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Samsung U28D590D PC Monitor

28" LED Flat 660.9mm Nov 2014
B
Display Diagonal Display Screen Shape Width Release Date £83.58 Electricity cost over 5 years
118 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Eight Industry Awards

This Samsung flatpanel monitor is one of the most highly awarded of all the LCD screens of a comparable age and type.

The writers at Hardware.info and Allround-pc.com both decided that this Samsung PC screen was great for its price and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

Three more expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This medium monitor received an "Innovative Design" award from 3dnews.ru and it received a "Performance Award" from Pckoloji.com.tr. Also, the reviewer at Techtesters.eu gave this Samsung LCD screen a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

The reviewer at one more expert review site said that this LCD screen was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. This Samsung PC display received a "Gold" award from Uk.hardware.info.

The editors of two other expert review sites both decided that this PC screen was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Smart Buy" award from both Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 175 owner reviews this PC display has an average owner rating of 81%.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. Andrew said “Great picture quality for the price” in his review and gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100. Three years ago Bilal Hassam rated the Samsung U28D590D 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “Watch and edit high quality film”. D90man mentioned in their review of the Samsung U28D590D “It's a fabulous quality screen, everything I hoped it would be a more” .

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good experience. Bilal Hassam said in their review “If you are hoping to enjoy the UHD 4K experience, you will not be disappointed – the upscale performance is perfect”. Jaffar Almosaed mentioned “This monitor must be used with Display Port for best experience”. Pumpkin Eater wrote “Otherwise an excellent VDU which I am still finding has abilities that will give me a better experience than I already am having” in their Samsung U28D590D review.

A number of Samsung U28D590D reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. D90man said “Samsung have included in the monitor menu something called 'Samsung MAGIC ANGLE”. Jaffar Almosaed mentioned “The factory settings are good” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D. Mr. J. M. Buchan rated it as very good and wrote in their Samsung U28D590D review on Amazon two years ago “Still need to fine tune the settings for optimal operation.”.

Several Samsung U28D590D owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Dj Timmins wrote “The U28D590D (which I'm going to call the 590D from now on) is incredibly easy to set up” in their review of the Samsung U28D590D. Mr. J. M. Buchan wrote on Amazon “Arrived on time and was easy to setup - plug and play” in their review. Neville Hobson said “Stunning colours, fantastic resolution, easy to set up!” in his Samsung U28D590D review.

Some Samsung U28D590D owners who purchased the Samsung U28D590D wrote that it was easy to use. Three years ago James M wrote “It lacks more practical features such as a USB hub to mean I could do away with my other monitors”. Two years ago Stuee said in their review “Good value, image seems clear and it is easy to use”. Thegoodmorty said on Amazon “Joystick is easy to use, quick to learn” in their Samsung U28D590D review.

Some Samsung U28D590D reviewers who reviewed it agreed 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 mentioned “The Samsung monitor has one DisplayPort interface and two HDMI ports”.

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Nice Design

Twenty Samsung U28D590D owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Benjibar said in their review on Amazon “If like me you end up getting it anyway it's pretty decent”. Dj Timmins mentioned “Pretty good if you don't need perfect colour or a wall mount”. Dj Timmins also said “The colour reproduction is pretty good”.

Some people said in their reviews that it was neat.

Several Samsung U28D590D reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was smooth. Neville Hobson mentioned in his Samsung U28D590D review on Amazon three years ago “The viewing experience has been an awesome one with smooth, crisp and clear images that make the most of the monitor’s capabilities (plus the PC’s processor”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some customers considered that this PC monitor was good value for money. Andrew wrote “4k, reasonable price”. Three years ago Dj Timmins mentioned “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 said “For general gaming, that's perfectly acceptable at this price”.

A number of Samsung U28D590D reviewers considered that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Fuzzmeister wrote in their review “Great cheap 4k 60hz screen you will need to sit” and rated it 80 out of 100. Three years ago Lex365 mentioned on Amazon “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. Oliver wrote on Amazon “Bought this monitor as a replacement for a terrible 'cheap' 4k I had previously which broke (twice), I spend just” in his review of the Samsung U28D590D.

