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Samsung - UE590 Series 28" LED 4K UHD Monitor - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2012 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it. I recommend buying another 4k screen

    Posted
    SirGalahad
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    This is a TN panel which is why price wise it is so cheap. Don't fall for it. While it is a high-quality TN panel it still doesn’t make it worth the money. It is 10-bit panel (8 bit + FRC). Usually there is a good difference between a native 8-bit panel vs a 10-bit panel (8 bit + FRC). The colors are usually a lot richer and more accurate. With this monitor there is a difference, but it isn’t much of a difference compared to other 10-bit (8 bit + FRC) monitors or it’s 8-bit counterparts as there should be. For example, I have a triple monitor setup. I have a 1080p VA quantum dot monitor, a 2k TN g-sync monitor and this TN 4k monitor. I constantly prefer looking at my other two monitors over this which shouldn’t happen since it is a 10-bit 4k monitor where the others are 8-bit and with less resolution. Upon first opening this monitor you’ll be amazed and be like “this is great! Totally worth the money!” But after months of using it I got buyer’s remorse and used it less and less. The colors just weren’t as sharp as I wanted. The viewing angles were awful (TN weak point), the contrast was really bad (also TN weak point and everything always looked grey no matter what I did in NVidia control panel or on the monitor itself. There was no depth of picture.), the huge bezels made it not fit on my desk well. The stand itself is very wobbly as well. I ended up putting it on a mount. But they put the mounting screws at the top of the monitor instead of the middle of the monitor which made it hard to get in the right spot and balance it appropriately. I don’t know why Samsung did this. In my opinion if you are going to buy a 4k monitor you want sleek small bezels, a sharp picture, good color accuracy, great contrast, and good viewing angles. You also don’t have to break the bank these day since they have become more mainstream. I wouldn’t recommend getting a 4k panel that isn’t an IPS or VA. I sold this monitor and bought the LG 27UK600 which is fantastic and has all the things I just listed. Which I recommend getting instead since the price is similar. I don’t know how much more it was because it’s constantly on sale, but it is worth the price difference. If you look side to side at Best Buy it might not look better due to the way they have it setup. But once getting it home you see the difference. Plus, it comes with fake HDR10 which is better than no HDR10. So, you might have read all this and gone. “Well, I’m using it for gaming. I want the fastest response time which is 1ms.” But let’s be honest the mass majority of people don’t have a computer that can run 4k games at 60 fps at good settings. If you do you probably have enough money to buy a more expensive monitor. If you are using this on an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro it will be alright but the colors, viewing angle, and contrast leave a lot to be desired since you won’t see much of a difference. Where with the LG 27UK600 you will especially with the HDR. The difference between 1 ms and 4 ms isn’t noticeable. Unless you are some esport athlete which you wouldn’t be using this monitor for and would be using a 1080p 240 hz monitor to get the most competitive edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent entry level 4k monitor for early adopter

    Posted
    Titan5178
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    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. Connectivity: 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    Posted
    cubemaster27
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    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. Final Thoughts: PROS: - 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 - DisplayPort - 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 CONS: - 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, Affordable 4K Monitor

    Posted
    BigPaPaRu
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellet display for 4K gaming

