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22 Reasons For
Average Owner Reviews
On average, U28E850R owners rated this PC monitor 77 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
A number of Samsung U28E850R reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Andy mentioned in his review of this PC monitor a few weeks ago “Great Picture quality and versatile”. Dan P wrote “Overall excellent quality of both picture” in his review and scored it 5 stars. Dan P also said “Picture quality is stunning”.
A number of Samsung U28E850R owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Fetish_2000 said on Amazon “A beautifully intuitive joystick driven menu-interface”. Fetish_2000 also mentioned “Causal general use (webpage content was beautiful, iTunes library looked extremely sharp, Photos popped when viewed”. Fetish_2000 also mentioned “Beautifully rich, with a staggering amount of colour depth”.
Good Picture Quality
Several customers who bought this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung U28E850R had clear images.
Several people who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good value for money. In November last year Fetish_2000 mentioned “I thought the U28D590D was an exceptional monitor for the price/performance ratio, with an amazingly vibrant screen, excellent colour balance” in their review.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. In November last year Elmo wrote “Not as sharp as expected from a 4K - also feels cheap”.
Three Samsung U28E850R reviewers reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Samsung U28E850R on Amazon “I love the 3.0 USB ports and the ability to adjust height” but they scored it 60 out of 100. Stephen Lowe mentioned on Amazon “The screen is very nice and USB hub” in his review of the Samsung U28E850R.
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Only Released Three Months Ago
This medium monitor was released just three months ago.
Two Samsung U28E850R reviewers said that the Samsung U28E850R was well made. A few weeks ago Dr. M. Hall rated the product as very good and said in their Samsung U28E850R review “It has a built in USB hub which I have an ethernet dongle”. Kieron said this month “It's a shame, as the monitor itself appears to be of a good build” in their Samsung U28E850R review yet they only rated it 1 stars.
Easy to Use
One customer considered that it was easy to use.
Good Technical Features
One Samsung U28E850R reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. This month Dan P rated the Samsung U28E850R 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Excellent picture & features” in his review of this PC monitor.
One Samsung U28E850R reviewer thought the Samsung U28E850R was a good depth. This month J. A. Burt wrote “Colour depth and clarity is excellent” in their review of this PC monitor.
One person who reviewed the Samsung U28E850R reckoned that it had good customer support. R wrote “Fortunately Amazon customer support caught the slack” in their review of the Samsung U28E850R.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most recently released LCD screens have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Samsung U28E850R which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
Samsung Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
We checked 3,845 expert and owner reviews for Samsung PC monitors and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price], the Philips 272B7QPJEB[plb_3697568_price], or the Samsung C27FG70FQU[plb_3919663_price] which has better reviews.
Two HDMI Ports
The U28E850R is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months have between one and three HDMI ports.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the U28E850R is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U28E850R.
Amongst comparable types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 640 x 350.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 370 candellas per square meter, the U28E850R has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other latest PC monitors. New medium monitors have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m².
Fairly Big Viewable Width
At 620.93 millimeters, the U28E850R has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year. The viewable widths of new comparable spec LCD screens range from 290mm to 820mm, and the average viewable width is 550mm.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 70 centimeters, the U28E850R has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year. The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that are a similar age to the U28E850R is 49cm, the biggest is 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 68cm.
Fairly Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of comparable spec LCD screens that were launched in the last 12 months is 780mm. The U28E850R has a quite big viewable height (341.28 millimeters) compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
Very Fast Response Time
At only 1 millisecond, the Samsung U28E850R has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC screens that have been available for the last year. New similar spec PC displays have response times of between 1ms and 20ms.
9 Reasons Against
Unacceptable Noise Level
One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not noisy. Dan P said “The first one I had delivered was faulty as there was noise (random dots) appearing in dark areas of the picture” but even so he rated the product as very good.
Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other recently released medium monitors have a built-in speaker, however the U28E850R does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price], the NEC EX241UN[plb_3931880_price], or the Asus MG24UQ[plb_3387526_price] is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The U28E850R is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the ZOWIE XL2720[pl_3761444_price], or the Zowie XL2430[pl_3761443_price] both from Benq or the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price] which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The U28E850R does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U28E850R also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the U28E850R, the U28E850R does not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
Across all the latest similar spec LCD screens the vertical viewing angles range from 15° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the U28E850R has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.
Medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months range in price from £40 to £1,164. We think that this Samsung PC screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
Quite Small Color Gamut
The U28E850R has one of the smallest color gamuts (only 72 percent) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The smallest color gamut of new medium monitors is 68% and the largest is 110%.
1 Other reason to consider the Samsung U28E850R
OK Running Costs
This medium monitor has an energy efficiency rating of B. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the U28E850R will cost £65 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 395 latest medium monitors.
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