Samsung 28" S271HL U28E590D 4K UHD Monitor: See all of your photo's details during editing. Video game levels look amazing. The large screen allows you to have multiple windows open at once to get more work done.
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Posted by: cubemaster27 from: Mesa, AZ on
This is by far the least expensive TRUE 4K display out there, however still high on the price but I decided to take the dive and have NO regrets.
Everything about this monitor is stellar except for only one display-port plus the stand is wobbly and does not have VESA support. See PRO VS CON list below.
This monitor is NOT for everyone! I cannot stress that enough. Only purchase this unit if you have the hardware capable to support it! You need a compatible video card that can output at 3840x2160 as well as having an appropriate video card that has DisplayPort 2.0 in order to take advantage of the higher refresh rate at 60hz. HDMI has a cap of 30hz and when you get into anything graphically intensive like gaming or movies or designing, using a 4K display with HDMI is just not going to cut it. Definitely use the cables that come with the monitor, especially for Display-Port: they are high quality with ferrite core filters on both ends.
It will take some time to adjust your settings to make applications (including your OS) legible because at such a high resolution it makes everything smaller due to the default DPI settings for software set at 96. Make sure you at least set your display settings at 125% or even 150%. I love having the extra real estate for web browsing, it has all the content center on the screen and I am able to see ALMOST the entire web page in full.
Graphic & Web Design is where this baby shines! I love editing phones and creating content without having to adjust my head or settings to see if colors are misplaced or misrepresented.
From what I'm told, Windows 8.1 has a much more improved compatibility when it comes to 4K but I'm still one of those people who 'hate' Windows 8 so I'm content to tweaking some settings on Windows 7 :D
I decided to wait until a store has this in stock and I was there the very next day after my local Best Buy store had their very first shipment in! The reason why I waited was because every place I checked, Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect, they all had the same shipping standards, the unit would ship in the retail box without any additional packaging and I was NOT taking that risk. Also, most distributors shipped from out of country and would ship with Korean power adapters as well as the monitor being set in Korean as default out of the box.
- 4K resolution
- 60 Hz refresh rate (When using Display-Port) even at full resolution, unlike many alternatives
- Clear, realistic colors--vibrant, but not over-exaggerated even with stock settings
- No glare
- Light and easy to assemble/transport
- Intuitive interface with cool joystick control in convenient, out-of-way position in rear corner of monitor
- Makes Retina look like a toy
- Black is a deep rich Black
- Gaming Mode is actually incredible! It takes all the colors and amplifies them tremendously!
- Viewing angle is the best I've ever seen; no need for tilt adjustment--though it offers fine-grain control over optimal viewing angle anyway
- The wobbly stand, I would have gladly paid a slightly higher price for VESA mount capability
- As stated above, many software lacks decent support for anything higher than 96 DPI. Be sure you know how to deal with DPI issues.
- I have noticed the monitor does not 'wake up' from sleep mode and I have to power cycle it and then it comes back online, its most likely a setting issue that I have yet to figure out but I can't let the computer go to sleep or else the monitor will not come back on. I can't let the monitor itself sleep either, its weird.
82 out of 92 found this review helpful.
Great, Affordable 4K Monitor
Posted by: BigPaPaRu from: on
I was using my friends monitor on a brand new computer build I had just done. My friend needed his monitor back and so I had to buy one. After spending $1500 on my build, I wanted to wait a bit before spending more. I started looking at monitors. I knew that I either wanted one big monitor or 2-3 smaller monitors.
After looking around a bit, I saw the UD590 on sale for $499. It was a couple hundred more then a normal 1080P monitor at this size and offered future proofing. Not really thinking, I grabbed a friend and went to my local Best Buy. I didn't even really look at it, I just bought it and walked out. Then I started thinking, WOW, you just spent $500 on a monitor. I really started thinking about returning it. Let me tell you, I'm so happy I didn't.
Once I got her up and running, I instantly fell in love. Everything is so vivid and crisp, so clear. I started watching 4K videos and my heart began to thump in excitement. Next came the video games. Even though I'm only running a single GTX 970, I still put everything in 4K and OMG. Older games come back to life, newer games have never looked better. My jaw was on the floor. I have heard of 4K/UltraHD but I never really thought it would be that much of a difference.
I'm very happy with this monitor and I'm even happier I didn't return it but there are some annoyances that may bother people.
1. The stand sucks and kinda flimsy. I don't mind how it looks but some people will surely be put off. The stand is kinda weak and feels like it will break if you try to move the monitor around to much.
2. No VESA mounts. Not a problem for me but people will not be happy about that.
3. Poor viewing angles. If your not looking square at the monitor, then your picture sucks. The off to the side you are the blacker it gets.
4. Menu buttons are behind the monitor. Makes it very difficult to change your preferences. You do get used to it rather quickly and I don't mind so much but you may hate it.
To me this monitor offers far more pros then cons. If your in the market for an affordable 4k monitor, then you have two choices (IMO) this and the Asus PB287Q. At the time, The Asus was $40 more and didn't warrant the extra money from me but if you want a VESA mount then that will be the one you need. Overall this is a helluva monitor that offers great performance for the money. The picture is fantastic and you will surely get many compliments when you show her off.
25 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Excellent entry level 4k monitor for early adopter
Posted by: Titan5178 from: Cedar Park, TX on
I've been using a Samsung 1920x1200 monitor for the past 6 years so when I decided to add a second monitor to my desk I was buying with the idea that I will also use this new monitor for just as long.
This is the reason why I chose to spend extra and get a 4K monitor at a time when 4K support is pretty limited. It also has the inputs I was looking for although I wish it included dual DisplayPort connectors.
Just so you know DisplayPort is the only way to get 4K content at 60Hz. With HDMI, you can do 4K at 30Hz or lesser resolutions at 60Hz.