    Posted
    PCGamer
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    I recently moved over to PC gaming from console as most of my work friends only play on PC. After purchasing an HP Omen (GTX 1070, i7 7700, etc...) I decided to see if I could pull off 4K gaming without breaking the bank or suffering from horrible lag and terrible image quality. To that, I am very impressed with this monitors gaming image quality. For gaming, I haven't really had any issues I was expecting (lag, pixelation, slow response, etc..). I'm playing BF4 & Diablo III, each on ULTRA 4K resolutions and per both the NVIDIA & Razer FPS counters, I'm pulling well over 60FPS in each comfortably, at times 80/90+FPS and this monitor isn't lagging behind in any way. Absolutely impressed with this for gaming, as the colors and definition pop like my 2560x1440 iMac display, but with even more clarity. So if you are thinking about this display for gaming, MAKE SURE YOU USE DISPLAY PORT if you want the best 4K signal you can get, NOT HDMI. Luckily this display has Display Port & 2 HDMI, so you are set to also plug up consoles or other HDMI devices. NOTE; There are NO built in speakers on this monitor. So, for the somewhat 'meh' about this monitor. It feels cheap. Not like you're going to destroy it cheap, but it weighs nothing. Also, the stand doesn't swivel, so you have to move the whole base. Not a deal breaker, but the other 'gaming' monitors I looked at all had a swivel base. Lastly, when viewing normal PC stuff (photos on google, spreadsheets/docs w/ images, news articles, etc...) the colors don't look accurate. I know you can fine-tune the calibration, but outside of gaming (where I like extra punch) the colors simply can't touch the calibration accuracy of my iMac, but really, Apple has color calibration nailed on every device they make. Other than that, it's all good. Overall, I'm still looking at a 4K TV to wall mount above my desk, while keeping this display. I'd like to view YouTube, lower FPS games, NES Classic, etc..on a larger screen in my office, but still have this display for main PC use. I know the 4K FPS experience will suffer using a TV vs this monitor, but the trade off is a larger screen, built in speakers if i don't want to wear a headset and the ability to launch smart streaming services without having to use the PC. This seems to be a hot-topic with PC's easily pushing 4K & 8K now, but the displays we can use each have their on benefits & trade-offs. If you want a solid 4K display that doesn't break the bank, catch this one on sale. I got an open box for under $250 and I believe that is a good price for this. $300+ seems high, but not terrible. There are tons of other GREAT UHD/QHD displays out above $300 that will destroy this with 1ms response and 144hz refresh with higher quality parts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Resolution, but...

    Posted
    OldNAchy
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    Pros: Great resolution. I am using the displayport connection with a 760 GTX video card and am getting max resolution. I haven't tried gaming, split screens, or gaming yet, so no opinion on those functions. With the large screen size I am able to increase icon and text size. With the 4K resolution the monitor is easy on the eyes, even up close. Cons: This is NOT a plug and play monitor. Before connecting you must first load the appropriate driver for the connection you want -- displayport or HDMI. You cannot load both drivers. Obviously that means another monitor must be used. If you are purchasing this with a new desktop at BB, insist that the Geek Squad do this for you as part of the purchase. Note that the quick install guide does not mention this -- or much else. A major negative for me! The stand has no height adjustment. -- capabilities that should be included in a monitor costing this much and this large. For one that has no vertical or horizontal space issues this is not much of an problem, but for one who needs to increase or decrease height, this is a major shortcoming. I actually removed the stand and propped the monitor up against vertical supports on my computer desk. As an example of bad engineering and/or instruction the remove stand instructions, straight from the user guide are: "While holding the stand neck with one hand, pound the other fisted hand down on the stand base in the direction of the arrow." There is supposedly a tilt capability but it did appear to work for me. Monitor controls are via a thumb wheel found on the rear lower right of the monitor. Bad engineering there. One needs to make more room to be able to get to and use the control. There is an app that allows one to set up the resolution and split the screen and such, but to simply power on and power off the monitor, one has to use the thumb wheel. The monitor has no VESA mount capability so it cannot be wall mounted or mounted on a universal monitor stand. Conclusions: Set up and placement functionality of this monitor is not well thought out and lacking in capabilities at best. The lack of clear instructions make set up problematic. Since wall placement is impossible, one needs a "wide open" area in which to use the monitor. Given these restraints, even with the great resolution, this monitor is priced way too high for its capabilities. I may change my mind, but I am seriously considering returning this and getting a well reviewed 1080P monitor with better overall functionality and at half the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful 4K monitor with some shortcomings

