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Samsung U28D590D PC Monitor

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28" LED 660.9mm Feb 2014
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21 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most awarded of all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

This PC screen was given a "Value for Money" award by both Hardware.info and Allround-pc.com, both of which decided that this flatpanel monitor was good value for money.

Furthermore, the editor of 3dnews.ru said that this flatpanel monitor was carefully designed and gave it an "Innovative Design" award and it received a Pckoloji.com.tr "Performance Award". Furthermore, the writer at Techtesters.eu conluded that they would endorse this PC display and gave it a "Recommended" award.

This PC screen received a "Gold" from Uk.hardware.info who thought that this PC monitor was excellent.

Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both gave this PC display a "Smart Buy" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this PC monitor is 76% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 121 user reviews this PC screen has an overall user rating of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

Nineteen customers thought the product was good looking. Benjibar said “If like me you end up getting it anyway it's pretty decent” . Dj Timmins said on Amazon “Pretty good if you don't need perfect colour or a wall mount” in their Samsung U28D590D review. Dj Timmins also said “The colour reproduction is pretty good”.

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was neat. One Samsung U28D590D reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was smooth.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Andrew scored it 4 stars and he mentioned in his Samsung U28D590D review on Amazon “Great picture quality for the price”. Bilal Hassam wrote three years ago “Watch and edit high quality film” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D and scored the product 5 stars. D. Watson said in their review of the Samsung U28D590D “Very nice monitor, decent build quality” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

A number of people reckoned that this PC monitor had a good experience. Bilal Hassam wrote on Amazon three years ago “If you are hoping to enjoy the UHD 4K experience, you will not be disappointed – the upscale performance is perfect” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jaffar Almosaed said in their Samsung U28D590D review on Amazon “This monitor must be used with Display Port for best experience”. Neville Hobson scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon “The viewing experience has been an awesome one with smooth, crisp” in his review.

Four people said in their reviews that the Samsung U28D590D was easy to use the menus. D90man wrote “Samsung have included in the monitor menu something called 'Samsung MAGIC ANGLE” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Jaffar Almosaed said in their review of the Samsung U28D590D on Amazon “The factory settings are good” and gave it a very good review. Mr. J. M. Buchan gave the Samsung U28D590D a rating of 5 stars and said “Still need to fine tune the settings for optimal operation.” in their Samsung U28D590D review.

Several Samsung U28D590D reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to setup. Dj Timmins said in their review “The U28D590D (which I'm going to call the 590D from now on) is incredibly easy to set up”. Mr. J. M. Buchan gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Arrived on time and was easy to setup - plug and play”. Neville Hobson wrote on Amazon “Stunning colours, fantastic resolution, easy to set up!”.

A number of Samsung U28D590D reviewers said that it was easy to use. James M mentioned in his Samsung U28D590D review on Amazon three years ago “It lacks more practical features such as a USB hub to mean I could do away with my other monitors”. Stuee mentioned “Good value, image seems clear and it is easy to use” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D but in spite of that they only rated the product 3 stars. Thegoodmorty said on Amazon “Joystick is easy to use, quick to learn” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D.

Several Samsung U28D590D owners who reviewed the Samsung U28D590D considered that it had a good interface. Three years ago Neville Hobson wrote “Absolutely gorgeous colours – a billion, says Samsung, if it runs at 4K UHD resolution when you connect with the DisplayPort interface – along with crisp”. Neville Hobson also said “The Samsung monitor has one DisplayPort interface and two HDMI ports”.

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Reasonably Priced

Twelve people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung U28D590D was good value for money. Andrew rated it 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “4k, reasonable price” in his review of this PC monitor. Dj Timmins wrote in their review of the Samsung U28D590D “As long as you’re not photo-editing or doing other tasks that require perfect colour, Samsung’s U28D590D is a sharp, 28-inch 4k monitor at a decent price” . Dj Timmins also wrote “For general gaming, that's perfectly acceptable at this price”.

Several Samsung U28D590D owners who purchased it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Fuzzmeister mentioned on Amazon “Great cheap 4k 60hz screen you will need to sit”. Three years ago Lex365 said “Again this feels very cheap and cheerful and running the monitor at anything other than 4k (i tried 2560 x 1440 too) looks less than impressive” in their review of this PC monitor but despite that they gave the Samsung U28D590D a score of 2 stars. Oliver said two years ago “Bought this monitor as a replacement for a terrible 'cheap' 4k I had previously which broke (twice), I spend just” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was cheap. Lex365 wrote “As stated in the headline this is a budget monitor and the whole thing just screams exactly that” however despite that they scored it 2 stars. Lex365 also mentioned “If you are really on a budget and want a 4k display then you really only have this one”. Simon L. mentioned on Amazon “There is budget and there is lacking basic quality needs”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several people agreed that it had good picture quality. D90man wrote “I'm in the process of putting together a more powerful system (you'll need lots of processing power and a very fast graphics card to run 4K at full frame rate”. James M he mentioned in his review of the Samsung U28D590D on Amazon “While the U28D590D has style and an exceptional picture quality”. K. Anagnostopoulou said on Amazon “This is so much better! I am very happy with the image quality” in their Samsung U28D590D review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Samsung U28D590D owners who purchased this PC monitor thought it had good colour saturation. Dj Timmins mentioned on Amazon “Colours looked great and the finer details were beautifully sharp”. Lucie Kerley mentioned on Amazon “It's ultra-high resolution is 4 times greater than when viewed in full HD! It's billion colours enhance even your best Instagram pics! Looking back through my feed was quite nostalgic” in her review and gave the product an excellent review score. Naujoks rated the product as excellent and said on Amazon three years ago “Colours look great, very crisp”.

