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Samsung U28D590D (LU28D590D)
8.6 out of 10

Samsung U28D590D (LU28D590D)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung U28D590D (LU28D590D)

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Overall 6
6.0

60hz refresh with displayport. Weird power/flickering issues.

D. Rood, Amazon
20 March 2015
  • Summary: First of all, this monitor's picture is - bar none - the best i've ever seen. You MUST have displayport on your videocard if you want to use 4k resolution at 60hz refresh rate (60fps). This took so much digging and research that i knocked a half star off for my time spent. With HDMI, or any sort of converter, 4k only runs 30hz - although 2k and 1080p run 60hz no problem even with HDMI.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great picture quality, a few things to mention

daniel f., Newegg
7 March 2015
  • Summary: The major thing I have to say about this monitor though is that if you plan on doing 4k Gaming, I highly, highly, highly recommend you get a g-sync monitor. I purchased this for gaming and I had well-enough hardware to drive it, however I just was not lucky enough to have a setup without stuttering or other issues. Do yourself a favor if you are going for a gaming monitor, get a gsync monitor. Your eyes and gpu will thank you later.
  • Pros: - outstanding picture quality - works well for being 1 of the first affordable 4k monitors
  • Cons: - Poor maneuverability. You can't tilt it or raise it. That seems like an easy thing for them to be able to implement - For some reason, the monitor would periodically flash black for a split second. This may have been the monitor, the display port cable. However, once I switched to a different 4k monitor this problem went away, so it was definitely related to one of those two things. - This is minor, but the little joy-stick like button on the back is annoying. I cou...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice, but not that nice.

David P., Newegg
27 February 2015
  • Pros: Very crisp and clear picture. Easy to install.
  • Cons: Stand was flimsy. This is a con, but a con on me. But the resolution gave me a headache. Don't know why, but after staring at the screen for a hour, major headache. Tried it again and same thing! The font was very small at max resolution, which is changeable. But most users will not know this and should be warned (or instructed)
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Overall 6
6.0

Super Sad...

Seth K., Newegg
26 February 2015
  • Summary: I do realize this is a refurb but still... I'll be contacting DealStop and I hear they are very helpful so hopefully I can get working properly.
  • Pros: Excellent Monitor... Fits Nicely in my Desk... 3840x2160 @ 60Hz With 4K capable Displayport 1.2 Cable
  • Cons: Monitor arrived with only an HDMI cable and thus only ran at 30Hz... also there are a TON of red flickering vertical lines across the entire screen. After realizing that I was only getting 30Hz I purchased a 4K capable DP1.2 and am getting 60HZ, but the flickering red lines are still here... this was a very sad moment as a good friend of mine purchased this exact monitor new and has no issues.
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Overall 6
6.0

First Impression - replacing Dell 2707 (maybe)

robert s., Newegg
26 February 2015
  • Summary: Replacing really nice Dell 2707 28" corner to corner which displays 1920x1200. Wish the Samsung could do 3840x2400. The 6 year old fluorescent lit Dell is a bit brighter but gets so hot that often stinks of cooked electronics - the Samsung is a real improvement. Color is good but could not make the Samsung align nicely with the old Dell. They do not look look nice side by side. I am using the Samsung with an Asus P8H67.
  • Pros: Very sharp. Pixels are invisible compared to Dell 1920x1200 replaced. Color on the Samsung adjusted and OK. With text, cursor, and icon sizes adjusted everything is super-readable and very sharp. Stand is OK. No heat from the Samsung compared to older fluorescent lit monitor.
  • Cons: No Vesa mount. Blue pilot light? - Unlike previous Samsungs the blue light is on when the monitor is off which complicated setup! My ignorance, but the change cost an hour trying to make the monitor work. Loss of area - going to 16x9 screen from 16x10 is a bit disappointing. If you have a older high quality 28-30 inch 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or a 2560x1600, this monitor may not be worth the additional investment. A 32 inch monitor or TV could be a better choice.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great monitor, but screen too small for 4k

Michael B., Newegg
10 December 2014
  • Summary: I ended up returning this and getting a 2560x1440 monitor. Much better support across the board with GPU's, software, and windows.
  • Pros: Great picture, color, brightness, slim design. For gaming it CAN be ok but its limited not because of the product itself, but the nature of 4k and it's screen size:
  • Cons: Using 4k on a 28 inch monitor brings with it issues. The screen is not big enough. Text at 4k with this size is too small, it makes most games (except Battlefield 4 and a FEW others) almost unplayable with lousy 4k support in terms of text and general scaling. Everything is very very small. Windows text scaling is very wonky, and you will find yourself zooming in on most websites to read it, and dragging the monitor very close to your face. Using multiple monitors lik...
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Overall 6
6.0

Monitor was great when it worked

David, Amazon
6 December 2014
  • Summary: Monitor was great when it worked. Had several issues with the monitor not turning back on after powered off. The power button would not work after the unit was switched off. I would have to unplug this unit for several minutes and eventually it would work. It had nothing to do with the graphics card I was using. It was simply just not turning on. When it did work I loved the resolution.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Monitor , BUT

Eddiecam, B&H Photo
5 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Nice Monitor so far , but don't think your going actually see any text when running windows @ 3840 resolution. The text you can't read , it missing half the text. The pictures are beautiful, My solution was set resolution to 2560 and set your text to about 113 per cent and it's great. The picture was so small at 3840 RES you could not read anything. Haven't tried the PIP yet , you see I have 2 monitors set up. Even @ 2560 Res it's still a great picture.
  • Pros: Large Viewing Area
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor review quality set straight

Scott L., Newegg
30 November 2014
  • Summary: Windows 8 & 10 both have improved DPI scaling vs prior versions. Unfortunately, Media Center PlayReady doesn't support DisplayLink.
  • Pros: To be up front, I do not own this monitor. But as I read these reviews I feel obliged to point out some issues with the existing reviews. First, dual link HDMI is a valid alternative if you don't have DisplayLink. But single HDMI wont cut it. Second, I run a Dell 2811HM plus second 1080p screen off a 4-5 year old i7 HD5750 with zero issues or lag. Sure, I don't max out all the gaming options, but for desktop use and basic gaming, zero lag. Third, for the guy with powe...
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 6
6.0

If you're a serious gamer, don't buy this monitor.

Anthony S., Newegg
19 November 2014
  • Summary: I bought this monitor with 4k gaming in mind. That was a stupid idea. I'm running three GTX 780s in SLI with an Intel Core i7-4930k OC'd at 4.5GHz and games chug at choppy framerates at high settings. On top of that, for some reason I'm getting mouse lag in my games. I never had this lag on my ASUS 1080p monitor, and so I'm back to using that monitor while my brand new 4k monitor is sitting on a shelf in my closet.
  • Pros: -Resolution is great. -Good for anything but gaming.
  • Cons: -Noticeable mouse lag in games. -Very powerful GPUs required for high settings at 4k. -Must have Windows 8 or better or everything is tiny
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