent performance compared to it's price
Solid picture
Good looking when off
Nice remote
Easy To Set Up
Smart features aren't fantastic
Takes some calibration to get looking it's best
Reviewed 25 August 2016 by Andy
(Verified Purchase)

A great monitor for the price, excellent picture quality.

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by Mark Frampton
(Verified Purchase)

Disappointed with picture quality. No where near as crisp and clear as my HD TV. My 4K video just look ordinary on this screen.

(Verified Purchase)

I love the eyesaver mode - it gives the screen a pinkish tint that is better for reading from Kindle. I had to reduce the resolution a bit because it makes text too small in some apps I use.

(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor. I use it as a second monitor on a macbook pro. Can get full resolution with either HDMI or displayport. Compact physical size, but huge resolution. Would have been nice to have... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $36.74
Electricity cost when on standby $2.12
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Total running cost over 5 years $38.86
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 04053162868854, 08592978044244, 08806086929493

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