A number of people who bought it thought it had clear images. Three years ago Lucie Kerley rated it 5 stars and she said on Amazon “Even when viewed in full-screen mode the image clarity was crisp” in her Samsung U28D590D review.

One person who bought this PC monitor said that it had a good refresh rate. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Although billed as a gaming monitor, thanks to it sporting a fast refresh rate and high resolution, photog” and scored it 70 out of 100.

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Robust

Four Samsung U28D590D reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Dj Timmins wrote on Amazon “The stand is solid and takes up very little space on the desk”. Three years ago Thegoodmorty gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Build feels solid, not cheap” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D. Travis M. wrote on Amazon in the same month “Good build quality and the resolution is absolutely perfect” in his review of this PC monitor and rated the Samsung U28D590D as very good.

Good Connectivity

Several Samsung U28D590D owners thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Three years ago Guy Harwood scored the product very highly and he said in his review of the Samsung U28D590D “It comes bundled with a HDMI cable (v1.2 i believe) that supports the max resolution, so you do not need to use a mini DisplayPort cable”. Also three years ago Lucie Kerley said “1-millisecond response time - surely something that improves his gameplay! There are also 2 HDMI ports so that both a computer” in her Samsung U28D590D review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Pumpkin Eater scored it 4 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Samsung U28D590D 28 inch Ultra HDMI Monitor”.

Good Value for Money

Hardware.info and Allround-pc.com highlighted in their review that this flatpanel monitor provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Technical Features

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Mobilechoiceuk.com said “Samsungs award-winning phablet is back for its fourth generation and features a stunning Quad-HD screen”.

Good Size

Several Samsung U28D590D reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was thin. Stanley said on Amazon “It's sleek, slim and very well thought through”. Stanley also mentioned “You can see here, that sitting on my very slim desk suits it well”.

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this LCD screen is Mega Contrast, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Samsung PC Screens Have Good Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], and the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price] is also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The U28D590D is a two HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the U28D590D the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 370 candellas per square meter, the Samsung U28D590D has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Samsung U28D590D is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This PC screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U28D590D.

A 640 x 350 supported graphics resolutions is the worst resolution across similar types of PC screen.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The Samsung U28D590D has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (70.8 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the U28D590D is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the U28D590D, the Samsung U28D590D's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. Similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the U28D590D have response times of between 1ms and 69ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U28D590D, the U28D590D does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price]; or the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price].

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Not 3D

The Samsung U28D590D is not 3D. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens that are a similar age to the U28D590D do not have a built-in camera. The U28D590D is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the U28D590D, the Samsung U28D590D does not have a card reader integrated.

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Not Cheap

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. We checked 507 medium monitors that have been around for more than two years and they range in price from £46 to £2,475.

Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The Samsung U28D590D has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this Samsung PC screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the Samsung U28D590D has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U28D590D.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontals of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the U28D590D range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At only 170 degrees, the Samsung U28D590D has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the U28D590D.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung U28D590D

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the U28D590D is £54, which is typical compared to the other 993 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over three years.

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8 Awards

3dnews.ru Innovative Design pckoloji.com.tr Performance Award techtesters.eu Recommended hardware.info Great Value uk.hardware.info Gold allround-pc.com Value For Money Winner tomshardware.com Smart Buy tomshardware.co.uk Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(53)
9 February 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We've been waiting for resolutions higher than Full-HD for a long time now but it's finally here. 2014 was the year of Ultra HD, not just for televisions but also on you're desk. Hardware.info has... Read more…

27 January 2015

Supply and demand has created numerous choices in the Ultra HD monitor category. Even though five different brands all use the same panel part, they do not perform the same. Samsung stands out...

Tomshardware.co.uk

27 January 2015

Supply and demand has created numerous choices in the Ultra HD monitor category. Even though five different brands all use the same panel part, they do not perform the same. Samsung stands out...

Tomshardware.com

21 January 2015

With the Samsung U28D590D, you get a 28-inch monitor with a sharp Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) picture and good all-around performance at a reasonable price...

28 November 2014

While we have to admit that the Samsung U28D590D uses pretty cheap plastic materials for its body, this isn't something that you are going to show off your friends like a smartphone, the 4K...

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User Reviews

(59)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Jaffar Almosaed
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor must be used with Display Port for best experience. It supports 10bpc versus the standard 8bit but you need to change the display setting manually as 8bit seems to be the default. If... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by D. Watson
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice monitor, decent build quality, it cuts a few corners (mount quality, viewing angles) to get to the price point but for the money it will be tricky to beat.

Reviewed 11 November 2015 by K. Anagnostopoulou
(Verified Purchase)

After a lot of research I decided to buy this as an external monitor to my MacBook Pro with retina display. Comparing it to the Thunderbolt monitor I use in the office, this is so much better! I... Read more…

Reviewed 18 October 2015 by Michael G.
(Verified Purchase)

Paired with Intel Xeon 2630 v3 and mobo recognizes all 8 cores and 16 threads. Setup with one single 32GB Samsung DDR4 (4Rx4) SDRAM DDR4 (M386A4G40DM0-CPB) leaving 11 DIMM slots to expand into... Read more…

Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Collin M.
(Verified Purchase)

Just 2: 1. Sometimes tiny electronic pieces get bumped or broke in shipping and handling.. it happens. 2. You are always safe when buying from newegg...

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Electricity cost when switched on £82.04
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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