    Posted
    Yewjax
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    I bought this beauty for 4k gaming on my PS4 Pro and to connect to my Macbook Pro for editing when I have clients over. First things first, the Pros: -Colors on this monitor are crisp and vibrant. I'm always amazed by the quality of the picture even after months of ownership. -Very minimalistic monitor for those who love this aesthetic. -The 1ms response time is perfect for the avid gamer. Maybe not the hardcore professional gamer, but for most, this is a big cherry on top of the cake. After using it for five months, I; however, have discovered the shortcomings of this monitor that unfortunately disallows it from being perfect. A lot of these faults can be discovered online if one does extensive research. -While both HDMI inputs are 4K, be warned that only one of them is 60hz and the other is 30. Again, might not matter to most, but knowing before buying may help a lot of people. -This is something everyone must know: THIS IS FULLY HDCP 1.4. You have been warned if you want to stream Netflix/Amazon/Roku to this monitor. This is not HDCP 2.2 (which is the latest version for copyright 4k streaming). -If you're someone like me who almost exclusively uses this monitor for a console, there is no Audio Out input. The monitor does have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but if you plan on using external speakers, you will have to buy a converter to work around the lack of no internal speakers and Audio Out input. For people who might use this to play on say, like the Switch that only has HDMI and no Optical Audio like the PS4, plan ahead. -This is nitpicky, but the stand is a bit flimsy. Still holds up well though. Overall, I really like this monitor and I don't regret my purchase. Playing Battlefield 1 and Uncharted 4 on this monitor is absolutely amazing and spectacular. While the specs do come up short if you want to be totally up to date, the quality that's packed into this monitor still holds it above most of the competition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best for dark colors but gets the job done

    Posted
    Chris
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    Pros: - Most stuff looks great in 4K, especially if there's a lot of motion and bright colors to help you avoid noticing the relatively weak performance with dark colors (especially solid black). - Decently affordable option for a 4K monitor at this point in the 4K craze. - 2 HDMI ports and a DisplayPort. Cons: - The base isn't the most solid thing in the world, so I often notice the monitor wobbling if I'm typing too hard or if I'm touching the desk even a tiny bit. Also be aware that it doesn't swivel at all, and only tilts up and down a little. - The power button is on the back right corner, and is also used for swapping between inputs and various other controls. Unusual design choice, but you'll get used to it pretty fast. - I had to return the original one I got because of a patch of dead pixels right out of the box, and now about a month after getting the replacement, there's a dead pixel on this one too in an even more annoying location. I could forgive the first one as a shipping problem or just a random defect, but now that I've had two in a row, I've got to mention it. On the plus side though, I was extremely satisfied with how fast and easy it was for me to take the first dud one into the store and swap it out for a replacement. Easiest exchange process ever. Really appreciate that, Best Buy. Overall I'd say this is more or less an average product that you may or may not be satisfied with. Gaming in 4K is amazing and this monitor will get it done for you, but my honest advice as someone who has a ton of electronics at home would be to wait for a while before you give into the 4K temptation. 4K monitors and TVs will probably make huge leaps in the next product generation, and you'll probably wind up paying less for a better product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works poorly with Macs

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    SamThe1stHam
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    This is a very finicky monitor. I've run this on two MacBook Pros, both a 2015 with display port (and I tried HDMI, but it had more issues than DP) and a 2017 with an "official" Apple dongle and HDMI. Both had trouble connecting and sometimes, after waking, the laptop would be unable to display on the monitor although it still registered as plugged in. It took a reboot to get the laptop to be able to use the laptop again. This never happens with my Dell monitor so I am inclined to blame it on this monitor and not the laptops. (I'd like to try a Windows machine too, but I don't currently own one. Samsung does have a Windows driver download, but nothing for MacOS.) The Good: - The price is really low for a decent sized 4k monitor. - Once you calibrate it looks okay for web browsing, email, and spreadsheets. Don't expect a lot for gaming or watching video. I would never recommend for any semi-serious video or photo work. - It works most of the time if I don't change sources and don't mind an unplanned reboot every so often. - Did I mention the price? The Other Thing: - It is a pain to calibrate (and out of the box looks terrible). - The "auto switch between sources" usually failed and was loud and is loud when switching. - To change between sources (if you disable "auto" or it fails) you have to reach to the back of the monitor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor

    Posted
    Drjimbeam
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    I bought this monitor at the same time I bought an EVGA 1050ti, I do not do a lot of hardcore gaming, I am more about the visual quality than the FPS, the human eye can only see so much. The day I bought this monitor and the next two days I just sat and watched youtube 4k videos, OMG they look so good. I had done very little tweaking to the stock settings, I had changed the picture setting to cinema and dropped the brightness to 34, there the background and movies look great and I can adjust most of my games in settings to make the brightness, gama and contrast appealing to my eyes. This way I do not have to constantly change the monitor settings depending on what I am doing. I have this monitor sitting on a desk next to 2 different 24 inch monitors and it really does blow them both out of the water in looks. I had seen some poor reviews about the monitor wobbling, mine does not , I am a heavy typer, almost kill the keys every time I hit them and the monitor does not move at all. I do wish it had some height adjustment though as I still use an external water cooling system and with my 3 monitors I am pressed for desk space, if I could raise the monitor I could get my stuff set just right. I would most definitely recommend this monitor as wells as buy more of them if I could, given wallet and desk realty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Monitor

