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)...
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Good Owner Reviews
People who bought this LCD screen rated this LCD screen 82 out of 100 on average.
A number of Samsung U24E590D reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. This year Amazon Customer said “Decent price.” in their review. Amazon Customer also wrote “This Samsung is nicely priced for a 4K monitor”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Such an amazing monitor at a great price”.
A number of customers agreed that the product was a bargain for the price. In October this year Amazon Customer said “Very visible rows of pixels (caused by cheap illumination parts” in their Samsung U24E590D review and scored it very highly. This year Anthony Goodman said on Amazon “For its price is seems to be a bargain” in his review of the Samsung U24E590D.
Easy to Use
A few customers reckoned that the Samsung U24E590D was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “Is really simple to use, so no problems there” in their review of the Samsung U24E590D. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Only thing i find awkard is the control joystick at the back.”. This month G. Innes said in their Samsung U24E590D review “Joy stick for menu is easy to use” but despite that they only rated this PC monitor 3 stars.
Three Samsung U24E590D reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Nmh mentioned in their review of the Samsung U24E590D “I am still playing with the display set ups for getting the correct settings” however they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Prasa mentioned in their Samsung U24E590D review “Please update me if there are any settings to make it look sharper when upscaling 1080p source” and scored it very highly.
One Samsung U24E590D reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. In October Paul B. mentioned on Amazon “Was simple to set up” and gave it a score of 5 stars. One customer who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was easy to assemble. G. Innes said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Easy to assemble”.
One Samsung U24E590D reviewer who reviewed the Samsung U24E590D considered that it was easy to handle. Adam Kirby wrote on Amazon “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” but in spite of that he gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.
Some Samsung U24E590D owners said in their reviews that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their Samsung U24E590D review on Amazon “Beautifully designed monitor”. A few weeks ago Anthony Goodman wrote in his review “Gorgeous monitor for use with my MacBook Pro”. Anthony Goodman also mentioned “A beautiful picture as long as you use the displayport input from the displayport 1.2 output via the thunderbolt connector”.
Two Samsung U24E590D owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was smooth. This year Anthony Goodman wrote “At last I can get 4K @ 60hz fir smooth pictures and high frame rate video”. Last year Dunno mentioned on Amazon “The monitor is still pretty slick and smooth for gaming and I am very satisfied” and rated the Samsung U24E590D 4 stars.
One Samsung U24E590D owner mentioned that it had a thick frame. William R rated the product 5 stars and he said in his review of the Samsung U24E590D on Amazon “Reasonably thin bezel and a metal-style edge, that makes text look satisfyingly crisp”.
One person who bought it wrote that it was a good design.
Good Product Quality
A few Samsung U24E590D owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. In October Amazon Customer wrote “Top quality visuals” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “The visual quality is spot on”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Great quality image”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of customers considered that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Make sure you have a powerful graphics card to make the most of it”. Andy said “A great monitor for the price, excellent picture quality” and scored the product very highly. B. Reed said in their review of the Samsung U24E590D “It offers superb picture quality if you have a video card to match” .
A number of Samsung U24E590D reviewers agreed that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. This month Adam Kirby said in his Samsung U24E590D review “The colours are really excellent”. Last year Dunno wrote in their review of this PC monitor “PLS screen type (Colours are far superior to TN”. Dunno also wrote “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”.
A number of Samsung U24E590D reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had clear images. Nmh said in their review on Amazon “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 Samsung U24E590D owner who reviewed the Samsung U24E590D reckoned that it had a sharp image. Prasa gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “4k is really helpful for checking sharpness of the photos when doing quickCheck in canon Dpp”.
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A Top Selling Flatpanel Monitor
According to Amazon sales data, the U24E590D is one the most popular LCD screen currently on the market.
One Samsung U24E590D owner said in their reviews that it was thin. One Samsung U24E590D reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a big size. Dunno mentioned last year “24 inch is still a great, large size monitor” in their review of the Samsung U24E590D.
One person who reviewed the Samsung U24E590D considered that it was a good height. Dunno mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Its fine for me as luckily my desk is at a good height for the screen” in their Samsung U24E590D review.
One Samsung U24E590D owner wrote that it was compact. Daves wrote on Amazon “Compact physical size.” in their review of this PC monitor.
Some Samsung U24E590D reviewers thought the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. This month Daves said in their review on Amazon “Can get full resolution with either HDMI or displayport”. Ross wrote on Amazon in October last year “HDMI cable is easy to attach to Apple mac mini” in his review of this PC monitor and scored it very highly. William R mentioned on Amazon “There is an HDMI cable in the box.” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One Samsung U24E590D owner reckoned that it was well made. Yud mentioned on Amazon “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”.
One Samsung U24E590D reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Adam Kirby mentioned on Amazon this month “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” in his Samsung U24E590D review.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC monitor is Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on PC screens of this age and type.
Samsung is one of the better rated flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Samsung also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the iiyama B2780HSU-W1[plb_3029755_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E242[plb_3059590_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL U2414H[plb_2140878_price] which has better reviews.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC screens of this age and spec is 10° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the U24E590D has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Samsung U24E590D has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. PC screens that have been available for more than a year have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°.
2160p Video Mode
The most resolution of the U24E590D is 2160p. That's over two times the resolution of a 1080p LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A 2160p video mode is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago.
A 480p video mode is the worst resolution across comparable types of PC display.
Two HDMI Ports
The U24E590D is a two HDMI port LCD screen.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Samsung U24E590D is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all PC monitors of this age and spec is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the U24E590D has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².
Quite Fast Response Time
The fastest response time of similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Samsung U24E590D has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U24E590D.
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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The U24E590D does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year which have a built-in speaker.
It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 27MB67PY[plb_3354685_price]; or the Asus VX24A[plb_2731766_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the U24E590D, the Samsung U24E590D does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] or the HP EliteDisplay E221c[plb_2895033_price] are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the U24E590D, the Samsung U24E590D is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the U24E590D, the U24E590D does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.
Only Has Two Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the U24E590D is more than most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this PC display.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
At 61 kilowatt hours, the U24E590D has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U24E590D. The annual energy consumptions of LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the U24E590D range from 22kWh to 140kWh.
3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung U24E590D
Released Over a Year Ago
Samsung released the U24E590D over a year ago.
OK Running Costs
The efficiency rating of this PC screen is C. The U24E590D has an average running cost of £57 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC monitors of a similar age and type.
At 561 millimeters, the U24E590D has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.
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3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Viewable Size Diagonal
0.4525 x 0.13575
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Brightness (min)
Maximum Refresh Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Integrated TV Tuner
Heavy Metal Free Design
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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