Another 4K Monitor Option: Samsung U28D590D 28-in Display for $699

Subject: Displays | March 31, 2014 - 09:20 AM |
Tagged: deals, 4k, Samsung, u28d590d

Ever since CES we have been expecting an onslaught of 4K monitors to make their way to the market. Today Amazon.com listed the Samsung U28D590D for pre-order for the price of just $699. This is a 28-in display with a 3840x2160 resolution and support for 60 Hz refresh rates courtesy of the DisplayPort 1.2 connection.

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That's a hell of a deal for a 4K monitor, especially one capable of 60 Hz (likely through MST)! Worth noting is that the monitor is a TN panel so picture quality won't be as good as the IPS options still selling for over $2500, like the ASUS PQ321Q we reviewed previously.

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The panel has a pair of HDMI inputs but both are listed as only supporting 30 Hz 3840x2160 resolutions without any mention of using them both simultaneously.  

You can find the full specifications list on Samsung's website, and we are working to get a sample in for testing in the next two weeks!

Source: Amazon.com
March 31, 2014 | 09:50 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

Sweet. Just before DP 1.3 too. Well, it's looking serious now: Bye-bye DVI.

March 31, 2014 | 10:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

60 hz....700 bux, take my goddamn money!

March 31, 2014 | 10:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

60 hz....700 bux, take my goddamn money!

March 31, 2014 | 10:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

edit: "wait its a TN panel" ,..puts money back in pocket and walks away

March 31, 2014 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

At CES, we saw displays from other vendors that likely had the same TN panel. The smaller pixels resulted in a better looking panel with wider than normal (TN) viewing angles. The colors shifted far less than expected when changing viewing angle. If this one has the same panel, I'd call it a buy, especially at that price.

April 1, 2014 | 07:02 AM - Posted by OLDIRTYPRIEST

thanks for the post.

April 1, 2014 | 09:22 AM - Posted by Lord Binky (not verified)

Damnit, why won't you let me write it off so easily. Now I'm at the point of considering it. Unless I happen to magically see it in person somehow, which would fully tip me either way.

June 21, 2014 | 10:36 PM - Posted by MarkHB (not verified)

The moment this came out I screamed "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" and threw money at Amazon until this monitor came out.

I regret NOTHING. It's crisper than pin-sharp. It's exquisite for running 3D modeling software on; for gaming, it's an utter thrill. Not one dead pixel. Cry "TN!" for as long and hard as you like; I do VFX for a living, and don't have a qualm about this thing's color acuity.

SO worth every penny.

HB

August 4, 2014 | 05:27 AM - Posted by robsantander@gmail.com (not verified)

why ?

March 31, 2014 | 11:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

They can offer this price because it's a TN panel. I can only imagine what an IPS version of this monitor will cost.

March 31, 2014 | 12:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

why do people get so but-hurt over 4k LCD?

I would love to see OLED over this

April 1, 2014 | 11:13 PM - Posted by Martin Trautvetter

Why?

March 31, 2014 | 04:49 PM - Posted by aparsh335i (not verified)

Ryan glad to see you are on the same page with a lot of us looking for that next step in gaming quality. I ordered this last week from amazon after waiting over a month for Asus to confirm their 28" UHD (4K). JJ has been active with the community giving updates, but unfortunately the information for me is simple - $100 higher MSRP than this samsung and no confirmed release date.

Time to finally put some stress on my 780 Ti's :).

March 31, 2014 | 08:07 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

April is looking to be great month with the introduction of this Samsung 4k monitor, along with the Ultra wide LG UM95 (3880x1440p) and the Asus Swift PG278Q 144hz 1440p.

Cant wait to see those reviews here Ryan!

March 31, 2014 | 11:23 PM - Posted by Joe (not verified)

Good monitor for gamers. The 4k ips panels still have a somewhat slow response time and arent great with fast motion. If you want to primarily game in 4k or watch fast paced action movies in 4k this monitor may be a better choice for now till they get the 4k ips response times down.

April 1, 2014 | 06:05 AM - Posted by RedShirt (not verified)

Crap looks like I may need to upgrade my i7 920 afterall

April 1, 2014 | 09:01 AM - Posted by Reggie (not verified)

Samsung will release a 32" that is IPS but not anywhere close to the same price I expect

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/06/samsungs-4k-31-5-inch-monitor-eyes-on/

April 2, 2014 | 03:03 PM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

1st response time is impressive for 4k @ 60 hz!

April 2, 2014 | 03:04 PM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Sorry 1 millisecond response.

April 3, 2014 | 11:20 AM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

Yeah, heard these TN panels will start popping up from a number of display manufacturers and that they are supposedly fairly good with respect to what people typically expect from TN. Naturally it won't be suitable for everyone, aseptically professionals requiring a high degree of color accuracy and the like. however, it should be great for some applications requiring more screen real-estate and higher resolution like programing.

Dell already put out the P2815Q for ~$699 which is the same price but the Dell is 30Hz limited. So it stands to reason that Dell will have to drop its price on the P2815Q. If the Dell had been 60Hz capable I would have definitely bought one to try it but it looks like Samsung my get my money instead:

Here is a link to a video preview of the Dell which looked really good IMO:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/dell-p2815q-28-inch-4k-monitor,25757.html

April 6, 2014 | 06:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I just spoke to samsung support and they indicate that this model is a non usa model. FYI for those pre ordering, as i did.. now to cancel...

April 7, 2014 | 12:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does it have VESA mounting capabilities? 100x100

April 10, 2014 | 07:00 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

harvey norman's will have this in stock in 2 weeks

April 18, 2014 | 12:05 AM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

Newegg and Amazon now have it. I ordered a Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K monitor directly from Amazon (not an Amazon reseller) for the MSRP of $699 with free S&H. Some retailers are still inflating the price by as much as ~$160 USD.

No it doesn't have a VESA mount unfortunately,...

April 20, 2014 | 03:39 PM - Posted by onelonedork

I'm looking at this monitor mostly for a 4k video editing solution. I wont be doing much if any gaming. Currently I have the GTX 680 4gb in one editing bay and a HD 7970 GHZ in the other. Do you think I'll need to upgrade my GPU for video editing applications or will I be able to use this panel at 60 hz with one of these cards installed?

Both of these cards have done will in adobe CC at 2560x1440 and i'm hoping I won't need to drop another $600 + on a new GPU just to take advantage of a higher resolution screen.

June 21, 2014 | 10:38 PM - Posted by MarkHB (not verified)

Yep. No VESA mount, but the display itself is tip-top. The angle is fine for normal work use (I do visual effects, so oddly enough, I care about color).

I love this thing. The price astounded me, and it's absolutely worth every penny.

Are there better panels?

Yep.

Are there better panels within doubling it's price-point?

Only just.

HB

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