    Posted
    JA410
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    The new world of Ultra High Definition has arrived! This is a really outstanding monitor. 4K is a total leap forward from 1080p. I use this monitor for PC gaming, particularly flight simulators where the extra resolution is a big plus. Appearance and design: Very sleek and made with nice materials, metal look and gloss black. Easily the best looking product out there. The only negative is that it doesn't adjust for height but in a normal desktop height its not needed. Installation: An important consideration in connecting a 4K monitor is the cables, the best one to use with this is a DisplayPort. These aren't too common so fortunately the Samsung comes with one as well as an HDMI. You'll want to use the DP as its the only one that can carry a 3840x2160/60hz signal. Picture Quality: The resolution is astonishing and this model is equipped with a good range of picture adjustments although not as much as an HDTV. Probably normal for a PC screen. The Game Mode looks particularly good for that use. This product also has a high response rate of 1ms which is essential for games. Use of a 4K display for gaming comes with the challenge of having an extremely powerful GPU. A good compromise is to run at 1440x2560 and have the display upscale the picture. This still looks incredibly sharp and lets you runs higher graphic settings. Value. A very good price for this monitor. There are WQHD screens nearly as expensive. Definitly worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless upscaling

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    vonb
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    I have been resisting moving from CRT based technology to flat screen technology for my computer display for years. One of my old CRT's was recently on its last legs so I decided to take the plunge. On my Mac Pro, I had a pair of 21" CRT displays, so I wanted something with a lot of screen real estate. I bought a 24" LED display with full HD (1920x1080) resolution. As soon as it was hooked up and configured, via HDMI, I was disappointed with the resolution. On this large screen, it was easy to see the individual pixels and everything looked too 'grainy.' Since I do a lot of photographic work, this was unacceptable. So I returned it and purchased this Samsung 28" UD590 4K (3840x2160) monitor, based on my satisfaction with my 4K television. In my opinion, the best feature is the very clean upscaling to 4K resolution that the monitor does. My older Mac Pro video card does not have the capability to drive to more than 1920x1080 (full HD) resolution. The upscaling from full HD to 4K in the monitor takes full advantage of the native panel resolution. The pixellation is gone and everything looks great, especially photos. I use a Belkin Mini Display Port to HDMI adaptor (reviewed elsewhere). Total satisfaction here and my angst over moving to flat screen monitors is alleviated! So don't fret if your system can not natively support 4K resolution - let this monitor do the heavy lifting... Just first ensure that your video sub-system can support wide screen (16x9) formats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Straight up made for reduced lag input

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    soonSmartHomesWillEndUs
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    This has only been the second monitor I have purchased. I returned it because I was used to an older Asus I had and accidentally dropped it... oops. Anyway when it came to no leg input it was a beast I’m so used to lag input i was having a hard time getting used to playing first person shooter on it because the screen did exactly what I told it to do at all times.. I returned it solely because the viewing angles are terrible if your not directly infornt of the thing u can’t see the display or seems off... and it’s a black & white to ratio monitor whatever that means. Which it focusss more on shades to create colors mixing only the basics like a painter mixing black paint with white paint to get the color gray... this allows the monitor to not have to push out extreamly amounts of color from every single pixel like some of these other monitors that focus more on picture and extream color density over actual frame rates and leg input. It has a 1ms response time which is obviously the best you can get. If I remember correctly it is a 75hmz and a native 4K display without high dynamic range.. most natives which r harder to find then not rarely do any upscsling and is actually 4K. If I tried putting it on 1080p to match whatever I’m playing which on a pa4 pro there is no way to connect the display port needed to get it to sync and utilize your computer or counsel which is a feature called freesynctech technology. Another big plus. I’d ur solely gaming on. It and playing FPS shooters and want to compinsate quality for speed. That’s a decision u need to make. I on the other hand want both which is in a different review