DisplayPort is hooked up to my Macbook Pro which is about 3 years old so the best it can do is 2560x1440 resolution. Even though the monitor is not displaying in its native 4K resolution it still looks fantastic.
HDMI Port 1 is connected to my Linux desktop which can display 4K. I use this if I actually want to view content in 4K. Some of the 4K content that you can find is breathtaking when viewed on this monitor. It's much more appreciable when you are sitting 2-3 feet from a 4k monitor versus trying to watch it on a 4K TV where you really won't see the detail from the distance that most people watch their TVs.
HDMI port 2 is used for gaming with my PS4 and it has quickly become one of my favorite display devices to game on.
PIP: The PIP (Picture-in-Picture) is a nice feature but it's usefulness is limited. It's nice to be able to put my PS4 for example into a smaller window of my desktop but things on your computer screen can get hidden behind this inset. The side-by-side feature is much more useful if you need to use more than one ipnut at a time as long as you are ok with each view being vertical. This feature doesn't work well at all with input from my Linux machine.
Sound: I love how I can route the sound through my monitor and out to my external THX speaker system. Whichever source is displayed on the monitor is output to my speaker system, whether is is the sounds of my Mac through DisplayPort or the sounds of my games through HDMI. There is a volume control on the monitor that's easilly accessible through the jog wheel if you are using headphones. I keep it at 100% and control the sound with my external speakers.
Menu: The menu and configuration buttons are on the back of the monitor on the right hand side in the form of a "jog wheel" so it can be a little awkward to change inputs or any other settings but unless you are trying to configure PIP you won't be using the menu often, so it works fine.
Stand and Mounting: The stand is not adjustable and there are no mounting holes to do a wall mount with this monitor. For me, this is not a problem.
21 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Good, Not Great
Posted by: Dazmodo from: on
First of all, I love the UHD resolution.
- Resolution is great
- Nice and bright
- Sturdy Stand
- Came right up with Windows 8.1
- Colors are a bit funky compared to my color corrected monitor, even after correcting
- The single control on the back is a pain to reach and sometimes you need to press it several times to get it to respond.
- After about 5 months, a whole row of pixels have gone haywire. Since it is such high resolution, it's a tiny line, but it is a line on the monitor all the same.
Summary: I like the resolution, but I think it should have lasted longer before I started showing an anomaly on the screen. I'm not really sure I'd recommend this to a friend, but maybe...
16 out of 17 found this review helpful.
For use on XBOX ONE S? Yes and No...
Posted by: MaridAudran from: on
While the specifications state you can get 3840 x 2160 at 60HZ, it doesn't tell you that you cant get that across the HDMI 1 port it only supports 30Hz. even with HDMI 2.0 cables. You can only get 3840 x 2160 at 60HZ on the HDMI 2 or DisplayPort. The XBOX ONE S will tell you 4K isn't supported if you plug into HDMI 1, but will work on HDMI 2, but without HDR. This is in small print in the included manual, which you have to open the box to read. It will display 4K on the XBOX ONE S, but in my tests it flickered intermittently when playing a game, but did not when playing a 4K BluRay. I might take this one back and try another one. Everything else 4K is 40" or larger. I also looked at the LG 27" 27UD68, which does NOT support the XBOX ONE S.
18 out of 20 found this review helpful.
4k+ Should be the rating!
Posted by: Nilt from: Boston, MA on
Coming from 1080p monitors and i have to say this is a whole new world of difference in gaming and movies. Running 4k res with ease with a single GTX Titan card. I haven't played FPS games on it yet but all other games from RTS to Action RPGs to MMOs to MOBAS. They all run perfectly in 2160p at 90+ FPS. I see no screen tearing and have not even had to turn vertical sync on like I read in a lot of reviews. If you want an upgrade in the way u look at games and haven't made it to the 4k jump yet then do it! This monitor is worth every penny.
14 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Great 4K Monitor
Posted by: cfxu from: Boulder, CO on
Used this monitor for 2 weeks. It meets my expectation. It shows rich color. It beats my 1080p monitors. I had 4 monitors to do my work. Now this monitor takes place of two of them. I like it.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great picture. not much else
Posted by: tommyWI from: Milwaukee WI on
Yep, as others have said, the stand is embarrassing for a company like Samsung. This stand deserves to be on some knock off brand being sold out of the back of a truck.
The on screen menu controls are on the BACK of the monitor in a "wheel" configuration. Yes, let's make it as awkward as humanly possible.
The only reason I bought this is that it was in stock at a local Best Buy and I had a couple hundred dollars in reward points to blow. Otherwise, I probably would have bought something else online. Kinda wish I had the DELL now with the pivot stand.
Picture quality is good. But other than that, not much else to brag about. Will look good on my desk.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Great TV Monitor also!
Posted by: LouFox from: Dallas on
You might be tempted to overlook this as a TV monitor. But DON"T! I plug this into the HDMI port on the cable box and run the audio to the computer system.
It replaced a larger 32" Smart TV because it is much clearer at close viewing range.
Before, I could see "hair" on heads. Now I can see the "hairs" on their heads.
Since there are two HDMI inputs, you can hook up a Blu-Ray or smart device to it.
The sharpness, wonderful non-saturated colors, and size make it the right monitor for my situation.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
entry-level 4k monitor
Posted by: peacefulhuman from: on
Great for the price but lacks some basic features; it is not height adjustable and does not easily tilt. The image is excellent when sitting directly in front of it but distorts when viewed from above or below, it also loses color when viewed from an angle. Finally, the monitor's stand allows too much wobbling if your desk is not extremely sturdy.
It's a good choice for the price, but I wish I would have spent a little more on a better quality product.