The Samsung UE590 UHD monitor offers PC viewing, gaming and more, all in stunning Ultra HD picture quality. Superb images that boast a staggering 8 million pixels are delivered at a resolution 4x...
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20 Reasons For
Average Owner Reviews
Based on 23 owner reviews this PC monitor has an average owner rating of 77%.
Good Product Quality
Some Samsung U24E850R owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Andy mentioned “Great Picture quality and versatile” in his review of the Samsung U24E850R. Dan P rated the Samsung U24E850R 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Samsung U24E850R on Amazon in November this year “Overall excellent quality of both picture”. Dan P also wrote “Picture quality is stunning”.
A few customers who reviewed the Samsung U24E850R concluded that it was good looking. Fetish_2000 gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “A beautifully intuitive joystick driven menu-interface” in their review of the Samsung U24E850R. Fetish_2000 also said “Causal general use (webpage content was beautiful, iTunes library looked extremely sharp, Photos popped when viewed”. Fetish_2000 also wrote “Beautifully rich, with a staggering amount of colour depth”.
Good Picture Quality
A few customers agreed that the product had good picture quality. One customer thought the Samsung U24E850R had clear images.
A few Samsung U24E850R owners concluded that it was good value for money. In November last year Fetish_2000 rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung U24E850R “I thought the U28D590D was an exceptional monitor for the price/performance ratio, with an amazingly vibrant screen, excellent colour balance”.
One Samsung U24E850R owner who purchased the Samsung U24E850R wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Elmo wrote “Not as sharp as expected from a 4K - also feels cheap” in his Samsung U24E850R review.
A number of Samsung U24E850R owners who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in November last year “I love the 3.0 USB ports and the ability to adjust height” in their review but in spite of that they gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars. Stephen Lowe wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The screen is very nice and USB hub”.
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Easy to Use
One Samsung U24E850R owner said in their reviews that the Samsung U24E850R was easy to use.
A few Samsung U24E850R owners who bought the Samsung U24E850R agreed that it was well made. Dr. M. Hall said on Amazon in November this year “It has a built in USB hub which I have an ethernet dongle” in their review. Kieron mentioned in their review in November “It's a shame, as the monitor itself appears to be of a good build” yet they only scored this PC monitor 20 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good features. Dan P said this month “Excellent picture & features”.
One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good depth. J. A. Burt gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote this year “Colour depth and clarity is excellent”.
One Samsung U24E850R reviewer who purchased the Samsung U24E850R concluded that it had good customer support. R wrote in their Samsung U24E850R review on Amazon in November last year “Fortunately Amazon customer support caught the slack” although they scored it 60 out of 100.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this flatpanel monitor is Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
Based on 3,845 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Fujitsu B27T-7[plb_1632444_price], the Samsung NC221[plb_3149380_price], and the Neovo FM-27[plb_3011242_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The U24E850R has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the U24E850R is 18° and the widest is 180°.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Samsung U24E850R is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the U24E850R the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
The U24E850R is a four USB 2.0 port PC display.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the U24E850R has one of the brighter display brightness amongst LCD screens of this age. The average display brightness of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the U24E850R is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
Quite Fast Response Time
The response times of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the U24E850R range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The U24E850R has a quite fast response time (only 4 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U24E850R.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
With a maximum power consumption of only 0.45 Watts, the Samsung U24E850R's maximum power consumption is one of the lowest amongst PC displays of a similar age and spec to the U24E850R. The lowest maximum power consumption of PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the U24E850R is 0.45W and the highest is 170W.
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Poor Expert Reviews
This Samsung PC monitor received a rating of 60 out of 100 from PC screen expert review website prad.de. This means that PC display experts really don't rate this LCD screen very highly.
Unacceptable Noise Level
One Samsung U24E850R owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. Dan P wrote on Amazon “The first one I had delivered was faulty as there was noise (random dots) appearing in dark areas of the picture” in his review however he still rated the product as very good.
Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The U24E850R does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U24E850R.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Samsung T27D590CW[plb_2979126_price], the HP ENVY 32[plb_2562671_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The U24E850R does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the U24E850R also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 241P6VPJKEB[plb_3021583_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec, the Samsung U24E850R is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price], or the iiyama B2783QSU-B1[plb_3011412_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the U24E850R, the U24E850R does not have an integrated card reader.
We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this age and spec. We checked 434 PC displays of this age and spec and they range in price from £46 to £4,106.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors of a similar age and type to it.
Only Has One Cable Included
The U24E850R has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included USB are also found on this Samsung PC monitor.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
At 59 kilowatt hours, the U24E850R has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U24E850R. The annual energy consumptions of PC screens of this type and age range from 22kWh to 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Samsung released the U24E850R over a year ago.
At 561 millimeters, the U24E850R has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the U24E850R.
3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
0.4525 x 0.13575
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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
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 x64
I've very recently upgraded from the 28? 4k Samsung U28D590D (which I had for about 2 months, and decided I wanted an even bigger monitor?)
And I thought the U28D590D was an exceptional monitor... Read more…
What can I say 4K is an amazing resolution and this Samsung Monitor delivers great results. Although I'm only using this monitor for gaming its able to give great colour reproduction and black... Read more…
This is a great monitor, but it developed some stuck pixels about three or four months after purchase. Samsung technical support is utterly hopeless, but fortunately Amazon customer support caught... Read more…
Great monitor and excellent extensibilty. Works great for both my Macbook Pro 13 Retina Display and Ubuntu Workstation. I love the 3.0 USB ports and the ability to adjust height and turn it to... Read more…
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