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for computer professionals

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    Unixsorcerer
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    This is a great UHD monitor that you can get at about $500. I don't know if I have enough qualifications to comment on picture quality or response time as I am not a graphics artist or a gamer. But I do spend a good deal of time programming, mostly looking at rather static screen. And for that type of use, this is a great monitor offering fine details and huge real estate for information. Although they say TN panels aren't as bright as IPS panels, but to me, this monitor delivers stunning UHD pictures. I agree with other reviewers on the point that the stand isn't holding the head solidly, and offers very minimal flexibility about adjustments -- it only allows a little bit of tilting; No height adjustments or rotation. Other than that, it's a great monitor, especially at that price! Of course it'd be nicer if it had speakers, USB ports, etc. on board. It does have an 3.5mm headphone jack, and you can get digital audio through the DP/HDMI cable. I had hoped that Macbook Air could display 3840x2160 on this monitor, even if it's @30Hz, but it couldn't. Apparently, the limitation is on the Macbook Air's side, offering only up to 2560x1440@60Hz. Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK can display at 3840x2160@30Hz Not being able to deal with 60Hz is is apparently limited by NUC -- even though Intel had, at one point, claimed that it could do @60Hz. Apparently, Intel has retracted that claim now. The monitor works fine with my AMD A10-5800K/Asus-F2A85V-pro home-built desktop running Ubuntu/Win8.1 at 3840x2160@60Hz.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No 4K for Console Gaming

    Posted
    LAFEY
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    So at first glance this seems like an excellent display for the price, but it is misleading. Always read the fine print. I’m sure 4K looks great on this monitor but I wouldn’t know because it only supports 4K at 30Hz or lower which.. why? Oh well it’ll support 60hz but only through the DisplayPort but consoles don’t have a DisplayPort output. So this is a fine monitor if you don’t want to use the enhanced features of your high end gaming consoles or if you want to spend an extra 200 dollars on an HDMI to DisplayPort cable but instead I’ll be returning this and just saving up for a 4K tv with a quick response time. It seems like if you want a 4K monitor that truly works well with console gaming you have to spend $800+ And at that point I need the screen to be for more than just gaming. If I had not gotten this solely for console gaming I would probably be satisfied with this product. It seems like an okay choice for PC based usage however with 4K output limited to 30Hz or lower, not a top choice for gamers. I’m mad at myself for not doing more research before purchasing this product. Don’t make the same mistake I made.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Attention Xbox One S Users

    Posted
    Gdubbz
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    I bought this monitor for mostly gaming on with my purchases of the Xbox One S and its 4k up-scaling capabilities. However I was very disappointed when I realized upon setting up the 4k through the console that this monitor does not support many of the 4k functions that the Xbox One S provides. I knew that it wasn't going to support HDR ahead of time, but it only supports 4k at 60hz using the HDMI 1 port. That means that many video content running in different bit rates would not be supported. Also that many of the titles would not be up-scaled correctly. On Samsung 4k TVs there is an option in the settings that allows these bit rates to function correctly, but I wasn't able to find them on this device. Besides the fact that the monitor is not Xbox One S friendly that's not to say this monitor isn't very good. Using it on the PC it was fantastic, I only wanted to warn Xbox One S users that this isn't the best option for getting all the green check marks fulfilled on your console (Xbox One S users will understand this). Currently to the best of my knowledge there are no monitors on the marked that are reasonably priced that will work well with your console. I recommend purchasing a 4k TV with HDR, and using the proper settings in your TV settings to allow all the possible 4k bit rates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for ULTRA HD

    Posted
    Pilot
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    Thank God I purchased from Best Buy. I originally purchased a wide aspect regular HD monitor of a competing brand. It was broken, Best Buy replaced. Then I got the replacement up and running I didn't care for the monitors focus and brightness. I returned and paid $21 more for this monitor. Wow!! What a huge difference UHD makes when run off of a MacBook Pro retina. This monitor, after tweaking the color a bit is nearly as good as the Retina display. It's not quite as bright however this is due to the very light antiglare finish. I definitely would recommend this monitor to anyone looking for super crisp text and cold color and brightness. The only negative is the viewing angle. You must sit directly in from of this screen. If you don't the edges warm up in color and the view is disappointing from a bystanders prospective. Otherwise I would rate a 5. Now, I couldn't find anything UHD in this price category and I couldn't justify spending $300 more for the next available UHD monitor. Best Buy has become my "go to" for most electronics. Best Buys extended warranties are the real deal and the geek squad has been a life saver more than once for my family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Almost Decent