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was cheap. Lex365 said “As stated in the headline this is a budget monitor and the whole thing just screams exactly that” in their review although they only scored it 2 stars. Lex365 also wrote “If you are really on a budget and want a 4k display then you really only have this one”. Simon L. wrote “There is budget and there is lacking basic quality needs” in his review of this PC monitor but in spite of that he gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. D90man wrote three years ago “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” and rated the product 5 stars. James M gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said also three years ago “While the U28D590D has style and an exceptional picture quality” in his review of the Samsung U28D590D. James M also said “The Samsung U28D590D provides phenomenal resolution, performance and picture quality at this price”.

Some Samsung U28D590D owners who bought the Samsung U28D590D reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Dj Timmins mentioned on Amazon “Colours looked great and the finer details were beautifully sharp” in their Samsung U28D590D review. Lucie Kerley wrote “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. Three years ago Naujoks wrote “Colours look great, very crisp”.

A number of Samsung U28D590D reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had clear images. Lucie Kerley said three years ago “Even when viewed in full-screen mode the image clarity was crisp” in her review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Samsung U28D590D owner who bought the product considered that it had a good refresh rate. Three years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Although billed as a gaming monitor, thanks to it sporting a fast refresh rate and high resolution, photog” in their review.

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Robust

A number of Samsung U28D590D reviewers who bought the Samsung U28D590D wrote that it was well made. D. Watson said in their review on Amazon “Very nice monitor, decent build quality” and scored it very highly. Three years ago Dj Timmins wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The stand is solid and takes up very little space on the desk”. Thegoodmorty said in their review also three years ago “Build feels solid, not cheap” .

Good Connectivity

Four Samsung U28D590D reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Guy Harwood mentioned on Amazon “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” in his review and gave it a very good rating. Lucie Kerley said on Amazon “1-millisecond response time - surely something that improves his gameplay! There are also 2 HDMI ports so that both a computer”. Pumpkin Eater mentioned in their Samsung U28D590D review “Samsung U28D590D 28 inch Ultra HDMI Monitor” .

One person who purchased the Samsung U28D590D mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Neville Hobson mentioned in his Samsung U28D590D review “HDMI connection, as well as a pretty good 154Mbps wired broadband internet connection” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Hardware.info and Allround-pc.com highlighted in their review that this PC screen provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Technical Features

A few Samsung U28D590D owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. Three years ago expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote “Samsungs award-winning phablet is back for its fourth generation and features a stunning Quad-HD screen”.

Good Size

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was thin. Stanley said “It's sleek, slim and very well thought through” in his review of this PC monitor. Stanley also mentioned “You can see here, that sitting on my very slim desk suits it well”.

One customer thought the product was a good height. Oliver wrote on Amazon “It would be nice to have height adjustment and more tilt angle.” in his review.

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Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC screen is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Samsung Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

We checked 3,947 user and expert reviews for Samsung PC screens and found that on average Samsung has good reviews. We also found that Samsung has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC monitors of a similar age and type to it.

Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include the Viewsonic VP2770 (£424.92), or the LG 29UM65 (£329.99) which has better reviews; or the AOC U2868 (£289.97) which is cheaper.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the U28D590D have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the U28D590D which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Flatpanel monitors of this age and type have display brightnesss of between 5 cd/m² and 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 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).

A 3840 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best resolution across all medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U28D590D.

Across similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the U28D590D's response time is one of the fastest amongst PC displays of a similar age and type to the U28D590D. The response times of LCD screens of this type and age range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The U28D590D does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the U28D590D also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this LCD screen and we think the iiyama GB2773HS (£348.39) or the AOC G2770 (£219.99), or the Asus PB278Q are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The U28D590D does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Philips 272P4 (£458.70).

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Not 3D

Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are not 3D. The U28D590D is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago, the U28D590D does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a card reader integrated and we think the DELL UP2414Q (£499.99) is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the U28D590D is 170°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 50° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the U28D590D has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the U28D590D.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The Samsung U28D590D has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this LCD screen.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the U28D590D has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the U28D590D. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the U28D590D is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Running Costs Are OK

This LCD screen is rated B for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the U28D590D is £84 over 8 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,100 PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over three years ago.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung lu28d590dsen, certified u28d590ds, supplies u28d590ds, samsung 3840x2160, samsung u28d590d
Barcodes 00887276683775, 05054484635192, 08806086094177

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