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Planar Systems X2850
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Planar Systems X2850 PC Monitor

28" LED 662.9mm Jul 2014
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) 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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Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website PC Mag scored this flatpanel monitor 70 out of 100.

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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 PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Planar Systems X2850 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The display colour counts of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the X2850 range from 0.21M to 1,100M. The Planar Systems X2850 has one of the most display colour counts (1,073.7 million) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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Two DisplayPorts

The Planar Systems X2850 is a two DisplayPort PC display. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the X2850 have between one and two DisplayPorts.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Planar Systems X2850 which has two HDMI ports.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The Planar Systems X2850 has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all PC displays of this spec and age.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of PC display is 640 x 350.

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Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

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

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Not 3D Compatible

The Planar Systems X2850 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the X2850, the Planar Systems X2850 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most LCD screens of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The Planar Systems X2850 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Planar Systems X2850 is a one USB 3.0 port PC display.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC screens of this age and type the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The Planar Systems X2850 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Planar Systems X2850 is more than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to 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 and USB are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. With a maximum power consumption of 75 Watts, the Planar Systems X2850 has one of the higher maximum power consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Planar Systems X2850

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Display Diagonal
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Display
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Backlight Type
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
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Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Audio Output
Audio Input
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Stand 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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Barcodes 00810689001454
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