    Posted
    Shaun
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    I bought this simply for testing purposes, but have gamed on it a bit. First and foremost this is a TN panel. That means it has pretty bad viewing angles and colors are not nearly as impressive as an IPS display. One thing that really bugged me about this panel is the inability to get the colors close to right. No matter what you do, the colors are just off. In addition to that, the menu for the OSD is pretty horrible. There are options in there (which I can't remember the name of at the moment) that lock you out of colors at all and just oversaturate the entire display. This panel is freesync capable.... if you can find the option in the menus. For those looking, its under the Info/About section of the OSD. I actually found this by accident. That said, it doesn't work that great. The range is pretty limited and you would need a really powerful GPU to keep the panel inside of the range regardless (40-60). Once it is out of the range, it becomes very choppy as it transitions to normal syncing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Shaun:

      Thank you for purchasing the UE590 UHD-QHD Monitor U28E590D 28-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor. I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the color performance of this model.

      Please know that this UHD monitor gives you 64 times more color than conventional monitors--an incredible 1 billion colors. That means that movies, games, and other multimedia content appear detailed, natural looking, and extremely realistic. More colors also ensure a smoother transition between different tones for a richer, more accurate picture.

      Samsung products are engineered to the highest standards of performance and quality and we back the Samsung U28E590D with a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty, if purchased brand-new from an authorized dealer.

      To better assist you with step-by-step troubleshooting and picture adjustment, please contact Samsung Customer Support and representative will gladly help you:
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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average 4K monitor

    Posted
    ed57
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    I bought this along with the LG 27UD68-P for comparisons and this was truly the inferior monitor between the two. No matter what changes I did to this monitor, I could not get the quality color output of the LG. Because this is a TN panel (typical for low budget monitors), the viewing angles are also very poor. Yes, you normally sit directly in front of the monitor, but the horrible viewing angles are apparent even from this seating position, and especially in a dark environment. In my attached pictures, the Samsung in on the right. Notice how the flat orange color looks more like a gradient, and on the second picture, how a slight shift causes an even worse effect. At best, I see this as an average monitor, with the LG besting it in nearly all aspects.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MrSamsung

      ed57,

      Thank you for purchasing the Samsung U28E590D Monitor. I am sorry to hear that you are not happy with the image quality of this model.

      Samsung products are engineered to the highest standards of performance and quality and we back your Samsung with a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty, if purchased brand-new from an authorized dealer. Please allow us the opportunity to diagnose and treat your product issue.

      To better assist you with adjusting image quality or warranty service, please contact Samsung Customer Support toll-free at 1-800-SAMSUNG and a representative will gladly help you.

      You can also contact Samsung via LiveChat or email. Please copy-paste this link into your browser: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/contact

      Samsung is committed to providing the best possible product experience, quality, and value, and we are always here to help with any of your questions or concerns.

      ~Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stellar Panel, makes some misses on design

    Posted
    ThomasB235
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    The screen itself is everything I could have asked for. A well-made, bright, 3840x2160 panel with a matte (glare reducing) finish. The only gripes I have with this are the "interesting" design choices for setup. The quintessential Samsung Joystick interface never ceases to infuriate me. I prefer having buttons on the side/bottom of the screen to change the settings. Also, the location of the inputs (in the center of the backside, facing backwards) doesn't allow for a clean-looking setup. Lastly, the power cord has a 90 degree bend right at the power prong, which does not suit my surge protector. Not every power cord design option will suit every person, but I understand. If these design preferences suit your personal needs, I give it a 5/5. Note- I have not tried out the "multiple simultaneous PC input function" yet tl;dr, The screen itself is amazing. Setting it up for a tidy, neat desktop use, though, can be trouble.

    I would recommend this to a friend