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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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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Benchmark.pl gave this flatpanel monitor a "Good Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including digitalone.com.sg, benchmark.pl and straitstimes.com the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 82 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 50 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 85 out of 100.

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”.

Reasonably Priced

Nineteen people said in their reviews that the Samsung U28E590D was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review and wrote on Amazon “Decent price.” in their review of the Samsung U28E590D. Amazon Customer also said “This Samsung is nicely priced for a 4K monitor”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Such an amazing monitor at a great price”.

Some Samsung U28E590D reviewers who reviewed the Samsung U28E590D reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. In October Amazon Customer said “Very visible rows of pixels (caused by cheap illumination parts”. A few weeks ago Anthony Goodman said in his Samsung U28E590D review “For its price is seems to be a bargain” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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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

The U28E590D is one the most popular LCD screen currently available for sale.

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 LCD screen is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and type to it.

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Good Brand

Samsung medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Samsung is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Eizo FlexScan EV2450[plb_2527294_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung S27D850T[plb_3834049_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Video Mode

The U28E590D has a maximum resolution of 2160p. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found video mode of 1080p.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the U28E590D.

A 480p video mode is the worst resolution across comparable types of PC display.

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Two HDMI Ports

The U28E590D is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The U28E590D has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the U28E590D the worst resolution is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal

With a viewable size diagonal of 711 millimeters, the U28E590D has a fairly large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U28E590D. The smallest viewable size diagonal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 260mm and the largest is 870mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of PC screens of this spec and age is 280 cd/m². The Samsung U28E590D has one of the brightest display brightness (370 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Samsung U28E590D has a fairly big display diagonal (71.1 centimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the U28E590D. The screen sizes of flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the U28E590D range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The response times of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The response time of the U28E590D of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest amongst medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £55.24

The U28E590D has increased in price by £55.24 in the last 8 days.

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 PC screens of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other PC screens that were released more than a year ago have a built-in speaker, however the U28E590D does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer XF270HU[plb_3154384_price], the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the U28E590D 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 Samsung U28E590D is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the U28E590D are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U28E590D, the Samsung U28E590D does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the U28E590D is more than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this LCD screen.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The U28E590D has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of comparable spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the U28E590D is 18° and the widest is 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Samsung U28E590D has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Very Small Color Gamut

At only 72 percent, the Samsung U28E590D has a quite small color gamut compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the U28E590D. The color gamuts of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U28E590D range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Pricey

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this age and type. The price range of PC displays of this age and type is from £46 to £4,106.

Very Heavy

When compared to other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the U28E590D, the Samsung U28E590D's weight of 47.1 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the U28E590D the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this PC monitor is B. The U28E590D is typical compared to the other 505 PC screens of a similar spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the U28E590D is £51.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This LCD screen was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Game Mode
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ECO Mode
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No Flickering

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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £47.43
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £50.17
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Energy Rating
0.25T
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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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04053162868854, 04056572747443, 05054629826591, 08592978044244, 08806086929493

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