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Samsung launches 28-inch 4K monitor at $699.99

by Mark Tyson on 1 April 2014, 10:00

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS), PC

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Samsung America has launched a new 28-inch 4K monitor. The Samsung UD590 is capable of supporting one billion colours and offers a one-millisecond response time. The South Korean electronics giant says that this new monitor offers the ultimate viewing experience for photo enthusiasts and visual professionals, such as graphic designers and architects.

"Samsung is a worldwide leader in display technology renowned for our UHD 4K TVs. The UD590 brings that UHD 4K technology to our monitor line up, offering unparalleled imagery right at your desk," said Ron Gazzola, VP of Consumer IT Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. He added that this is one of several high performing monitors Samsung is launching for consumers this year.

Headline specs and features of the UD590 include:

  • Screen size diagonal is 28-inches (70.8cm)
  • Display resolution is 3840x2160
  • 370 cd/m² brightness rating and a 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 1 billion colours using a TN panel – dithering likely
  • 1ms grey-to-grey response time offering "no lag during gaming"
  • Dual HDMI 1.4 connectors (UHD 30Hz) plus a single DisplayPort 1.2 connector (UHD 60Hz) + headphone jack
  • UHD Upscaling "brings all your entertainment and other content up to a new UHD-level"
  • Picture-in-Picture 2.0 technology
  • Game Mode – single button activation
  • Minimal metallic frame design with tilt stand function

One of the most attractive aspects of this new Samsung monitor though, might be its price. At $699.99, available for pre-order on Amazon now with estimated delivery of 18th April, it undercuts much of the UHD monitor competition.

While the design is nice and minimalist, the stand and mounting options are unpleasantly minimalist. Firstly the stand offers only tilt adjustment. That wouldn't be so bad but it doesn't employ a standard VESA attachment so you can't use a third party stand.

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Still waiting for cheap(er) IPS 4K monitors :P
I like that very much and could do with a more modern resolution, I'd hazard a guess the UK wont see such a great price though :(
If it's UHD and it's cheap it's probably TN. Which in my book means it isn't worth getting.
Yay for decent sized monitors looking as though they might reach a reasonable price point.

Nay for TN panel.

As for 4K, I don't care yet. I may be able to see a difference, but I don't care yet. It'll be nice to be able to scale UIs though.
I've seen 4k 32“ monitors up close and they're just not that great. A 65” 4K TV is absolutely astounding and totally worth it but lower than that I just don't see the point.

Then again I've used a 30" 2560x1600 and thought it was a tad overkill.